What's on for families

What's on for families

Family visits at the Tower of London

Families have always lived and worked in this famous fortress, from royal families to guards, servants, and even prisoners! Now you can join them for an exciting day of discovery. However old your children are, there is plenty to see both inside and out that will entertain them... whatever the weather. 

Yeoman Warder Tours

Join one of the famous Yeoman Warder tours where Yeoman Warders (popularly known at ‘Beefeaters’) will entertain you with tales of intrigue, imprisonment, execution, torture and much more. Tours start near the main entrance every 30 mins. 

Activity trails

Why not explore the home of the Queen's Crown Jewels and the rooms of Edward I with our family trails. Packed with fun quizzes, activities, facts and illustrations, they are the perfect way to explore the Tower as a family.

Trails are free and are available throughout the year. Pick up a trail at the Welcome Centre, or download them below.

Multimedia guides

Discover the Tower with one of our multimedia guides and experience five different tours - choose stories about the Normans and before, and the Medieval Palace. Find out more about imprisonment and execution inside the Tower and be dazzled by the Crown Jewels. Finally, listen to our Chief Yeoman Warder telling you what it's really like to live inside a Royal Fortress. A guide for children is also available.

Fun games to play!

Enjoy yourselves! Visiting a Historic Royal Palace shouldn’t be boring. Try these entertaining activities with your family:

Give us a clue
You’ll hear about all sorts of interesting people during your visit. Take it in turns to pretend to be one of them, or act our part of their story, and see if the others can guess who you are.

Kids rule!
Since the White Tower was built, there have been six kings and one queen under sixteen.  How about letting your children take the lead? You might be surprised where they want to go; remember to call them “Your Majesty” and to bow and curtsy!

So many Towers!
Look around, there isn’t just one Tower of London, there are twenty! Some still have people living in them, some store valuable items and some are used by palace staff. See how many you can get to during your visit; and how many more you can see.

School holidays
During school holidays we have costume guided events and craft activities that are mainly aimed at primary school children. Visit our ‘What’s on’ section for more information on current and upcoming events >

Tower Highlights 

Visit our top things to see and do page to find out about palace highlights of visits to the Tower.

Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

  1. Click here to download Acrobat Reader
  2. Alternatively, Adobe offers a service for converting PDFs into HTML or plain text. Access this service here

    Jewel House Family Trail: Tower of London
    (Adobe PDF, 9.92MB)

    Medieval Palace family trail: Tower of London
    (Adobe PDF, 447KB)

    The Tower - a guide for families
    (Adobe PDF, 1.41MB)

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