Wildlife at Penrhyn Castle with The National Tust


A couple of weeks ago we were asked if we wanted to go and look for some wildlife at a National Trust park in our area, I said yes immediately! I instantly knew that we could visit my favourite Natural Trust place, Penrhyn Castle. Penrhyn Castle is a 19th-Century castle and a beautiful place and I used to visit the castle when I was in primary school, college and again when I worked in a primary school. It really does bring back some childhood memories.

The grounds are just breath-taking which are perfect for taking photos and for the kids to run around. The grounds are huge and the gardens are just as beautiful. There is a beautiful walk around the castle with spectacular views to the sea and mountains.

When we arrived we were greeted and welcomed. The staff member then explained very kindly about the Easter egg hunt that was happening, the girls got excited so we said yes. The egg hunt was £2 each but it was worth it. We left the welcome centre and did a 10 minute or so walk up the castle. There is a choice of someone picking you up to drive up there too, you can ask for this at the welcome centre as you pay.

The further we were walking up the girls were getting more and more excited seeing the castle. Before starting the egg hunt we decided to check out the railyway museum which my partner had a great interest in. After we finished in the railway museum we headed off to follow the track through the forest to find the wildlife behind each door so the girls could tick each animal off. Along the way were some signs describing some of the animals and the girls loved guessing (and they were pretty good at it too!) which animal was next to find. The path was pretty muddy so I would advise some wellie boots! It was a lovely walk and on the way we found the beautiful Walled Garden which was stunning.



Before heading back to the castle we sat down to have some lunch. I was disappointed to only find one picnic bench on the groups, so we ended up sitting on a single bench. The girls had a little run around before we headed into the castle to look at the rooms. Elliw played up a little, but Mia loved every single minute of it. I do think Mia appreciated and understood a little bit more than what Elliw did so the next time I visit Penrhyn Castle will be when Elliw is a little older.

There were many friendly staff along the way, throughout the castle. The rooms were amazing and so interesting too look at. Again, this place really did take me back to my childhood. The detail in the ceilings and the rooms were just spectacular. We actually finished walking around the castle much sooner than I thought. Half way back down to the Welcome centre, we took a ride down as the wind was a bit too cold for our liking and my partner was a little to lazy to walk an extra 5 minutes or so haha!

Overall, we had an amazing day. The girls loved finding the animals behind each door. They learnt a few things on the way, all thanks to the signs on the way of the trail. They both behaved well doing the hunt and taking in turns with opening the doors and finding which animal was behind each door. The castle is well recommended to visit if you live in North Wales or decide to visit the area.











You can find more places to visit with National Trust here

* I was given a free day family pass for any National Trust. All opinions and photos are my own



44 comments

  1. Absolutely gorgeous castle! I love when you can get inside and have a tour of the interior of these old estates xx

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  2. Looks like a lovely castle and the easter egg hunt must have been loads of fun for your little ones x

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  3. This place looks absolutely gorgeous - what a lovely place for an egg hunt! Inside is just stunning. Kaz x

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  4. Oh wow what an absolutely amazing looking place to visit and explore. Your pictures are wonderful. x

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  5. I love looking at old castles, something so magical about it. And a bonus being near a railway museum, Tyler would love that! X

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  6. I can totally see myself living here, though I would like a moat! It is beautiful x

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  7. That is one impressive castle and I have read novels were penrhyn castle is mentioned. It was a huge attraction.

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  8. I really enjoyed reading this post. It looks like you had an amazing time together and there were lots of cool places to explore.

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  9. Really lovely pictures! What sort of camera are you using?

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  10. Those grounds are so beautiful. The architecture of the castle itself is amazing as well!

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  11. Love my national trust pass! This castle looks beautiful

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  12. That castle is very impressive. Looks so beautiful.

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  13. Stunning pictures Beth, I love that you have a national trust pass too - we love ours :)

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  14. What an absolutely gorgeous place! I have never been, but it looks so good that I may have to!

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  15. It's a shame there wasn't any extra picnic tables. Other than that it looks like a lovely place to visit x

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  16. I've not been there for years - I used to have a friend nearby. Thanks for the memories.

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  17. Penrhyn Castle looks beautiful. I'd love to visit at some point, I really enjoy walking around castles. x

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  18. Cool experience! Looks like not easy to find that egg with the castle's size. Haha. Your kids look like the had a great time.

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  19. Lovely photos and looks a fab day out! #bestandworst

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  20. Lovely photos and looks a fab day out! #bestandworst

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  21. Looks a lovely day out! #bestandworst

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  22. Looks a lovely day out! #bestandworst

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  23. Aw this looks so fun! We never did Easter egg hunts growing up, I wish we did xo

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  24. What a fantastic place to visit, my boys have never been to a castle before but I know they'd love. Fantastic photos x

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  25. What a truly beautiful setting, this has reminded me to visit our local national trust property.

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  26. Wow I've just been showing the hubby your pics. We love a good castle! It might be a while before we can get to this one as North Wales is a bit far, but we're holidaying in South Wales later this year so might have to make a detour on our way down! Looks like you all had a fab time xx
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  27. Hi Beth, Penrhyn Castle looks like an amazing place to visit and your photos show it's stunning both inside and out. It's certainly somewhere I'd visit if I were nearby.

    xx

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  28. Gorgeous photos - this NT property looks fab! We did the egg hunt at our local NT spot Ashridge Estate, a large forest area and the kids loved it. I think I really need to invest in a NT subscription! I also need to plan a trip to Wales I think, I went to Uni in Caerleon but have never ventured to the North. #justanotherlinky

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  29. Oh what a stunning castle. Looks like such an amazing place to visit :-) #justanotherlinky

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  30. Looks like a lovely day out and an amazing castle. We love our National Trust membership - it's great to get out to places like that :) #justanotherlinky

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  31. beautiful pictures! I love going to National Trust properties. xx

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  32. I visited Scotland once, and the castle I saw there absolutely took my breath away. Your photos reminded me of that time, and brought back tons of good memories for me. We don't have castles like that here in America, and is one main reason I would love to travel and visit again.
    It looks like you had an absolutely wonderful time, and your girls look so happy. I'm loving the photos-beautiful! #justanotherlinky

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  33. Looks like a lovely place. Stunning archways! Lovely pictures too. #JustAnotherLinky

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  34. Looks amazing. I want to try & visit a few national trust places. #just another linky lifeinthemumslane

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  35. Looks amazing. I want to try & visit a few national trust places. #just another linky lifeinthemumslane

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  36. I do like visiting national trust places. This looks lovely #justanotherlinky xx

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  37. I must say you are absolutely glowing! I love your maternity dress, it's really pretty. What a lovely day out. I love the national trust. This looks incredible though, so much to see and explore. I'm always so impressed with what they put on for children. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather x

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  38. Love the National Trust, they have some amazing properties don't they! I don't know what it is about kids and castles but it's a match made in heaven ;) Lovely photos xx #justanotherlinky

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  39. What a gorgeous place for an egg hunt! And £2 is really good value! X

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  40. Amazing photos! I haven't visited this property yet but it's on my list! #justanotherlinky

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  41. Absolutely breathtaking! The scenery would be enough for me. We don't have much scenery around here or places to visit in our small little town. What a great history lesson for the girls! But I'm sure tiring for mommy as being preggers is never easy trying to go out and about all day. Thanks again for hostessing #justanotherlinky.

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  42. This looks ace! Lots of fun to be had, thanks for linking up #bestandworst

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  43. It looks like an excellent place to visit! The egg hunt looks like a great bonus and I love the castle, sounds like they both enjoyed it, even if it was more interesting for Mia. We haven't been to a NT property for a while, need to get out to one soon. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous photos. It looks so lovely there x

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