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Get hands on with history this summer

Get hands on with history this summer

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There are opportunities to get hands on with England's story all over the country this summer.

From lessons in Victorian seafaring from Charles Darwin at his home in Kent, to meeting the Romans at Wroxeter Roman City, find events near you and plan the best family day out in history.

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Something to do every day this summer  

Are you ready to plan a fun-filled summer?

We've picked out something to do every day throughout summer 2018 including events, places to visit and things to do. There's something for everyone, and it's all in one easy-to-use calendar.

Plan your summer

A family at Beeston Castle in Cheshire

Days out for under £20

Looking for a great visit that won't break the bank?

From castles and monastic ruins to Iron Age hillforts, here are our top picks for family days out on a budget.

Whether you conquer a Norman castle or get a glimpse of monastic life at a Benedictine monastery, a family day out in history needn't be expensive.

Get inspired

Family property guides

Find everything you need to know before you visit one of our historic places, with our in-depth family guides. Plan your worry-free day out at the mighty Tudor keep of Pendennis Castle, the home of Charles Darwin at Down House or the iconic ancient monument of Stonehenge.

Our family guides cover things for all ages to see and do, as well as practical advice on food and drink, parking, toilets and access.

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Family Days Out

Discover more great places to visit across the country with the kids this season, from mighty Norman castles to atmospheric abbeys.

  • A family walk through the ruins of Beeston Castle

    Days Out For Under £20

    Looking for a great experience that won't break the bank? Here are our top picks for family days out on a budget, all across the country.

  • Top 10 Castles

    If you could be king of any castle, which would you choose? That's what we asked our Facebook fans, and here are the top 10 choices.

  • A small child with a puppy at one of our historic places

    Days Out with Dogs

    Enjoy a great day out with your dog at an English Heritage property. There are plenty of dog-friendly sites across the whole of England for your furry friend.

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