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Explore the beauty of our historic places in spring with our events and days out for families. 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 Planning your Visit page.

May Half Term

Plan your next family adventure to an English Heritage site this May.

Step back in time as we bring history to life at historic sites across the country. Join us to watch performances, listen to storytellers and spend time exploring as a family in the great outdoors.

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

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    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.


    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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