Family Days Out

Family Days Out this Autumn

Our historic places are looking beautiful this autumn as shades of copper, yellow and red remind us that the cooler months are here. But that's no reason to stay indoors. Pull on your woollies and wrap your scarf around your family embarks on a crisp adventure at some of history's most fascinating places.

Take a look at the nation's top 10 castles as chosen by our Facebook fans, or a selection of family days out for under £20. Stretch your legs in our gardens and playgrounds and enjoy the beauty of autumn indoors and out.

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Halloween events 2018

Prepare for treats and tricks at our Halloween events taking place across the country.

Kids and families will have a frighteningly good time at our historic places this Halloween, with terrifying trails, spooky storytelling and creepy crafts at our castles, abbeys and houses.

And come nightfall, brave grownups can explore some of the country's eeriest castles and discover the darker side of history.

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Outdoor Play areas at our Historic Places

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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Family Property Guides

Make the most of your day out with our free family property guides. We'll show you interesting things to look out for, the best places for your kids to play and provide all the practical information you need to have the perfect family day out.

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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.


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

From just £56, an English Heritage membership is your family ticket to an amazing spring.

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