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Get Hands On with History

It's time to get festive and explore our historic places, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. 

Then, as the nights close in, get ready to explore historic gardens filled with light, colour and sound as our season of Enchanted events begins. 


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Enchanted Events

Share an after-dark adventure with your friends and family at this winter. Discover an enchanting world of light and colour as you and your children experience the illuminated garden trail, with charming new elements.  Find hidden fairies, meet the magical talking trees and get hands-on with our interactive lighting. Perfect for festive family pictures. 

Afterwards, treat yourself to a glass of mulled wine or toast a marshmallow under the night sky. Then have fun on a traditional fairground ride and visit our shop to stock up on original Christmas gifts.

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Christmas 2019

Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at our historic places. Find an event near you and learn about the history of some of your favourite Christmas traditions.

Meet Father Christmas at one of our historical properties, sing carols in stunning surroundings and experience the spirit of a Victorian Christmas at Osborne and Audley End House.

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Find everything you need to know before you visit one of our historic places, with our in-depth family guides. Plan your worry-free day out at the mighty Tudor keep of Pendennis Castle, the home of Charles Darwin at Down House or the iconic ancient monument of Stonehenge.

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.

Browse our family guides


Looking for a great visit that won't break the bank?

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

Whether you conquer a Norman castle or get a glimpse of monastic life at a Benedictine monastery, a family day out in history needn't be expensive.

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