Easter events and days out
Be a challenge champion this Easter weekend! You'll be greeted by a character from the past - perhaps a king, a butler or a Roman centurion - who'll be able to help you crack the clues as you explore historic sites. There's a chocolate reward for successful adventurers, so be sure to join in the fun with our Easter activities in 2017.
Children's Activities Across the Country This Easter
Thrilling adventure quests are taking place at our sites across the country this Easter. These special family days out are packed with Easter activities and games to keep the kids busy at historic sites over the Easter weekend. Hunt for clues in the dramatic natural landscape of Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, or have a go at archery, crafts and activities at Dover Castle's Medieval Easter Weekend. There's adventure waiting at more than 20 sites across the country this Easter.View all on map
Audley End HouseFri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017
Seek adventure this Easter at Audley End House, with clues and a helping hand from costumed characters at this Jacobean mansion.
Kenilworth CastleFri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017
Scale the heights of the tower and get involved with quests and activities at Kenilworth Castle, medieval fortress turned Elizabethan palace.
Carlisle CastleFri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017
Visit Carlisle Castle this Easter to explore medieval castle rooms and 19th century military buildings, as you seek out your chocolate prize.
Old SarumFri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017
Climb the mighty ramparts of this Iron Age hillfort to embark on an Easter adventure with panoramic views over the Wiltshire plains.
Hands-on Easter Crafts for Kids
Brave adventurers need to make sure their skills are top notch before taking part in one of our Easter Adventure Quests.
Have a go at each of our activities and gain a boost to your attack, defence and wisdom skills. You'll soon be ready to crack the clues and find the treasure!
Make a Sword
No adventure is complete without a trusty sword at your side. Take a look at our instructions for making your own out of cardboard and improve your swordsmanship.
Discover the Art of Heraldry
Show your true colours to a friend by making your own heraldry. Follow our guide to find out all about it, download a heraldic charge animal or beast and craft your very own piece of history.
Make a Shield
Make sure you are prepared for your adventure by making your own shield to boost your defence. Decorate it with your own heraldic design and have the best looking protection around.
Holiday in history this Easter
5 Castle Breaks
Explore our top picks to help you time travel to some of England's most historic sites in 21st century style and comfort.
Feel at home in history
We have a range of holiday cottages in historic settings across the country, so find your perfect stay this Easter.
Plan a weekend away or a short break in England with our regional travel guides.
Enjoy a full year of adventure
Easter is the best time of year to become an English Heritage member and take full advantage of free entry to over 400 sites plus free or discounted access to our exciting events programme throughout the year.
Plus join now by annual direct debit, and get 15 months for the price of 12.Join now from £45
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