Adventure awaits in The Plotters’ Forest

Come and explore our brand new immersive adventure playground at Raby Castle. Nestled within our natural Christmas tree plantation, families can enjoy being surrounded by nature as they climb, slide and jump to their heart’s content.

Parents can relax among the tree tops on the deck of our Plotters’ Pantry with a coffee and cake while children run-a-muck in the forest. We also have a designated toddler area for little explorers next door.

Tickets are timed and give you up to 2 hours of playtime in The Plotters’ Forest, plus access to our 200 acres of Deer Park where we hold family activities and adventure trails throughout half term and the summer holidays. You can also extend your visit by adding the castle to your itinerary and don’t forget to stop by the Yurt Cafe and The Stables Shop.

Upgrades to the castle are available onsite between March – October. During March, April, May, June, September and October the Castle will be open Wednesday –Sunday between 11am – 4pm. During July and August, the Castle will be open between Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm. The castle is open on bank holidays.

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What is Included in my ticket?

  • 2 hours of play in The Plotters’ Forest
  • Complimentary Plotters’ Forest Trail sheet
  • Full day Deer Park access (10am – 4pm)
  • Complimentary Deer Park Trail Sheet

What else is at Raby Castle?

  • The Yurt Café is open from 10am, offering a delicious menu of savoury dishes and sweet treats light lunches and hot and cold drinks.
  • The Stables Shop is a charming haven for those seeking stylish homeware, contemporary gifts, and much more. Nestled within the historic grounds of Raby Castle, this boutique store offers a curated selection of treasures that combine modern flair with timeless elegance. (open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm)
Places to go with the kids in the North East. The Plotters' Forest, Raby Castle
The Plotters' Forest Outdoor Adventure Playground at Raby Castle, County Durham
Day out with the kids. Raby Castle, The Plotters' Forest outdoor play area

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