Kid-friendly castles near London
London families have an abundance of playgrounds and animal farms, zoos and attractions to visit with the kids. They also have something else on their doorstep: thousands of years of history, sumptuous decor and the opportunity to see how the 1% had it by visiting one of the historic castles in the city (or an easy drive/train ride away).
Where to start? Buckingham Palace is open through the end of September, with garden trails, storytelling sessions and workshops to enjoy. Here are the other castles and palaces to tick off your list - summer hols have never been so refined.