The Huggable Tree Trail

Our Rangers have made a Huggable Tree Trail for you to discover the wonderful world of our Woodland.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Feel the texture of the tree, watch it swaying in the wind. Explore the birds and insects that live in and around our trees. From birds to bees, from bark to beetles , there is so much to discover.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Chirk Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.75
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.50 £6.75
Child £3.75 £3.35
Family £18.75 £16.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.85

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please note: we offer reduced, off-peak pricing from 2 February to 8 March 2019, and 9 to 24 November 2019 (weekends only), when the main castle rooms are not fully open due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please enter through the Ticket Office to collect your trail leaflet.
What to bring and wear
The Trail takes place outside so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Depending on the weather some of the paths may be muddy.
Accessibility
The estate and gardens have good accessibility, however there are some uneven paths and mild gradients throughout. If you are unsure please contact us for a copy of our Access Statement.
Other
Normal admission applies (National Trust members are free). Please note that dogs are not permitted in the gardens or Pleasure Ground Wood, so you will not be able to complete the trail with your dog. Dogs are welcome on the walks across our lovely 480 acre estate. Please contact us if you need more details before you travel.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Josie Rayworth
Email
josie.rayworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01691 776 310

Upcoming events

The Huggable Tree Trail

Sat 20 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Our Rangers have made a Huggable Tree Trail for you to discover the wonderful world of our Woodland.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 20 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
The Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious chocolate eggs at Chirk Castle. Now it's up to you and your family to follow the trail, solve the clues and win your Cadbury chocolate prize!

Nordic Walking (Tues)

Tue 23 Apr 2019
10:00-11:30
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Nordic Walking (Thurs)

Thu 25 Apr 2019
13:00-16:00
Let the outdoors move you with weekly Nordic walking sessions led by the Erddig Nordic Walkers on the Chirk estate.

Running for beginners

Sat 27 Apr 2019
09:00-11:00
Give your fitness a boost in the beautiful surroundings of the Chirk Castle estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people, and who knows? You might be taking part in one of our 10km runs before you know it!

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle

Sun 28 Apr 2019
08:00-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore Chirk Castle's estate for free.