Easter Chick Challenge!

Fluffy Easter Chicks

Saturday 23 March – Sunday 14 April, 10am – 4pm

Fluffy Easter Chicks are hiding all around the Castle. Take on the Easter Chick Challenge to find them all and claim your yummy Easter prize!

Take part using a smart phone.

£2 per child plus normal admission fee applies.


Horrid Histories

Man in pillory

Monday to Friday from 25 March – 5 April at 11am
 29 May, 30 May, 31 May at 11am

Discover all the things you were never taught in history class! Gory stories, terrible tales and revolting reports about castle life in a fun, interactive talk for the younger generation.

Included FREE with normal admission fee. Children must be accompanied.


FIRE! Launch of the Giant Trebuchet

Trebuchet at Carew Castle

Tuesday 2 April, Thursday 30 May at 2.30pm

Join us as we count down and fire our Giant Trebuchet, a huge medieval catapult used to attack Castles. Watch as this ingenious and powerful weapon of siege is unleashed, see the power of medieval engineering in action. Learn how huge stones were flung with enough force to breach the strongest of fortifications, other things that were flung included plagued bodies, rotting animal carcasses, and burning tar!

Bring the whole family for a fun, educational experience.


The School of Wizards and Witches Magic Academy

A magical wizard

April 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 at 1pm
May 30 at 12pm and 3.30pm

Get ready for an enchanting experience like never before as The Storymaster’s Tales unveils its new spellbinding School of Wizards and Witches show at Carew Castle!

Brace yourselves for the mesmerising ‘Magic Academy’, a family magic extravaganza that not only entertains but also unveils the secrets of magical wonders. Presented by a distinguished Member of the Magic Circle, this show is your ticket to a world filled with vibrant characters, captivating mysteries, and awe-inspiring wonders.

Join us for a 45-minute journey into the extraordinary, where you’ll not only witness the magic but also learn some mind-blowing tricks to amaze your family and friends afterwards. Perfect for thrill-seekers aged 6 to adult, this interactive spectacle will unfold in the magical setting of the Lesser Hall. Please note that the venue does not have wheelchair access.

Booking is highly recommended, so secure your spot now for just £6 per person. Book Here! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to be part of the enchantment!

This is an additional activity: please note that normal Castle admission fees also apply for all adults and children and must be paid on the day.


Brilliant Birds Trail

Two swallows standing on top of a fence

Daily from Saturday 4 May – Sunday 2 June

Carew Castle and Millpond is a haven for birdlife. Can you spot some of our favourites including kingfishers, egrets, herons, swans and shelduck nesting in the Castle? Join us for this fun treasure trail and receive a brilliant reward!

Take part using a smart phone.

£2 per child. Normal admission fees apply.


Carew Castle Car Show

Car Show at Carew Castle

Monday 6 May, 10am – 3pm

A highlight in our calendar every year! Admire the finest classic and vintage cars, motorbikes, and military vehicles from across south Wales. Many other fun activities for families make this a great day out!

Want to bring a vehicle along? Our car show is now full and closed to entries. If you’d like a place on our reserve list, please register your interest here.

Show may not go ahead in wet weather. Normal Castle admission fees apply, show included with normal ticket price.


Guided Tour: Secrets of Castle Construction

A ruined stone castle next to a river viewed from the air

Thursdays 9 May, 20 June at 2.30pm

Learn some of the secrets of castle construction on this free tour. Discover long forgotten building techniques and hidden architectural features.

Included FREE with normal admission fee.


Medieval Mayhem

Bowlore at Carew Castle

Sunday 26 – Tuesday 28 May, 10am – 4pm

The spectacular archers and knights of Bowlore, are back with their medieval encampment for death-defying sword fighting, awesome archery and armour displays. Take part in Sword School, Have-a-Go Archery and handle an authentic medieval sword and other weaponry.

Normal admission fees apply plus small CASH charge for some activities.


Botanical Dyeing For Everyone

Wednesday 29 May, 11am – 4pm

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of botanical printmaking with Makepeace Studio, a dynamic not-for-profit organisation dedicated to engaging the community in creative and sustainable textile techniques. An array of captivating botanical printmaking activities will be on offer, suitable for all ages. Come along to discover the joy of the alchemical process first hand, from crafting personalised greetings cards to creating beautiful tote bags and t-shirts with unique plant based designs, there’s something for everyone to explore.
Activities priced between £5 – £30, drop in session.

Please note, normal Castle admission fees apply.


Hooray for Herbs!

Glass cup of lemon balm tea with a bunch of herbs

Friday 31 May, 11am – 12pm

A chance for children and families to discover the wonderful world of herbs! Enjoy a short tour of our herb beds, tasting and smelling as you go. Gather all the herby ingredients you will need to make toothpaste, lemon balm tea and a ‘nose gay’, a sweet-scented posy of fresh herbs and flowers.

This activity lasts approximately 1 hour.

£2 per child, accompanying adults free.

This does not include admission to the Castle, tickets for Castle can be purchased separately if wanted.


Garden Tour

Woman smelling Vervain flowers in her garden

Thursdays 16 May & 6 June at 2.30pm

Join a free guided tour of our herb garden. Our knowledgeable guide will introduce you to our beds of culinary, dye, medicinal and fragrant herbs with fascinating insights into their uses throughout history.

Included FREE with normal admission fee.


Unearthing History: Pembrokeshire’s Past

Saturday 1 June, 10am – 4pm

A unique opportunity to explore the rich history of Pembrokeshire and learn about the archaeological discoveries that have shaped the region over time. Visitors will have the chance to explore a wide range of artefacts and collections as well as engage with experts and enthusiasts from various fields.  With hands-on archaeology activities for children, games, talks, Knight School and Have-a-go Archery it’s a day for everyone interested in history and archaeology.

Normal Admission fees apply.


All Things Wild Workshop

Bunches of herbs

Tuesday 18 June, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Enjoy a short guided tour of our herb garden from our Head Gardener, tasting and smelling as you go. Learn all about the medicinal and culinary uses for herbs throughout history.

Gather all the natural herby ingredients you will need to take part in the All Things Wild Workshop. Brew your own lemon balm or peppermint tea, make a lavender bag, a ‘nose gay’ – a sweet-scented posy of fresh herbs and flowers, and even make sage toothpaste!

Drinks and cakes with a wild twist will be available to buy throughout.

£15 per person, all tickets are non refundable.

Booking Essential: Book Here!

Held at Nest Tearoom, in Carew Castle Walled Garden.