Enrich minds, ignite curiosity, and create unforgettable experiences

At Raby Castle learning comes to life through captivating experiences. Our school visits offer an immersive platform for education outside the classroom, let Raby Castle be the canvas on which their learning journey unfolds. Schools from across the county come to visit one of England’s finest medieval castles, surrounded by a 200-acre Deer Park where red and fallow deer roam. From guided tours of the castle to open play sessions in The Plotters’ Forest our educational visits cater to all ages and interests.

Children enjoying school visit at Raby Castle

What we offer

If you are visiting as part of a school trip, booking in advance is required and you  will receive the following benefits to make your school visit as easy and stress-free as possible including:

  • Discounted admission rates
  • Free coach parking at Raby Castle
  • Complimentary admission for 1 adult per 10 paying students
  • Complimentary admission & refreshments for coach driver
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Personalised booking process
  • Familiarisation visits can be arranged for group organiser(s)
School Groups and Trips to The Plotters' Forest outdoor adventure playground at Raby Castle.

Castle, Park and Play

Enjoy all three attractions, including the outdoor immersive playground located in Raby’s Christmas tree plantation.

Complimentary trails for children to enjoy at school visits to Raby Castle

Castle and Park

Step back in time as your pupils explore the fascinating history of Raby Castle and the lives of its inhabitants. Our knowledgeable guides are skilled at catering to different age groups, ensuring that students are engaged with tailored tours that suit their interests.

Benefits of outdoor play for educational visits at Raby Castle

Park and Play

Twice the amount of fun. Discover the 200-acre Deer Park surrounding Raby Castle at your own leisure and explore the outdoor adventure playground The Plotters’ Forest.

Christmas experiences for school children at Raby Castle, County Durham


Explore seasonal trails at Easter, Halloween and Christmas in The Deer Park and The Plotters’ Forest.

UK School Trips, County Durham

Additional Extras

We have many additional extras to provide that special touch to your visit including pocket money treats and seasonal trails throughout the attractions.

Children at High Force Waterfall County Durham

High Force

Why not combine your school trip with a visit to the incredible High Force Waterfall?

The Rising

Opening in Spring 2024 allows for even more extraordinary spaces for schools to discover including the newly reimagined walled gardens, exclusive educational spaces, vinery café restaurant, expanded stylish retails spaces and restored heritage buildings. Prepare for a place where heritage is celebrated, where the beauty lies in simplicity, and where the welcome is always genuine.

Find out More

Plan your group visit

Get in touch to organise your visit. If you are planning a visit or would like to know more, please email us at admin@raby.co.uk, telephone 01833 660202, or complete our online form below and one of our friendly team will be in touch soon.

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