For families

The barn

Enjoy junior tractors and trailors on the ground floor of the barn

Enjoy junior tractors and trailors on the ground floor of the barn

Indoor and outdoor fun

As well as exploring the grounds of Castle Ward, visit our Barn to enjoy farm themed activities.

Get active - miles of trails

Explore the new multi puropse trails network at Castle Ward © National Trust, Castle Ward

Explore the new multi puropse trails network at Castle Ward

Come and enjoy our beautiful new multipurpose trail network. The network of 22 miles (35km) of trails has upgraded 10 miles (15.5km) of existing paths and provides 12 miles (18.5km) of new trails.

Great walks

Explore the trails at Castle Ward © National Trust

Explore the trails at Castle Ward

There is no better way of appreciating this beautiful demesne than by exploring on foot.

With 2 miles (3km) of new pedestrian only trails whether you are looking for a gentle stroll or an energetic hike, there are countless places to discover at Castle Ward.

Cycling

Cycling is a great pastime © National Trust

Cycling is a great pastime

Cycling is a enjoyable and environmentally friendly way to visit Castle Ward. Our new cycle trails will make it easier for your family to explore beautiful parts of the demesne. Clearsky Adventure Centre, located on the property, have bikes available for hire.

We have cycle parking on site for those who want to enjoy a car free day.

Victorian Pastime Centre

Pupils experience what life was like as a servant in the Victorian Era 

Pupils experience what life was like as a servant in the Victorian Era

Visit our Victorian Pastime Centre in the Stableyard and dress up as a Victorian boy or girl. Play some of Master Ward’s Victorian games such as diabolo and pecking chickens.

Dont forget to visit the Laundry in the Stableyard where family, visitors and servants’ clothes would have been washed. Our tack room displays saddles and bridles used by the family and the working horses.

Adventure and woodland playground

Enjoy a thrilling ride on the zip line © National Trust

Enjoy a thrilling ride on the zip line

Our adventure and woodland playground will keep the children occupied for hours. Older children can enjoy thrilling rides on zip line, fly down the mega slide and relax on the bucket wing while the younger children enjoy our woodland playground. Bring along a picnic and enjoy lunch right beside the playgrounds.

The kids won’t want to leave.

Have bags of fun

Collect your tracker pack from our visitor reception and get more from your visit to Castle Ward.

Take part in the tasks designed by young Edward Ward who grew up here. Improve your journalists' skills in a fun way.

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