A high spot in the summer events’ calendar, over the weekend of June 18 and 19, is Whittington Castle’s Green Fair.  Community groups, charities, green organisations and stallholders are invited to highlight their activities and speak about the positive impact they make. This is the Castle’s second Green Fair, and the first post Covid.

The event is a great opportunity to find out what’s going on locally and how we can all make small changes to our lives to save resources and money.

Entry is free with donations welcomed. All donations to the Preservation Trust, which manages the Castle, will help to buy equipment to maintain the ecology and environment. There is a £2.00 car parking charge.

Over the weekend there will be a range of talks, demos and hands-on events including block printing – bring a plain T shirt, a demonstration of eco printing and ways to use recycled materials. Bring your spare plants for the plant exchange. Shropshire Cycle Hub will be on hand with their bike doctors’ mechanics offering free checks and basic repairs.

‘Whilst there is a serious side to our event it’s also a fun day out for all the family. The Castle is working hard to create a lovely environment with diverse ecology – a place that can be enjoyed by everyone.’ WCPT Chairman Jonjo Evans

The Castle’s Green Fair is also a chance for you to share your energy, water and money saving tips and to have your say about what ecological and  environmental issues should be prioritised in our area and at the Castle.  The organisers will be sharing your feedback with Parish and Shropshire Councils and on social media.

kitchen@thecastle, which is increasingly becoming a foodie destination, will feature plant-based foods, using locally forage plants.  These will complement our popular menu made from seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible.