All of the places we look after have their own fascinating stories to tell. A few of these places are really special because they share their stories with some rather famous book and film characters. Children can walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter, enter Batman’s secret lair and find out what a real Hobbit hole looks like inside. What’s your family’s favourite story? Look at the places below and start planning your day out.
If you or your children are Harry Potter fans, you can have a great family day out exploring familiar places. Start with Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, which became Hogwarts for the films.
Bateman's, East Sussex was home to Rudyard Kipling. Visit with your family to glimpse behind the Just So Stories and see illustrations from The Jungle Book.
The Henrhyd Falls in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, starred as Batman's hideout in The Dark Knight Rises. Will you and the kids brave the 27m waterfall to access the superhero's den?
Coniston, in Cumbria, is where Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons stories are set. Visit with your family to have your own adventure.
The moondial of Helen Cresswell's children's book and the television programme lives at Belton House, Lincolnshire. Take the kids to see how it works.
There's a Middle-earth playground just waiting for your kids at The Vyne in Hampshire. Don't miss the Roman ring found nearby, which is believed to have inspired Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
Go on a family day out to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's house in Cumbria, and discover the treasures on display. Don't miss the doll's house that inspired The Tale of Two Bad Mice.
Antony House in Cornwall was transformed into Alice's Wonderland for Tim Burton's 2010 film. Walk through the magical house and gardens with your family for your own Wonderland adventure.
The Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire became the Enchanted Forest in the 2014 film, Maleficent. Take the kids to explore the mysterious woods and tread the path of the film's star, Angelina Jolie.
Weird and wonderful things happen among ancient trees. Visit one of the many enchanted forests we look after, and enter this magical wooded world.
Are your children knights on horseback or dragon-slaying maidens? Here's our pick of our favourite fairytale castles to get your family's adventure started.
Feed your imagination on a family day out at one of the places we care for, in search of adventure. From mansions guarded by dragons, to gardens where princesses once, there's plenty for the young and young-at-heart to discover.