The Castle is great fun for children ‑
very hands on. We particularly welcome school parties, specially if
the children come in period costume. Everyone wants to come as a
princess, a knight or a dragon, but we also welcome maids, garden
boys, chimney sweeps, scullions, cats, ghosts, butlers, lavatory
cleaners (they need little rakes to clean the smelly garderobes),
cooks, spiders, etc. Full fancy dress is not necessary ‑ just a hat,
tiara, tail, sword, spoon or broom will do to make believe in life
as it was once upon a time. Tours take about one hour. We ask that
one adult is in charge of every ten children at all times, and these
adults are admitted free of charge. Others are very welcome to
attend, but a fee is payable.
Parking - one large coach can park in
our Great Gateway, and cars in the drive. Come in through the
Great Gateway - an exciting approach.
The People`s Park with swings and
roundabouts etc., is just a few minutes` walk away down the hill if
you wish to wear the children out after their tour here.