Family Property Guides
Planning a day out for the whole family can be tricky, but we’re here to help. Our family guides highlight some of the best hidden stories, children's activity trails and things to look out for, as well as all the practical information you need, to help the whole family get the most out of a visit to our historic places around England.
London and the East of England
We've published guides to some of our favourite historic places in London and the East of England. Let off steam exploring the wide open grounds and gardens of Audley End House and Eltham Palace, or fire up their imaginations with a visit to Down House - the Home of Charles Darwin. There's fun to be had at Kenwood too, with regular activities held throughout the year.
The South East of England
Epic family adventures await you in the South East of England. Inspire your kids with a visit to the mighty fortress of Dover Castle, or stop off in Sussex to stand on the very spot where the Battle of Hastings was fought. If holidaying on the Isle of Wight, kids will love meeting the famous team of donkeys at Carisbrooke Castle, and Queen Victoria's island palace of Osborne is a must see..
The West of England
There are plenty of family friendly historic places in the West of England. Explore Boscobel House, with its working farmyard and brand new play area, or plan a day out at the picturesque Kenilworth Castle. Families holidaying in Cornwall won't want to miss the beaches and WWII era gunnery demonstrations at Pendennis Castle, or the chance to visit the iconic Tintagel.
The North of England
Taking a break in the North of England with your family? Why not take a trip back in time at Bolsover Castle, or find some places to play at Warkworth Castle and Hermitage. Little horrors will love discovering the story of Dracula at Whitby Abbey. Browse the guides and plan a day out to remember.