Christmas through the ages - medieval weekends

On three weekends in December enjoy our Christmas through the ages decorations, along with music, medieval characters in the courtyard, fun and games to bring Chirk Castle to life.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Chirk Castle's courtyard will come to life on the first three weekends in December with a medieval feast for the senses, showing you some of the smells, sounds, sights and tastes of traditional festivities.

This year meet medieval characters in the courtyard, with activities, crafts, including table centres, medieval food and drink, music, a jester and circus entertainments, falconry, archery, and storytelling.

Normal admission applies. National Trust members are free.

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 £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £6.80 £6.10
Child £3.40 £3.05
Family £17.00 £15.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.62

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...

Please note: we offer reduced off-peak pricing from 28 January to 24 February and November weekends when the State Rooms are not fully open due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Children are very welcome!
Assistance dogs are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Some of the activities will be outside, so dress warmly!
Accessibility
Some parts of the event will be difficult to access for those with limited mobility. Please request a copy of our access statement if you have any questions.
Other
For Father Christmas grotto booking please see separate event listing (available in the autumn).

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
9 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
10 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
16 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
17 December 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Running for beginners 2017

Sat 25 Nov 2017
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!

November Weekend Conservation Tours

Sat 25 Nov 2017
11:00-16:00
Join one of our special weekend conservation tours this November to find out about the special conservation work our House team do over the winter.

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle 2017

Sun 26 Nov 2017
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.

Guided estate walks

Sun 26 Nov 2017
11:00-13:00
Fancy seeing more of what Chirk Castle estate has to offer? Join a guided walk and enjoy the freedom to explore.

Nordic Walking 2017

Tue 28 Nov 2017
10:00-12:00
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Christmas through the ages - medieval weekends

Sat 02 Dec 2017
10:00-16:00
On three weekends in December enjoy our Christmas through the ages decorations, along with music, medieval characters in the courtyard, fun and games to bring Chirk Castle to life.