Late summer at Dunster Castle

Enjoy a memorable family day out with us this summer. Join in with family-friendly events, plot your own adventures and see how many of our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' activities you can complete.

Exploring the autumnal garden colours at Dunster Castle

Information for Families

Explore our fun family days out ideas including activities, family-friendly eating places and facilities.

Wuthering Heights with Chapterhouse Theatre

Wuthering Heights by Chapterhouse Theatre

Join us up on Green Court in front of the castle for this haunting performance incorporating all the elements of Brontë's gothic, ghostly and poetic story. Saturday 31 August.

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Trail of Tales

Travel through time to discover some of the people who made the castle their home with this self-led family activity trail. £2.50 per trail, including a finishing prize. Ask at our visitor reception for more details.

One of the stick insects from Exmoor Zoo

Victorian explorers with Exmoor Zoo

Get up close to a variety of animals, big bugs and creepy crawlies and learn all about the Victorian age of exploration.

Have a go at archery and pistol shooting on Green Court

Have a go at archery and pistol shoooting this summer

How good is your aim? Perfect summer activity for ages 5+ for archery and 8+ for pistol shooting. £4 for 8 arrows or 10 pistol shots.

Using an eco cup gives you 25p off your hot drinks and keeps your hands warm

Pop-up refreshments at the castle

Make your way to Tenants' Hall on Green Court for a pop-up of light refreshments while we begin some grand improvement works to the Watermill Tearoom.