Days Out in England

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What better way to spend your day than by getting out and about at one of our properties? Complete your day with a range of events to entertain, gorgeous gardens for walks and if it's a bit chilly, tasty tea room offerings.

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Audley End House and Gardens
Audley End House and Gardens

Essex | East of England

Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at Audley End House and Gardens.

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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Northumberland | North East

With so much to see and do, a trip to Belsay is one of the best value family days out in north-east England. Explore the medieval castle, the Grecian inspired Hall and acres of impressive gardens.

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Dover Castle
Dover Castle

Kent | South East

For a great family day out visit Dover Castle! New: Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk. Explore the Secret Wartime Tunnels deep beneath the castle to see, hear and feel - as never before!

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Eltham Palace and Gardens
Eltham Palace and Gardens


When millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their 1930s Art Deco mansion by the Great Hall of medieval Eltham Palace, they created a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Warwickshire | West Midlands

Robert Dudley created this ornate palace to impress his beloved Queen in 1575. The newly re-created Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors. Vast grounds perfect for exploring.

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Wrest Park
Wrest Park

Bedfordshire | East of England

Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.

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Spooky Story Time
Venue: Stokesay Castle, Shropshire
Date: Sat 1 - Sun 2 Nov

Steady your nerves and scare yourself silly as story time goes ghostly.

We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials
Venue: Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London
Date: Wed 16 Jul - Sun 30 Nov

2014 sees the start of the Great War commemorations. This display will show rarely seen working drawings of the designs for the London First World War memorials.

The Big Draw
Venue: Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Cumbria
Date: 1 Oct 2014 - 2 Nov 2014

Stott Park Bobbin Mill is participating in the “Big Draw – It’s our world”.

Half Term Fun
Venue: Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Cheshire
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov

Join in the fun this October Half Term and enjoy our spooky themed activities from craft making to ghost tours around the creepy castle ruins.

Victorian Spooky Fun Week
Venue: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, South Yorkshire
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 02 Nov 2014

This Halloween half term join us for frightening fun, with have-a-go creepy crafts and spooky activities. Meet our Victorian undertaker who has secrets from the past; he's dying to tell you some scary tales.

Children's Roman Soldier Week
Venue: Chesters Roman Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 02 Nov 2014

Are you willing to join the Imperial Army? Join us at Chester's Roman Fort where youngsters can train to be Roman soldiers with hands on activities.

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