Bruce Castle has a dedicated family gallery, runs free events throughout the year and during school holidays, and has a range of activity trails and booklets.

The Park has a children’s play area just behind the Museum.

Boy playing with giant chess set outside Bruce Castle Museum

Christmas @ Bruce Castle 

Enjoy a seasonal craft and complete our Christmas tree trail this festive season!

Winter Wreath Making

  • Sunday 10 December, 1.30-3.30pm

Free, all materials included.

advert for wreath making activity

This festive season, come along to Bruce Castle, see our twinkling trees and be inspired to create a winter wreath out of card, ribbon and natural materials.

This activity is free, and is suitable for children aged 5-10 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For any queries, please email museum.services@haringey.gov.uk

Christmas Tree Trail 

Coming soon.

  • Wednesday - Sunday, 1-5pm
cartoon christmas trees

See our twinkling trees and learn about the history of Bruce Castle by taking part in our FREE Christmas tree trail!


Little Explorers Gallery 

Drop-in to the gallery during opening hours to explore our interactives, dress-up in costume, read a book, or try a puzzle.

Our dedicated family gallery is aimed at parents and carers with children aged 3-8 years old. 

Organised groups e.g. nurseries, play-centres etc. will only be admitted to the gallery if they have pre-booked through our education team.  

There may occasionally be a wait for the gallery if an educational session is taking place.


Girl reading a book about castles outside Bruce Castle Museum

Trails and activity booklets 

Discover more about the house and grounds with our family friendly activity booklets. 

Mystery Manor  

Meet Wilbur the Wyvern, a dragon-like creature who sits on Bruce Castle. In this sticker activity booklet, Wilbur will guide you around his home to explore the mysteries of the manor house. 

Pickup from the main Reception Desk, £1 per booklet 

Bruce Castle Tree Trail  

Explore the beautiful grounds of Bruce Castle Park and the creatures and mini-beasts who call it home! The booklet contains a range of hands-on activities perfect for children who love getting outdoors and exploring nature. 

Pickup from the main Reception Desk, £1 per booklet 

Family trail booklet with magnifying class