Let the kids try codebreaking at Bletchley Park

Operate a Bombe machine and find the daily Enigma settings at Bletchley Park. Picture: Shaun Armstrong - mubsta.com

Operate a Bombe machine and find the daily Enigma settings at Bletchley Park. Picture: Shaun Armstrong - mubsta.com

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Children under 12 go free at the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern technology.

Pay a visit to Bletchley Park this half term and let the whole family enjoy the story of this important historical site which played a vital role during the Second World War.

Listen in on the enemy's secret messages at Bletchley Park. Picture: Shaun Armstrong - mubsta.com

Listen in on the enemy's secret messages at Bletchley Park. Picture: Shaun Armstrong - mubsta.com

Children can follow the Codebreaker trail and take part in a Marvellous Morse workshop.

Free Codebreaker challenge trails are available to pick up as you arrive at Bletchley Park throughout the week. On Thursday, February 18, the Marvellous Morse workshop will run in both the mornings and afternoons, also at no extra charge.

Visitors of all ages can now add some luxury to their visit by stopping for a delicious afternoon tea in the iconic Victorian Mansion. Bookings must be made online or by phone at least 48 hours in advance.

Free multimedia guides feature a family tour, including puzzles and storytelling to make a visit exciting for children, and there are child-friendly interactive exhibitions throughout the site, making Bletchley Park a great day out for the whole family.

Bletchley Park is hosting Bleeps and Buzzers workshops on Saturday, March 12 as part of British Science Week. You can book now for this workshop, which is included in the cost of admission. Families will make their own Morse code buzzer circuit, intercept enemy transmissions and save the day!

Bletchley Park played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

Over the past 20 years, it has become an internationally renowned site, visited by people from around the world, which acknowledges the successes from the war and the people responsible for them. It celebrates their values - broad-minded patriotism, commitment, discipline and technological excellence. By presenting and explaining these achievements and these values, in the very place where they occurred, Bletchley Park brings together the dramatic history of the 20th century with the challenges we face in the 21st, in our rapidly changing and technologically complex society.

Visit www.bletchleypark.org.uk