Have a close encounter with Daleks and medieval peasants in Essex

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex

Choose to travel back in time to medieval England in 1066, the toys of your childhood or even WWII (though chances are you’ll want to do all three).

Start your family holiday in Stansted Mountfitchet, travelling back in time to medieval England of 1066 at Mountfitchet Castle. Enter the many ancient dwellings, smell the log fires burning and enjoy the ambience of a bygone lifestyle.

Take a nostalgic trip back to your childhood at House on the Hill Toy Museum where you can get close to the Daleks, see life-size Star Wars figures and have a close encounter with prehistoric dinosaurs.

Next, head to the Imperial War Museum in nearby Duxford. Located on the UK’s best-preserved WWII airfield, it tells the story of aviation history throughout the ages, with plenty of interactive exhibits to play with.

Finish your child friendly holiday in one of many excellent local B&Bs. Puttocks Farm, near great Dunmow, has its bedrooms in a converted barn with lovely countryside views, whilst the pretty pink Cottage Guesthouse at Birchanger offers a four star welcome in the peaceful Stort Valley.

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