Castle Rising | Day Out With The Kids

Castle Rising

Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Built way back in 1140 AD, Castle Rising is a historic gem for your little royals to lose themselves in. It’s a spectacular maze of stone steps and makes for a fantastic play fort.

This is one of the most renowned 12th Century castles in England, and for good reason. In its long history, it's been a hunting lodge, a royal residence and even housed Queen Isabella following her dastardly part in the murder of her husband, Edward II.

Kids can explore the ramparts and search the horizon for enemy hordes. Then when the perimeter is safe, they’ll love tumbling down the grassy moat slope or listening out for the local grasshoppers. It’s also a great spot from which to watch fireworks exploding in the night sky, or watching the sun go down.

  • 12th-century castle
  • Explore the tower and many corridors
  • Pack a picnic


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Castle Rising, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6AH, England


Click here to visit Castle Rising's website
01553 631330

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st April - 1st November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 (or dusk)

2nd November - 31st March
Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 24th - 26th December


General Admission
Adults: £4.50
Kids: £3.00
Under 5's: Free
Seniors: £3.80
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £14.00

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