Children at the Heroes and Villains event at Eltham Palace.

Hands on History

Join us at Eltham Palace and Gardens this summer for Hands on History. With a different activity every week there is something to keep the little ones busy until the new term.

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  • A child draws on a chalkboard at the Discoveries and Inventions event.

    Discoveries and Inventions

    Mon 23 - Fri 27 Jul 2018 11am - 5pm

    Are you a budding Darwin or an up-and-coming Brunel? Get your thinking caps on and your brains buzzing at Eltham Palace!

  • A soft toy of Mah-Jongg, the Courtauld's pet lemur, sits in the lemur cage at Eltham Palace.

    Globetrotters Safari

    Mon 30 Jul - Fri 03 Aug 2018 11am-5pm

    Explore the palace as you search for the exotic animals (and pets!) that the Courtaulds loved.

  • An explorer hidden in foliage on the Ugly Bug Safari.

    Ugly Bug Safari

    Mon 6 - Fri 10 Aug 2018 11am - 5pm

    Small game hunters wanted! Grab a magnifying glass and join our big hunt for some mini beasts.

  • Three girls saluting with an officer in Train the Troops

    Train the Troops

    Mon 13 - Fri 17 Aug 2018 11am to 5pm

    Attention! Right you ‘orrible lot, it’s training time. Become a Home Front hero and be put through your paces.

  • A little girl being dressed up at the Knights and Princesses event

    Knights and Princesses

    Mon 20 - Fri 24 Aug 2018 11am to 5pm

    Polish your armour and dust off your tiara as you become a knight or princess for the day.

  • Aug 28
    A group of children in the grounds at Eltham Palace learning how to be a hero.

    Heroes and Villains

    Tue 28 - Fri 31 Aug 2018 11am to 5pm

    Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your side and start your training!

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