Discover the little things
Spring at Penrhyn Castle transforms this Victorian Estate from its Winter sleep into an array of delicate Spring colour. A family destination all-year-round, the grounds of this National Trust property are home to many secrets. Some well known, some less so.
Did you know that there are more than 30 types of daffodil flowering in the grounds in Spring? As you wander around the grounds, you will see them nodding in the breeze and flanked by drifts of wood anemones and wild primrose.
Look out for red squirrels – no stranger to this estate, it will be a lucky day to spot one as they are one of natures more elusive creatures.
April is tadpole time and you can spend many a happy half hour with your children in the walled garden, counting little black wriggly tadpoles in the ponds on the top terrace and in the recently restored bog garden. And look out for newts sunning themselves in the pools.
If you are visiting Penrhyn Castle as a family, then don’t miss the adventure playground. Tucked away in the trees across from the castle, this wooden assault course is a great place for children to let off steam.
With tracks, hidden paths, ruined follies, formal gardens and beautiful woodland, along with the good food and drink we are accustomed to finding at National Trust properties, the grounds of Penrhyn Castle are a great destination throughout the year.