Storybook trail

Can you help the bold Knight Princess to rescue the frog prince? Follow our trail, find the animals in their homes and see if you can help.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Whilst off on an adventure, the Knight Princess has discovered a frog that claims to be a prince. To break the spell someone has to find out his real name. Can you help?

Follow the trail and find the doors to the animals homes hidden around the Pleasure Ground wood, and see if they can help you to find out the Prince's real name.

Normal admission applies to access the gardens and Pleasure Ground Wood. National Trust members have free admission.

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
Pick up your trail handout from the Ticket Office on your way in. The trail starts in the Pleasure Ground Wood next to the gardens, so follow your map or ask a helpful member of staff along the way.
What to bring and wear
The trail takes place outside so please dress appropriately. Paths are generally hard standing but can get muddy, so we recommend good outdoor footwear.
Accessibility
The trail takes place along mostly hard standing paths, but there are some moderate gradients and if the weather is wet it can be hard going in places.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
19 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 August 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Running for beginners

Sat 18 Aug 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!

Storybook trail

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:00-17:00
Can you help the bold Knight Princess to rescue the frog prince? Follow our trail, find the animals in their homes and see if you can help.

Observation beehive show-and-tell

Sat 18 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Ever wondered what goes on within a Bee Hive or wanted to know more about the Honey Bee? This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Chirk Castle bees and meet their keeper John.

Falconry in the gardens

Sun 19 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Relive history at Chirk Castle with falconry in the picturesque gardens. Watch a flying display, and take the opportunity to get closer to these amazing birds.

Nordic Walking

Tue 21 Aug 2018
10:00-11:30
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Natural art

Tue 21 Aug 2018
11:00-15:00
Get creative and go wild this summer with some natural art.