Family-friendly things to do at Tattershall Castle
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.
Make autumn awesome at the Castle
Get in for FREE on Heritage Open Days (16 - 17 September, 10.30am - 4.30pm)!
Heritage Open Days celebrates history and culture and give access to special places. Admission to Tattershall Castle will be FREE on Saturday 16 September and Sunday 17 September. Come along and explore to your hearts content.
Spook yourself silly this Halloween half term (Weds 18 - Sun 29 October, 10.30am - 4.30pm)
There's some spooky goings on at the castle. Will you dare to tread within the ghostly grounds?
The castle is a maze of haunting walls. Take our spine shivering Halloween trail for some frightful fun and enjoy some creepy crafting activities.
There are additional charges for trails and crafts.
Delve into the graffiti exhibition and children's trail
With lots of tantalising clues as to the history of the people who visited, lived and worked at the Castle, you can discover all the ins and outs of the carvings that adorn these red brick walls. Children will love taking on the graffiti trail (£2 each with prize) and exploring the Castle on the lookout for the best bits. For older visitors, you'll find directions on each floor to help you make sense of the marks and symbols everywhere you look.
And much more to do at the Castle...
Run, jump and explore
Explore the whole of Tattershall Castle with its echoing chambers and maze of rooms. It is the perfect way to stay cool indoors during the warmer months.
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.
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.
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