Please be aware that although there are 'road closed' signs on the roundabout just before you approach the Castle, this applies to visitors to the town and the entry to Castle is accessible as normal, so please approach the Castle in the usual way.
Our free arts & crafts workshops will be available every Sunday throughout July and August. From 25th July until 31st August it will be open from Monday to Wednesday too. There's a vast array of items to make, this year we have a summer holiday theme and lots of Castle related crafts too. Many children comment that it's their favourite place at the Castle!
Make a date in your diaries for an action packed day out this Sunday, 31st July.
Our entertainers make a welcome return for the school holidays from Sunday 24 July - enjoy tales of mystery and suspense with Cassandra, our world renowned story-teller will be here on Mondays, Jester circus skills on Tuesdays, Have a go Archery on Wednesdays. There's also a variety of events on Sundays - from sword fighting, to creepy crawlies - we've got something for everyone! See our What's On page for more details.
We pride ourselves on providing a great value, family day out, all activities are included in the entrance fee.
We recognise that Grandparents play a crucial role during the school holidays in helping to look after younger family members whilst Mum & Dad are at work. We also appreciate that a day out can be a costly affair, so on Mondays throughout July & August we offer free entry for one grandparent with each paying grandchild (£6). Explore the grounds with our Jester Dragon Hunt, spot Jesters hiding in the Castle and call into our dressing-up area for a memorable family photo shoot! From 25th July until 22 August, you can also enjoy story-telling in the Great Hall and Arts & Crafts in the Education Room, with no extra charge.
*not applicable on bank holiday Monday 29th August.