Chirk Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Chirk Castle

  • Wrexham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

Explore 700 years of history, in Chirk Castle! Towers, two-level dungeons and murder holes - Chirk Castle has it all. And a curious fact - it’s the only castle of its time still inhabited today! With 480 acres of parklands to explore, you’re sure to find a good picnic spot for you and your family. There’s plenty of space for the little ones to run around and play. You can even spot sheep and wild ponies in the fields.

Lucky enough to bump into the Chirk Castle garrison? You’ll get the chance to see a demonstration of the guards’ weapons and armour. The young knights in your group may even be included in a pike drill, so they can learn how to defend the castle from invaders. Just remember to follow orders, unless you want to end up in the stocks...

Families with kids are always welcome at Chirk Castle. There’s an activity room where you and your tots can play games, try on costumes and learn about the fascinating past of the castle. With kid-friendly seasonal events taking place throughout the year, you’ll have fun whenever you visit.

  • Explore a historic castle with stunning gardens
  • Enjoy a family activity room with games & costumes
  • Great family events throughout the year

Opening hours

Open from February to December. Please check the website for opening times.


General Admission (non-members)
Adults: £12.60
Kids: £6.30
Family: £31.50

Travel & Contact Information


Chirk Castle, Chirk, Flintshire and Wrexham, LL14 5AF, Wales

Phone number

01691 777701



Click here to visit Chirk Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Chirk Castle is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Chirk Castle have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Chirk Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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