Swashbuckling fun in store

National Trust staff get into the spirit at Castle Ward.
National Trust staff get into the spirit at Castle Ward.

Batten down the hatches and prepare for a pirate showdown at Castle Ward this July 12.

It’s all hands on deck with their swashbuckling pirate pursuits. Kids can impress the Captain in his best dressed competition, and young and old can play Tug o’ War on the front lawn.

In the Castle Ward Pirate Cellars there’s an expedition with Buccaneer Scurvy Dog or set off to the face painting port to join the treasure hunt for some pirate booty. Scour the land for hidden clues and have your spyglass handy to keep those pesky pirates at bay!

To escape these rascals and buccaneers, seek refuge in our beautiful Castle Ward mansion, free of charge. Grounds are open from 10am and the gift shop, tea room, house and second-hand bookshop will all be open from 11am to 5pm.

Normal admission applies. Members free.