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A family-friendly day out at Tattershall Castle

Visitors taking a closer look inside the fireplace in the third floor privy chamber at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
Enjoy an adventure at Tattershall Castle | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

From playing medieval-era games in the castle to having a picnic in spacious grassy grounds, there are plenty of ways for your family to have an adventure and create special memories at Tattershall Castle. Find out what's on offer and what you need to know to plan your visit.

Caution: Take care!

The grounds feature two moats that are unfenced with steep drops and contain water. Children must be supervised at all times.

Easter Adventures (23 March - 14 April)

Discover what's new in nature at Tatterhsall this Easter. Follow the family-friendly trail around the castle grounds and complete the spring-themed activities to claim your chocolate treat.

Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet and pencil, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg. Collect your chocolate egg prize at the end of the trail.

*Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.

No pre-booking necessary. Normal admission charges apply.

Check more details here.

A boy on the spiral stairwell at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
A boy on the spiral stairwell at Tattershall Castle | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Run, jump and explore

Explore the whole of Tattershall Castle with its echoing chambers and maze of rooms.

You will find a variety of medieval-era games on some of the floors as you climb the spiral staircase all the way up to the battlements.

Make sure to wander the ruins around the grounds, and enjoy the freedom of the spacious inner ward to have a run and jump about with the family.

Learn about history and nature

If you need to slow down for a bit, there is plenty of history at your fingertips waiting be uncovered.

Peer through stained glass windows while you explore the medieval tower and wander through ruins in the grounds, all the while discovering all the secrets this ancient castle holds.

A close up of graffiti carved into the stonework at Tattershall Castle
Discover graffiti at the Castle | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Grab a tempting sandwich, snack or sweet treat

In visitor reception you will find a selection of sandwiches, crisps, chocolate bars and ice-creams to get your tastebuds tingling.

Children's feet sticking out from a window in the medieval tower at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
Child exploring the medieval tower at Tattershall Castle | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra
Sunlight illuminating a heraldic stained glass window at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire

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