Heritage Open Days is a once a year opportunity to explore and discover hundreds of hidden gems in local history, and the best thing is that it's completely free. Run by volunteers there are events all across the UK ranging from historic houses, gardens, tours, museums and more, as well as the chance to see places that are not normally open to the public.
If you or your children are interested in history, art, architecture or nature then they should find lots to see and do, and many of the events are aimed specifically at children. You can search for events near to your home, or just browse the map, and you night be surprised at where you can visit.
I just had a look for events near to my home, and there were more than 100 places to visit within 20 miles! We do live near to Manchester so there are a huge amount of historical buildings in a big city like that to see, however there are lots of more local events too. I think my eldest will be very interested in the archaeological dig that will be open to visitors that weekend, as well as the Transport Museum, and the Roman Fort!
The Heritage Open Days was set up by the National Trust, so to be able to visit some of their properties without having to pay would make a fantastic free day out, and might just spark a new interest for your child.
There are events across the whole of the UK, and you can find all the information on the link above.
Thanks to karri123 @ HUKD