At Lancaster Castle families are welcome but the use of the building by the court does mean that all access is by guided tour, which might be too long for very young children to remain quiet.
Children under 5 are free, but parents need to use discretion about whether the tour is suitable for them. They do offer tours specifically for children on Wednesdays at 14:00 throughout the summer holiday and during local half terms.
There are family-friendly workshops at Christmas, and this year for the first time at Halloween.
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Shire Hall, Castle Parade,
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids): £20.00
Yes, there is parking nearby.
No general parking on-site but disabled parking spaces are available.
Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
Lancaster Castle has not told us about their dining options.
No, Lancaster Castle is not wheelchair friendly.
The area outside the gatehouse is cobbled and difficult for wheelchair users. Access to the remainder of the building is via uneven floor surfaces, with changing levels and flights of stairs throughout the tour. Pushchairs are not allowed in the tour.
No, Lancaster Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
No dogs allowed.