Emma and Marcus Morris, both 28, took children Emily, 4, and Oliver, 3, plus grandma Jane, to Windsor Castle.
“Emily had been banging on about wanting to visit the Queen, so we decided to make her wish come true. Emily loved the huge Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the boys did a bit of male bonding while learning about all the armour and historic guns. Grandma was in her element taking them round the special Marcus Adams: Royal Photographer exhibition, which includes lots of very cute baby pictures of Queen Elizabeth and the late Princess Margaret. And me? I took advantage of a bit of ‘me’ time to admire the sheer grandeur of the place. Perfect!”
● To get to Windsor Castle, exit the M3 at junction 3. Trains run from London Waterloo or London Paddington.
● The castle is open from 9.45am until 5.15pm until October (it closes at 4.15pm over the winter months).
● A family ticket for two adults and up to three children costs £42 (or £22.50 during the closure of the state apartments).