We were invited last week to Picton Castle and Gardens in Pembrokeshire to have a look around and see what is happening there….
Picton Castle is a stately home set in forty acres of beautiful woodland gardens and grounds in West Wales. It is managed by Picton Castle Trust – a charitable trust which was established in 1987, with a repair, conservation and refurbishment programme to secure the Castle’s long term future.
This time of year it is decorated for Christmas, with the most beautiful traditional decorations and Christmas Trees.
Picton Castle consists of a 13th century castle with a fantastic Georgian wing.
The gardens are carefully planned to provide colour year round with woodland and lakeside walks which have benches to sit and enjoy the views. The children can let off steam in the adventure playground and walk the NEW Jungle Walkway – there is also a children’s woodland trail, a real maze, and nearly 2 miles of paths.
After exploring the Gardens and taking a guided tour of the Castle taking in almost 800 years of history, browse the Castle Gift shop before enjoying a light lunch or afternoon tea in the Courtyard Restaurant.
Events Coming Up…
Christmas Candlelight Tours throughout December
Spend an evening this Christmas in the gloriously decorated 13th-century castle. The Candlelight tours give you the chance to have an exclusive peek at the decorated staterooms after dark, whilst enjoying mulled wine and mince pies in front of the roaring log fire.
After arriving in style via the main drive and parking in front of the castle, you will be given an informative tour of our Victorian Christmas themed rooms.
6pm – 8pm
To book please call 01437 751326
Tickets are £15 per person and are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Christmas Wreathmaking Workshop – Friday December 13th, 2019
The hugely popular Christmas wreath-making workshop returns this year for a morning and afternoon session, which will be followed by tea/coffee and delicious cake.
Their in-house florist will be on hand to show you the basics of wreath-making, and how to decorate your wreath beautifully. You are encouraged to bring along your own adornments to personalise your wreath. All basic materials are provided, but please bring along secateurs, apron and gloves.
Tickets are £25 per head/ £22.50 for season ticket holders
Morning session 9-12 am
Afternoon session 1-4 pm
Please call 01437 751326 to book
Magical Family Christmas – Weekends in December
Christmas at Picton Castle is the most magical time, and this year sees Father Christmas and his team of elves visiting again.
Come along this festive period for an experience your family won’t forget!
- Tour the beautifully decorated Christmas castle!
- Meet Father Christmas!
- Visit the magical toymaker!
- See Rudolph’s stable!
- Explore Santa’s workshop!
- See the elves magic fairy dust mine!
Tickets are available online by visiting https://www.magicalfamilychristmas.com/
Children over 2 £12
Family ticket £49
Every child over 2 will receive a gift from Santa!
Admission is by pre-booked ticket only, book early to avoid disappointment!