Celebrate the New Year with a walk around Raby Deer Park.
To safely manage visitor numbers, we are asking visitors to purchase a ticket in advance for our New Year Charity Opening Day on Saturday 1st January 2022. Proceeds from ticket sales will raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity, Raby Estates charity of the year 2022.
Get your walking boots on and start the new year with a refreshing, socially distanced walk through the wide-open space of the estate’s parkland, home to both Raby Red Deer and Fallow Deer. Wrap up warm and bring your beloved four-legged friends; dogs on leads are welcome in the Deer Park. The Stables Café will be open, serving takeaway food and hot drinks to enjoy during your walk.
On the day we will also be hosting a complimentary New Year’s Day dog walk setting off at 11.30am from the Coach Yard. You can add on this option when you book your ticket.
Please note, tickets include both your parking and general admission for the day. Tickets for the dog walk must be added to your purchase (at no cost), if you plan to participate. All ticket proceeds will go to The Brain Tumour Charity. Tickets are limited.
Sophie Brown, events manager at Raby Castle said: “We’ve hosted New Year’s Day walks here at Raby before and they have always proved popular as a fantastic way to start the new year.
“Not only can people enjoy the incredible scenery across our park, but they can do so knowing that they are helping a worthwhile cause – it’s a really great incentive and what a positive way to begin 2022.”
Raby has selected the Brain Tumour Charity as its chosen charity for next year after a Teesdale farmer and Raby tenant, Richard Scott, sadly passed away after being diagnosed with a low-grade glioma brain tumour six years ago.
Helen Scott, Richard’s wife commented: “To hear that Raby is putting on this fundraising event for an organisation that is so close to our hearts is incredibly moving and we are extremely grateful.
“We hope the walk has a brilliant turnout and the attendees enjoy their time at Raby – their donations will help so many people and families like ours.”
All proceeds of the New Year’s Day walk will be given to the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally.
The Brain Tumour Charity’s community fund-raiser for the North East, Helen Rogers added: “Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 40 years. We are leading the way in changing this by fighting brain tumours on all fronts.
“We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the thoughtfulness of businesses like Raby Estates, and people’s generous support, that we can change these shocking statistics in the future and bring hope to the thousands of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.”
The park will be open on New Year’s Day to walk in support of the charity between 10am and 4pm. Raby’s Deer Park, play area and café will be open every day from 10am in the new year, and from Sunday 2nd January normal admission prices will apply.
Opening Times from 1st January 2022
1st January – Charity Day with pre-purchased tickets
Normal admission prices apply from 2nd January
Deer Park, Woodland Play Area and Café – open seven-days-a-week from 10am till 4pm
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