Rockingham Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Rockingham Castle

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Rockingham Castle was built by the famous William the Conqueror, for 450 years Rockingham was a Royal fortress, and since then it has been home to the Watson family, who happily welcome you and yours to explore them and theirs!

It's set in a panoramically beautiful location with views over five counties on a clear day and is surrounded by 12 stunning acres of wonderfully contrasting landscaping.

They have masses of wide open green spaces that the kids are welcome to play and run about on, though they do request that no ball games be played in the formal gardens for the safety of the plants and flowers - otherwise you're welcome to play what you like so feel free to bring your backyard favourites! Kids can also follow the trail of Wentworth the Gallant Guardian of Rockingham Castle as they complete his quiz in the grounds!

This is matched on the inside by the Eye Spy booklet which will help keep kids focussed and interested as they move through the magnificently furnished rooms which are stylistic examples of several key historical periods. Thoughtful exhibitions explain the Castle's history and a new audio visual display will excite your little knights with the concept of the 'Castle Under Siege'!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH, England


Click here to visit Rockingham Castle's website
01536 770240

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

April 16th - End of May
Sunday & Bank Holidays 12:00 - 17:00

June - End of September
Tuesday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 12:00 - 17:00
Castle and Grounds may be closed due to a booked event. 


General Admission
Adults: £12.00
Kids: £7.50
Family: £31.50

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome on the grounds. Assistance/Guide Dogs only in the castle. 

Guest suitability

Pushchairs are not permitted in the Castle. Due to the historic nature of the Castle it can prove difficult for a wheelchair user.