There’s a real half term treat coming up at Scarborough Castle this February half term. English Heritage has teamed up with award-winning animation studio Aardman – of Wallace & Gromit fame – to celebrate the release of Oscar-winning Nick Park’s new film, Early Man, released this month. Young visitors to Scarborough Castle can take part in a special trail, following clues in search of the Early Man tribe and discovering centuries of history in one day. Participants will also receive an Aardman model-making kit!
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug (Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and the Bronze Age to save their home. Visitors can also enter a special competition to win tickets to a VIP screening of the film at Stonehenge. The trail takes place from Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th February 2018, and there’s an additional £1 charge per trail.
Scarborough Castle is a cracking day out. Take a kite, pack a picnic and warm up with hot chocolate from the cafe. Our kids love running around the ruins and looking at the boats – as well as being a great place to visit, it’s got the best view in town.