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Family Festival

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Map & directions

The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1W 1QH
By train

London Victoria. Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

  • The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
    The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    Buckingham Palace
  • Daily (Saturday, 24 Aug 2019 - Monday, 26 Aug 2019)
  • 11:00 - 15:00
  • Free with standard admission

Our annual Family Festival is back, and bigger and better than ever before.

Across the August Bank Holiday weekend, our London sites will be alive with family activities. 

In the Family Pavilion at Buckingham Palace, join StrongWomen Science to discover the scientific secrets behind some astounding circus tricks, and learn more about the female inventors and scientists working in Queen Victoria’s time.

At the Royal Mews, take part in our Arts and Crafts Fete. Experiment with different art techniques, from watercolour painting to photography, to making your hobby horse and much more besides! All these sessions are drop in, and designed for families to work together to create their own lovely art work to take home with them.

In The Queen’s Gallery, take inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s amazing drawings, and have a go at making your own sketches using the same materials as Leonardo, including red chalk and charcoal.

All of the Family Festival events are free with your standard admission, and are suitable for families of all ages.

Tickets can be purchased for Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery individually, or a Royal Day Out ticket gives you access to all 3 venues. 

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