Spring into a new season this February Half Term

Children at Tattershall Castle

The castle gates officially open at 11am on 15 February 2020. Make the most of nature flourishing to life with a whole host of exciting activities to get involved with as we delve into and explore further the 'Landscape of Lordship'.

No matter if this is your first visit or your next visit, there’s plenty to see and do during February Half Term. Take a children's trail that takes you on a journey through a 'Landscape of Lordship', exploring the wider castle complex that once existed back in the castle's medieval prime.

Family at Tattershall Castle
Family at Tattershall Castle
Family at Tattershall Castle

Why not pick up one of the multimedia guides that will transport you back to the castle's heyday in the 1440's? Try your hand at lots of medieval games throughout the Great Tower and explore all the nooks, crannies, chimneys and chambers in this 33.7m high place of power.

Use an audioguide to truly get absorbed in this place of living history
A lady smiles as she uses an audioguide on the castle battlements
Use an audioguide to truly get absorbed in this place of living history

Climb all 149 steps to be rewarded with the beauty of the Lincolnshire landscape atop the battlements. Spring is a wonderful time to glimpse the waking breath of natural life all the way to the horizon from here.

#7 Fly a kite at Tattershall Castle
Little girl flying a kite at Tattershall Castle
#7 Fly a kite at Tattershall Castle

Kick start the half-term holidays by ticking off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ , with tons of '50 things' activities that you can do here. See what critters you can spot around the castle grounds, from newts to Egyptian geese. Take a children's trail sheet to explore the castle and get rewarded with a prize on completion (£2 per trail).

Children playing at tattershall Castle
Children in medieval costumes playing at Tattershall Castle
Children playing at tattershall Castle


Don’t forget to have a wander over the historic bridges and around the castle grounds. Spot the lumps and bumps of buildings long gone and reward your efforts with a hot drink from the Guardhouse.

Come in the Guardhouse for service and smiles
The Guardhouse entrance featuring a stand with garden ornaments and a big sign welcoming you into the interior.
Come in the Guardhouse for service and smiles

There is also a second-hand bookshop to peruse, located in the Guardhouse. Come and find your next exciting read (all money raised in the bookshop goes into the conservation works to protect the brick castle for years to come).

Guardhouse second-hand bookshop
Tattershall Castle second-hand bookshop
Guardhouse second-hand bookshop

The Castle is open seven days a week between 11am-5pm (last entry at 4pm) until Sunday 1 November. Don't miss the wonder of spring here!