Families

 
Boy with sword and shield charging at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Events at Kenilworth

From getting hands-on with history at an action-packed event, to exploring the vast grounds, Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden offers plenty to do on a family day out.

Kenilworth Castle is home to some of the best live action events in the area. With everything from fighting knights to Halloween frights, and events throughout school holidays, there is something for all the family.

Take a look at our events programme to find out about upcoming events.

Girl using the interactive panels in the Gatehouse at Kenilworth Castle

Explore the Castle

Play hide and seek around the ruins. Discover the aviary in the garden. What birds can you see? Can you find a bear? Listen to our children’s audio tour, included in the admission price, as you roam the castle and Elizabethan garden.

Climb to the very top of Leicester's Tower to see for miles, and discover the history of the castle in the Gatehouse and Stables Exhibitions. With dressing up and a variety of interactive exhibits, there is plenty to keep your whole family entertained.

There’s also our Step Inside Activity Pack, with puzzles and activities for children to complete as they explore.

Visitors in the Stables Tearoom at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire

Stables Tearoom

After all that exploring you’ll need something to keep you going, so pop into the Stables Tearoom in the atmospheric Tudor stables.

There is plenty of room for pushchairs, indoors or out, with highchairs available if you need one.  During the summer, children can have their own lunch bags, containing a small sandwich, biscuit, carton of juice and a piece of fruit. Soup can be served in child-sized portions, and there are plenty of delicious homemade treats to keep your little ones happy. 

Baby changing facilities are available in Leicester’s Gatehouse.

Children running outside Kenilworth Castle

More to explore

If you’re still feeling energetic after exploring the castle and gardens, take a look at the castle from a different angle with a walk outside the walls.

This circular route through the meadows takes about 15 minutes to walk and is perfect for running off some excess energy.

Plan your visit to Kenilworth Castle today.

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