Families at Lewes Castle

Activities: there are lots of dressing up clothes, trails, quizzes and activity boxes for families throughout the site. You can download some of the activities to bring with you on your visit. We also run historical activities in the school holidays. See events for full details or call 01273 486290.

Trails and quizzes: Castle TrailBones and Tusks, Name Game

Pictures to colour: Medieval People, Hunting with Horses, Ships

Recipes to try: Sussex Pie, Gingered Bread, Horse Bread 

Stories to read aloud: The Knucker, The Blacksmith and the Tailor

Learn about the Battle of Lewes: Life in 1264; “The Lewes Chronicle”: News from the Battlefield

Young French speakers: La vie des enfants au temps des châteaux forts

Virtual Collections: The Anglo-Saxons; The Battle of Lewes; Objects from prehistory.



Refreshments: you are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the gardens and there are lots of cafes and shops nearby.

Practicalities: please click here for parking in Lewes and a map of Lewes. The Castle is a short walk from the train station and directly on the bus routes. Lewes Castle has lots of steps up to the keep which are not suitable for pushchairs. We can usually store your pushchair at the front desk or you can leave it in the lower garden.