Toddler Thursdays

Join our weekly outdoor activity group for under 5’s and their parents/guardians throughout January and February.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Make the most of winter with your little ones by getting out and about in the beautiful grounds of Chirk Castle.

We’ll get up to all sorts of fun including muddy play, welly walks, scavenger hunts and outdoor crafts. We will also aim to make the sessions as child-led as possible, so the children are free to explore what interests them and what they enjoy.

Booking is not needed, please just turn up on the day for the start of a session.

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 £15.80 £14.20
Child £7.90 £7.10
Family £39.50 £35.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.90 £7.10
Child £3.90 £3.50
Family £19.70 £17.70
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.10

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...

Off-peak pricing applies from 6 January to 6 March 2020, and 7 to 29 November 2020 (weekends only), when the castle rooms are closed due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at 10:30am at the Ticket Office. You do not have to stay for the whole session if you don’t want to!
What to bring and wear
We will be outside whatever the weather, so wrap up warm in clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy.
Accessibility
Sessions can be adapted to be wheelchair accessible, please contact us and we can make arrangements to suit.
Other
Toddler Thursdays will take place from 10.30am to 12.00pm on the following dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 6th, 27th February (The 20th February is half-term so we will be doing activities for children of all ages.) In extreme weather (lots of snow or high winds) we will have to shut the Chirk Castle estate. Please check our website before setting off, we will put a notice on the front page if the castle has to close.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 January 2020 10:30 - 12:00 Available
6 February 2020 10:30 - 12:00 Available
27 February 2020 10:30 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Winter Bird ID walk

Fri 24 Jan 2020
13:00-14:30
Join our resident bird expert and Ranger Keith for a walk around Chirk Castle's parkland looking and listening out for all of the winter bird life to be found.

Running for beginners

Sat 25 Jan 2020
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!

Bushcraft taster sessions, with Woodland Classroom

Sat 25 Jan 2020
11:00-12:30
We welcome James from Woodland Classroom to the estate for some fun Bushcraft taster activities.

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle

Sun 26 Jan 2020
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 Jan 2020
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.

Guided history tours

Mon 27 Jan 2020
11:00-15:00
Join history expert Huw for different tours of the castle exterior, to find out about Chirk Castle's fascinating 700 years of history.