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Grass snake talk with Chirk Castle's rangers

Join our ranger team in the Mindful Meadow for a fascinating talk and craft session on grass snakes.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us on 23 and 24 July to learn more about the grass snakes that can be found on the Chirk Castle estate. These fascinating reptiles - which are harmless to humans - are the UK's only egg laying snakes. Our ranger team are holding talks at 11am and 2pm each day when they'll tell you more about them. You'll than have the chance to make your very own elder bead snake to take home. This activity is free, but places are limited - see the ticket office on arrival to secure your place. Normal admission charges apply if you wish to visit the castle and garden, free entry to National Trust members and under 5s.

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

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The basics

Booking details

Call See ticket office on arrival

Suitability

Children accompanied by an adult welcome

Meeting point

Head to the ticket office to secure your place on the day.

What to bring and wear

This event takes place in a meadow, which can be uneven in places and has some long grass area. We recommend wearing long sleeves and trousers and sensible footwear.

Accessibility

This event takes place in a meadow, which can be uneven in places. All registered assistance dogs are welcome in the gardens. Our visitor shuttlebus runs from the Ticket Office, up the steep hill to the Castle. There is a step-free route of the garden. Please contact us to borrow and reserve a wheelchair or to hire our Tramper. Home Farm has a cobbled area.

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