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Canine Companions throughout Raby’s History

25th August 2023
Dogs at Raby

International Dog Day | August 26th In celebration of all things canine on International Dog Day, we’re looking at some of our fav-FUR-ite relationships between the Vane family and their four-legged friends in Raby’s collections.   The history of domesticating dogs spans thousands of years, and they have historically been used for working, hunting, and […]

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What’s on This Summer

7th July 2023
Pilot Penny Adventure in The Plotters Forest

FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN AT RABY CASTLE THIS SUMMER Raby Castle will be continuing the celebrations this summer with free entry to the castle for children with every valid ticket for The Plotters’ Forest until Sunday 3rd September. Raby will be bringing back its money-saving offer for families to enjoy throughout the summer holidays. Raby […]

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WIN Fireside Stories Tickets for 2023

30th November 2022
Fireside Stories Instagram Competition This year we are running a special ticket giveaway to our popular Fireside Stories event for 2023! To enter all you need to do is: Visit our Stables Shop between 1st - 24th December 2022 Sign up to the competition with your name and Instagram handle Make sure you are following our @rabycastleofficial [...]

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Top 10 Things to do This Christmas at Raby

23rd November 2022
Christmas Meals Christmas is a magical time across the Raby Estate. Here are our top 10 things to enjoy this festive season: 1.Choose your perfect Raby Christmas tree From 26th November - 24th December we will be selling our Raby Christmas trees in the park between 10am - 4pm. Come and browse our selection of Nordmann Fir [...]

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9 Family Things to Do at High Force this Summer

14th July 2022
High Force Hotel & Waterfall is the perfect destination for an adventurous family day out this summer. From wildlife watching to outdoor trails and picnics in the garden, there is plenty to experience. If you’re looking for a budget friendly day out, here are our top things to do for families for £10 or less. [...]

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Getting Outdoors is Good For You

12th May 2022

Raby Castle’s latest exciting attraction, The Plotters’ Forest, is the perfect place to reap the many benefits of playing in nature for children. Claire Jones, Head of Leisure and Tourism at Raby Estates, said: “In the modern world, ‘immersive play experiences within nature can be hard to find – we’ve all heard the depressing statistics […]

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Raby Branching Out with Adventure Playground

19th January 2022
Adventure Playground

World-class playground designers have started work on our enchanting new children’s adventure play area inside a mysterious forest at Raby Castle. The project is part of our wider development, known as The Rising, that promises to attract new visitors to the area and create outstanding recreation for the local community. The bespoke and inclusive playground […]

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Winning Egg Designs Feature in Easter Trail

28th March 2021

Young artists from across the region have been using their paints, pens, crayons and imagination to decorate eggs for our Easter trail. We have really enjoyed looking through all the entries and it was a very tough job to pick our favourites designs. Here are just some of the fantastic entries we received. The 10 […]

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Design an Easter Egg for our Easter Trail

1st March 2021

Calling all young artists! We need your help to design the eggs for our Easter trail. Download the template below to complete your own design and return to us by Sunday 14th March 2021.  The top 10 designs will be included in our Easter trail at Raby Castle, Park and Gardens, with the winners receiving […]

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February Half Term Activity Sheet

11th February 2021

Raby Castle and High Force are home to some amazing wildlife, including a wonderful variety of birds. Our Bird Bingo game is the perfect activity for a cold winter’s day – you don’t even need to leave the house! Download the activity sheet, grab a hot chocolate and watch our Bird Bingo video clip of […]

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