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Summer events in the castle

Knights Battling at Cardigan Castle.

Get set for the summer holidays at Cardigan Castle!

There is plenty of fun to keep the youngsters and families amused at the castle. As well as the usual outdoor games, trails, quizzes, games and dressing up there are other special events going on this summer.

On Tuesday, July 25 Cardigan Castle is joining in the UK-wide Festival of Archaeology with a hands-on session from 2pm to 4pm. Come and have a look at some of the 9,000 finds that were dug up on site and get up close to history!

The castle will also be holding weekly craft sessions from 2pm to 4pm for children every Tuesday starting July 25 and continuing right up to August 29. Everyone gets something to take home! Cost is £2 per child.

There will also be weekly peeks into the castle’s medieval cellar starting on July 28 to August 25 from noon to 2pm. There will be three tours every Friday at noon, 12.45pm and 1.30pm. Places are limited and booking is essential. There will also be guided tours of the castle every Wednesday during the summer holidays starting at 2pm. Tours of both the cellar and castle are included in the entry price or free to castle pass holders.

The Knights Templar will be going back in time with medieval re-enactment on Saturday, July 29 – come along with your sword and shield and take part!

Cardigan’s River and Food Festival is on August 12 and the castle will once again be teaming up with Adventure Beyond and holding abseil sessions off the castle walls. Cost will be £10 which includes entry to the castle.

And on August 23 we will be staging our first ever Eisteddfod Day to celebrate the festival’s origins here in 1176.

The summer holiday period winds up with In Character’s Owain Glyndwr show on September 2.

Remember we also have two Illyria outdoor shows aimed at children – The Emperor’s New Clothes on July 27 at 5.30pm and The Lost World on August 13 at 7pm. Tickets for these two shows are available from Theatr Mwldan box office.

Entry to the Knights Templar, archaeology festival and Eisteddfod Day are free to castle pass holders or included in the normal entry price of £5 adult, £3 children.