Family guided tours

Visitor Assistant leading a family guided tour

These shorter, fun and thought-provoking guided tours led by our Visitor Assistant guides are aimed at children aged 7 to 12 visiting with adults. All children go free.

What does the family guided tour cover?

Discover the Commons Chamber (home to the Speaker's Chair and the famous green benches) plus the Lords Chamber, medieval Westminster Hall and the heart of Parliament, Central Lobby.

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

Tours last one hour and may occasionally subject to variation or cancellation due to parliamentary business.

Availability

Tours are available in English only to family groups with children.

Tickets can now be booked for the following dates:

  • Saturdays until 30 September 2017 
  • Monday to Friday between 24 July and 1 September 2017 (except 28 August 2017)

All admissions are on a timed ticket basis.

Prices and booking

  • Children (up to 15): Free, but will still require a ticket for admission
  • Adults: £18.50
  • Concessions (over 60s, students, UK Armed Forces): £16

ID may be required for students and UK Armed Forces concessions

Bookings can be made:

  • Online
  • By calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114

Tickets can also be purchased in person in advance or on the day (subject to availability) from the Ticket Office located at the front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment (post code SW1A 2LW, marked 5 on the map (PDF PDF 537 KB)).

The Ticket Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (longer on tour days), Saturday 8.45am to 4.45pm.

Because of the limited availability of the family guided tours, group rates are not available. 

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.