Scarecrow Festival
From Saturday 14 February 2015 to Sunday 22 February 2015
normal entry charges apply; £5 car entry charge applies

Visit the Scarecrow Festival in the Gardens and at the Farm this spring half-term. Over 30 scarecrows will be resident in the Gardens. Find the farmyard scarecrows and have a go at making your own. Closed Monday.

Mon 16 – Sun 22 Feb
Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

Climb to the top of the castle and have fun building a den amongst the castle ruins. With plenty of natural materials to hand you will be able to explore the castle in search of making that perfect den.

Going Digital
Sunday 22 February 2015
Tickets £85

A digital photography course with expert tutor, Graham Nobles. A range of topics are available between January and August. Book via Graham on 07958007004 or

Saturday, 28 February, 1 March 2015 11am-3pm
Normal Admission Charges Apply

Join storyteller Helen Stewart in the dairy for tales of the First World War for all the family.

Stories at various times between 11am and 3pm. Places limited, please collect a timed token from visitor reception on the day. House & garden ticket required.