History for Kids

Langley Castle Hotel, located just a few miles from Hadrian’s Wall and from medieval Hexham, can not only promise children an amazing stay within walls that have experienced 671 years of history, but also deliver holiday history, in an engrossing and fun fashion.

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Our ‘Hairy History’ guide, which interprets the castle’s dramatic and turbulent past, since 1350, in a humorous way and features its reception-based knight ‘Gilbert’ on the front cover.  This free resource is then linked to other history-focused activities, sure to deliver an important mix of family we-time and learning.


Langley Bear and the Snowy Knight tells of the fun had by Langley Bear, and his friend Gilbert when they discover a blanket of snow across the Langley grounds.  The kind-spirited little bear then sets out to find a way to contact others and have them share in the fun by joining a huge snowball fight.

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