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Family days out at Powis Castle

Young girl enjoying the great outdoors
Young girl enjoying the great outdoors | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Whether you’re visiting with children or grandchildren, you’ll find there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Powis Castle. Explore the rooms of the 13th-century castle or follow a garden trail guaranteed to delight the little ones.

Planning your family visit

Here’s the information you need at a glance to help plan your next day out at Powis Castle:

  • Baby-changing facilities are available by the Garden Entrance and in the Formal Garden.
  • Due to the number of stairs and the historic interior, pushchairs are not permitted inside the castle. You are welcome to leave pushchairs at the castle exit lobby.
  • Bikes and scooters are not permitted in the garden for health and safety reasons.
  • Please note that photography is not allowed in the castle.
Visitors in the garden in winter at Powis Castle, Wales
Visitors in the garden at Powis Castle, Wales | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

May Half Term

Get ready to explore the self-led, family trail which meanders through the world-famous garden.

Follow the Tiger Trail and keep a look out for friendly paws along the way.

Hop, skip and jump along the paths in the spring sunshine and enjoy the best of nature as the garden springs to life.

See if you can spot wildlife along the way, including birds soaring in the bright blue sky or beetles and ladybirds below who call Powis home. Run along the green open lawns and discover the towering water fountain at the bottom of the garden.

After all that adventuring, rest those tired legs and take a seat in the courtyard or garden café. Enjoy a delicious range of hot and cold food, bakes, cakes and homemade scones. There’s something for all appetites as we offer children’s menu too alongside a range of gluten free meals and snacks.

Things you need to know before visiting:

- Normal admission charges apply (National Trust members enter for free)

- Dogs are not allowed in the garden at this time of year.

- There are some steps in the trail, but alternative routes are available. The trail is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Facade of Powis Castle showing the sequence of garden terraces below featuring massive clipped yews at Powis Castle and Garden, Wales

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