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Children and families

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Windsor Castle offers a great day out for children. Here are some ideas to help you plan your visit.

 

Take a free family multimedia tour

Collect your handset and listen to Scorch the dragon guide you around the Castle. The tour is aimed at children aged 7-11 years.

 

Follow a family activity trail

You can find some trails and activities to print at home in the links below. (An extensive bank of resources for all age groups and abilities can also be found by clicking here.)

In the school holidays, you can pick up one of the trails from Pug Yard Learning Centre, to learn more about the Castle, its history and its magnificent treasures. 

To help plan your visit make sure you read our practical information

 

Undercroft Cafe tea and cake

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Undercroft Café

After exploring the Castle with the little ones enjoy a break in our Undercroft Café.

You can enjoy freshly prepared meals, including sandwiches, wraps and salads, served alongside an exclusive selection of teas. Sweet treats range from vanilla mille-feuille and vegan chocolate cake to fruit scones and Victoria sponge. There is also a children’s meal available, which includes a choice of sandwiches, a drink and fresh fruit.

Alternatively, during the school holidays, Pug Yard Learning Centre is an ideal spot to enjoy a family picnic! 

Children visiting Windsor Castle

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Top things to look out for

  1. Tour the Castle defences - The Castle walls have lots of evidence of Windsor's role as an important royal fortress long ago. Look for battlements, towers, arrow loops and murder holes!
  2. Changing the Guard - watch the colourful pomp and ceremony of this British tradition.
  3. The State Apartments - These magnificent rooms are used by The Queen to entertain her guests. Don't miss the King's Dining Room with paintings of fish, lobster and birds on the ceiling, St George's Hall where Her Majesty holds splendid banquets, and the Grand Reception Room decorated with real gold.
  4. St George's Chapel - where 10 kings are buried including Henry VIII and Charles I.

Dont forget Pug Yard Learning Centre - Throughout the school holidays, the Learning Centre is open for children and families to take part in art & craft activities. Families can also enjoy a picnic in the yard, weather permitting. 

 

What's on for children and families

Join us for family activities on key dates and during school holidays. These take place in Pug Yard Learning Centre which can easily be found near the entrance to the Castle. 

At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket and convert it into a 1-Year Pass to enjoy free re-admission for 12 months.