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.
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