Royal Storytelling : Kensington Palace : Sat 2.2.13 : Under 5’s & Workshops…

National Storytelling Week Kensington Palace ‘Royal Beginnings’ – stories of William and Mary from Helen East with Rick Wilson

As part of the 13th Annual National Storytelling Week campaign from the Society of Storytelling, we rather fancy the interactive story sessions discovering secrets about our very own Kensington Palace’s first royal residents. The Palace is also hosting (adult accompanied) puppet making workshops for the older gang (age 7+), and they have a whole range of drop in events over the 1/2 term week.
Free activity sheets 
We also found a couple of lovely royal inspired printable activity sheets on the Historic Royal Palace website to get you warmed up. We’ve chosen the most noble order of the garter badge for you to decorate (1), and a create your own Princess Victoria puppet sheet (2). You should be able to download them from (1)  here and (2)  here.
Be a part of the story – take part in our interactive story sessions, hear some wonderful tales and discover exciting stories about Kensington’s first royal residents
STORYTELLING EVENTS for the whole family – FREE : Saturday 2nd February
11 – 12.30pm : Telling Tales
Be a part of the story – take part in our interactive story session, and hear some wonderful tales.
1-2pm : Interactive storytelling for under-5s.  Join storyteller Helen East to discover exciting stories about Kensington’s first royal residents. Five different stories will be told – join us for some or for all! On Sat 2nd Feb Helen will be joined by musician Rick Wilson in a celebratory story walk around the palace, featuring all five tales, told in relevant rooms.
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WORKSHOPS for Palace Explorers – FREE

Places must be booked in advance:

1 – 3pm : Family workshop and performance – Make your own shadow puppet (7+) : Performance at 2.30 pm

3 – 6pm : Digital workshop – Secret mission and torch tour through the palace at night (7+)

Children must be accompanied by ONE adult

For more information visit
Crèche facility for workshops available, please book in advance

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Cost: usual Palace Entry fee see Kensington Palace website
Venue: Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens London W8 4PX London W8 4PX

London W8 4PX

Phone: 0844 482 7777
Kensington Palace : See map: Google Maps

February half-term : Sat 16 – Sun 24 February 2013

11.00 – 16.00

The theme for our February half-term activities will be the the world of William III and Mary II in the late 17th century at Kensington Palace. We’ll be making blue and white china mosaic works of art, paper tulips and learning about the exotic goods such a chocolate, coffee and tea coming in from the Dutch and British empires.

Included in your admission to the palace. Kids Go Free.

Ticket costs (book here)

Individual rate ticket prices below exclude a voluntary donation*.

For visits26 Mar ’12 – 29 Feb ’13 Individual rate Individual online rate+ Group rate (min. 15 visitors)
Adult £14.50 £13.50 £13.05
Child (under 16)Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free Free Free
ConcessionsFull-time students, over 60yrs with ID £12.00 £11.00 £10.80
Annual membership (unlimited entry to five palaces) From £43.00