Half-term portrait trail

Pick up a castle trail and use the clues to discover more about the paintings hanging in our opulent State Rooms.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Can you spot the dog hidden in the portrait of Lady Violet? See what instrument is the Empress Josephine playing? Or find Mary Preston to discover the colour of her dress? This family trail has something to keep all ages entertained.


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


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.15 £6.50
Family £35.75 £32.50
1 adult, 2 children £21.45 £19.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Pick up your clues as you move through the castle.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 February 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 February 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Powis Castle
Call 01938 551920

Upcoming events

Half-term portrait trail

Sat 24 Feb 2018
Pick up a castle trail and use the clues to discover more about the paintings hanging in our opulent State Rooms.

Half-term garden trail

Sat 24 Feb 2018
Discover more about some of Powis' more elusive visitors.

World Book Day weekend

Sat 03 Mar 2018
Bring your £1 book token along to our Courtyard Shop and exchange it for a free World Book Day book. Come dressed as your favourite character and choose either free entry to the castle and garden or a free cookie and drink in the restaurant.

Mother's Day afternoon tea

Sat 10 Mar 2018
This Mother's Day, why not show your mum how special she is by treating her to afternoon tea at Powis Castle? Spend some quality time together whilst enjoying delicate sandwiches, homemade cakes and of course, an indulgent glass of fizz.

Flower workshop and afternoon tea.

Sat 17 Mar 2018
Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Treat her to a fabulous flower arranging workshop and afternoon tea at Powis Castle.