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Half term fun at Pendennis Castle

10 — 19 February 2012

A week of events at Falmouth's castle including sleepovers and ghost tours!

FAMILY GHOST TOURS - Fri 10 Feb, tours at 6pm and 8:30pm

Adults £15.00 / Children £10.50
English Heritage Members: Adults £12.00 / Children £8.40

Minimum age is 8 years for children.
Booking essential: 0870 333 1183
HALF-TERM TRAIL - Sat 11 – Sun 19 Feb, 10am – 4pm

Normal Admission Prices: Adults £6.30 / Concessions £5.70 / Children £3.80 / Family £16.40  
English Heritage Members: Free
CASTLE SLEEPOVERS: FAMILY - Wed 15 Feb, 8pm – 10am

Prices: Adults £65.00 / Children £50.00 / Family £195.00
English Heritage Members: Adults £55.00 / Children £45.00 / Family £170.00

Minimum age is 8 years for children.
Booking essential: 0870 333 1183

Find out more...

Pendennis Castle in Falmouth has everything parents need to keep the kids entertained this Half-Term. 

English Heritage will be opening the castle doors from the evening of Friday 10 February and then daily from Saturday 11 until Sunday 19 February with an array of family-friendly activities on offer, including the launch of its first ever castle sleepover for families.
On the evening of Friday 10 February pre-booked visitors can enjoy a special family ghost tour of Pendennis Castle at night, led by some of the Keep’s resident historical characters. 

Explore every part of this atmospheric site, including the Half Moon Battery, underground magazine and spooky Tudor Kitchen. 

Families will be treated to tales of times gone by and should beware any unexpected visitors who may be lurking round the corner!  A cup of hot soup rounds off the night.

Mystery Trail
Then from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February English Heritage is calling on young investigators to help crack the clues and earn their special prize in a mystery trail around the castle.
The highlight of the week comes on Wednesday 15 February when, for the first time ever, Pendennis Castle plays host to an exclusive sleepover for families. 

Hot on the heels of the popular adult’s only event, families can enjoy a fun-filled overnight stay in Pendennis Castle’s Keep, complete with twilight tour, ghost stories round the fire and supper in the Keep. 

The event promises a truly unique experience in a spectacular historical setting and will be completed by a cooked breakfast the following morning.
Charlie Fear, English Heritage Events Manager for the West, said: 'We’re thrilled to be offering such a fun and varied programme of events this February Half-Term. 

'Our season usually kicks off around Easter, so it’s great to be able to offer even more activities for families this year.  Our evening ghost tours are often reserved just for adults, so we’re sure children will be very excited about the prospect of exploring the castle by night, not to mention the chance to spend the entire night in the castle with our sleepover event!

'Meanwhile our Half-Term Trail offers the perfect daytime activity for children to run around and burn off some energy while learning about some of the most important times in England’s history.'
Visitor numbers are limited for the Ghost Tours and Castle Sleepover events and restricted to a minimum age of eight years for children. 

Advanced booking is essential, call 0870 333 1183 to reserve a place.  No booking is required for the daytime Half-Term Trail.
For more information about the events and accessibility visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk/pendennis.