Out & About with Family
Looking to explore the heritage and beauty of England closer to home?
Want just a day or weekend activity that is fun for the whole family?
Try one of the many outings listed below. Driving times are approximate; we have used Egham
as a starting point.
This is just a short list of the many places there are to discover. If your family enjoyed an adventure that you think others would enjoy, please let us know at Parents' Council Communications.
Two national organizations, English Heritage
and The National Trust
will enable you to explore some
of Britain's most beautiful palaces, houses and gardens. Several
properties are listed below, but a full list can be found on their
websites along with membership information. Select a property in your
area and travel no more than 30 minutes.
English Heritage is the Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment and exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment. They are also responsible for looking after the historic environment as a whole, including historic buildings, monuments and areas, and archaeological remains.
The National Trust is a charity and is run completely independent of Government. It protects and keeps open to the public hundreds of historic houses and gardens, industrial monuments and mills, forests, woods, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, and villages.
Less than 1 hour
- Donnington Castle
- Coral Reef - Bracknell Forest
- Guildford Spectrum: ice-skating, bowling, swimming
- Hampton Court Palace
- Magna Carta / JFK Memorial / Airforce Memorial walk
- RHS Garden Wisley
- Savill Gardens
- Thorpe Park
- Windsor Castle
1 to 2 hours
- Bird World
- Bekonscot Model Village
- Chessington World of Adventures
- Hever Castle
- Kew Gardens
- Leeds Castle
- Longleat Safari Park
- Leith Hill
- Oxford University
- Salisbury Cathedral
- Surrey Hills
- Wimbledon Museum
- Woburn Safari Park
2 to 3 hours
- Blenheim Palace
- Bodiam Castle
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Cardiff Castle
- Chedworth Roman Villa
- Dover Castle & Secret Wartime Tunnels
- Kenilworth Castle
- Portsmouth Dockyard
- Warwick Castle
- Winchester Cathedral