Family Days Out
Planning your next family day out? Our special historic places are full of options for mums, dads and children alike. Get inspired together at breathtaking castles, abbeys and stately homes, or stretch little legs and fire up imaginations with our family events and half term activities.
Read on for tips, suggestions and to find out what’s on. Find a site near you and book your tickets today.
February Half Term
Get fit for history this February half term. We've put together a brand new outdoor explorer quest packed with fun filled challenges at locations across the country. Check out our half term page and find out what's on near you.Days out for the half term
Inspiration and top tips for visiting
It can be tricky to plan a day out with the little ones. To give you peace of mind for your visit, we've prepared helpful guides packed with useful info. Browse the guides, find out what you can look forward to, and get the answers to questions about our facilities at some of our favourite historic places.Browse all family guides
Discover the wartime tunnels and climb to the top of the mighty Tudor keep at Pendennis Castle. The recreated gun deck brings the noise and drama of a castle under attack to life.
With imposing stone walls, huge fireplaces where kitchen staff worked over roasting spits, and restored furnished rooms, step into medieval life at Warkworth Castle.
Down House: Home of Charles Darwin
Step back into Victorian family life at Charles Darwin's family home. Explore the garden where Darwin conducted his most famous experiments and learn about his greatest discoveries.
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
With a family exhibition and play area, as well as a new viewing platform on the rooftop of the gatehouse, explore the battlefield of a major turning point in England's story.
There's no better way to relax than with a hot drink or delicious snack at a tea room amid historic surroundings, and on a family day out, a good place to rest and refuel is a must. To help you find the perfect place to get off your feet, here's our list of top tearooms from historic places around the country.Find out More