- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Berkeley Castle is England's oldest inhabited castle and most historic home. Over 24 generations of Berkeley's have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a truly stately home full of treasures.
You can see the cannons facing out over the meadow, the massive stone keep with the Civil War breach made by Cromwell's troops, the trip steps up to the keep to trip attackers, the cell where King Edward II was murdered, the deep dungeon where people were thrown in to die, Queen Elizabeth I's bedspread, the Great Hall where the last Jester in England died (was he pushed? Did he fall?) and so much more!
Events and activities for families and children are run throughout the year. Choose from arts and crafts, Jester's Dragon Hunt, storytelling, archery sessions and jester skills. And whilst you're here don't forget to call in on the Great Hall to see the five exquisite costumes from BBC2's drama Wolf Hall!
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ, England
Click here to visit Berkeley Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
11:00 - 17:00 on open days.
Last guided tour is at 15:30 and last entry is at 16:00.
The Castle is always closed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for private events.
The Butterfly House is open Sunday to Wednesday inclusive from May to September.
Children (age 3 - 16): £6.00
Concession (full-time student or aged 60+): £9.00
Student: £9.00 Family (2 adults and 2 children): £30.00
Under 3s: Free
Tea rooms in the castle.
Toilets near the tea room and near the Picnic Area. Disabled toilets are onsite.
All kinds of things from wooden swords, to books and postcards. A range of chocolates and nice things to eat, plus some things for mum and dad.
Baby food facilities
Baby changing facilities.