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Hop on to Kensington Palace and Hampton Court this Easter

Kensington Palace and Hampton Court have a host of fun family friendly activities on offer this Easter - from egg hunts and lawn games to Georgian fashion there's something for everyone.

Hop along with the whole family to Kensington Palace from 6 to 22 April to discover yummy hidden treasure in the form of a Lindt Gold Bunny. Offering little ones the chance to become intrepid explorers and embark on a chocolatey adventure, the hunt will take visitors on a voyage of discovery around the palace and gardens. Better yet, all those who successfully complete the trail will be rewarded with a delicious prize!

It’s the perfect way to entertain the family during the school holidays, and it’s all included in the cost of palace admission.

As well as the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, there are a whole host of fun activities both inside the palace and out in the palace gardens, with lawn games and even Georgian fashion on offer – there’ll be something for everyone.

In the sumptuous King’s State Apartments, the whole family is invited to step back in time to a party at the glittering court of George II, including dressing up in traditional Georgian costume and trying out the ‘latest’ court fashions. Visitors to the opulent King’s Gallery can also meet King William III and learn more about the important work of state he conducted from Kensington Palace. Little ones can take part in learning some royal etiquette techniques, including how to correctly bow to the throne.

Meanwhile, outside in the grounds there will be a whole host of garden games – from coits to croquet – under the careful guidance of Queen Victoria’s childhood governess, Baroness Lehzen.

For those who want even more chocolate fun, head to Hampton Court Palace, where the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt will be running for its third year. Families can explore the fabulous Magic Garden, discover Henry VIII’s Kitchens, and indulge their sweet tooth in the historic Chocolate Kitchen.

Easter events for families:

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Kensington Palace (6-22 April)

Hunt for the Lindt Gold Bunny around the palace and its gardens and collect a delicious chocolatey prize! Families will also be able to dress up in Georgian costume to prepare for a party at the court of George II, as well as taking part in garden games.

Included in Kensington Palace admission. Free for Historic Royal Palaces members.

Take Part in Palace Life at Kensington Palace (6-22 April)

Meet the King (11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 and 16:15)

Meet King William III – who commissioned the building of Kensington Palace -as he shares the trials, tribulations and triumphs of being a king.

Dress-up as a Georgian Courtier (10:30 – 17:00)

Try on the latest lavish court fashions and pose for a Georgian inspired family portrait in this drop-in session.

Garden Games (10:30 – 17:00)

Compete at coits, croquet and other genteel outdoor games with guidance from Queen Victoria’s childhood governess, Baroness Lehzen. All included in Kensington Palace admission. Free for Historic Royal Palaces members.

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace (6-22 April)

The Lindt Gold Bunny Easter Hunt returns to Hampton Court Palace for 2019, with the famous Lindt Gold Bunny hiding throughout the palace and gardens. Every bunny found reveals a new story from Hampton Court’s history, with successful hunters offered the chance to claim a delicious chocolatey prize!

Included in Hampton Court Palace admission book tickets here. Free for Historic Royal Palaces members.

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