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
Selected dates in July and 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.
We have a brand new children’s trail in the Walled Garden this Summer. 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 £2 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.
Enjoy the stunning scenery and woodland walks at High Force this Summer Holiday. Take a stroll through the woods to the Waterfall, enjoy an ice cream from the kiosk at the High Force Hotel and call into the High Force Hotel before for a drink, snack or some lunch during your visit. Car parking charges can […]READ MORE
Calling all budding young photographers! Join local photographer Gary Lintern to learn how to take the perfect picture with sessions covering an introduction to photography, Landscape & Nature, Historic Buildings and Portrait photography. Book for one or all four sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Timing is subject to change to 9:30-11 if […]READ MORE
Local photographer and astronomer Gary Lintern is sharing his secrets for capturing and editing the perfect shot of the beautiful Milky Way at Raby Castle, an incredible backdrop for astrophotography. This event is suitable for all experience levels, from beginners to experienced photographers. In 2019, the dark moonless nights return in late August. The core […]READ MORE