Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Eastnor Castle this Summer

15 July 2020

Thing To Do Outdoors

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, there is even more opportunity for us to get outside and enjoy activities such as walking, hiking, cycling and boating. Whilst we were once only allowed to enjoy one form of exercise per day, there is now no limit to what we can enjoy outdoors, and we should be taking advantage of this. The coronavirus pandemic, whilst painful and sad for many, has been an opportunity for the world and its inhabitants to take a break and simply breathe. We at Eastnor Castle believe that the great outdoors is one of the greatest gifts we have and that its beauty should be enjoyed. 

Summer Holiday Fun at Eastnor Castle

We’re delighted to be able to open (almost in full)* throughout the summer and will be open Wednesday to Sunday (+Aug BH Monday) from 22nd July to 31st August. We’ll also be hosting an ‘added extra’ event/activity each day we are open – all included in your entrance price! Here’s what we have coming up:

Wed 22 to Sun 26 July: Little Land Rover Circuits Complete the circuit around the Castle Courtyard in our Little Land Rovers! Who can complete the course in the fastest time?
Wed 29 July to Sun 2 August: Run Away to the Circus Our resident entertainer, Thomas Trilby, will be greeting you on his stilts and putting on shows throughout the day.
Wed 5 to Sun 9 August: Circus Bikes Thomas Trilby returns for a week of bicycle-themed entertainment – look out for him on his penny farthing, stilt bicycle, vintage travelling cycle-circus show, tiny micro bike and unicycles throughout the day.
Wed 12 to Sun 16 August: Dinosaur Show Naughty Rex is back! Travel back in time with a life-like walking, roaring T-Rex! Shows throughout the day – sessions must be pre-booked.
Wed 19 to Sun 23 August: Bushcraft Survival Have you got what it takes to survive in the wild? Make a shelter, start a fire and camouflage yourself.
Wed 26 to Mon 31 August: Eastnor Nature Trail Enjoy the sights & sounds of nature and look for bugs & wildlife with the Eastnor Nature Trail.

 

*The Castle Maze will sadly remain closed for the summer. Our Little Land Rovers will remain closed for the summer other than for our Little Land Rover Circuits event from 22nd to 26th July.

We’ll be open from 10.30 am until 5.30 pm and tickets are limited so pre-booking online is recommended.

Online Eastnor Castle tickets are discounted and are priced as follows:

 

Adult Castle & Grounds: £12.50
Child Castle & Grounds: £7.50
Family Castle & Grounds (2 adults & up to 3 children): £33.00
Adult Grounds Only: £8.50
Child Grounds Only: £5.50
Family Grounds Only (2 adults & up to 3 children): £23.00

 

All of these events/activities are free of charge for Privilege Cardholders but we recommend you book your tickets online wherever possible (please choose Privilege Card Holder tickets when selecting your tickets).

All of these events/activities are free of charge for Historic Houses members but we recommend you book your tickets online wherever possible (please choose Historic House Member tickets when selecting your tickets).

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Eastnor Castle Grounds 

Eastnor Castle is surrounded by miles of beautiful rolling Herefordshire countryside, located at the foot of the wonderful Malvern hills. We are very lucky to have such an amazing space, it is the perfect place for those wanting to walk in Hereford, Malvern or Worcester areas. We are delighted that following updates in government guidance, Eastnor Castle has been allowed to open its visitor attraction to the public to enjoy, with social distancing measures in place.

Valley Lawn Super Slide Eastnor Castle

Kids Adventure Playgrounds

Throughout the summer holidays, many parents will be looking for things to do with kids in Worcestershire and the surrounding area. Eastnor Castle is a perfect solution, with our woodland play area, junior obstacle course, adventure playground and rope swings all now open for children to enjoy. If the kids need to run off a bit more energy, we also have a beautiful castle lake and arboretum walks for them to adventure in and around. If you’re making it a day out, our Tea Room is open offering hot and cold drinks and snacks or you’re welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. Our Ice Cream Parlour is also open daily offering delicious ice cream flavours sourced locally.

A place to Walk Dogs in Malvern and Herefordshire

If your day out in Hereford, Malvern, Worcester (or wherever you are in the surrounding area) includes a dog friendly too, that is no problem at Eastnor Castle. We are very proud to be a Dogs Welcome tourist attraction and one of the few historic houses where dogs are welcome into its grounds and house. You are free to roam the grounds wherever you like with your four-legged friends. We ask that your dog is kept on a lead and waste bags are provided on arrival. We do also have dedicated dogs off-lead areas, where your pets are free to adventure and run through the trees. 

Eastnor Castle Main View

COVID-19 Health and Safety

We strive to stay on track with the government guidelines on COVID-19 health and safety and have carried out extensive risk assessments. Measures are in place around the grounds to help keep our visitors and staff safe such as hand sanitiser stations, signage and floor markings. Please adhere to the signage in place at all times to help keep everyone safe. We will be operating as a cashless venue so please bring a card to make any payments. Find out more about our Covid-19 Health & Safety measures.

Please kindly note that from 8th August it will be compulsory to wear a face covering if you go inside the castle as it is classed as a museum. Please bring a face covering with you when you visit if you intend to go inside the castle. Thank you.

Visit Eastnor Castle

So what are you waiting for? Come and visit Eastnor Castle today for the perfect day out in Herefordshire, or wherever you are travelling from. We would be delighted to welcome you into our grounds again and offer a sanctuary for fun, relaxation and enjoyment. Get in touch with us today for further information and details before your visit. 

DDA/Equality Act 2010

As a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are sorry advise that neither the Castle Stair-Climber or the Disabled Lift can be used safely for the foreseeable future.

 The access stairs to the  Castle and it’s Upper Floor are not suitable for Non-Ambulant visitors.

 This decision has been based on current UK.Gov. Guidance on the reduction of the transmission risk of COVID-19. This restriction will be reviewed as and when updated UK.Gov Guidance is issued.

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