Royal Patronages - RNLI at 200 | Half Term Activities at Windsor Castle

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Pug Yard Learning Centre, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

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Girl taking part in craft activities at Windsor Castle.  Image Jane Massey.  Credit: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2024.

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Families visiting Windsor Castle this half term can explore how The King and other members of the Royal Family support many different charities and organisations through Royal Patronages. This year marks the 200th anniversary of one of those organisations, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which is a charity that saves lives at sea.

Every day during half term, children can enjoy some creative crafting at the Castle’s Pug Yard Learning Centre. Inspired by the work of the RNLI, children can create a memento to take home, such as a rocking lifeboat or a winter sea collage. While touring the State Apartments, children can also follow a family trail to learn more about Royal Patronages and charities supported by the Royal Family and hunt for the charity ‘mascots’ hidden throughout the State Apartments.

Families visiting the Castle during half term will also be able to view the special display in the magnificent Waterloo Chamber celebrating the centenary of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. This will allow visitors to get up close to some of the tiny treasures usually contained within the Dolls’ House and appreciate the extraordinary attention to detail that the craftspeople involved lavished on every miniature item. The items range from a tiny grand piano, to a miniature vacuum cleaner and sewing machine.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Included with Castle ticket or 1-Year Pass

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift - gives access to State Apartments and Semi-State Rooms.
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop on audio tour.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs - water available on request
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Italian audio guide
  • Japanese audio guide
  • Mandarin audio guide
  • Portuguese audio guide - Brazilian Portuguese
  • Russian audio guide
  • Spanish audio guide

Catering

  • Cafe
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Undercroft Café serving freshly prepared meals, including sandwiches, wraps, salads and sweet treats and an exclusive selection of teas
  • Refreshments Available
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Gift shop - Step into the Windsor Castle shops and experience a world of exclusive gifts and royal souvenirs, including commemorative chinaware, glittering jewellery, sumptuous homeware, delicious food and drink and charming gifts for children.
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Green Transport - Green Line from London. Buses and coaches from Slough, Staines, Heathrow and Bracknell.
  • Parking (charge) - No car parking on site but follow the signs for LONG STAY PARKING in Windsor town centre; these car parks are better value if you are visiting the castle.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - A typical visit lasts between 2 and 3 hours.
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Only Blue Bage Guides accredited to Windsor Castle are permitted to guide within the precincts of the Castle.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 9999
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates - Reduced admission charges apply to groups of 15 or more visitors
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Mandarin printed material
  • Portuguese printed material - Brazilian Portuguese
  • Russian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - In addition to trails and a children's audio guide we now offer an exciting family programme every Saturday throughout the year, linked to the amazing history of Windsor Castle, the magnificent art works on display and the royal residents past and present who have lived here.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

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