Christmas at Powis Castle

Peter Rabbit Winter adventure image

Following the impact of the coronavirus crisis Christmas at Powis Castle & Garden will be a little different this year and unfortunately, we won't be hosting our Father Christmas Grotto or Illuminated Garden events. Instead this Christmas is all about wintry walks, warming cups of hot chocolate, Christmas shopping, oh and let's not forget a winter adventure with Peter Rabbit™.

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping, and Christmas is just around the corner. It’s time to get into the festive spirit and there’s no better way than by visiting Powis Castle and Garden.

Please note: From 6pm on Friday 4 December, changes to Welsh Government legislation mean we will be able to welcome visitors from tiers one and two in England and level one and two in Scotland, to our places in Wales. The garden, shop and café are open to groups of four or less (excluding children below 11) unless they are from the same household. In line with Welsh Government legislation, the castle is currently closed.

To avoid disappointment please book in advance via our What's On page, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

Join Peter Rabbit™ on his winter adventure

Enjoy the magic of a Peter Rabbit™ winter adventure activity trail on 5-23 and 27-30 December and 1-10 January, 10am-4pm (last entry 3pm).

Peter Rabbit’s friends need some help finding items to see them through the cold winter months. Lend a hand to some of Beatrix Potter’s well-loved characters such as Squirrel Nutkin, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Jemima Puddle-Duck, and solve the clues to earn a special trail badge and certificate.

Each Peter Rabbit trail is £2 and includes an activity pack, a pencil, a certificate and a reward badge. It can be purchased on the day you visit.

The Peter Rabbit trail is held within the garden where normal admission prices apply and pre-booked tickets are recommended, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays.  See the What’s On section of our website to book your ticket.

A Peter Rabbit winter adventure trail
A Peter Rabbit winter adventure trail
A Peter Rabbit winter adventure trail

Winter walks

Pull on your winter woollies and blow away the winter cobwebs with a stroll along the Top Terrace, through the Edwardian Formal Garden or amongst the trees in the Wilderness, our formal woodland.

Take in the breath-taking view across the Severn valley, admire ancient yews glittering with fairy lights, and explore 17th century Italianate terraces; they’re at their most magical with a fine dusting of winter frost.

Our garden is open 10am-4pm and pre-booking is recommended (closed 24-26 and 31 December and 1 January).

Follow our winter garden walk to see the highlights of the season:

Tasty treats

If you’re feeling peckish, we have plenty of festive treats available in our Courtyard Café. From soups and light bites, to Christmas wraps, cakes and of course mince pies, there’s lots to choose from.

If you’re looking to warm up with a hot drink, or to take one with you on your garden stroll, why not treat yourself to our limited edition Millionaires Hot Chocolate? Of course, we’ll have all your usual favourites available too.

Our cafe is open 10am-4pm everyday*. To keep everyone safe we’ve introduced social distancing measures, will only be accepting card payments and in line with government guidance, you will be required to wear a face covering unless you are seated at a table. Please bring one with you. (*closed 24-26 December and 31 December-1 January).

Shop ‘til you drop

Christmas shopping? Skip the hectic high street and wrap up your gift buying in our Courtyard Shop.

Decorations, homeware, gorgeous gifts, festive foods, and gift hampers made to order; our range has everything you need for a magical Christmas. What’s more, every penny spent in our shop remains at Powis, helping us to continue looking after this special place for everyone, for ever – thank you for putting a sparkle in our Christmas too.

Our Courtyard Shop is open daily 10.30am-3.30pm until 22 December. To keep everyone safe we’ve introduced social distancing measures and we will only be accepting card payments.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Powis this Christmas and add some sparkle to your festivities.