Family Days Out

February Half Term 2020

This February half term, get hands on with history and take part in fun-filled family events.

Discover castle life, hear legendary stories of brave heroes and formidable foes, brush up on sword skills or discover life upstairs and downstairs.

There are plenty of nearby activities for you and your little ones.

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Family Guides

Inspiration and top tips for visiting

  • Pendennis Castle

    Discover the wartime tunnels and climb to the top of the mighty Tudor keep at Pendennis Castle. The recreated gun deck brings the noise and drama of a castle under attack to life.

  • Warkworth Castle

    With imposing stone walls, huge fireplaces where kitchen staff worked over roasting spits, and restored furnished rooms, step into medieval life at Warkworth Castle.

  • Down House: Home of Charles Darwin

    Step back into Victorian family life at Charles Darwin's family home. Explore the garden where Darwin conducted his most famous experiments and learn about his greatest discoveries.

  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

    With a family exhibition and play area, as well as a new viewing platform on the rooftop of the gatehouse, explore the battlefield of a major turning point in England's story.


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