is listed by the kidSAFE Seal Program.
The best family days out in London and beyond rated by kids

Eltham Palace

Official website

your rating

Write a review


Eltham Palace

KidRated’s Eltham Palace Top Tips:

  • Have cream tea in the Tearoom
  • The new play area is a must for younger kids
  • Check before to see if there are any kids events

Why not pop down to Eltham Palace for the perfect place for a day out with friends and family. The 1930s art deco building has something for everyone. From the stunning entrance hall, the panelled dining room, luxurious bathroom and magnificent Medieval Great Hall to the beautiful gardens with plenty of beautiful sunny spots for a family picnic.


The 19 acres of garden features many highlights for the whole family to enjoy that include a rock garden sloping down to the moat, a medieval bridge and a stunning herbaceous border. Spring bulbs and wisteria can even be seen when visiting in the summer. There are also picnic benches and tables dotted around the south lawn and by the moat and when inside Eltham Palace there is a free audio guide available that helps to give you an insight into the palace. A newly added feature is the kids play area which has an ‘around the world’ theme. Make sure you check it out during your visit.

Booking advice:

  • Buy tickets now for the London pass which includes free entry to Eltham Palace
  • Buying English Heritage membership also give you free entry
  • Eltham Palace is only open on Sundays until February




Court Yard

Phone number:

+44 (0)870 333 1181


Opening hours:

Dates d'ouverture pour 2019:
Du 1 janvier au 17 février: ouvert le dimanche de 10h à 17h
Du 18 au 24 février, ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 16h
Du 25 février au 30 septembre, ouvert du dimanche au vendredi de 10h à 18h
Du 1 au 19 octobre, ouvert du dimanche au vendredi de 10h à 17h
Du 20 au 25 octobre, ouver tous les jours de 10h à 17h
Du 27 octobre au 3 novembre, ouvert du dimanche au vendredi de 10h à 17h
Du 4 novembre au 23 décembre, ouvert le dimanche de 10h à 16h
Du 26 décembre au 1 janvier 2020, ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 16h

How to get there:

TfL bus services 124,126, 160 or 161 and then a short walk.
The nearest train stations are Eltham and Mottingham, both 1⁄2 mile.
See website for further details on how to get there.


car hire badge

Have your say...

Grown-ups, have your say... is listed by the kidSAFE Seal Program.

KidRated is a safe place for children to express their points of view.
Each child’s review is consented to by his or her parent or guardian.
To protect their anonymity, children give only their first names (no surnames), don’t say where they live, or indicate which school they attend.
All comments, videos & photos are individually checked and moderated for inappropriate or unsafe content, before being published on the site. is a ratings site, not a kids’ social network.