Things to See and Do at the Castle

  • Family fun
  • Leicester's Gatehouse
Meet the queen Family fun | kids' events, puzzles and space to run around! Elizabethan Garden Leicester's Gatehouse | discover a royal love story

Queen Elizabeth Returns

Practice your curtsey - Elizabeth I is returning to the castle! See if you can spot the queen, dressed to impress in period costume on your visit. Find out more about the stunning costume at monthly 'dressing the queen' displays.

Meet the queen

Elizabethan Garden

Tread in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth I and wander through the recreated Elizabethan Garden. Marvel at the magnificently carved arbours, bejewelled aviary and planting abundant in colour, perfume and fruits.

Explore the garden

Leicester's Gatehouse

Re-discover the famous royal love story between Elizabeth I and her favourite courtier, Robert Dudley in our fascinating exhibition, housed in the refurbished Elizabethan Gatehouse.

A royal exhibition

Family fun at Kenilworth

Hide amongst the ruins, join in our action packed events programme or simply relax with a picnic in the beautiful grounds.

Family activities


Indulge in some retail therapy at the castle shop, which sells everything from children's toys to fascinating books and delicious jams, chutneys and wine.


Stables Tearoom

Indulge in home-baked cakes, freshly made soup and a warming drink at the Tearoom, housed in the atmospheric Tudor Stables.