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Winton Castle Spring Open Day

You are invited to Winton’s Castle Spring Open Day and Craft Fair on Sunday 29th of March 2020 (12 noon – 4.30 pm).

Winton’s popular annual Family Spring Open Day is part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme and Winton’s Spring Festival weekend (which includes the Winton Trail Run).

All profits from the Open Day 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
  • Try your hand at Archery or Laser Clays
  • Take your children on a Easter Egg Hunt or for 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: The Castle Tea Room will be offering its delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes. In the Walled Garden we will be serving hot lunch items such as burgers, soup and rustic fayre. The famous Lucas ice cream van is also likely to make an appearance. Picnics in the grounds are welcome too.
  • This year we are also delighted to launch our craft fair with a great number of local artisan crafters bringing cakes & confectionery, candles & toiletries and jewellery & handmade accessories, so bring your pennies.

Garden enthusiasts and dogs 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 (28th March) and Open Day (29th March) 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 28th March 2020.

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