Take A Royal Ramble Through Henry VIII's Hunting Ground

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 29 months ago
Take A Royal Ramble Through Henry VIII's Hunting Ground
Photo: Nigel Rudyard

Fancy exploring a hunting ground used by King Henry VIII, a garden designed by Capability Brown and a kitchen garden which fed generations of Georgian royals? You can do just that this weekend.

The Royal Ramble, aimed at families with children age 5+, is a 5km route through Hampton Court Palace gardens and nearby Home Park, solving clues and following a trail along the way to learn more about the history of Hampton Court Palace and the wildlife that lives in the vicinity.

If you've got energy left over, a picnic lunch is provided for all those taking part, and those who want to do even more exploring can visit Hampton Court Palace free of charge.

The event is a fundraiser for London's Air Ambulance and Historic Royal Palaces (the charity which looks after Hampton Court, the Tower of London and the like).

Want to do a little prep before you go? Take a look at these secrets of Hampton Court Palace.

The Royal Ramble takes place on 17 April (that's this weekend), 9am-3pm. Participants need to register in advance, costing £45 for a team of up to five people, with a minimum fundraising target of £150.

Last Updated 13 April 2016