Hampton Court Palace
6-8 & 13-15 December 2024


We're here to help - take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions about the Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre... 

What are the opening and closing times for the Festive Fayre?accordian title

In 2023, the Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre was open from 1-3 and 8-10 December 2023 from 10am - 6pm.

*Opening times may be subject to change.

How much are tickets for the Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre?accordian title

Please see our Ticket Information page for prices. Tickets for the Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre will be on sale shortly!

Do Historic Royal Palaces members go free? accordian title

Yes. HRP members go free. If you are a HRP member, please be sure to book an arrival time slot via the main Hampton Court Palace website - access remains free of charge to members, however you must be in possession of a valid timed ticket to guarantee entry.

I have lost my tickets what do I do?accordian title

For tickets booked direct with Hampton Court Palace please email [email protected]. For any other ticket enquiries please contact the SEE Customer Service Team. Please have ready the email address or name you booked under or your order number if you have it.

What is the transaction fee and when does it apply?accordian title

The transaction fee covers the costs of processing your order, producing your tickets, and in the case of postal delivery, the packaging and delivery of the tickets to you. 

The fee applies to postal, print at home and e-tickets to cover the costs of: credit card fees; ticketing technology; onsite scanning staff; customer services and administration; all of which are involved in the processing, production and issuing of your tickets as well as safe and secure access to the event. We are doing all we can to manage these costs admist all costs rising to deliver events and constantly reviewing fees and the customer experience and value for money at our events. 

The transaction fee applies per order, and not per ticket. For example, if you purchase six tickets, you only pay one transaction fee. 

Do you have special rates for children?accordian title

Children aged 0-4 are free every day. 

Is there an age limit to enter Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre?accordian title

Under 18s are admitted to the Festive Fayre, accompanied by an adult. In accordance with the law, visitors aged under 18 are not permitted to purchase/sample alcoholic drink products or knives. It is the attending adult’s responsibility to ensure visitors aged under 18 are aware and comply with these laws for the duration of their visit to the Fayre. 

I am registered disabled, do I get a concessionary ticket?accordian title

Complimentary adult carer tickets can be obtained on the day of your visit upon presentation of proof of registered disability (such as a Blue Badge, Freedom Pass, DLA letter or PIP letter).


When will my tickets arrive?accordian title

You should receive all tickets by email straight away.  These can either be printed at home, or shown on arrival on your smart phone. If you have any questions or if your tickets have not arrived please contact the SEE Customer Service Team.


Can I bring a school group?accordian title

School groups are not permitted at the festival, on any day. 

Are there cash machines on site?accordian title

There are no cash machines on site. The nearest one is located outside the palace at the Petrol Station on Hampton Court Way.  We actively encourage cashless transactions, however some producers don’t accept cards, so be sure to bring enough cash with you!

Is there a crèche facility?accordian title

There is no crèche facility at the palace.

Is there anywhere to store my shopping?accordian title

We are currently unable to offer any lockers to store bags.

Are dogs permitted at the Fayre?accordian title

Unfortunately dogs are not permtted into the palace, with the exception of Guide or Assistance Dogs.Please let us know in advance by contacting [email protected] if you wish to bring a guide dog with you so we can make sure your animal is catered for.

Can I bring my own food and drink to the Fayre?accordian title

Yes you can bring your own food and drink to the Fayre, however there are many stalls and vendors we would love you to try instead! Please be aware that you cannot move between courtyards or to and from the East Gardens with open beverages and food to go due to the very delicate nature of the flagstones and floorings. 

How will you be managing the toilets? accordian title

Toilets will be frequently cleaned and monitored by staff.  We will display a sign in sheet in each toilet, so visitors can be clear on how we are maintaining high standards of hygiene.

I have a query about my ticket, what should I do? accordian title

If you booked through SEE tickets please contact their customer service team, if you booked directly with the Palace please visit the website.

I would like to give feedback, where do I do this?accordian title

Please email all feedback to [email protected]

Can my SEE ticket be used for a Historic Royal Palaces membership upgrade offer?accordian title

No, only tickets bought directly from Historic Royal Palaces are eligible for the current membership upgrade. Your SEE tickets for Festive Fayre cannot be used towards a HRP Membership upgrade.

Is there a map available?accordian title

You can download a map for Festive Fayre 2023 week 1 here & week 2 here

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