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Get Hands On with History

Grab your broomsticks for some wickedly witchy fun and get up close to creepy critters this Halloween half term, with events for all ages. 

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. 

There's lots for the whole family to enjoy this autumn–winter season. 

Halloween Events

Grab your broomsticks for some wickedly witchy fun and get up close to creepy critters this Halloween Half Term.

Head to one of our historic castles, abbeys or houses to get involved in spooky activities and tours that will send a shiver down the spines of the whole family. Plus, meet some amazing animals – including snakes, spiders and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures.

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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.

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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.

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