MAY HALF TERM EVENTS AND DAYS OUT 2019
Enjoy great days out and exciting events this May bank holiday and throughout half term. Witness medieval combat as knights clash at our tournaments, or step back in time to the 1940s as WWII weekend comes to Dover Castle.
Plus, find one of our 'Get Hands on with History' events at historic places across the country.
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Featured event: WWII Weekend at Dover Castle
Soak up the atmosphere in the military encampments and get up close to a full size replica Spitfire at our biggest event of the year. Meet the Land Girls, visit the 1940s beauty parlour for a victory roll hairdo, then revive that wartime spirit with a lovely brew from the original NAAFI wagon. It's a day to remember for all ages.Find out more
Get Hands on with History
Get hands on with history and take part in fun-filled events this May half term. Discover castle life, hear legendary stories of brave heroes and formidable foes, brush up on sword skills or discover life upstairs and downstairs. There is plenty to keep you - and your little ones - occupied this half term.Discover more
Make your own shield
Even the bravest of knights needs a shield for protection.
This easy step-by-step guide will show you how to make your own medieval shield. Choose your colours, pick an animal or fearsome beast as your charge, and you'll be ready for adventure.More crafts and activities
ENJOY A FULL YEAR OF ADVENTURE
Easter is the best time of year to become an English Heritage member and take full advantage of free entry to over 400 sites plus free or discounted access to our exciting events programme throughout the year.Join now from £4 per month
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Holidays with History
Our 18 unique holiday cottages are situated in the grounds of mighty castles and royal palaces. Get ahead and book now for stays in June, July and August.
Outdoor Toys and Games
Have fun outdoors this May with our collection of traditional games, from family favourite lawn games to dressing up costumes and more.
Explore our varied range of historical events throughout the year, from medieval jousts to musical performances and outdoor theatre.