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MyWelshpool, in partnership with Mid Wales Tourism, hope you find this listing of local events useful. If you know of any events that would benefit from being listed here then please email mwt@mywelshpool.co.uk with the details.

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Festive afternoon tea,  Powis Castle
Take a break from your festive preparations and treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea. We’ll be serving a selection of petit sandwiches, savoury bites, sweet treats and traditional loose leaf tea. Why not add a glass of prosecco or mulled wine to really get you in the Christmas spirit? Booking essential - Call 01938 551927.
Start Date: 30-11-2019
End Date: 22-12-2019
Open Times: 11:00 to 16:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551927
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Carols in the Ballroom with St.Cecilia Singers,  Powis Castle
Join us in the beautiful setting of Powis Castle's Ballroom for our ever-popular annual carol concert with St.Cecilia singers. It's sure to get you feeling festive. Booking essential - Book online or call 0344 249 1895. After securing your ticket for our ever-popular concert, why not book yourself an indulgent pre-concert dinner? We’ll be serving mulled wine on arrival, a choice of starter, main and dessert, followed by tea/coffee and mince pies for £28.00 per person. Booking essential. For further information or to book, call our restaurant directly on 01938 551927.
Start Date: 11-12-2019
End Date: 11-12-2019
Open Times: 19:15 to 20:30
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551920
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Pre-Concert Dinner & Carols: St.Cecilia Singers,  Powis Castle
Treat yourself to a delicious pre-concert feast in the Courtyard Restaurant before listening to a collection of traditional carols sang by Chester St.Cecilia singers in the opulent setting of Powis' Ballroom. What better way to get into the festive spirit? Booking essential - Book online or call 0344 249 1895. If you are joining us for dinner, please arrive at 6pm. Our dinner menu includes: a glass of mulled wine and canapes on arrival; a choice of roast turkey with traditional trimmings, sweet potato parcel with seasonal vegetables, or beef bourguignon with creamed potatoes and crusty bread for your main course; a choice of Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, chocolate and Cointreau brownie trifle or poached pear with vanilla ice cream for dessert; tea or coffee to finish. The concert starts at 19:30.
Start Date: 11-12-2019
End Date: 11-12-2019
Open Times: 18:00 to 20:30
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551920
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Illuminated Gardens,  Powis Castle
Brighten up your dark winter nights with a stroll around our spectacularly lit formal garden, terraces and courtyard. It's sure to get you feeling festive! After exploring our illuminated garden step back in time and experience a 1940s Christmas in the castle’s ornate state rooms, warm up with a hot drink and light snack in the restaurant or do a little Christmas shopping in the Courtyard Shop. Booking not needed.
Start Date: 13-12-2019
End Date: 15-12-2019
Open Times: 17:00 to 21:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551920
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/
 
Breakfast with Father Christmas,  Powis Castle
If you’d like to spend a bit longer with Father Christmas this yuletide, join him for breakfast in the Courtyard Cafe. Afterwards he’ll be sharing some of his favourite festive stories in the Ballroom before giving each child a Christmas gift to take home. This is a memorable experience guaranteed to fill everyone with festive cheer. This event is aimed at children aged 3-11. A full cooked breakfast plus toast, croissant, juice and tea or coffee is included in the price of your ticket. Please purchase one ticket per child, however babies can accompany older siblings for free if they do not want breakfast or to receive a gift from Father Christmas. Ticket price includes entry to the Ballroom and Clive Museum. If you would like to visit the Castle and Garden, normal admission prices apply. Booking essential - Call 0344 249 1895 or book online.
Start Date: 14-12-2019
End Date: 15-12-2019
Open Times: 09:00 to 10:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551927
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Father Christmas in his grotto,  Powis Castle
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto in the stunning surroundings of Powis Castle and receive a small Living Nature cuddly toy as a memento of your visit. Recommended for children aged 0 - 11 years old. Each child will receive a Christmas gift as well as a voucher for a Christmas cookie and drink in the restaurant. Tickets are issued in 30 minute time slots. Please arrive at the at the time indicated on your ticket and you will be admitted to the grotto on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes but games and activities will be available in the Ballroom whilst you wait. All children visiting Father Christmas will receive a Living Nature woodland themed cuddly toy as a memento of their visit, along with a voucher which can be exchanged for a Christmas cookie in the Courtyard Café. Please purchase one ticket per child, however babies can accompany an older sibling for free if they do not wish to receive a gift from Father Christmas. Ticket price includes entry to the Grotto, Ballroom and Clive Museum for a child and accompanying adults. If you would like to visit the Castle and Garden, normal admission prices apply for non-members of the National Trust. The Courtyard Shop and Café are free to visit. Booking essential - Call 0344 249 1895 or book online.
Start Date: 14-12-2019
End Date: 15-12-2019
Open Times: 11:00 to 15:30
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551920
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Truffle workshop with Coco Pzazz,  Powis Castle
Learn to make and beautifully wrap three different flavoured truffles which will taste fantastic and make the perfect gift for a loved one over the festive period. One of your truffles will include the Christmas favourite, mulled wine (the real deal, of course!), and the other 2 will be revealed on the day as Coco Pzazz unveil their new and secret recipe! The cost of this workshop includes all the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make and wrap 3 different flavoured chocolate truffles. You will also be given a voucher for free entry to the Castle and Garden which you can use to explore that evening (open until 9pm), or before 29 February 2020. This event is suitable for those aged 18 and above. Booking essential - Call 01938 551928. On arrival please make your way to the main Ticket Office and follow signs to the workshop from there.
Start Date: 14-12-2019
End Date: 14-12-2019
Open Times: 16:00 to 18:30
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551928
Email: Kathryn.Greatorex@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Metal clay workshop: pendant & earring set,  Powis Castle
Precious Metal Clay looks like ordinary clay but it is made with very fine precious metal particles. Once fired, it will leave you with beautiful jewellery which is 99.9% silver. During this workshop our experts will help you as you create a beautiful pendant and earring set whilst teaching you everything you need to know about working with this medium including how to handle, refine and fire it. The workshop will conclude with a light lunch in the Courtyard Café which is included in the cost. The cost of this workshop includes 7.5g of Precious Metal Clay (enough to make your beautiful pendant and earrings), a sterling silver chain, two sterling silver earring shepherd hooks, the use of all the tools and equipment necessary to complete your project and a light lunch. You will also be given a voucher for free entry to the Castle and Garden which you can use to explore either that afternoon, or before 29 February 2020. Lunch includes a Christmas panini with crisps and salad, a cup of tea or coffee and a warm mince pie. Due to the complexity of this craft, the workshop is designed for adults only. Booking essential - Call 01938 551928. On arrival please make your way to the main Ticket Office and follow signs to the workshop from there.
Start Date: 18-12-2019
End Date: 18-12-2019
Open Times: 09:00 to 12:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551928
Email: Kathryn.Greatorex@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Chocolate workshop with Coco Pzazz,  Powis Castle
In this workshop you'll learn how to make three different chocolatey treats. From handmade chocolate robins and stars, to a sparkly chocolate shard with all the taste of Christmas you could wish for; there's something to treat the whole family. The workshop will conclude with a light lunch in the Courtyard Café which is included in the cost. The cost of this workshop includes all the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make 3 different chocolate goodies as well as a delicious lunch in the Courtyard Café. You will also be given a voucher for free entry to the Castle and Garden which you can use to explore either that afternoon, or before 29 February 2020. Lunch includes a Christmas panini with crisps and salad, a cup of tea or coffee and a warm mince pie. This event is suitable for those aged 16 and above. Booking essential - Call 01938 551928. On arrival please make your way to the main Ticket Office and follow signs to the workshop from there.
Start Date: 19-12-2019
End Date: 19-12-2019
Open Times: 10:00 to 13:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551928
Email: Kathryn.Greatorex@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Illuminated Gardens,  Powis Castle
Brighten up your dark winter nights with a stroll around our spectacularly lit formal garden, terraces and courtyard. It's sure to get you feeling festive! After exploring our illuminated garden step back in time and experience a 1940s Christmas in the castle’s ornate state rooms, warm up with a hot drink and light snack in the restaurant or do a little Christmas shopping in the Courtyard Shop. Booking not needed.
Start Date: 20-12-2019
End Date: 22-12-2019
Open Times: 17:00 to 21:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551920
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/
 
Breakfast with Father Christmas,  Powis Castle
If you’d like to spend a bit longer with Father Christmas this yuletide, join him for breakfast in the Courtyard Cafe. Afterwards he’ll be sharing some of his favourite festive stories in the Ballroom before giving each child a Christmas gift to take home. This is a memorable experience guaranteed to fill everyone with festive cheer. This event is aimed at children aged 3-11. A full cooked breakfast plus toast, croissant, juice and tea or coffee is included in the price of your ticket. Please purchase one ticket per child, however babies can accompany older siblings for free if they do not want breakfast or to receive a gift from Father Christmas. Ticket price includes entry to the Ballroom and Clive Museum. If you would like to visit the Castle and Garden, normal admission prices apply. Booking essential - Call 0344 249 1895 or book online.
Start Date: 21-12-2019
End Date: 22-12-2019
Open Times: 09:00 to 10:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551927
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Father Christmas in his grotto,  Powis Castle
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto in the stunning surroundings of Powis Castle and receive a small Living Nature cuddly toy as a memento of your visit. Recommended for children aged 0 - 11 years old. Each child will receive a Christmas gift as well as a voucher for a Christmas cookie and drink in the restaurant. Tickets are issued in 30 minute time slots. Please arrive at the at the time indicated on your ticket and you will be admitted to the grotto on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes but games and activities will be available in the Ballroom whilst you wait. All children visiting Father Christmas will receive a Living Nature woodland themed cuddly toy as a memento of their visit, along with a voucher which can be exchanged for a Christmas cookie in the Courtyard Café. Please purchase one ticket per child, however babies can accompany an older sibling for free if they do not wish to receive a gift from Father Christmas. Ticket price includes entry to the Grotto, Ballroom and Clive Museum for a child and accompanying adults. If you would like to visit the Castle and Garden, normal admission prices apply for non-members of the National Trust. The Courtyard Shop and Café are free to visit. Booking essential - Call 0344 249 1895 or book online.
Start Date: 21-12-2019
End Date: 23-12-2019
Open Times: 11:00 to 15:30
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551920
Email: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
Metal clay workshop: Silver pendant,  Powis Castle
Precious Metal Clay looks like an ordinary clay but it is made with very fine precious metal particles. Once fired, it will leave you with beautiful jewellery which is 99.9% silver. During this workshop our experts will help you create a beautiful silver pendant whilst teaching you everything you need to know about working with this medium including how to handle, refine and fire it. The workshop will conclude with a cup of tea or coffee and a scone with jam and cream. The cost of this workshop includes 2.5g of Precious Metal Clay (enough to make your beautiful pendant), a sterling silver chain, the use of all the tools and equipment necessary to complete your project and a cup of tea or coffee and a scone with jam and cream. You will also be given a voucher for free entry to the Castle and Garden which you can use to explore either that afternoon, or before 29 February 2020. Due to the complexity of this craft, the workshop is designed for adults only. Booking essential - Call 01938 551928. On arrival please make your way to the main Ticket Office and follow signs to the workshop from there.
Start Date: 14-01-2020
End Date: 14-01-2020
Open Times: 09:00 to 12:00
Address: Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
Phone: 01938 551928
Email: Kathryn.Greatorex@nationaltrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
 
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