Calan Gaeaf: Autumn garden trail

This Autumn we’re celebrating the ‘Cynhaeaf’ (Harvest) by looking at how the garden prepares for the cold snap.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Welsh festival Calan Gaeaf signals the night before the first day of Winter in the Celtic calendar?

The festival was a time to commemorate the dead, when spirits walked the earth but also a time to celebrate the ‘Cynheaf’ (Harvest) and prepare for colder months ahead.

Join us on a sensory journey around the garden to look at how nature and the gardeners prepare for the cold snap.

Why do trees shed their leaves and how would you wrap up warm, ready for hibernation?

Prices

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

Prices

Castle and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.73
Child £7.00 £6.36
Family £35.00 £31.82
Guided tour N/A £9.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.95
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.30 £8.45
Child £4.65 £4.23
Guided tour N/A £9.20

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...

The basics

Suitability
Welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Other
Dogs now welcome in our cafe

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
20 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
21 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
22 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
23 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
24 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
25 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
26 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
27 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
28 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
29 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
30 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
31 October 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
1 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
2 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
3 November 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Penrhyn Castle
Email
penrhyncastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01248 353 084

Upcoming events

Calan Gaeaf: Autumn garden trail

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:30-16:00
This Autumn we’re celebrating the ‘Cynhaeaf’ (Harvest) by looking at how the garden prepares for the cold snap.

Halloween: The Ghosts of Penrhyn Castle

Sat 19 Oct 2019
11:00-16:00
Have you ever heard a creak or felt a chill on the back of your neck as you walked around the Castle? If you're feeling brave this Halloween join us as we explore the real ghost stories of Penrhyn Castle.

Beginners running programme - Group 13

Sun 20 Oct 2019
09:30-10:30
Join a friendly running group in the grounds of Penrhyn Castle. No matter what your ability or fitness level, you can enjoy walking, jogging & running, inspired by the beautiful views! Our lovely Run Leaders will support you every step of the way.

Christmas wreath making workshops

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-11:45
Start a new Christmas tradition this year with some traditional wreath making in the elegant surroundings of the Grand Hall.

Christmas weekends at Penrhyn Castle

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Start your own tradition and celebrate the festivities with us this year. Join us for traditional games, festive greenery crafts, wreath making workshops, wassail punch and wintry walks.

Sunday dog walking sessions at Penrhyn Castle

Sun 24 Nov 2019
11:30-12:00
Bring your four-legged friend (or friends) for a Sunday stroll around the grounds at Penrhyn Castle.