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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Windsor

Visiting the Crown Jewel of castles is just one of the unique things to do in Windsor, and there's lots for local families too!

Built by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, Windsor Castle is now a residence of our Royal family. Extensively remodeled, an audio tour will take you through 900 years of history. Let Horace, the Timeless Tutor and his student, Tommy take you round and introduce you to the many magical characters that have roamed rooms in years gone by.

The castle itself covers 13 acres and entrance includes the State Apartments, which hold fine art from Rembrandt, Rubens and more, St George’s Chapel where 10 monarchs are buried and a precinct tour and will be a highlight of any Windsor family day out.  

Make the most out of being so near to the River Thames on a Windsor Duck Tour. It may look like you’re boarding a road vehicle for a drive around the streets of the city but hold on to your hats as it splashes down into the river to give you unique views of the castle and Eton. Live guides will ensure you get the most out of this unique, amphibious tour!

If you’d prefer a more traditional boat trip then French Brothers Boats Windsor will take you on a leisurely jaunt up the river. You can choose from short distances or a full day trip.

It may be hard to suggest a trip to Windsor to the children without mentioning LEGOLAND. A full day out in itself and just two miles outside the city it has over 50 interactive rides, shows, workshops, a driving school and, of course, a lot of Lego!

Find your perfect day out

A group of adults in the Nets Adventure at Go Ape Black Park

Go Ape Black Park

  • Wexham
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Fancy a truly memorable day out? With high ropes, nets, trampolines and even a forest segway experience to share with your tiny adventurers, at Go Ap...

Kids playing at the Jelly Lounge

The Jelly Lounge5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fancy a meal out but worry the kids will get bored easily? The Jelly Lounge is the solution to your problem! This colourful, family-friendly restaura...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

The Windsor Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Windsor
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Are you in the mood to solve a mystery? For Queen, country and buried treasure, it’s time to take on The Windsor Mystery Treasure Trail. The trail is...

Windosr Castle on huntfun Windsor trail

Huntfun Windsor

  • Windsor
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Create your own adventure tale in which you and your family are the heroes! Grab a treasure map and solve the mystery of the huntfun treasure hunt in...

Windsor Castle's garden on Curious About Windsor trail

Curious About Windsor

  • Windsor
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Windsor gives an novel insight into what makes this regal town what it is. Whether a resident or visiting for the first time, you're gu...

St George's Chapel building

St George's Chapel

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Landmarks

St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle is an 11th century Gothic masterpiece, featuring a stunning Henry VII stone ceiling. There’s also lots of royal...

Gardens at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

  • Windsor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Calling all royalty - official or otherwise! Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, the official residences of Her Ma...

Windsor Duck Tours

Windsor Duck Tours

  • Windsor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Planning a day out in or around Windsor? You’ve got to try the famous Windsor Duck Tours! What starts as a normal bus tour of Windsor suddenly turns...

Boat at French Brothers Boats Windsor

French Brothers Boats Windsor

  • Windsor
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

French Brothers now offer a huge range of public boat trips and special events along the Upper Thames. These include round trips as well as trips bet...

Dad and son on trampoline at Extreme Motion in Windsor

Extreme Motion

  • Windsor
  • Outdoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Have you got a particularly energetic child who would relish the idea of jumping, spinning and cycling for an entire day? Then Extreme Motion is the...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Eton Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Eton
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take a stroll with a difference on the Eton Treasure Hunt Trail. With code busting and clue cracking at its core, this is the only way to explore suc...

Boat at Salters Steamers in Windsor

Salters Steamers

  • Windsor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Salters Steamers offer a variety of hugely popular pleasure trips through some of the most beautiful scenery in England. During the summer their sche...

A family watching the race at Ascot Family Racedays

Family Racedays at Ascot Racecourse

  • Ascot
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Remember your first time at the races? Experience the thrill of raceday with your kids at the historic Ascot Racecourse and enjoy a whole afternoon o...

Swimming pool at Windsor Leisure Centre

Windsor Leisure Centre

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

With the famous Windsor Castle nearby, Windsor Leisure Centre is a multi-purpose gym offering first-class health and fitness facilities. There is an...

Bird exhibit at Museum of Eton Life in Windsor

Museum of Eton Life

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Eton Life is 1 of 2 museums within Eton College. The Museum of Eton Life tells the story of the foundation of Eton College in 1440 and...

Men next to vehicle at History on Wheels Museum in Windsor

History on Wheels Museum

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

TheHistory on Wheels Museum was first opened to the public in 1980, and as the name implies, within this Museum can be found a truly unique collectio...

Adults crafting at Hands-on Art Adventures in Windsor

Hands-on Art Adventures5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Hands-on Art Adventures provides the inspiration, you bring the imagination. An Experienced Art Teacher will guide you from design ideas to finished...

Horse and rider jumping at Snowball Farm Equestrian Centre in Slough

Snowball Farm Equestrian Centre

  • Slough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

The folks at Snowball Farm Equestrian Centre provide a friendly and professional, family-run and BHS approved riding school, plus livery yard, traini...

Slough Ice Arena

  • Slough
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Shoot across the ice with the greatest of ease at SilverBlades Ice Rink Slough. Their rink is open to all with extra icy activities to get kids confi...

Empire Cinema screen

Empire Cinema Slough

  • Slough
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Jump into a different world at Empire Cinema in Slough, where you can find all the magic of the latest and biggest budget blockbuster films, plus wit...

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