Children poised to take over Carew Castle again this summer

Posted On : 17/07/2023

Carew Castle is braced for an invasion of younger visitors this month, as the Kids Rule the Castle event returns to the picturesque Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority-run attraction for a second year.

In a day that promises fun and entertainment for all ages, activities will include animal petting, Alpaca trekking with Sweet Home Alpacas, giant bubble making and Have-a-Go Pottery, as well as various other activities and quests around the Castle grounds.

A Horrid Histories session will form one of the highlights of the day, regaling guests with the gruesome aspects of Castle life that are usually airbrushed from history lessons.

Aspiring knights can look forward to enrolling in Knight School to learn the skills and chivalry necessary for their new role.  There will also be an opportunity to take part in the ancient skill of archery during the event.

Further entertainment will be provided courtesy of a storytelling wizard and a music workshop run by Tickle Tunes.

Carew Castle Manager Daisy Hughes said: “We are thrilled to welcome our young adventurers (and their grown-ups!) back to the Kids Rule the Castle event, where they can immerse themselves in a full day of medieval merriment at a stunning location.”

“The event is a fantastic way to ignite young imaginations and inspire a lifelong appreciation for history – as well as have a lot of fun. There is no need to book in advance. Just turn up on the day and choose the activities that interest you.”

Nest Tea Room will be open between 10.30am and 4pm on the day, serving a delicious variety of lunches, cakes and refreshments.

Kids Rule the Castle will take place at Carew Castle between 10am-3pm on Friday 28 July. Normal admission fee applies plus a small cash charge for some activities. Free entry will be provided to those under the age of four. Full details of the day can be found at

To find out about other events throughout the National Park this summer go to

A bilingual poster for the event, featuring a child in armour with a sword and a shield