For families

The garden's a great place to explore © NTPL

The garden's a great place to explore

Perfect for families

  • Ponds, flowers and vegetables – Spot fish in the ponds as well as other wildlife; smell the flowers and visit our garden to see what's growing.
  • Wilderness walks – Follow the route through the woods and look out for bird and bat boxes; what other wildlife and bugs can you spot around the grounds?
  • Activities in the garden – Take a '50 things' trail around the grounds; they're free and available from our garden kiosk.
  • Play games on the croquet lawn – The lawn's an open space for fun and games with slopes nearby to roll down.
  • Children's trail  – try our 'spot-the-animal' challenge in the castle.
  • Baby-changing and toilet facilities – They're located under the ballroom and below the bookshop
  • Food and drinks – Children's meals and lunchboxes are available from the restaurant as well as snacks from the shop.

What’s on

Come rain or shine, we’ve a range of outdoor and indoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Kids can have a go at our 'spot-it-trail' as they explore the castle, or become a Powis ranger in the garden.

Lunches for kids

Kids love picking their own colourful lunch box in the restaurant, and choosing which healthy and delicious snacks they’d like to put in it. They can enjoy their lunch either inside or in the picnic area outside.

Lady Henrietta’s in the courtyard or Lady Violet’s in the garden?

50 things challenge

Enjoy the great outdoors with our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenge. From going on a barefoot walk, to exploring inside a tree and flying a kite - which will you try first at Powis?

Ready for Welsh adventures with 50 things?

We asked S4C presenter Leni Hatcher to find out which of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ that kids in Wales like. Was it den building? Or snail racing? Or rolling down a hill? Take a look at this video to find out. . .