Christmas decoration woodcraft weekend

A 'gods eye' traditional festive decoration hanging on a Christmas tree

On 3&4 December come and meet James from Woodland Classroom, as he shows you how traditional Christmas decorations would have been made. See some of his own work, and have a go yourself for free.

From 3rd December we are getting Chirk Castle ready for Christmas, including making all of our own medieval style decorations, and so can you!
 
James will lead a foraging walk to gather materials from the woodland each day from 10:30am to 11:30am which you are welcome to join. After that meet James from 12noon in the Adam Tower to learn how to make a traditional natural decoration, such as Gypsy flowers, wreaths, God's Eyes and more, or tree-cookie snowmen and Santa sticks for the kids.
 
Please meet at the Home Farm Courtyard, just after the Ticket Office, for the foraging walk at 10:30am. From 12noon crafts will be taking place all day in the Adam Tower, in the castle courtyard, finishing at 4pm.
 
The foraging walk will be along woodland trails so please dress warmly and bring sturdy footwear. Craft activities take place in the Adam Tower where it may be cold, so please wear warm clothes.
 
The foraging walk will be along uneven paths with a loose surface, and may also be muddy, so will not be suitable for wheelchairs. Access to the Adam Tower is possible for craft activities.
 
Decorations making is free, but normal admission applies - prices are on our website. National Trust members have free admission. If you would like to make a donation for materials it would be appreciated, or if you leave your decoration with us we will use it for our Medieval Christmas.