2017 will be the 10th Anniversary of the Re-opening of the Castle since the Restoration. Since 2007 the Castle has been self Funding with no Grants from local authorities. The Castle is a charity and all proceeds are used to keep the Castle open for future generations.
2017 will see a number of new events and the draft programme is listed below.
Events for 2017
12th March Car Boot Sale
March 24-26th Napoleonic Re-enactment and Living History Weekend. Skirmishes, weapon displays and talks.
2nd April Whittington Guild - Medieval Living History Encampment.
9th April The House of the Blackstar - Medieval Living History
April 14th Planthunters Fair. Free Entrance (just £1 to park) - open 10-4pm. Top specialist nurseries wth thousands of Plants.
April 16th Car Boot Sale
April 16th-17th Easter Egg Trail. Easter Sunday and Monday from 10-4pm. £1 to pick up a trail and solve the clues to find your egg. Fun for all the family.
30th April -1st May Medieval Event. Living History encampments from Norman to War of the Roses.
28th May Car Boot Sale
28th May The Merry Wives of Windsor – Festival Players. Outdoor Shakespeare Production. 7pm - bring your own chair and picnic and enjoy an evening of Shakespeare at the Castle.
4th June Whittington Guild - Medieval Living History Encampment.
11th June Car Boot sale
18th June The House of the Blackstar - 1940s Event
24th-25th June Knights in Battle - 13th century Living History, Archery
16th July Car Boot Sale
July 29th & 30th Multi Period Event – our largest event of the year. From Medieval to World War 11 – living history encampments plus demonstrations throughout the days.
6th August Car Boot Sale
13th August Teddy Fundraising Day
27th August Car Boot Sale
August 28th Village Vintage Fete
3rd September Car Boot Sale
10th September Heritage Open Day Tours + Living History Day With Whittington Guild
17th September The House of the Blackstar - Medieval Living History
September 20th-Oct 1st Wrexham Art Group Exhibition. Open Wednesday to Sunday each week.
24th September Car Boot Sale
October 1st Green Fair
October 24th-28th Ghost Tours
October 29th Halloween Daytime Event
October 31st Halloween Evening Event
10th-12th November World War 1 Exhibition focussing on 1917 and the men from Whittington
December 10th & 17th Grotto
28th/29th/30th December Mince Pie Tours