Order a combination ticket online for Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens. Make reservations at the restaurant at least 6 weeks in advance.
This day is best done when there is no rain, as the majority of it is outdoors.
Would not go in winter due to being predominantly outdoors
Buy tickets online. Instead of lunch at the cafe, bring food to have a picnic - there’s plenty of outdoor space.
Alnwick Castle has everything needed to keep parents and kids happy. For fans of “The Boy Who Lived”, it will simply be referred to as the Harry Potter castle. Take one of the several tours of its 1,000-year-old battlements and watch the children as they role-play and “fly” like Harry Potter. Relax at the cafe, then stroll through 12 acres of beautiful gardens. And how do you end such a day? By having a magical dinner high off the ground in the largest treehouse in Europe. Whether or not you’re a Potter fan, visiting Alnwick Castle with kids is a magical experience for all.