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Family festival: Queen Victoria's circus

Victorian circus elephant

Map & directions

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

There is no visitor car parking at the Castle, so we recommend you use public car parks in the town centre. Details about parking can be found on

By train

The nearest stations are 'Windsor & Eton Central' or 'Windsor & Eton Riverside'.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Green Line 702 service operates daily services from Greenline Coach Station which is near Victoria station, London.

Surbiton Coaches runs a shuttle bus service between Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace from spring to autumn. 

Tour companies operate excursions to Windsor Castle from many London hotels. For details, please ask your hotel concierge.

  • Windsor Castle
  • Next event: Saturday, 14 Sep 2019
    1 upcoming event
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • Free with standard entry ticket
  • Children / Families

In the year that marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, transport yourself back to a time of bonnets and top hats at our fun-filled family festival. Help us celebrate on a grand scale the reign of a queen who gave her name to an era.

Attractions across the Castle will include falconry and horse-riding displays, storytelling, musical performances, opportunities to dress in authentic Victorian costumes, as well as our thrilling centrepiece: a Victorian circus troupe, inspired by the travelling menagerie that visited Windsor Castle in 1847.


For a taster of what's to come, watch a short film about our 2017 family festival. 

2017 family festival, Knights in Training Day ©

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