Vote for the Restoration of Gwrych Castle Gardens with Tesco’s Bags of Help!

Our project has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative! Vote for us to win the top prize in store! Between 31st October and 13th November 2016 you will be able to cast your vote for the restoration of Gwrych Castle Gardens at Tesco Stores in Abergele, Prestatyn and Llandudno Junction. When you shop you will be given a token and with that you will have the opportunity to vote for the Gwrych Castle Garden Restoration! This grant will enable Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust to restore the historic formal gardens back to its former glory. The aim of the Trust is to ensure that the public has access to this great heritage asset. The re-creation of this designed landscape as a community garden provides a new chapter in the castle’s history.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 31st October to 13th November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Please support this project by voting for Gwrych!

Bags of Help website

Vote in Tesco stores 31 October – 13 November to help us secure a Tesco #BagsofHelp grant @Tesco_Wales

Open Weekend 13th and 14th August – Randolph Turpin Celebration

13th and 14th August 2016

12pm til 5pm each day

£5 per adult and children over 12 – £2.50 for children 

Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust welcomes you to join and celebrate the life and achievements of world champion boxer, Randolph Turpin. On August 13th and 14th we will be travelling back to the summer of 1951, 65 years ago, to Turpin’s great win against Sugar Ray Robinson. During the weekend there will be a variety of events taking place:

  • Exhibition Fights
  • Randolph Memorabilia Exhibition
  • Stalls and
  • Guided Tours
  • Medieval Encampment within the Castle Grounds by the Garrison of Gwrych
  • Lord of the Wings Falconry Display
  • Live Music from Mistrafunk
  • Jay Gatling Magician
  • Stiltwalkers
  • Firebreathing
  • Traditional Morris Dancers ‘Clerical Error’
  • Come and view the Restored Gardener’s Tower
  • Experience the magic of the Castle!
  • Plus much, much more..!

Spaces are available for stalls – please get in touch!

Party in the Park – Family Fundraiser 4th and 5th June 2016

The Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust Fundraising Family Event

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June 2016 12pm till 4pm each day
*Last Admission 3.30pm as the site will shut at 4.30pm
FREE Guided tours
FREE Children’s entertainment
TOWERS: come and see the restored Gardener’s Tower
TRUST: Meet the team! Come and view the work that’s has been done to date

Come and Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday with us!

Step back in time and immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds and smells as you travel from the 9th Century up to World War II, meet our Knights, maybe even handle a weapon. Come and see our birds of prey or maybe have a go at archery

Throughout the Estate their will be children’s entertainment Clowns Circus skills with activities Donkey rides Didgeridoo Music Our nature trail will be a learning experience for children of all ages Have a go at your own artwork and try your skill at making gifts

Refreshments available throughout the site, facilities, stalls, toys, games and much more

Entry fee £5.00 at the gate, under 12’s donation.

Parking will be available at Manorafon Farm. Be sure to wear non slip footwear and clothing for all weathers. It is approx. 1 mile from car park to the main terrace. Disabled access limited. Minibus shuttle service available to ferry visitors to the castle from the car park.