Windsor Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Windsor Castle

Windsor, Berkshire, England

  • Gardens at Windsor Castle
  • Entrance to Windsor Castle
  • Outside view of Windsor Castle

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Calling all royalty - official or otherwise! Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen and well worth a nosy!

Discover 900 years of British history across 13 acres of lush grounds. Explore the palace's State Apartments which have hosted royals over hundreds of years - like Charles II and George IV. These are all decked out in the height of luxury and works from The Royal Collection of art.

On the free family audio tour meet Horace, a timeless tutor and Tommy, his pupil. They’ll be your trusted guides today. Meet their many magical peers who also call the Castle home, including Gilbert the Grotesque, Tipu Tiger and Cyril the ‘Page of the Back Stairs’ on a tour aimed at children between 7 to 11. Plus a top tip: the Changing of the Guard takes place on alternate days throughout the year and if you can catch it, would be quite a sight!

  • See the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world
  • Follow the free audio tour and meet characters like Gilbert the Grotesque!
  • Try and catch the Changing of the Guard


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ, England


Click here to visit Windsor Castle's website
0303 123 7304

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st March - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:30

1st November - 28th February
Monday to Sunday 09:45 - 16:15

The Castle is closed on 14th April, 25th & 26th December and during Royal visits. Closures can happen, so please double check to ensure the Castle is not closed when you plan to visit.


General Admission
Adults: £21.20
Kids (5-16): £12.30
Seniors (60+): £19.30
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £54.70

Last Entry

90 minutes before attraction closes.

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Guest suitability

There are two stepped entrances into the Castle. There are 17 stone steps into Queen Mary's Dolls' House from the North Terrace. The Castle is situated at the top of a steep hill and there are long distances that have to be covered on site.