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Family Activities: Hold on to your hats

Thursday, 12 April 2012 to Saturday, 14 April 2012
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Join us this Easter Holidays in the  Royal Mews Activity Room to explore the coachman’s State Livery and other objects from our handling collection.

Take inspiration from the garments on display and make your own tricorn hat! ... Read more about Family Activities: Hold on to your hats

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Saturday, 2 June 2012 to Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  Use a special family activity trail to discover what happens when The Queen stays at the Palace and find out about other kings and queens of the past.  In the Family Room why ... Read more about The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Big Jubilee Lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Sunday, 3 June 2012
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Sunday, 3 June for the Big Jubilee Lunch, a nationwide event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.  The Big Jubilee Lunch is great way to bring together neighbours and visitors to the city for an afternoon of ... Read more about The Big Jubilee Lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon

Monday, 4 June 2012
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Watch live coverage of the BBC’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in the Palace Mews.  Enjoy a late night opening of our Diamond Jubilee exhibition, Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces at The Queen’s Gallery.  The Palace shop and Café will also remain ... Read more about Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon

Windsor Castle Tower

Celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 to Sunday, 10 June 2012
Windsor Castle

Come to the Moat Room and create a portrait of The Queen, write her a congratulatory telegram, or draw a picture of yourself asking her a question. You can also follow our special trail and hunt for crowns in the State Apartments and St George’s ... Read more about Celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle

Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Saturday, 21 July 2012
Palace of Holyroodhouse

A chance to explore a selection of rooms in the Palace with a member of the Learning team. Step beyond the ropes and investigate amazing décor and furniture up close. Handle some real and replica objects used in the Palace in the past from strange ... Read more about Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Saturday, 28 July 2012
Palace of Holyroodhouse

A chance to explore a selection of rooms in the Palace with a member of the Learning team. Step beyond the ropes and investigate amazing décor and furniture up close. Handle some real and replica objects used in the Palace in the past from strange ... Read more about Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Family Activities: Storytelling at the Palace

Saturday, 4 August 2012 to Sunday, 5 August 2012
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Discover the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the company of an expert storyteller. Listen to famous and legendary tales about past Royal residents from King David I, to the tragic Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie and see them come to life. ... Read more about Family Activities: Storytelling at the Palace

Family Activities: The Victorians – hands on history

Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Palace of Holyroodhouse

From ink pots to candle stick holders – explore some of our Victorian objects and find out about life at the Palace during Queen Victoria’s reign in this ‘hands on history’ drop-in session

Suitable for children aged 5+ ... Read more about Family Activities: The Victorians – hands on history

Family Activities at the Royal Mews

Family Activities: Touch and Feel, object handling activities

Friday, 17 August 2012 to Sunday, 19 August 2012
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Have you ever wondered how much a horse shoe weighs? What shape hats are worn by the coachmen? What does the shiny surface of a carriage feel like? ... Read more about Family Activities: Touch and Feel, object handling activities

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