Find family events near you
There are opportunities to get hands on with England's story all over the country this summer.
From lessons in Victorian seafaring from Charles Darwin at his home in Kent, to meeting the Romans at Wroxeter Roman City, find events near you and plan the best family day out in history.Explore the map
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Explore our summer calendar
Something to do every day this summer
Are you ready to plan a fun-filled summer?
We've picked out something to do every day throughout summer 2018 including events, places to visit and things to do. There's something for everyone, and it's all in one easy-to-use calendar.Plan your summer
Build the perfect sandcastle
with our expert-led workshops
Join sandcastle experts Sand in Your Eye at castles across England this summer for hands-on sandcastle building workshops. Learn the secret recipe for the ultimate sand and water mix, and all the best techniques. Bucket and spade provided!
Sandcastle building workshops at Scarborough CastleSat 21 & Sun 22 Jul 2018
Sandcastle building workshops at Warkworth CastleSat 21 & Sun 22 Jul 2018
Sandcastle building workshops at Kenilworth CastleSat 21 & Sun 22 Jul 2018
Sandcastle building workshops at Pendennis CastleSat 21 & Sun 22 Jul 2018
Sandcastle building workshops at Dover CastleSat 21 & Sun 22 Jul 2018
Sandcastle building workshops at Carisbrooke CastleSat 21 & Sun 22 Jul 2018
Days out for under £20
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.Get inspired
Family property guides
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
Family Days Out
Discover more great places to visit across the country with the kids this season, from mighty Norman castles to atmospheric abbeys.
Days Out For Under £20
Looking for a great experience that won't break the bank? Here are our top picks for family days out on a budget, all across the country.
Top 10 Castles
If you could be king of any castle, which would you choose? That's what we asked our Facebook fans, and here are the top 10 choices.
Days Out with Dogs
Enjoy a great day out with your dog at an English Heritage property. There are plenty of dog-friendly sites across the whole of England for your furry friend.