Family guided tours

Visitor Assistant Family Guided Tour

Take your family on a fun guided tour led by one of  Visitor Assistant guides. This 90 minute experience is aimed at children aged 7 to 12 and all kids go free.

Find out how Parliament works by visiting the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber, go right to the heart of the building in Central Lobby and explore Westminster Hall which is almost 1000 years old.

Have a look at these short videos by guides Michael, Angela and Richard for a taste of the family guided tour:   

Seasonal stories and optional activities for kids are added during the year. Please check the Visit Parliament News pages for details.

When can I go on a family guided tour?

Book tickets now for the following dates:

  • Every Saturday until 26 May 2018 
  • Tuesday to Friday between 22 December 2017 and 5 January 2018 (except 26 December 2017)
  • Tuesday to Friday between 13 and 16 February 2018
  • Tuesday to Friday between 3 and 13 April 2018

These tours are only available to family groups with children.

We may occasionally have to change or cancel tours because of the work of Parliament.

How much does a family guided tour cost?

Children (up to 15): Free, but will still require a ticket 

Adults: £18.50

Concessions (over 60s, students with ID, UK Armed Forces with ID): £16

Because of the limited availability of the family guided tours, advance booking is recommended and group rates are not available.

How do I book tickets?

You can book online or by phoning +44 (0)20 7219 4114.

You can also buy tickets from the Ticket Office which is open:

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (8.45am to 4.45pm on tour days)
  • Saturday 8.45am to 4.45pm

The Ticket Office is located in front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment (postcode SW1A 2LW).

Buy tickets before you visit

Buy ticket onlineAlternatively, call +44 (0)20 7219 4114, Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

Family visits with children

The Houses of Parliament is a fantastic place for a family day out in London.