Family Days Out

February Half Term 2019

February half term is Sat 16 - Sun 24 February 2019 in England. 

Fire up your family's imagination by delving into England's history, whatever the weather.

Embark on a Roman quest, hunt for fairies in historic gardens or learn what it takes to be a butler in a Victorian household. Plus, we're celebrating the release of The Kid Who Would Be King and giving kids the chance to see if they've got what it takes to complete our Castle Quests across the country.

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Family Guides

Inspiration and top tips for visiting

  • Pendennis Castle

    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.

  • Warkworth Castle

    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.


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