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Ten things to do in Summer with kids

From fun nature trails and LEGO® beach parties, to outdoor swimming and family-friendly boating trips, our TOP 10 things to do with the kids this summer will keep the whole family entertained.

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Terrible Tuesdays

On Tuesdays throughout August, come and meet King John for free family history talks about the Magna Carta and Runnymede. Listen to stories in the very meadows that made King John famous. Terrible Tuesdays are suitable for children aged five and up. Be sure to pay a visit to the new Writ in the Water architectural artwork celebrating the Magna Carta afterwards.

Swimming galore

There’s nothing like cooling off with a dip in the swimming pool during summer. Our outdoor swimming pool is the perfect spot for children to enjoy the water and for parents to soak up the sun in the pool-side loungers.

Fierce Ladies and Naughty Knights

Visit Windsor Castle just upriver from The Runnymede on Thames on Saturdays throughout July and August for special family activities. Fierce Ladies and Naughty Knights runs from 11:00 to 16:00 every Saturday in St George’s Hall, where children can try on costumes and handle fascinating objects.

Summer of LEGO®

The Runnymede on Thames is just a short drive from LEGOLAND® Windsor, which is planning a Summer of Fun this year for families. As well as the usual rides and festivities, there will be a beach party for kids, LEGO® build activities and a pop-up sandy beach.

Boating on the river

Have a family adventure by getting out in a boat this summer to explore the River Thames for yourself. Our electric boats are available to hire from our private jetty. We’ll show you the ropes and even supply picnic boxes on request, before you set off for a roam along the river.

Open air theatre

Head over to the magnificent Windsor Great Park this August for some family-friendly open-air theatre. Held in The Savill Garden, watch Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes or Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

Texture and colour family trail

This self-guided trail in Runnymede and Ankerwycke is all about spotting the flora and fauna that make the area come to life during the summer. Explore amazing National Trust land with the whole family with the help of this summer’s special trail sheet.

Dinky Diners and Duckling Dinners

Throughout the summer holidays, we’ll treat your little ducklings to a child-friendly Dinky Diners lunch in our Leftbank restaurant for just £10. Alternatively, come for dinner on a Friday or Saturday evening for our £10 Duckling Dinners. Children will even be able to build their own burgers or work with our chefs to create their own pizza toppings!

The Goblet of Fire

Go on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour for The Making of Harry Potter this summer and enjoy an extra family treat at the Goblet of Fire. This special feature is dedicated to the Goblet of Fire part of the film series, revealing costumes, secrets and a behind-the-scenes look.

Games by the river

Our lawn by the River Thames is the perfect spot for a little competitive family spirit. With oversized sets of Jenga, Connect Four and Chess, as well as a table tennis table, enjoy some family-friendly entertainment in a gorgeous setting. And relax on a bean bag with a drink for afters – you deserve it.

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