What's On

What's On

This Christmas season, join in with our festive adventure quests at sites across the country, inviting you to explore the grounds of your favourite castles, abbeys, palaces and houses in all their winter splendour. 

Plus, check back soon for details of our events plans as we head into 2021.

Plan your visit

A selection of our sites remain open in every English region. These sites all have large outdoor spaces, and can be opened in a way that protects the health of all our visitors, staff and volunteers.

Booking remains open for visits from 3 December onwards, when we hope normal winter opening hours at most of our sites will be resumed.

If any sites need to close temporarily, we will of course refund cancelled bookings. This will be done automatically, so there’s no need to contact us.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.

Find out more

Christmas 2020

Due to the Covid-19 government guidelines on social distancing, we will sadly not be holding our Enchanted events this year. Instead, you can join our festive adventure quests taking place at sites across the country which will allow you and your family to explore and discover fun facts and untold stories in the places where history happened! Find out more on the individual property pages. Activities will be taking place at the following sites:

South
Eltham Palace, Battle Abbey, Dover Castle, Osborne, Framlingham Castle, Wrest Park, Audley End House and Gardens

West 
Pendennis Castle, Stonehenge

North
Belsay Hall, Whitby Abbey, Beeston Castle, Brodsworth Hall

Midlands
Bolsover Castle, Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Stokesay Castle

ENJOY A FULL YEAR OF ADVENTURE

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 £4.08 per month

MORE TO EXPLORE

  • Family Days Out

    Discover great places across the country to visit with the kids, from mighty Norman castles to atmospheric abbeys, and more.

  • Days Out with Dogs

    There are plenty of dog-friendly sites across the whole of England for you to enjoy alongside your furry friends.

  • History at Home

    Our historic sites are open again, but we’re still here to help you discover the best stories of England’s past from the comfort of your home.

  • Shop Toys and Games

    Have fun with our collection of traditional toys and games, from family-favourite board games and dressing up costumes, to lawn games and more.

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