FAMILY-FRIENDLY DAYS OUT FOR MAY HALF TERM
Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term.
Join us at our sites to step into history with merry monarchs, hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun.
MAY HALF TERM BLOCKBUSTERS
Fancy meeting a pirate or how about Queen Victoria? Our themed events, taking place at some of our most popular sites, are a great day out for the whole family.
KNIGHTS' TOURNAMENT AT PENDENNIS
Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Pendennis Castle's Knights’ Tournament.
THE BIG LEGO® BRICK BUILD AT STONEHENGE
Join us as we build a replica Stonehenge with LEGO® bricks. Help our LEGO® brick artists Kevin and Emily to complete our giant LEGO® brick sculpture.
WWII WEEKEND AT DOVER CASTLE
Embrace the atmosphere and action of the 1940s as our celebrated WWII Weekend returns for another bank holiday spectacular.
Pirates! at Whitby Abbey
See some of history’s most famous pirates fight it out at close quarters, and listen to them tell their tales of booty, bounty and barnacles.
Medieval Life at Stokesay Castle
Explore the best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England and climb to the top of a fairy-tale tower for breathtaking views of the Shropshire Hills.
VICTORIA'S FAMILY DAY OUT AT OSBORNE
There's nowhere better to celebrate the recent coronation than at Osborne, the palatial seaside home of Queen Victoria on the Isle of Wight.
KIDS RULE! HALF TERM
Our sites are the places where the Kings and Queens of England made history and now you can too. From hands-on activites to meeting a monarch from the past, find an event near you.
KIDS RULE! Who Were the Kings and Queens of England?
Have a look at our guide to kings and queens, where you can learn about England’s history, test your knowledge, craft your own coat of arms and more.Learn more
Top 10 Family Days Out
Where's the best place to take the family on a day out?
That's the question we posed to our Facebook followers, and hundreds of you got in touch to tell us your favourite sites.
Here are the top 10 choices, accompanied by some of your comments on what makes these places so special to visit with your family.View the Top 10
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RULING ENGLAND: WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE?
Meet monarchs and nobility as they reveal what life was really like at the castles, keeps and country houses in our care.
Step back in time to visit King Henry VIII's childhood home at Eltham Palace. Discover what it was like to work for the king in a Tudor castle, learn the story behind his six wives and find out what’s involved in medieval archery.DISCOVER MORE HISTORY ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Meet A Medieval Noblewoman
Learn all about the life of a medieval noblewoman at Framlingham Castle. Find out what life was like in a medieval castle, how noblewomen behaved, dressed and learnt good table manners.
Meet a Roman Legionary
Discover more about the Romans, inclduding how and why they built Housesteads Roman Fort in Northumberland. From their battle strategy to their toilet etiquette, this Roman Legionary reveals all.
Meet William the Conqueror and King Harold
King Harold and William the Conqueror discuss going to war at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Discover why both men thought they were the rightful heir to the English throne.
MORE TO EXPLORE
MORE ABOUT THE MONARCHY
Take a look back at kings and queens through history, from the longest reigns to the legendary battles for the throne, discover the story of England's crown.
From spotlights on places we love, walking routes and a Victorian recipe or two, find everything you need to know about the history we bring to life.
With 400 sites to visit all across England, why not plan something for the summer holidays at a property near you?