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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Food Standards Hygiene (Generally satisfactory)
  • National Trust

Christmas Event, from 30 Nov 2019

SY21 8RF


Visit Father Christmas in his grotto in the stunning surroundings of Powis Castle and receive a small Living Nature cuddly toy as a memento of your visit.

Recommended for children aged 0 - 11 years old. Each child will receive a Christmas gift as well as a voucher for a Christmas cookie and drink in the restaurant.

Tickets are issued in 30 minute time slots. Please arrive at the at the time indicated on your ticket and you will be admitted to the grotto on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes but games and activities will be available in the Ballroom whilst you wait. All children visiting Father Christmas will receive a Living Nature woodland themed cuddly toy as a memento of their visit, along with a voucher which can be exchanged for a Christmas cookie in the Courtyard Café. Please purchase one ticket per child, however babies can accompany an older sibling for free if they do not wish to receive a gift from Father Christmas. Ticket price includes entry to the Grotto, Ballroom and Clive Museum for a child and accompanying adults. If you would like to visit the Castle and Garden, normal admission prices apply for non-members of the National Trust. The Courtyard Shop and Café are free to visit.

Booking essential - Call 0344 249 1895 or book online.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberSpanish signs/guidesWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 - Sun 15 Dec 2019 11:00 to 15:30
Sat 21 - Mon 23 Dec 2019 11:00 to 15:30
30 Minute timed slots starting from 11:00, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30, 15:00 & 15:30.


Event ticket prices: Child £7.00.


SY21 8RF

Location and nearby places


Plan route to Powis Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 217065  Lat: 52.65056 Long: -3.15882

From the A483 roundabout south of Welshpool (junction with A458 & A490), take the A458 to Welshpool; driveway to Castle on left.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Welshpool station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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