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History Unlocked! Warwick Castle raises the portcullis on history with free online resources

History experts at Warwick Castle have developed a range of free resources to support families across the UK with fun and educational activities.

From printable colouring sheets, word searches and  quizzes to videos that explain key periods in the castle’s almost-1000-year history, the new History Unlocked section at hosts a wide range of resources, activities and downloadables, all available for free.

Videos include a virtual tour from the castle’s history team, explaining how it is designed to defend against attack, and outlines from Head of Historical Interpretation, Melissa Perry, detailing interesting facts and stories from the castle’s history. The online activity pages and printables are suitable for a wide range of ages, from pre-school to Key Stage 3.

“Our focus is to try and support the community as much as possible during this difficult time,” explains. We hope these resources provide some interesting insight into the castle, as well as educational fun for families whilst they are currently unable to experience the castle in person.”

Nick Blofeld, Divisional Director at Warwick Castle

Parents whose children are trying out the new resources are encouraged to show off the results of their activities on social media, tagging @warwickcastle and #MakingMagicwithMerlin to share the fun with families around the world.

The first of the range of History Unlocked resources, along with further information on the history of Warwick Castle, are available now at with more activities to be added over the coming weeks.