Free Family Fun in Palace House Garden

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Join us at the National Horseracing Museum for FREE family fun in Palace House Garden! We’ve got something different planned on each of our nominated dates, so have a look at the choices below and choose a date to suit you.

These sessions run on a drop-in basis from 11am to 3pm on selected dates:

  • Wednesday 27th July – Vikings! Step back in time to Viking Suffolk, make a shield and mask and get creative with the Art Cart.
  • Thursday 28th July – Small wonders! Explore the very small under our microscope and make use of our Art Cart and get creative!
  • Wednesday 3rd August – Crowning glory! Join in Royally Good Fun – make a crown to take away and find out about the history of Palace House.
  • Thursday 4th August – Stitch in Time! Inspired by our current exhibitions and collections, get creative and crafty and find out about our amazing objects.
  • Wednesday 10th August – Our Jockey Club! Get creative, design your own silks, dress up as a jockey and make use of our selfie station!
  • Thursday 11th August – Join us for creative fun inspired by Palace House and Charles II – meet our costumed character, get crafty and explore horrible histories!
  • Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th August – Join us for drop-in creative workshops with artist Ali Atkins inspired by our collection.
  • Wednesday 24th August – Zine-making workshop led by artist Rose Feather, and inspired by our collection.
  • Thursday 25th August – The Final Furlong! Gallop towards the finishing post with our final summer holiday activity. Find out about the littlest racehorse and how you measure up to a racehorse and get creative with the Art Cart.

Download the full list here.

The Holiday Activity & Food Fund Programme:

The National Horseracing Museum has teamed up with Suffolk County Council, West Suffolk Council, the Association for Suffolk Museums and the Department for Education for 2022’s The Holiday Activity and Food Fund Programme, also known as The HAF Programme.

If families attending our Summer programme of Free Family Fun in Palace House Garden are eligible for Free School Meals from our local area, picnic bag lunches from The Bakery in the King’s Yard for children and young people aged 5-16 are available to book in advance by sending an email to Sarah at

These picnic bag lunches are provided at no cost to recipients of Free School Meals.

What is The HAF Programme?

The HAF Programme supports children and families in the school holidays. Outside of term-time, the HAF Programme provides healthy food and enriching activities to free school meal eligible children in every local authority in England. The Programme has been significantly expanded for 2022 and the National Horseracing Museum is proud to be involved in the 2022 summer holidays scheme. To find out more click here.

Event Information

27th July - 25th August 2022

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Free of Charge