Autumn at Penrhyn Castle

Family playing in autumn leaves

To help you enjoy the autumn at Penrhyn we've put together a list of things to see and do this season at Penrhyn Castle.

Half Term Fun at Penrhyn Castle

World on a Plate

Discover what foods may have been in the Victorian Kitchen in autumn.  Which foods were grown in Penrhyn?  Where in the world did these foods originate from?  Where is our food grown today? This October half term, explore the kitchen cupboards and find out what they reveal about the castle’s worldwide connections.

The Victorian Kitchen will come alive with the sound and smell of cooking.  Pick up an activity leaflet from the Visitor Centre and take part in our food trail. Suitable for both kids and grown-ups, this event takes place between the 23rd and 31st of October. Come one and all!

Stinky Stories

On the last weekend of the October half term, Penrhyn Castle invites you to listen to some Stinky Stories. Siwan Llynor will be story telling in the Dung Tower.  What are those noisy gardeners upstairs talking about?

Prepare to be absorbed into the world of a Victorian Scullery Maid as she tells her tales in the Dung Tower. This immersive experience runs on the 30th and 31st of October. Book on the day, spaces are limited – first come first served!

Discover the What a World Exhibition

What a World is the creative response students from Our Lady’s Primary School had to the pieces in Penrhyn Castle’s collection that link to our colonial past, the transatlantic slave trade and the culture of colonialism. Come and take a look at this thought-provoking exhibition in the castle. Find out more here.

Explore the Tree Trail at Penrhyn Castle

On this self-led trail around the Garden, learn about the essential role trees play through sensory and creative activities. Between the 11th of September and the 17th of October, pick up your trail map from the visitor centre and explore the wonderful trees surrounding Penrhyn Castle.