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Family Fun

Preparing the playground

Work is well underway to prepare the playground for April 2 – our first open day. 40 cubic metres of special grade wood chips were delivered. The picture shows Andy and Richard taking a well-earned break after spreading the wood chips. The next job is to scrub down the equipment with stiff bristle brushes and water to tidy the equipment….

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Newtons Trail

Newton’s Trail features in the Daily Telegraph

Grimsthorpe Castle in one of the places included on the Newton’s Trail Map. The map highlights interesting places to visit, some open during the summer, others throughout the year. The Daily Telegraph visited the area and recorded their experiences in an article that you can read by clicking here. The Castle is now closed for the winter but the Trail…

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Bank Holiday Monday

It’s a standard open day at Grimsthorpe this holiday Monday. Season tickets are valid and the sun  is already shining. It looks like it could be a great day for a picnic, or a stroll around the lake, or a bike ride, or to spend time in the kitchen garden, or to seek out the cool rooms of the castle…

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Hercules over Grimsthorpe Castle

A big thank you to Terry Campbell for sending me this picture of the RAF Hercules flying low over Grimsthorpe. Can you see the geese launching themselves from the lake? The castle is often treated to the sights and sounds of classic RAF aircraft including the Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota and Lancaster flying overhead.

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Art Competition starts 24th July

We’re celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. All our visitors have the opportunity to enter a competition to design a new landscape for the park/gardens. We will provide a blank ‘canvas’ and the materials to let you create a new masterpiece. Get some inspiration by walking the gardens or strolling to…

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Antiques Fair CANCELLED

The antiques fair scheduled for the weekend (1-3 July) has been cancelled. Unfortunately torrential rain during June has waterlogged the event site and the forecast of more rain this week will not give the ground the opportunity to dry out sufficiently to make the event safe. We are sorry to have to make this decision and thank you for your…

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