Autumn Adventures

A family plays with the autumn leaves at Castle Ward

Autumn is our favourite time of year at Castle Ward when the estate is bright with seasonal colour. We're celebrating the harvest season with walks, seasonal delights, trails and more than a few pumpkins...

 

The playground will keep kids (and big kids) entertained
The adventure playground at Castle Ward
The playground will keep kids (and big kids) entertained

Music in the Stableyard

After a long walk through the trails, treat yourself to a slice of freshly made ginger cake and a coffee while you enjoy live music in our Stableyard. 

Scarecrow Festival

Take part in our Scarecrow Festival by adding your own creations and admiring the work of your local community groups. Vote for your favourite throughout the week,

Castle Ward is full of colour in the Autumn months
A family out on an autumn stroll at Castle Ward, Co. Down
Castle Ward is full of colour in the Autumn months

Crafty Tea-room Treats

Pick up your cookie decorating kit from the tea-room and get messy with decorating your scarecrow or pumpkin throughout the Hallowe'en period.

Try your hand at icing biscuits
A child ices a biscuit in a National Trust kitchen
Try your hand at icing biscuits

Pumpkinfest

26 - 27 October

Our annual Autumn extravaganza! Come along to get your pumkpkin carved, explore the yellow brick road into the mansion house and bring your own scarecrow creation to compete in the competition.

Discover Autumn adventures at Castle Ward
Castle Ward on a busy Pumpkinfest day
Discover Autumn adventures at Castle Ward