Drop-in toddler play - January well-being

Drop by the Chirk estate on Tuesdays through January for some guided toddler activities in the Wild Play area. A great way to get your little one out and about and engaged with the natural world.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join our engagement officer Rachel for some guided activities, including Wild Art, Mini-beast hunts, bug ID and more.

Activities are offered on a drop-in basis, so come and see us in the Ticket Office to get started. Activities are available from 11am to 3pm and take place in or around the Wild Play area and the Kitchen Garden, both near the car park.

PLEASE NOTE: the castle and gardens are closed during January.

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
Children are very welcome at this event
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet at the Ticket Office. Activities will take place in the Wild Play area or the Kitchen Garden.
What to bring and wear
Please dress up warmly in suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.
Accessibility
All activities will be accessible, but give us a call if you are unsure.
Other
The castle and gardens are closed. There is no admission fee for this activity. Activities are designed on a drop-in basis, so there is no schedule through the day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 January 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available
29 January 2019 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Chirk Castle
Email
chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01691 777701

Upcoming events

Nordic Walking (Tues) - January well-being

Tue 22 Jan 2019
10:00-11:30
This January get fit focus on your well-being in the outdoors with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Drop-in toddler play - January well-being

Tue 22 Jan 2019
11:00-15:00
Drop by the Chirk estate on Tuesdays through January for some guided toddler activities in the Wild Play area. A great way to get your little one out and about and engaged with the natural world.

Ranger Rambles - January well-being

Wed 23 Jan 2019
11:00-12:30
Join the Chirk Castle Ranger team each Wednesday through January for different walks in the castle's historic parkland.

Nordic Walking (Thurs) - January well-being

Thu 24 Jan 2019
12:00-15:00
Let the outdoors move you this January with weekly Nordic walking sessions led by the Erddig Nordic Walkers, Thursdays on the Chirk estate.

Running for beginners - January well-being

Sat 26 Jan 2019
09:00-10:00
Give your fitness and well-being a boost this January on the Chirk estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people. Who knows? You might be taking part in one of our 10k runs before you know it!

Marshmallow toasting - January well-being

Sat 26 Jan 2019
11:00-15:00
Drop-by Home Farm and join us for some yummy marshmallow toasting on Saturdays in January.