Leeds Castle, Kent
Summer 2019 is an excellent time to drop in on Leeds Castle, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time fan. It’s the 900th year anniversary of the castle’s construction, and this summer, from 27 to 28 July, it’s holding a Carnival of History to delight kids of all ages. Witness jousting, huge processions of carnival performers, and live cannon fire — it’s a two-day romp through the castle’s long history that will captivate onlookers.
Beyond that extravaganza, Leeds Castle offers a host of activities summer-round. The castle itself is a beautiful medieval slice of history with sprawling gardens, and kids will be kept busy on one of the castle-themed playgrounds, in the maze, or playing adventure golf in the grounds. They can also take in falconry demonstrations as on-site birds of prey take flight daily, or get active with punting or a Segway tour. There’s even a Go Ape trail in the castle’s woodland for thoroughly exhausting tree-top fun.
Where to stay: Daleacres glamping and camping site