Family Days Out
From tasty makes and bakes to quizzes and colouring in, meeting characters from history to home learning tips, here are some of the many ways you can explore history as a family from home with us.
Plan your visit
A selection of our sites remain open in every English region. These sites all have large outdoor spaces, and can be opened in a way that protects the health of all our visitors, staff and volunteers.
Booking remains open for visits from 3 December onwards, when we hope normal winter opening hours at most of our sites will be resumed.
If any sites need to close temporarily, we will of course refund cancelled bookings. This will be done automatically, so there’s no need to contact us.
Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.Find out more
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Experience unlimited days out at hundreds of majestic castles, historic houses, awesome abbeys and glorious gardens, and help us to preserve the story of England for future generations.
Our annual family membership packages start from £5.25/month (for one adult and up to 6 kids).Become a member
ACTIVITIES, QUIZZES AND VIDEOS TO INSPIRE YOUNG ADVENTURERS AHEAD OF YOUR VISIT
Things to make and do
We’ve collected our best ideas for you to get hands-on and crafty with history. Simply download our easy-to-use templates and follow the instructions to make your own sword, shield and more.
Tasty Makes and Bakes
Serve up a slice of history at home. Learn all about the origins of some of our food favourites, then download our instruction cards and try making these delicious recipes from the past.
Test your history know-how with our quizzes. Whether just challenging yourself or hosting a virtual quiz with family and friends, we've got your history rounds covered.
From Prehistoric people to Norman knights, take a trip through history and get creative with coloured pencils, pens or paints to create your own versions of our history timeline posters.
Kids Rule! Explore history the fun way
Visit the Kids area of our website to discover more about England’s history and learn about our properties through fun facts, games, illustrated stories, downloadable dress-ups, and more.Explore our kids area
MORE TO EXPLORE
Family Property Guides
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.
HOME LEARNING TIPS
Read our tips on how to create the best learning environment for children, including how to approach teaching the same topic to different ages and abilities.
Our free learning resources are packed with everything you need to give your learners a deep insight into the history of our places. Browse by theme, key stage and region.
Shop Toys and Games
Have fun with our collection of traditional toys and games, from family-favourite board games and dressing up costumes, to lawn games and more.