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Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ
Family ticket £33, free for under 4s
Mon-Fri, Sun, 11.00 to 4.30 (5.30 summer), Open sat in summer
Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes. The magical setting and convenient location makes it the perfect venue.<br /><br />Visitors can join a Deer Park Safari and get closer to the amazing wildlife. A short walk from the Castle you will discover the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner, where you can meet our friendly Powderham pets and discover Courtenay Fort - our adventure play castle - always a hit with children. They will also love to make their own discoveries on our Nature Trails around the grounds and earn a fantastic Powderham medal for thier efforts. There is always a treasure trail for children to do and a prize to be won at the end of it - always a good incentive!
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
We visited Powderham Castle on a rather cold spring day, it wasn't very busy due to this and we easily got around seeing everything except the deer safari ( as the ground was too wet for the tour). Kids LOVED the play fort, zip wire and pet area, my son said "this is the best place we've ever been", they even enjoyed the guided house tour especially as the guide was really engaging and let them "find" all the secret door ways and passages. The cafe was good too, lots of home made cake (a gorgeous lemon curd tart), plus jackets, sausage rolls etc. We paid Â£33 for a family ticket but we can revisit for free from now ( April) to October so it seems like good value. We did 2 of the 3 nature trails and these were not too taxing to do and had a big reward- a really nice Powderham medal for each child. Will be back in the summer with a picnic!
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