Kids' Area

Welcome to the kids' area, where you can learn about England’s history. Within each historical period you can discover more about everyday life in the past, including real people from the rich and famous to the general population, our properties and key historical events. There are online magazines under each section, plus videos, activities, games, recipes and much more. 

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New Kids Rule! TV

Join Esme on a journey back in time to the Second World War. Head into the secret wartime tunnels, hidden beneath Dover Castle to meet the man who masterminded the evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk. None other than Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay.

Then there's crafts, bakes and a quiz for you to dig your teeth into!


Watch the entire series

Make Your Own Roman Dodecahedron

We love a good mystery. This Roman dodecahedron is just that, it's one of the least understood objects from the Roman period. No one knows what it was for!

Now you have the chance to build your own dodecahedron with this paper craft. Maybe in doing so, you can figure out what they were made for.

Follow our step-by-step guide

Spotlight on: Heroes of History

Explore our guide to heroes from English History. From Queen Elizabeth I to Bob Marley, Emperor Hadrian to Florence Nightingale, meet some of the defining characters from England's past.

Grow your historical knowledge!


Explore 500,000 years of the past with our expandable timeline, taking you on a whistlestop tour through some of the most famous moments in England's story.  You'll meet emperors and conquerors, hear tales of fire and famine, discover inventors and adventurers, unearth prehistoric bones and come face to face with kings and queens.

Explore the timeline


As an exclusive offering for family members, kids can pick up one of our nifty pop badges every time you visit English Heritage sites. Plus, you can also pick up a lanyard to collect them on. 

Make sure you keep a look out for the limited edition pop badges!

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