The King’s kitchen (SEND)

Updated 2 July. Following government guidance, some of the outdoor spaces at Hampton Court Palace are now open Wednesday-Sunday. Palace interiors will reopen 17 July. The Magic Garden and Maze remain closed. Please read our visit information

About this session

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) | Subject: History | Topic: Tudors | Session Type: Classroom-based, Route-based

Students will find out about the workings of the Great Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace and discover how the great feasts were organised and prepared.

The session is delivered by a presenter skilled in supporting students with special educational needs. It is based both in the classroom and on route, and includes the following:

  • Singing a rhyme about exploring the palace.
  • Handling replica objects.
  • Trying on Tudor costume (with an opportunity to wear into the palace).
  • A sensory tour around the Great Tudor Kitchens where students undertake a ‘find the same’ activity.
  • Herb crushing activity using wooden pestle and mortar in situ in the kitchens.

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Learn about Hampton Court’s stories and history.
  • Be empowered to use their senses to explore new historic environments.
  • Develop social and emotional skills.

This session is suitable for students with MLD, SLD and PMLD, who attend special schools or units. 

Please note that the presenter will be in costume throughout, unless otherwise requested. The session is suitable for students aged between 6 and 18 years.

Booking information

10 February 2020
23 March 2020
27 April 2020
11 May 2020
06 July 2020

10:30, 12:30

75 minutes
Up to 10 students plus additional accompanying adults.
We aim to be as flexible as possible, and would be happy to discuss class size further with you at point of booking.
£70 includes admission

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