January well-being at Chirk Castle

Explore the woodland at Chirk Castle

Get your 2019 off to a great start with outdoor activities on the Chirk estate, designed to help with wellness and well-being, and get you feeling fantastic. There are guided activities through the month, or take a walks map and spotter sheet and explore the beautiful 480-acre estate. Please note the castle and gardens are closed through January.

Following a bit of festive excess, January is a great time to focus on your own wellness and well-being. What better way to do it than to get outdoors, and reconnect with nature.

Chirk Castle and the gardens are closed for conservation work in January, but we have a beautiful 480 acre estate that is just starting to come to life through the first month of the year. As the month rolls on, if you look carefully, you can see the very first signs of spring starting to appear.

In January 2019 we have guided activities through the month, to help you explore the estate, connect with nature, make new friends and work on your own wellness and well-being. There is: Nordic Walking, Beginner Running, Ranger Rambles, Volunteer Guided Walks, Winter Tree ID, Mindfulness, Drop-in toddler play, Marshmallow toasting, and Family Bushcraft.

The breathtaking Chirk estate covers over 480 acres
Chirk Castle estate and castle as seen from Tyn y Groes
The breathtaking Chirk estate covers over 480 acres

You can find out more about each of the activities on our website here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle/whats-on

Or download a copy of the January activity programme to stick on your fridge here: January 2019 Activities (PDF / 0.9189453125MB) download

There are also three beautiful walks on the estate, so drop by the Ticket Office to pick up an estate map, and a copy of our January spotter sheet to help you find those elusive first signs of Spring.

You can also download the spotter sheet here: January 2019 Spotter Sheet (PDF / 1.376953125MB) download

Guided walks are also available on our website here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle/lists/explore-the-chirk-castle-estate

A beautiful misty sunrise over the Chirk estate
A misty sunrise over Chirk Castle estate
A beautiful misty sunrise over the Chirk estate

So this January join us in the fresh air, and get your new year off to a great start!

Please note: the castle and gardens are closed during January. There is no admission fee, access to the estate is free. Please see the event listing for individual event details and booking requirements for each activity.

The castle and gardens are open from 2 February 2019 for snowdrop walks. During February there is limited opening to some of the castle rooms on a timed-ticket basis. Half-price admission applies due to limited room opening. Main season full opening is from Saturday 9 March 2019.