The Plotters’ Forest

Nestled amongst Raby’s magical Christmas tree plantation to the north of the estate, you will find our brand new adventure playground, The Plotters’ Forest. Come on a woodland adventure through the trees and discover your inner Raby rebel. Enter through the towering gateway and disappear into the dense woodland. Explore ground-level forest trails, then climb to high walkways and towers. Become part of a world of magic and mischief: create a cacophony on outdoor musical instruments and match pairs on our giant memory game, or strike a Plotters’  Portrait pose and cause chaos with our spinning signposts. Refuel in the Plotters’ Pantry and enjoy the views from the stargazing deck above.

Tickets for The Plotters’ Forest are timed and give you access for up to 2 hours of fun and can be purchased here.

Children’s Activity Sheets

Throughout the year we hold special half term and seasonal trails through the Deer Park. Collect an activity sheet from our friendly admissions team and set out to collect all the clues to complete the puzzle. Outside of half term, try out our daily scavenger hunt trail. Our trails are included for FREE within normal Deer Park admission which can be purchased here.

Special Events

There is a programme of events that take place throughout the year, including the school holiday trails, Family Fun Days, Outdoor Theatre and our seasonal Markets. To find out more about what’s coming up this year visit our Whats On page.

Fireside Stories at Raby Castle

For Babies

Baby changing facilities are available in both the female toilets and male accessible toilets. Under 4’s can come onto site for free.

The Yurt Cafe

Refuel in our Yurt Café which is located by the main car park on the estate. With a delicious offering of sweet and savoury items, it’s the perfect place to stop by on your adventures.

Yurt Cafe

Outdoor refreshments

Our takeaway kiosk, adjacent to our outdoor seating area is perfect for purchasing drinks, snacks and ice creams. You will also find The Plotters’ Pantry within our adventure playground for those exploring the woods.

Our outdoor seating area is fully licensed along with the Café, allowing you to sip a glass of wine while watching the bussle of activity within the Coach Yard.

Stables Shop

Our Stables Shop contains a treasure trove of beautiful items which have been carefully selected to offer visitors an interesting selection of gifts, homewares, confectionery, preserves, chutneys, toys and pocket money items to suit all budgets. Retail ranges change on a regular basis and include plants during the warmer months and a magical Christmas shop from November.

Products from our Stables Shop


Admission to The Yurt Café and Shop is free.

Day tickets for the Castle, Deer Park and Plotters’ Forest can be bought at the horsebox on entrance to the park, near our seating area.

A season ticket is the economical way to visit Raby as often as you wish throughout the year and to receive 10% discount on your purchases in the Café and Shop.

Tickets can be pre-booked online here.

Did you know that High Force Waterfall is also on the Raby Estate? Click HERE to find out more.