HANDS-on history experiences are being offered at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens.
Families can find out more about pirates and highwaymen at the English Heritage estate in various activities throughout the summer holidays.
There are pirate trails, a highwayman assault course, hornpipe dances, fancy dress, storytelling, cutlass drill and craft sessions.
Normal admission charges apply, plus an extra charge of £1 per child for sessions.
Activities run from Saturday to Monday, August 26.