After being completed in 1310, Chirk castle is now a symbol of King Edward I power and determination to conquer Wales.
Families visiting the castle can learn all about how the castle has changed over its 700 year history, and learn about the homes rich collection of lavish interiors.
Let the kids imaginations run wild as they explore the Adam Tower, complete with its two-level dungeons, medieval garderobes (toilets) and even murder holes! On select days, visitors can meet the castle garrison and enjoy learning all about the castles defences as the garrisons demonstrate weapons. Children can even feel the weight of the armour. Who knows the children may even put the adults in the stocks! There is also a family activity room to play games, try on costumes, and further explore the history of the castle.
Visitors can also enjoy the tranquil and colorful 5.5 acres of award-winning lawns, perfect for a gentle family stroll. There is also over 480 acres of estate parkland to explore, with wild ponies, sheep, veteran trees, and a beautifully preserved section of Offa’s Dyke. There’s even plenty of hills to roll down and fantastic open spaces, perfect for stretching little ones legs.
How about a ‘Segway experience’, run by local company Segtrek, who take 1 hour 30 minute guided sessions across the Chirk estate at select times throughout the day on weekends, and on weekdays. Booking is all handled through Segtrek’s website.
Given that Chirk Castle has something for everyone, Chirk makes for a fantastic choice when looking for a day out with the kids in Wrexham, North Wales.
Additional information: *There are many areas accessible for wheelchair and pram users. *Slings provided to explore the house. *Dogs permitted in parkland but not the formal gardens or house.