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The Hampton Court Palace Food Festival will be back from 26 - 28 August 2023. Opening times will be 10am-6pm daily.
The Hampton Court Palace Food Festival will be back from 26 - 28 August 2023. Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest Festival news and to be the first to find out when tickets go on-sale!
The transaction fee covers the costs of processing your order, producing your tickets, and in the case of postal delivery, the packing 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. The transaction fee applies per order not per ticket. For example, if you purchase six tickets, you only pay one transaction fee.
Under 4's go free, children aged 5-15 are charged at a child rate.
Under 18s are admitted to the Food Festival 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.
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).
There are no cash machines on site. The nearest one is located outside the palace at the Petrol Station on Hampton Court Way. Some producers don’t accept cards, so be sure to bring enough cash with you!
Yes, the car parks are open but cannot be pre-booked.
Limited parking is available on-site. £1.60 per hour, Pay for your parking with cash, card or by using the Gilde app. The palace car park has nine disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders. They are available on a first come first served basis and are in the lower car park, near the entrance to the Welcome Centre. Parking is currently free for blue badge holders parked in the disabled bays. Please note the car park is open from 9am-7pm. Cars left after 7pm will be locked in for the evening.
Overflow parking on Hampton Court Green, pay and display. Parking will be on grass so visitors will need appropriate footwear. Should there be adverse weather conditions and the area becomes waterlogged, parking in the Green will be unavailable
Parking is also available at Hampton Court train station, 200 metres from the palace.
Hampton Court Palace is a historic building and has uneven surfaces and difficult staircases. We recommend that wheelchair users bring their own wheelchair for comfort and ease. We are currently unable to provide wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
We are currently unable to offer any lockers to store bags.
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted to the Festival, 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.
Yes, you can bring your own food and drink to the Food Festival, however there are many stalls and vendors we would love you to try instead!
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.
Please email all feedback to [email protected]
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