Become a history hunter at Runnymede

An adventure backpack at Runnymede

Borrow an adventure backpack on your next visit and follow a trail across the landscape investigating the history, heritage and habitat of Runnymede.

Adventure backpacks are full of fun activities, including a scavenger hunt, bug hunting, and working out the age of a tree. What weird, intriguing things will you discover?

Marvel at minute details with a magnifying glass
Examining a flower with a magnifying glass

You'll also get to learn about all the interesting events and people that are connected to Runnymede, from the terrible tyrant King John to the charismatic US president John F. Kennedy.

King John sealed the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215
A woodcut from 1864 depicts King John and the barons at Runnymede

Ready to get stuck in? Pick up your backpack from the tea-room at Runnymede for a returnable £10 deposit.