Snowdrops at Chirk Castle

Chase away those winter blues with a beautiful walk around Chirk Castle's award winning gardens and Pleasure Ground Wood, and see a carpet of delicate snowdrops.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Pleasure Ground Wood is always a lovely place to view a stunning carpet of snowdrops, a sure sign that spring is on the way.

Enjoy the early spring bulbs throughout the garden and visit the lower East Wing (timed ticket only, available on the day, places very limited, first entry 11:15am), Adam Tower, Dungeon, shop and cafe.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on the snowdrops. Please note that main castle rooms are closed for conservation until 9 March.

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!
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please enter through the Ticket Office, you will be directed towards the best places to view the snowdrops. There will also be direction signs in the garden.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor footwear and dress warmly.
Accessibility
The Pleasure Ground Wood is accessed through the garden via a 200m walk across grass and stone paths with some minor gradients.
Other
Please note that the main castle rooms are closed for conservation until 9 March. The lower East Wing (timed ticket only, places very limited, first entry 11:15am), Adam Tower and Dungeon are open, as are the cafe and shop. Opening will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions - please contact the property before making a long journey. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the gardens or Pleasure Ground Wood, but are very welcome on the rest of the estate on a lead. Normal admission prices apply (Off-peak prices due to the reduced number of castle rooms that are open). National Trust members are free.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 March 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle

Sun 24 Feb 2019
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.

Snowdrops at Chirk Castle

Sun 24 Feb 2019
10:00-16:00
Chase away those winter blues with a beautiful walk around Chirk Castle's award winning gardens and Pleasure Ground Wood, and see a carpet of delicate snowdrops.

Nordic Walking (Tues)

Tue 26 Feb 2019
10:00-11:30
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Climb a huge hill, a '50 things' walk - February half-term activities

Tue 26 Feb 2019
11:00-12:00
Are you ready for a challenge this half term?! Number 28 of the 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ is to climb a huge hill!

Winter woodland welly walk - February half-term activities

Wed 27 Feb 2019
11:00-11:30
Join us for a family friendly walk to explore our woodland in winter.

Marshmallow toasting - February half-term activities

Thu 28 Feb 2019
11:00-15:00
Warm up around the fire and toast some tasty marshmallows and make s’mores!