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!


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Image: Advent calendar print outs and ruler, craft knife, scissors, glue and Blu tack

Create your own Advent Calendar

To start your count down to Christmas, we've got everything you need to create a brilliant Advent calendar. Discover heroes of English history from prehistoric times to the present day.

At the end put together the secret message from Santa hidden behind every door!


Use our step-by-step guide
Image: Santa standing on a gilded balcony

Competition: Design a Christmas Card

Are you excited for Christmas? We know just the thing to get you in the mood. We want you to design your very own Christmas card inspired by your favourite English Heritage site!

There are prize vouchers up for grabs, along with the chance to have your entry sold by English Heritage. So next year people up and down the country might be sending cards with your designs on them. Isn't that neat?

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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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