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Relax and have fun in the Family Pavilion

Discover the Family Pavilion, situated on the West Terrace and overlooking the Buckingham Palace Garden, to relax and explore this year's exhibition with the entire family.

The Family Pavilion is full of exciting activities and games for all ages, based on the theme of the special exhibition, A Royal Welcome.

Under-fives can enjoy piecing together a giant magnetic wall puzzle to create a scene from a garden party at the Palace. Inspired by the spectacular dining display in the Palace Ballroom, young visitors can have a go at setting a banqueting table for a royal feast or designing their very own invitation to a State Banquet. Families can also dress-up and take to the stage to act out an Investiture. 

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Take the free Family Multimedia tour

Explore the Palace with our new multimedia tour targeted at families with children under 12.

The multimedia guide takes visitors on a tour of the State Rooms and includes a welcome from HRH The Prince of Wales as well as interviews with Royal Collection Trust curators and Royal Household staff.

Join us for a special Family Day

On Saturday, 8 August, join us for activities taking place in the Royal Mews, The Queen's Gallery and Buckingham Palace, including arts and crafts workshops, storytelling sessions, games and interactive talks.

Family Day activities are run on a drop in basis and participation is free with the standard admission price. Learn more about the day on the Events pages of our website.

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Pick up a Garden Trail

Explore the garden at Buckingham Palace - an oasis of calm green space in the busy city. Look out for birds, fish and insects and their different habitats. Can you find the helipad and the lake that Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, fell in?

Pick up the Garden Trail in the Family Pavilion or download it here.

Use our online interactive map to plan your visit.

Find out more about Royal Collection Trust's family learning programme on our Learning pages, or sign up to our e-Newsletter