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Family Events

Explore the beauty of historic places in winter with our events for families. Wrap up warm and plan a day out together to visit stately homes, majestic ruins and medieval castles.


A selection of our historic sites remain open for local visitors and Members.

Local tier restrictions mean some parts of your visit may be different, and some sites may be closed. You can find the latest information and tier guidance on the individual site pages.

Your wellbeing remains our priority, and we have COVID-secure safety measures in place. Visits must be booked in advance.

Please check the tier guidance where you live, stay local (ie in your own village, town or part of your city) and avoid travelling to a lower or higher tier than the one you are travelling from. If you cannot visit due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will refund any pre-booked tickets.  Please see here for details.


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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    Experience memorable days out at hundreds of majestic castles, historic houses, awesome abbeys and glorious gardens.

  • Days out under £20

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

  • 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.


    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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