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Family Activities: Winter Festivities at Windsor Castle

Saturday, 29 December 2012 to Sunday, 30 December 2012
Windsor Castle

Celebrate the festive season in Victorian style. Follow our special activity trail to discover how Queen Victoria and her family celebrated Christmas at Windsor Castle. Be creative in the Moat Room and design your own Victorian Christmas menus and ... Read more about Family Activities: Winter Festivities at Windsor Castle

Francois Clouet, Mary, Queen of Scots, c.1558

Family Tree Fun

Sunday, 10 February 2013 to Sunday, 17 February 2013
Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse has been a royal home for over 500 years.  Become a family tree detective this February half term and find out about the famous families who have lived here. Look for the missing members of the royal family tree as you ... Read more about Family Tree Fun

Family Activities: Bring on the Battle!

Saturday, 16 February 2013 to Saturday, 23 February 2013
Windsor Castle

Come to the Moat Room at Windsor Castle and take part in our family activities all about attack and defence. Go back to the Middle Ages and find out how enemy armies tried (and failed) to capture the Castle from the king. As well as creating your own ... Read more about Family Activities: Bring on the Battle!

Family Activities: Magical Carriages

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 to Friday, 22 February 2013
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Visit us in February and discover all the amazing carriages and cars used by The Queen.  Follow our Family Audio Tour and let your guide Alex tell you the secrets of the Royal carriages. ... Read more about Family Activities: Magical Carriages

A view of the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The palace can be seen in the background.

Easter Family Fun

Saturday, 30 March 2013 to Sunday, 7 April 2013
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Visit us during the Easter holidays and search for hidden Easter eggs in the Palace grounds. Look for the eggs and discover fun facts about the history of the gardens, see where The Queen holds her annual garden party and find out what a 'ha ha' is.  ... Read more about Easter Family Fun

Family Activities: Exploring the Gold State Coach

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 to Friday, 31 May 2013
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

This year Her Majesty The Queen celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of her Coronation which took place on 2 June 1953. On that day, The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, was driven from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach, ... Read more about Family Activities: Exploring the Gold State Coach

Explore the Palace Gardens

Sunday, 7 July 2013 to Saturday, 31 August 2013
Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace Gardens are a hidden secret in Edinburgh’s busy city centre. Use our family trail to explore woodland paths and giant lawns. Look out for local wildlife and the mysterious golden rabbit. Find out why a lion used to live here, what happens ... Read more about Explore the Palace Gardens

Hands on History

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 to Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Sessions run on Tuesday and Wednesday throughout July and August

(except 2 - 3 July) ... Read more about Hands on History

Art Spy Activity Bags

Friday, 2 August 2013 to Sunday, 10 November 2013
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore the exhibition using our Family Activity Bags, available every day.  Join in a big bag of fun activities as you put on your Art Spy disguise and go on a secret mission to find out about this fascinating exhibition. Drawing and puzzle solving ... Read more about Art Spy Activity Bags

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