There is so much to see and do to keep the whole family occupied at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House. The five acre site is family friendly, accessible for push chairs and has baby changing facilities.
Remember that there are activities both indoors and outdoors. If you’re an art lover you will enjoy exploring the Fred Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art – that houses a collection of art of all sports from 17th – 21st century. This is displayed in the palace that was built for Charles II! Discover what makes a racehorse such an amazing athlete in our exciting new galleries in the Museum. Have a go at our interactive game to try Breeding a Champion Racehorse or compare your anatomy to a horse's: do you have any similar bones? With so many interactive displays, children’s treasure windows and activates to do we hope your visit will be fun and educational!
Annual family passes cost £44 - when bought online (2 adults and 4 children) – these tickets are valid for a full 12 months from the day of purchase (excluding a number of special events). Find out what there is to do below:
In the Rothschild Yard you will be able to meet the beautiful horses, they always love a pat and a cuddle. Just ask one of our friendly members of staff if you would like to meet one!
Make sure you don’t leave without having a go on our simulator – experience the thrill of riding a racehorse and see how fit jockeys need to be!
Explore the history of the site, and delve deeper into the wonderful stories that surround the sport of horseracing. With choices of an adult version full of history and facts, or a family friendly guide with games and fun activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Please ask the reception staff for assistance.
Pick up a family trail from reception and be taken on a fascinating journey of exploration and discovery around the National Heritage Centre. You’ll discover some amazing objects and learn about the wonderful tales of horseracing.
Every day at 11.00am and 2.30pm there are demonstrations in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena. These show how a racehorse is retrained after it has finished racing. The demonstration usually lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour. Demonstrations take place outside and are subject to change, please ensure you dress appropriately.
After exploring the Royal site The Tack Room restaurant is the perfect place to take a break. Locally sourced and home cooked children’s menu, specials, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available as well as mouth-watering cakes and biscuits make it a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Alternatively if you are in a hurry to carry on exploring you can purchase delicious sandwiches, sausage rolls and many more goodies, to go, from the onsite Pantry Bakery.
Summer holiday weekends 11am – 4pm: Join us over the summer holidays for a chance to ‘have a go grooming’ a pony. You will be able to brush and cuddle our friendly inhabitants and learn more about their welfare and nutrition. Included in the general admission price, and no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the day!
22nd – 23rd July
29th – 30th July
12th – 13th August
19th – 20th August
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