Looking to spend quality time with your Dad and the rest of your family this Father’s Day? Join us here at Alnwick Castle with your loved ones for one of the best family days out in the North East.

Take a look at our top recommendations for things to do for families at Alnwick Castle, including family friendly entertainment for all ages to enjoy, relaxing pursuits for a chilled out Dad, or discovering the dramatic history of Northumberland and exploring one of the most spectacular castles in the north east. There is something for everyone here at Alnwick Castle this Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June 2024. 

Delve into the history of
Alnwick Castle

Does your dad have an interest in history or exploring the heritage that Northumberland has to offer? Why not treat him to a Father’s Day at Alnwick Castle. With over 900 years of dramatic history to discover, you and the family can find out more about the UK’s second largest inhabited castle, serving as a military outpost, a teaching college, a refuge for evacuees, a film set, and not least as a family home throughout its expansive history.

Delve deeper into the extraordinary family history and travel through the centuries of this living, evolving castle. From medieval architecture, to our fine and decorative art collections, and the palatial interiors of the Alnwick Castle state rooms, there is so much to discover.

Whether you are looking for a fun day immersing yourself in medieval crafts, weapons talks and demonstrations, with the events at Alnwick Castle, or discovering more about our very own replica Napoleonic cannon on our Gun Terrace, there is something for all of the family at Alnwick Castle. 

Step in the footsteps of
film stars

Swap sitting on the sofa watching a film this Father’s Day, for stepping in the footsteps of stars who have filmed here at Alnwick Castle. Over the years the castle has played host to a wide array of film and television crews, from Downton Abbey, to Transformers: The Last Knight, Harry Potter, Dungeons and Dragons, Robin Hood: Prince Among Thieves, and many more!

Feel like you are on a film set as you walk around the iconic Alnwick Castle, learning more about key filming locations inside the castle with our 'on location' guided tour, as well as being inspired by the magic of Harry Potter and undertaking one of our Alnwick Castle broomstick training lessons set within our spectacular grounds. 

Discover the great outdoors

Get some fresh air this Father’s Day and venture on a walk with the family around Alnwick Castle grounds. On your stroll through Alnwick Castle you will be able to see breathtaking views of the surrounding Northumberland countryside, look out for local wildlife, as well as be able to spot many different species of trees, some of which were typically used within ‘Capability’ Brown’s landscape designs.

You can find out more about how to spot one of his landscapes with our ‘Capability’ Brown blog. Not only is a walk at Alnwick Castle a great way to get active but it is also the best way to see and explore some of the most beautiful areas of the Northumberland countryside. Don’t forget to download our visitor map on your smartphone to help you explore!

Explore all that Alnwick
has to offer

After spending your day at Alnwick Castle why not explore the local town? There are plenty of things to do in Alnwick, and it offers a warm welcome to visitors, with cobbled streets leading to cosy pubs, cafes, and restaurants serving local produce. Alnwick also has a whole host of shops to explore, set in beautiful stone buildings surrounding the market square, which is only a short walk away from Alnwick Castle.

Looking for a gift for your Dad this Father’s Day to commemorate your visit to Alnwick Castle? Before you journey home, head to our gift shop where you are sure to find the perfect present. 

Pay for a day, visit for a year

Did you know that when you buy any admission ticket for Alnwick Castle via our website it automatically becomes an annual pass? That’s right, when you pay for a day you can visit for a year!

With an annual pass you and the family can enjoy visiting Alnwick Castle throughout the year when the castle and grounds are open to the public. Buy your tickets online today to visit us and secure your twelve month pass to one of the best places to visit in Northumberland.