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Powis Castle and Garden, National Trust

Powis Castle and Garden, National Trust


Powis Castle offers a fantastic day out for families in Welshpool. Children can escape into a world of their imagination as they walk under the arches to meet this incredible medieval fortress, daring back to the 1200’s. A visit here will enable families to learn all about the castles impressive history, and to learn about the intriguing stories of some of the castles antiques, including approximately 300 treasures from India and the far East. These mysterious items, along with a visit to the weaponry will spark interesting discussions with children about life in different cultures.

In partnership with Theatre Clwyd, Powis Castle will tell visitors about an unexpected war story where a group of Welsh School girls were evacuated to the castle. The reinstated school rooms include a classroom, dormitory, and common room. Get involved in classroom activities, war-time crafts, sports days and more!

Families will also enjoy a relaxing and peaceful stroll through the multi-layered garden, overhung with clipped yews, and impressive terraces. There are plenty of picturesque spots for a picnic in the fountain garden, with the castle forming a magnificent backdrop. A children’s trail is also available daily from the castle and garden entrances. There are also giant games on the great lawn for families to enjoy. Whilst exploring the garden, don’t forget to visit the plunge pool, pet cemetery and visit the ducks at the stable pond.

With so much to see and do from exploring the castles grand interiors, to going on nature trails in the fresh air, Powis provides an excellent day out for families.

Additional information:
*No prams permitted in the house but slings are available for loan.
*Wheelchair access on the ground floor of the house. A virtual tour of upper floors is available on an ipad. Companions of disabled visitors are admitted free of charge.
* Due to the medieval deer park, no dogs are allowed.

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