Sunday, 25 March 2018

Castle Ashby

I LOVE Castle Ashby but haven't yet wrote a review.  I've been numerous times and it is a real favourite with my family.  It suits all ages and abilities.  They even allow you to borrow a wheelchair which means my Dad who has mobility issues can enjoy the surroundings too.

Castle Ashby consists of beautiful grounds to wander, a menagerie with the famous meerkats, children’s play area, plant centre, tea room and gift shop.

They have events throughout the year including the very popular Easter Egg Hunt, Pumpkin Hunt and Christmas Craft Fair.

On my first visit several years ago I was worried that it would be keep of the grass and do not touch but the gardens are welcoming and vast.  Children can run free and enjoy themselves.  The menagerie has grown over the years and as well as the meerkats is home to pigs, goats, rabbits, ducks and marmosets.

The play area too has expanded over the years and is great for pre schoolers and primary school age children.


Castle Ashby Play equipment

Castle Ashby Meerkats


Picnics are welcome in the gardens and there are benches and a few tables dotted about.

The gardens are open 30th March to 4th November 2019.

During the spring summer admission is £8/50 per adult and £3.75 per child under 5's free.  In the Winter admission is free but you must pay for parking (£5 per car).  Facilities are closed such as tea rooms, plant centre and shop.

If you've never been and live locally I would 100% recommend.

As I love it so much I have recently just upgraded to an annual pass which is £84 for 2 adults and 3 children.

For more information click on the link to go to Castle Ashby's website

Emma xx

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Castle Ashby



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