Family Days Out

Two children in beanies play beside the Stone Circle


There are plenty of great reasons to get out and about this winter, whatever the weather.

Take a look at the nation's top 10 castles as chosen by our Facebook fans, or a selection of days out for under £20.

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Join our Early Man Quest

Early Man characters Dug and Hognob stand outside Stonehenge

Step back in time with Dug, Hognob and the gang from Aardman's new film, Early Man, in cinemas 26 January. Starring Eddie Redmayne,Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams and featuring Stonehenge, Early Man is the latest stop-motion animation adventure comedy from director Nick Park.

To celebrate the release of the film, we're hosting a series of special events at our historic places across the country. Follow the clues and complete our Early Man adventure quest this February half term.

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October Half Term

February Half Term

Looking for things to do this February half term? Fire up your family's imagination by delving into England's history, whatever the weather.

Embark on a Roman quest, hunt for fairies in historic gardens or learn what it takes to be a butler in a Victorian household. There are lots of events to bring the family together in the school break.

Days out for the half term
A little girl plays on a wooden rocking horse in one of our playgrounds


Once you've finished exploring a castle, or wandering through the grounds of a stately home, head to the play area so your little adventurers can burn off their extra energy. We've picked out our favourite outdoor play areas for you and your family to discover.


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Your Favourite Castles

Castles make exciting summer days out for all ages, and earlier this year we asked our Facebook followers to name their favourites. Here are your top picks.

A family beside the steps at Osborne

Get more with family membership from £54

Enjoy unlimited days out as a family for a whole year, plus free or discounted entry to exciting events.

From just £54, an English Heritage membership is your family ticket to an amazing spring.

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