This summer, Powderham Castle welcome BRICKLIVE, creators of interactive family events and experiences for brick fans worldwide.

On display in Powderham’s Old Riding School are over 20 space-related models meticulously created using hundreds of thousands of toy bricks.

Mars Rover, Powderham

Models include the SLS Mars Rocket, the Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket, the Discovery Space Shuttle and Curiosity Mars Rover, and life-size versions of astronauts and cosmonauts, using up to 70,000 bricks per model!

Valentina Tereshkova, Cosmonaut

You can also see the brick version of our own Earth, and test your knowledge of our solar system with an interactive display. You may even spot a visitor from another planet!

Trays of bricks are available to play with, which are sanitised before and after use – we spent a few hours attempting to create our own models – the perfect rainy day escape.

Earth in bricks Brick fun at Powderham Rocket of bricks

Afterwards, the kids blew off steam in the play area within Powderham’s Walled Garden, where you can also meet the animals who live in Pets Corner.

The BRICKLIVE exhibition will be at Powderham until the 6th September, and is open 7 days a week: 10am - 5pm. See the website for admission charges. The Castle itself is also open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  

If you fancy staying for lunch or dinner, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through August, enjoy an al fresco meal of local and seasonal produce prepared by Posh Nosh, on the Rose Terrace with stunning views over the Deer Park and the Exe Estuary.

Plus with the “Eat Out to Help Out” there is 50% off two course lunches making it just £8 per head, £5 for an afternoon tea and dinner for £10! Book online here.

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