Spooky storytelling, with Andy Harrop-Smith

Spooky Halloween stories with our favourite local storyteller Andy Harrop-Smith.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Spooky storytelling sessions through the day with local, professional storyteller Andy Harrop-Smith, joined by his puppet Bad Billy-Bones. These stories are great for kids of all ages.

Storytelling will take place indoors, but please be aware that the storytelling space is up a flight of stairs. Sessions will take place throughout the day from 11am to 3pm, and stories will be repeated so don't worry about missing any.

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 £14.00 £12.60
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.00 £31.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.35
Whole property: off-peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £17.50 £15.75
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.35
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.67

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 3 February to 9 March 2018, and 10 to 25 November 2018 (weekends only), when the State Rooms are not fully open due to conservation work.

The basics

Suitability
Children are very welcome!
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Look out for the timing board on your way into the castle courtyard.
Accessibility
The storytelling space is up a flight of stairs so unfortunately is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Other
Normal admission or National Trust membership is required.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 October 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

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SOLD OUT. Join grassland fungi expert Debbie Evans to explore Chirk Castle's estate and take a look at some of the 19 fascinating species of grassland fungi you can see. Booking essential.

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Wed 24 Oct 2018
10:00-16:00
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Sat 27 Oct 2018
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!

Spooky storytelling, with Andy Harrop-Smith

Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Spooky Halloween stories with our favourite local storyteller Andy Harrop-Smith.