Wednesday 18th September and Saturday 12th October from 10am to 12 noon
Join our resident Deer Herd Manager for a morning walk through the 200 acre deer park surrounding Raby Castle. Learn about its fascinating 600 year history and spot Raby’s most popular residents, our stunning Red and Fallow Deer, as well as other wildlife in the Park.
Raby has two species of deer: Red deer, the largest British wild land mammal, and the smaller fallow deer. You’ll also learn interesting facts like deer antlers are the fastest growing tissue on earth. Some antlers might even grow up to 1.5cm per day and they start growing in the spring and continue through summer. Growth can be controlled by the number of daylight hours.
Our Deer Herd Manager will be sharing his vast knowledge of Deer in the British Isles and his insight into the lives of our own herds through the seasons. Both Raby Castle’s herds include descendants of deer preserved in this area since Norman times.
Arrive early and enjoy breakfast in our Stables Cafe or stay for lunch after you have worked up an appetite on your walk.
Tickets include Park and Walled Garden’s access.
Come and experience sunrise at Midwinter in the tranquillity of the Castle Terrace from where you can enjoy beautiful, uninterrupted views across the Park and surrounding countryside to the horizon. Traditionally a time for singing and feasting, Winter Solstice at Raby will be a peaceful occasion as we gather to look ahead to the start […]READ MORE
Young witches and wizards will enjoy creeping through the mystical Walled Gardens in search of clues. Will the trees share their deepest secrets? Look carefully and all will be magically revealed! A surprise gift will be waiting for everyone who completes the trail.READ MORE
Grab your apron and roll up your sleeves… Stir-up Sunday is coming to Raby Castle! Stir-up Sunday is a centuries-old tradition where cooks spend the last Sunday before Advent ‘stirring up’ the Christmas pudding. Dating back to Victorian times, the whole family took a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, making a wish. […]READ MORE