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Explore the beauty of our historic places in spring with our events and days out for families. Wrap up warm and plan a day out together to visit stately homes, majestic ruins and medieval castles.

As we begin to open more of our sites over the coming months, please bear in mind the government’s latest travel advice. You can find a full list of sites opening near you on our Start of Season page.

EASTER 2021: FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Step into spring this Easter at over 60 historic sites across the country. Our historic grounds and gardens are perfect family-friendly spaces, and between 29 March – 18 April 24 sites are hosting outdoor Easter Adventure Quests. Explore the outdoor trails, crack the clues and search for dragon eggs to win your chocolate reward.

Our sites are all Covid-secure, and there are extra measures in place to help keep everyone safe. When you’re planning your Easter adventure, please bear in mind the government’s advice to minimise travel.

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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN MARCH

Spring is now well under way, and we’re delighted to be able to welcome you to our sites as we open for the season ahead. Whether you’re planning a visit to one of our 60 sites now open, or staying at home, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you step into history this March.

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VISIT A HISTORIC GARDEN

From Capability Brown's designs at Audley End and the Elizabethan gardens at Kenilworth Castle, to the beauty of Walmer Castle and the rolling landscapes of Wrest Park, England is home to some stunning gardens. Check out our top 10 choices for a day out with the family.

Top 10 Gardens

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  • Days out under £20

    From castles and monastic ruins to Iron Age hillforts, here are our top picks for family days out on a budget.

  • Family Property Guides

    Our family guides cover things for all ages to see and do, as well as practical advice on food and drink, parking, toilets and access.

  • HISTORY AT HOME

    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.

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