Our caravan park in Mid Wales is not too far from Powis Castle and its beautifully maintained gardens. A short 15 minute drive from the park will take you to the castle, which is a National Trust owned property.

The castle is open throughout the year, with later closing times during the lighter summer months. Currently, the castle and shops are open from 11am to 4pm, whilst the gardens and restaurant are open from 10am to 4pm.

The medieval castle is recognisable from its red bricks, and has also been known as Castell Coch in Welsh – which simply translates to red castle. The famed Queen Victoria was known to have visited the castle whilst she was a child, which was built within the 13th century.

The castle is also known for its beautiful gardens, with dramatic Italianate terraces, huge 14 metre high Yew hedges dating back to the 17th Century, and a variety of colourful flower species throughout. No matter the season, the gardens remain a striking place to visit.

This month, the castle will be host to a crafting session on Friday, 31st March. The workshop will be taking place between 11am and 4pm, and booking is essential if you’d like to take part.

During the crafting workshop, you’ll be shown step-by-step on how to create half a dozen wonderfully decorated cupcakes (which you can then take back to the park to enjoy!).

You’ll also receive an afternoon tea, as well as a glass of bubbly. After enjoying your tea, Serendipity Florals will be visiting guide you through the process of crafting a floral table arrangement. All of the materials for this day are included, and you can find out more by visiting the event website.

Throughout the month of March, a 45 minute tour on the East Front entrance of the castle will be taking place at varying times of the day. You’ll find out more about the interesting history of the East Front entrance, which has previously remained shut off from the public.