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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • National Trust

Christmas Event, Sat 8 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Christmas of Make-believe

Christmas of Make-believe


Enter a world of make-believe at Chirk Castle this Christmas. Follow the footsteps of the six children of Lord Howard de Walden in the 1920s as we decorate Chirk Castle as a fantastical castle of theatre and fairytales.

Imagine if you grew up in your very own fantasy castle… for the six children of Lord Howard de Walden at Chirk Castle in the 1920s that was exactly what happened. John, Bronwen, Elisabeth, Priscilla, Gaenor and little sister Rosemary grew up playing make-believe, putting on Christmas pantomimes, and playing dress-up in a castle full of imaginary dragons and knights, princesses, and stories.

This Christmas escape the High Street and join us for a family Christmas... with a twist. This year you can have your own make-believe Christmas at Chirk Castle. Dress up and follow the fantasy trail, pose for photos and recreate a scene from the De Walden family album. Watch the family cine-film, explore the beautiful rooms and their pantomime-themed Christmas trees and decorations, inspired by the Howard De Walden family pantomimes, play with traditional toys, and sample family favourite delicacies in the tea-room. On weekends we also have festive storytelling from our favourite local storyteller Andy Harrop-Smith.

For Father Christmas grotto bookings please see separate event page.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

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Dates Times
Sat 8 - Sun 23 Dec 2018 10:00 to 16:00


Normal admission charges apply.

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LL14 5AF



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Map reference: SJ 268381  Lat: 52.93529 Long: -3.09053

One mile west of Chirk village off A5. Additional 0.5 mile of private driveway to the castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Chirk station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing