Today with the home ed group, we went to Dover castle; and as we were going as a group and had informed the castle a few weeks ago, we all got in for free :-)
I've been to Dover Castle once before; many, many years ago, before Rye. It's changed quite a lot, last time I went the castle was just empty rooms, no floor etc and I remember being a wee bit disapointed. However there's a few rooms that have now been recreated. We didnt' actually get to see much because Rye was a little nervous the dimly lit rooms, and he just wanted to play and eat the sweets I mistakeningly bought him BEFORE we'd been around the castle. Shan't make that mistake again!
However, I hadn't expected to be able to take him in to see many of the exhibits as he's not beeen before and Rye is not a child who adapts comfortably to "first" experiences. So I'll be taking him back another time, and I expect he will be much more interested.
That's not to say fun wasn't had. :-) We've had some new members lately to the group, and it's lovely the kids are getting on great. Particularly nice as one of the children was horribly bullied at school and was a little scared of other children; so to see them all running around and having fun was really wonderful.