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Things to do with children


Windsor Castle offers a great day out for children. Here are some ideas to help you plan your visit.


Take the free family multimedia tour

Collect your handset and listen to Horace, a timeless tutor, and Tommy, his pupil, who are your guides. They introduce you to the many magical characters who live at Windsor Castle, including Gilbert the Grotesque and Cyril, a Page of the Back Stairs. The tour is aimed at children aged 7-11 years.


Follow a family activity trail

Pick up one of our free trails for children aged 5 – 11, to learn more about the Castle, its history and its magnificent treasures.


To help plan your visit make sure you read our practical information.


Top things to look out for

  1. Tour the Castle defences - The Castle walls have lots of evidence of Windsor's role as an important royal fortress long ago. Look for battlements, towers, arrow loops and murder holes!
  2. Changing the Guard - watch the colourful pomp and ceremony of this British tradition.
  3. Queen Mary's Dolls' House - This miniature house was built for Queen Mary in 1924. It has running water and electricity, and is filled with thousands of tiny objects made by the leading artists, designers and crafts people of the day.
  4. The State Apartments - These magnificent rooms are used by The Queen to entertain her guests. Don't miss the King's Dining Room with paintings of fish, lobster and birds on the ceiling, St George's Hall where Her Majesty holds splendid banquets, and the Grand Reception Room decorated with real gold.
  5. St George's Chapel - where 10 kings are buried including Henry VIII and Charles I.

What's on for children and families

Join us for family activities every Saturday throughout the year and during school holidays.

At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket and convert it into a 1-Year Pass to enjoy free re-admission for 12 months.