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Summer of play at Powis Castle and Garden

Are you ready for a Summer of Play? Explore a range of family friendly games on the Great Lawn from 20 July - 1 September

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There's no end to the fun at Powis Castle and Garden this summer.

Try your balance as you walk the plank or challenge your friends and family to a game of badminton, volleyball and rounders.

Take it in turns to time each other on the football agility corner to see who can get the best time.

Why not have a go at the sack race, hurdles or running lanes and find your favourite activity.

A medieval castle wouldn’t be complete without a trusty steed, so climb upon the wooden horse and take a photo with the historic castle and Italianate terraces in the background.

Take part in sensory play activities including the colourful parachute which ripples in the summer breeze.

New for this year, is crazy woodland golf within the Wilderness, alongside a magical carving in wood of two friendly dragons sleeping beneath the rustling tree canopies.

The summer of play is sponsored by Starling Bank.



Event ticket prices

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

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The basics

Booking details

No booking required, normal admission charges to the property applies.

Meeting point

Visit the welcome cabin on arrival to pay for entry or scan your membership card.

What to bring and wear

Please check the weather before you visit and dress appropriately. Trainers or comfortable flat footwear is recommended if taking part in activities.


There is step free access to the Great Lawn. Wheelchairs are available on request.

Contact info

Powis Castle and Garden

Upcoming events


Storytelling at Powis Castle and Garden: River Tours - The Severn 

Relax and enjoy story telling theatre exploring the life and times of the River Severn (Afon Hafren), accompanied by a unique and beautiful textile map of the river itself.

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29 Jun 2024
11:00 to 12:00
+ 1 other date or time

Photography Group at Powis Castle and Garden 

Back by popular demand, join one of our volunteer photographers in the garden to learn something new, meet new people and enjoy being in the great outdoors.

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6 Jul to 7 Dec 2024
11:00 to 13:00
+ 5 other dates or times

Mindfulness Walks at Powis Castle and Garden 

Take part in a guided mindful walk around the garden before it opens to the public, followed by a delicious cream tea from the Courtyard cafe.

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14 Jul to 22 Sep 2024
09:00 to 10:30
+ 2 other dates or times

Outdoor Theatre at Powis Castle and Garden: Pride and Prejudice 

Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents magical theatre in magical surroundings.

Event summary

14 Jul 2024
18:30 to 21:00