This year our hardworking elves are busy preparing for a magical Christmas across the Estate. Read on to find out what seasonal specials we’ve got in store for 2021.
High Force Winter Wonderland Trail
Wrap up warm and enjoy a wintery walk to High Force Waterfall this December. Collect our Christmas clues on the way round our woodland trail and see if you can combine all the letters to spell a festive word. There are a collection of Christmassy items to find, from snowmen to stars to bells and holly.
Put your feet up this Christmas and be treated to a delectable festive feast at the High Force Hotel. With all your favourite staples including mouth-watering Yorkshire puddings and a heavy serving of gravy – and best of all you won’t even need to wash up! Ditch the oven gloves for a glass of red and spend some quality time with family and friends in our picturesque Garden Room.
Enjoy the sights and smells of Christmas throughout our Coach Yard when you come and collect your Raby tree. Make a day of it and explore our Enchanted Forest Trail, or fit in some last minute shopping whilst savouring a hot chocolate from the Stables Café. Our freshly cut Christmas trees will be on sale from 27th November and this year we will be offering a recycling service in January 2nd - 9th, by which trees purchased from the Estate can be returned for chipping to be used on the paths or as a mulch.
This year Father Christmas has made a special stop at Raby Castle. During his visit, his reindeer have run loose in the park and are hiding amongst our red and fallow deer. Set out on your exploration around the deer park and see if you can find all nine!
Explore our treasure trove of high quality Christmas gifts in our Stables Shop. The perfect place to pick up unique seasonal items including our Raby Castle Traditional Ginger Wine, Christmas Cakes, and Sloe Gin.
Follow the twinkling lights and sound of jingle bells through our wintry Walled Garden to collect our Christmas clues. Keep a look out for magical woodland creatures along the trail who might come out to play. A festive adventure for the whole family.