Family Days Out

Family Days Out this Spring

Explore history at home and discover what life was like in England's past. Prepare for battle with our family-friendly crafts and meet some of the most colourful characters in our history with our 'What Was Life Like' YouTube series.

Learn to cook the Victorian way with Mrs Crocombe at Audley End, dress-up in costumes and download some family games inspired by history.

History at Home

You might not be able to get out and visit our historic sites, but we’re still here to help you discover the best stories from England’s past.

On this page we’ve gathered all of our stay-at-home favourites, from videos and podcasts to old-fashioned recipes and historical how-tos.

Be Inspired

Get creative

Get ready for a family day out at one of our historic places by learning how to make your own cardboard shield, sword and dragon.

Kids Rule! History made fun

Learn about England’s history and discover more about our properties through fun facts, illustrated stories, downloadable dress-ups and games. From the neolithic people at Stonehenge to the kings and queens who lives in some of our favourite castles, you'll be surprised what life was like hundreds of years ago.

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What was life like?

English Heritage members travel back in time to meet characters from the past in our YouTube series, What Was Life Like?

Cook with Mrs Crocombe

Learn how to cook pancakes the Victorian way with Mrs Crocombe. Mrs Crocombe worked for Lord and Lady Braybrooke at Audley End during the 1880s. This episode is made from an authentic recipe as outlined in her Victorian recipe book.

To make this recipe at home, you will need: 3 tablespoons of flour, a quarter pint of milk, 3 eggs and butter for the pan, plus sugar, jam and lemon to flavour.

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