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Family days out at Llanerchaeron

A young child playing in the autumn leaves
Child playing in the garden at Llanerchaeron in October | © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Enjoy a day out exploring a traditional Welsh estate. Visit the animals in the farmyard, take a stroll around the redbrick walled garden and take a moment to pause by the ornamental lake. Let the little ones explore nature, spot local wildlife and take part in our seasonal activities. The Georgian villa is open to explore from spring until early winter, inviting families inside to discover it’s history, alongside refreshed exhibitions.

Refreshed rooms

The latest exhibition Pwyth a Gweu // Stitch and Weave displays a mix of tapestries, woven textiles and embroidery which date from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Most of these items have not previously been on display to the public. Each item has been handpicked to reflect Pamela’s broad interests and include a variety of styles, historical periods and techniques. 

One of the oldest pieces is an intriguing fragment of the tapestry 'Diogenes discarding his cup', which is from a series called 'The Life of Diogenes', will be on show. It is thought to have come from the Mortlake workshop in London in the late 17th century. Numerous sets and partial sets of the ‘Diogenes’ tapestries survive in National Trust collections, including at Chirk Castle and Dyrham Park. 

The Billiard Play Room

The Old Billiard Room is open for families to enjoy. Historically a place of play and relaxation, this space is now an warm, creative and inviting area for everyone to enjoy. Come and have a go at the ping pong table, the table football or the wooden dominoes games.

Planning your family visit

To help you plan your day out in advance, here’s some key information:

· Find all our opening times here for the different parts of the estate. Please check before you travel as times may vary depending on the season.

· Take part in our fun events throughout the year, browse them all here.

· Dogs are welcome around most parts of the estate. Read more about visiting with your four-legged friend here.

· Toilets can be found in the visitors building by the car park, and opposite the cream-coloured old stable block.

· Admission prices can be found on our webpage here (National Trust members enter for free).

· If you’re visiting with a wheelchair or pushchair, there is level access from the car park to the house and farmyard. Accessible, level paths can be found around the estate, but please note that some woodland trails may be unsuitable. If you require assistance or more information, please ask a member of our friendly team.