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Rainbow Queen

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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
  • Daily (Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 - Sunday, 1 Nov 2020)
    Excl dates: Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020, Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020
  • 11:00-15:00 (14:00 on 1 Nov)
  • Free with standard entry ticket
  • Every day the Castle is open during October half-term (Saturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November)

Messy art workshop at Windsor Castle Photographer: Hayley Madden

Brighten your October half-term by visiting Windsor Castle for a creative art workshop inspired by The Queen’s colourful wardrobe. Be one of the first to experience our beautiful new Learning Centre, located at the start of the visitor route in Pug Yard. With an artist’s drawing of The Queen as your template, use a mixed-media approach to design a showstopping hat fit for royalty. Let your imagination run wild and get your hands messy as you combine painting and collage techniques.

Those who like landscape work can also have a go at painting a picture of one of The Queen’s official residences, complete with a rainbow.

For even more art and craft fun during your visit, head to the Ante-Throne Room in the State Apartments for Royal wedding fashion.

Please note, due to the current need for social distancing, places for the activities are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


All events at Windsor Castle will be managed in line with COVID-secure procedures. Please see our Welcome Back page for more information.