Raby Castle is the perfect place to bring the family this Summer Holiday. Take a stroll through the 200-acre Deer Park and keep an eye out for our herds of Red and Fallow deer, explore the Woodland Play Area and visit the Stables Cafe and Shop.
Children’s Tours of the Castle
Every Thursday and Saturday between Thursday 1st and Saturday 24th August.
Our popular interactive Children’s Tours of the Castle are back for the Summer. Find out what it was like to be knighted and how the Castle was defended from enemy attack.
Tours begin at 10:30am in the Coach Yard and are included with a Castle, Park and Gardens ticket. More information and tickets here.
Trailer Rides in the Park
Every Saturday and Sunday (and August bank holiday) from 20th July – 1st September.
NEW for this summer holidays, hop on board one of our wildlife trailer tractor rides. Use our animal check sheet to spot the different animals that make the Park their home including Red and Fallow deer, Longhorn Cattle, ducks, geese and other waterfowl.
Ticket includes a trailer ride (approx. 30 minutes) and admission to the Park and Gardens. Find out more here.
We have a brand new children’s trail in the Walled Garden this Summer. Find the lost words, solve the clues to claim your prize. Suitable for all ages. The trail is included in the price of a Park and Gardens ticket.
Children’s Sensory Adventure – Tuesday, 20th August 2019 and Tuesday, 27th August
Children can go on a sensory adventure within the walls of Raby Castle using smell, touch and taste to discover exciting new experiences. Step inside an artist’s studio, visit a land of treasures and attend a ‘waft’ party. Tickets are £10 for children and £7 for adults.
This year, there will be even more outdoor theatre events at Raby Castle than ever before. Our outdoor theatre events include Noel Coward’s Private Lives on Saturday 6th July, Gangsta Granny on Saturday 13th July (ideal for families), The Tempest by Handlebards on Sunday 11th August and Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday 20th August. Picnics available to pre book when ordering tickets online here.
In late Spring and Summer you are likely to see young deer calves as you walk around the Park at Raby Castle. We politely ask our visitors to keep their distance from our baby deer during calving season.
Please do not approach mothers and their young. Mothers can be aggressive when protecting their young and babies should never be approached, even if they appear to be on their own. Mum won’t be far away and human scent can stop them returning to feed their calves.
If you are visiting High Force between 19th July and 4th August don’t miss ‘Hush’ by international landscape artist Steve Messam, an immersive art installation within walking distance of the Hotel and Waterfall. Commissioned by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and inspired by the geology, mining history and landscape of the area, the installation will […]READ MORE
Take your child on a sensory around Raby Park and Gardens using smell, touch and taste to discover exciting new experiences. Step inside an artist’s studio, visit a land of treasures and make your own fragrant potion. Tickets are £10 for children and £7 for adults and can be booked in advance. Tickets include Park […]READ MORE
Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children…” – Robert Macfarlane, The Lost Words Join us this summer for The Lost Words Trail by Bright Woods Forest School CIC. Discover the wonders of nature all around you at Raby Castle and explore the Walled Gardens to help us find the […]READ MORE