Activities Days Out Ideas

Royal Days Out

Written by Rachel Cave

Let’s all go on a royal family day out,
To see what their life was really all about!
From the Tower of London, Kew Palace, Windsor Castle and more,
Here are some really fab places for you to explore!

Tower of London

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There is something for all of the family at this fortress which is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The historic towers house the Crown Jewels, the Bloody Tower, the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armouries. Pick up the Medieval Palace family trail at the Welcome Centre when you arrive to learn fun facts about the tower’s history and keep an eye out for the famous ravens. BOOK HERE.

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey

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Hampton Court was Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence, and now you can wander around the grand state rooms. Discover the Tudor Kitchens and explore the stunning gardens where you will find the famous maze where the family can get lost for hours – perfect for tiring out the little ones! Find out more.

Banqueting House, London

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Whatever your age or background Banqueting House will amaze you with its fascinating history. On your visit, you can see the grounds where Charles I was executed and learn all about the fire which nearly burnt down the whole house. Pick up a Family Adventure Trail that you can complete as you make your way around. Find out more.

Kensington Palace, London

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Pick up an interactive family trail and explore the opulent interiors of Kensington Palace. You can see The Queen’s Apartments and learn some fun facts about how the royals use to live including how many mattresses Queen Mary used to sleep on! BOOK HERE.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

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Now berthed in Edinburgh, the Royal Yacht Britannia is a unique attraction for the family to enjoy. The yacht was home to The Queen and to the Royal Family for over 40 years. On a visit, you can get a real glimpse of how the royals lived and travelled for over 100,000 miles. Find out more.

Windsor Castle, Berkshire

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Home to the recent Royal Wedding and the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, this is the perfect setting for a regal day out. Covering 13 acres, you’ll discover gorgeous architecture, stunning interiors and displays for you to learn all about the history of the castle. For the children, there is an audio tour where they are introduced to many magical characters who live at Windsor and there are also family activity trails where they can learn more about the castle and its treasures. BOOK HERE.

Balmoral Castle, Ballater, Scotland

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Bring the family here to see the famous Scottish holiday home of the Royals. There are expansive grounds and gardens to be explored which include formal gardens, a kitchen garden and the water gardens, as well as seeing the Castle Ballroom which the royal family still use now to host dances! Find out more.

Buckingham Palace, London

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Step into a royal carriage and dress up as a footman at the Royal Mews. If you prefer art, take a look around the Queen’s Gallery which is home to the Royal Collection and changing exhibitions. BOOK HERE.

The Sandringham House; Norfolk

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Sandringham is the Norfolk retreat of the Queen and is set in 24 hectares of gardens and parkland. The main ground floor rooms are still regularly used by the Royal Family on their visits. There are exhibitions shown every year with different themes, and there are 240 acres of marsh and forest for the family to explore for free all year. Find out more.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Hollyrood Palace

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland. Complete fun activities on themed family trails as you explore the State Apartments, Gardens and Abbey.  There are audio guides designed for families that get you hunting for the more unusual and precious items, or take a look around the Queen’s Gallery with the original 19th-century architecture, elements of which were incorporated into the new spaces. BOOK HERE.

The Royal Parks, London

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The Royal Parks in London are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, St James’s Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, The Green Park, Brompton Cemetery and Grosvenor Square Garden. Originally they belonged to the monarchy and were used for recreation (mostly hunting), but nowadays the public parks offer wide green spaces for the family to explore.

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