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Winton Family Spring Open Day

You are invited to Winton Castle's Family Spring Open Day on Sunday 9th of April 2017 (12 noon – 4.30 pm).

Winton's popular annual Family Spring Open Day is part of Scotland's Gardens with funds going to Marie Curie, the charity for terminal illnesses and Scotland's Gardens charities.

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.

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

  • Meet Birds of Prey and Lambs.
  • Try your hand at Archery.
  • Take your children on a Treasure Hunt or Face Painting.
  • Go on Guided House 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.

You can watch the video of the Royal Visit below:

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

More details will be posted nearer the time. Pre-booking is not required. Just put the date in your diary!

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