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Escape the Crowds Weekend Easter Ardress House

Easter weekend you can enjoy a quiet family day out at Ardress House. Enjoy a blacksmith demonstration and open space for a more calming Easter experience.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Watch on as a blacksmith lights the Forge at Ardress and demonstrates old blacksmithing traditions. Stroll around the cobblestone yard, feed the chickens and pet the friendly farmyard animals. This event is a quieter alternative for families who wish to avoid the busier events at other national trust properties.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Suitable for children if accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point



Blue Badge parking available adjacent to Visitor Reception. Accessible toilets and farmyard. Farmyard has accessible path around perimeter of cobbled farmyard. Ground floor house accessible. Lady's Mile walk uneven in places.

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