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Winton Castle Spring Open Day

You are invited to Winton’s Castle-Themed Spring Open Day on Sunday 7th of April 2019 (12 noon – 4.30 pm).

Winton’s popular annual Family Spring Open Day is part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme.

Your kids (and you!) can come in castle inspired fancy dress, if you like. Prizes will be awarded for the best outfits.

All profits will be going to Marie Curie, the charity for terminal illnesses, and Scotland’s Gardens charities.

As always, we’re putting on lots of family entertainment, including:

  • Meet Birds of Prey and Lambs.
  • Men at Arms sword fighting and talk.
  • Try your hand at Archery.
  • Take your children on a Treasure Hunt or Face Painting.
  • Go on Guided Castle Tours: If you’re interested in local culture, you’ll learn about Winton’s Scottish Renaissance ceilings and chimneys, and the castle’s links to the powerful Seton family, Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Elgin Marbles.
  • Refuel with Tea and Light Lunch: Café Winton will be offering its delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes. The famous Lucas ice cream van is also likely to make an appearance. Picnics in the grounds are welcome too.

Garden enthusiasts will enjoy walking through the walled and terraced gardens. Ask whether garden tours are taking place.

We’re delighted to announce that the Winton Trail Run (6th April) and Open Day (7th April) are sponsored by East Lothian’s Glenkinchie Distillery. Why not add a little taste of Scotland to your weekend with a visit to Glenkinchie Distillery, just 3 miles from Winton? You will get 2 for 1 entry to their Flavour Of Scotland Tour and Tasting, and be given a discount voucher for a 70cl bottle of Malt in their shop.

Glenkinchie will have a stand at Winton all weekend and will be offering 20% off their Whisky. Pop along for a chat and a dram.

Entry costs are £4 per adult and children are free. Historic house tours are £5 per person (£3 for concessions).

Pre-booking is not required. Just put the date in your diary!

Royal Visit to Winton’s Gardens

Since 1931 Winton has been opening its gardens under Scotland’s Gardens, longer than any other Scottish garden. Read about the Royal Visit to Celebrate 85 years  in June 2016.

You can watch the video of the Royal Visit below:

Do you and your kids enjoy keeping fit? You may also be interested in the Winton Trail Run the day before, Saturday the 6th of April 2019.

Credits and thanks to Tony Marsh Photography and Helen Pugh Photography for some of the Open Day photos displayed.