Easter fun at Chirk Castle

Daffodils on the lawn at Chirk Castle seen from the East

We're looking forward to spring and some fantastic Easter fun at Chirk Castle.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt takes place over Easter weekend from Good Friday on 30 March to Easter Monday on 2 April, and this year Bunny has hidden more clues around the gardens and woods for you to find, all connected to his favourite signs of spring.

If you complete the trail you will earn yourself a Cadbury chocolate prize. Trails are £2.50 each. Normal admission or a National Trust membership is also required. Pick up your trail leaflet from Home Farm.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt family
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Spring Nature Trail

This year we have a special Spring nature trail running from 24 March, starting at Home Farm, a great way to explore and find out more about the Chirk Estate.

Start at the Ranger Hub at Home Farm, and follow the trail up to the gardens. Normal Admission or a National Trust membership is required. There is no additional charge and no prize for completion of the trail.

Get fit this Spring:

  • Our free nordic walking group meets every Tuesday.
  • Our free beginner running group meets every Saturday.
  • Our Trust10 10k trail takes place on the fourth Sunday of each month.

This Spring we have exhibitions from:

  • Local artist Raye Bower, responding to the veteran trees and wildlife of the Chirk estate (10 March to 29 April).
  • Local branches of the Embroiderer's Guild, responding to the history of Chirk Castle (5 May to 15 July).

For more events and more information on those listed above please visit our What's On page here.

A bee among the visitors enjoying bluebells at Chirk Castle
Bee feeding on a bluebell
A bee among the visitors enjoying bluebells at Chirk Castle

Find the 'signs of spring' at Chirk Castle

Spring is on its way - the flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming, and birds are chirping. Now is the perfect time to get outdoors to spot the signs of spring at Chirk Castle, and our nearby properties Erddig and Powis Castle - all within an hour drive of each other. Whether you love daffodils, bluebells, lambs in the parkland or the sight of returning swallows you can spot them all with us.

Download our signs of spring trail to follow spring across our three properties:

Find the signs of spring at Chirk Castle, Erddig and Powis Castle (PDF / 3.8MB) download

We'd love to see your signs of spring pictures, share them with us or our National Trust Wales Facebook page using the hashtag #NTFirst.