I like "doing" things for my birthday, and as I'm more of an old lady than a party animal, that usually means wandering around an old house/castle/other town. This year, at the end of August, we went to Hampton Court to check out the old digs of Henry the VIIIth. We did the maze and the audio tour (they also do a kids version - genius!) and spent a good few hours soaking it all in. It's a shame that only the castles and fancy houses are left from all those centuries ago, as it would be really interesting to see how common people like us lived back then, don't you think?