New Code & Family Days Out With English Heritage

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New Code & Family Days Out With English Heritage

English Heritage Membership have just extended their popular 5% voucher code.

Please note this is the only voucher code available to the affiliate channel.

Code - EH5P
Promotion - 5% off Memberships (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Applies to all annual memberships and all Gift of Memberships, but does not include Life memberships).
Expires - 09-11-2014

Where's the best place to take your family on a day out? That's the question we posed to our Facebook fans last summer - and here are their top 10 choices.

Family fun

Be inspired by our top 10 ideas for a great family day out, which range from serene abbeys to mighty coastal fortresses (clockwise from left: Whitby Abbey, Kenilworth Castle, Dover Castle)

1. Dover Castle, Kent

The 'Key to England' for over 900 years, Dover Castle boasts a long and immensely eventful history - meaning there's nearly a millennium's worth of secrets, scandals, intrigue and mystery to discover on your next visit. Climb the Great Tower to meet medieval royalty or head underground in the Wartime Tunnels to ensure big smiles all round!

"Dover Castle has so much to do both inside and outside for kids, with plenty of space for them to roam, they will enjoy every minute of it."

"A brilliant mix of histories for children of all ages. Space to explore and run about, plus amazing views of the channel to boot!"

"Makes history come alive! From medieval to the Second World War there is so much variety for families to gain a great understanding of our English heritage..."

Visit Dover Castle

2. Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Warwickshire

One of the most spectacular castle ruins in the country, Kenilworth is the perfect spot for feeding imaginations and banishing boredom. Kids can follow in the footsteps of royalty, discover secret nooks and crannies amongst the ruins and get hands-on with our action-packed programme of events and activities.

"Kids have plenty of open spaces to feed their imagination. There are so many fun activities throughout the year, they can never get bored!"

"Here we can explore the gardens and ruins pretending we used to live and fight there, draw the castle and have a picnic afterwards."

Visit Kenilworth Castle

3. Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire 

Boasting an awe-inspiring location, fascinating history and top notch visitor centre, it's not hard to see why Whitby Abbey was voted third most popular family day out by our Facebook fans!

"It is a beautiful and magical place, steeped in history it makes children feel part of something bigger - amazing memories to be made!"

"The best historic site for kids is Whitby Abbey because of its fun audio tour, holiday events and an awe-inspiring location - amazing!"

Visit Whitby Abbey

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex

Children will love exploring the atmospheric ruins at Battle Abbey.

4. 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex

Many of our Facebook fans commented on the magical feeling that this incredible spot inspires within them, and it's not hard to understand why. Families can spend the day exploring the atmospheric ruins, learning in our interactive Discovery Centre and of course, visiting the very spot where King Harold is said to have fallen in 1066.

"It truly is a magical and amazing place to visit. The grounds and abbey are a place where the whole family can enjoy this unique site."

"My son and I have visited a few times and the imagination it inspires in him is magical. History really does become alive before his eyes."

Visit Battle Abbey

5. Tintagel Castle, Cornwall

With its spectacular location on one of Britain's most dramatic coastlines, Tintagel is an atmospheric spot; a place of mystery and legend that offers endless opportunities for discovery, exploration and imagination!

"They can experience the amazing history of Tintagel and imagine themselves part of an Arthurian legend!"

"Tintagel Castle is amazing and all three of my children were blown away by it! Gorgeous coastline views and so much exploring to do!"

Visit Tintagel Castle

In the kitchens at Dover Castle

Getting hands on in the kitchens of Dover Castle

6. Pendennis Castle, Cornwall

Whether it's the adrenaline-pumping action of a medieval joust, the sights and sounds of a Tudor gun battle, or the excitement that comes from descending the castle's historic tunnels, this spectacular coastal fortress is a standout favourite amongst adventure-seeking families everywhere.

"This is a beautiful castle with plenty for all the family to see and do.  Throughout the summer there are loads of activity days too!!"

"My sons and I have been enjoying the medieval jousts for years - the atmosphere is amazing."

Visit Pendennis Castle

7. Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight

This great hilltop crowning fortress offers all of the ingredients required for a fabulous family day out. As well as the stunning panoramic views from the keep, children can get hands-on with the interactive exhibits, transform into a character from history with our dressing up box, and (of course!) meet Carisbrooke's most beloved residents, the donkeys.

"It has a load of history and in the holidays they have jousting etc. The donkeys are great too!!! Lots of things to do."

"Be a prince, a princess, a king or a queen, a knight, a fair maiden or a servant! Watch the donkeys, climb the Keep, relax with a picnic… Enjoy!"

Visit Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

Don't forget to drop in and say hello to Carisbrooke's most famous residents - the donkeys!

8. Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Clearly one of Wrest Park's most appealing attributes is the sheer amount of space it affords families to run around, explore, discover and just simply have a bit of fun in. With over 90 acres of historic landscape surrounding the mansion, children could spend days here and never get bored!

"Down every path there is another amazing building, statue or water feature to discover. My three boys love it here whatever the weather!"

"Acres of space, acres of fun and imagination to be had with some good history thrown in for good measure!"

Visit Wrest Park

9. Framlingham Castle, Suffolk

This magnificent 12th century fortress has a long and colourful history - just one of the many attributes that makes this a top family destination. Kids can take a step into the past using the castle's themed trails and lively audio tour, and burn off some energy up on the incredible wall walk (which also provides beautiful views over the mere for their less energetic parents!)

"Fab day out for all the family. Love the museum, rolling down the hills, looking at the castle and the views. Lots of learning to be had also."

"It's a castle, good and proper. Ramparts, towers, bridges, the lot. It makes magical  childhood memories for anyone who visits."

"The best historic site for children because it is well preserved and they can explore the ramparts and get a real sense of life as it was."

Visit Framlingham Castle

10. Audley End House and Gardens, Essex

It's clear from our Facebook fans that the reason for Audley End's popularity among families is the sheer variety it can offer on a day out. As well as beautiful grounds to explore, the special themed play area, restored historic stables and Victorian Service Wing make for a lively visit, whatever the weather!

"Lovely house, lovely gardens, many activities for the children, a lake, good parking and good food - an ace adventure for the little ones."

"There's so much to see and do - educational AND fun."

Visit Audley End

Audley End House and Gardens

Discover Audley End's Victorian Service Wing, which comes complete with kitchen, laundries and a dairy.



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