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London For Toddlers: Mountfitchet Castle

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All ages

Mountfitchet Castle

Outside London

£12.50 - £16.00

Welcome to Mountfitchet Castle, a captivating destination perfect for children of all ages.

This extraordinary place transports you to medieval times through a meticulous model village, where you can interact with animals and delve into history in a fun and engaging way. Roam through the Norman Motte and Bailey Castle and Village, a faithful reconstruction of its original historic site, offering a glimpse into Domesday England's life.

Explore various model village and castle buildings, siege weapons, and freely roaming animals across the expansive 10-acre grounds.

Uncover the wonders of the House on the Hill Museum, an awe-inspiring space boasting a staggering collection of over 80,000 toys, books, and games from the late Victorian era to the 1990s. This unparalleled assortment showcases the evolution of social history through cherished playthings, entertainment, and family amusement. Delve into a remarkable display featuring WWI and WWII artefacts, a Showbiz Collection, and even a Rock 'n' Roll exhibition. Hands-on activities abound, from puppet theatre and Lego tables to trying on historical helmets and masks.

The museum isn't just about history; it celebrates joy and nostalgia. Explore the Showbiz Collection, marvel at iconic film and TV props from Star Wars to Dr Who, and relish the Rock 'n' Roll exhibition that immerses you in the vibrant 60s and 70s era. The adventure continues with amusing old-style amusement machines and educational displays on World Wars, pirates, cowboys, and more.

Don't miss the eerie charm of The Haunted Manor for a small extra entrance fee per person, and the thrill of encountering life-sized dinosaurs on your journey to the museum.

Amidst these enthralling experiences, immerse yourself in an interactive wonderland where learning and excitement go hand in hand.

Mountfitchet Castle and its captivating Museum are bound to leave a lasting mark in your kids' memory.


Adults £16.00
Children (3-13yrs) £12.50
OAP's £14.50
Haunted Manor in the Museum: extra charge of £1.00 per person


Open every day until November
10:00 - 17:00
Last Admission: 16:00
The Museum closes at 16.45

Mountfitchet Castle

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex

CM24 8SP


Stansted Mountfitchet station


Parking on site


The Castle complex has a tearoom located in the visitor centre which seats approximately 50 people, and picnic tables outside.


Baby changing facilities in the toilets, pram accessible paths


As there are numerous animals roaming freely within the grounds, dogs at the Castle are not allowed.


Disabled Access at the Castle is limited. Mountfitchet Castle is a Grade II listed monument governed by the Dept for the Environment - therefore the castle is unable to add disabled concrete ramps and handrails.