Woodland Adventure Playground

Nestled amongst part of Raby’s vast woodlands is the leafy Woodland Adventure Playground which is free to enjoy. Children have been known to spend hours here having fun on the rustic obstacle course that includes an army style zip wire, while adults can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Raby Park. The car park and picnic area are close by, as well as plenty of wide-open space for kids to run around. Our food kiosk sells a range of takeaway items to enjoy while they play.

Children’s Activity Sheets

A free activity sheet leads children around all the rooms of the castle and helps bring history alive in the vast halls and chambers. The activity sheet can be collected on entry to the Castle at the Portcullis Gate, where the trail begins. There’ll be questions to answer and items to look out for, and our helpful guides are always on hand to assist with any tricky answers!

Special Events

There is a programme of events that take place throughout the year, including the school holiday trails, Family Fun Days, Outdoor Theatre and our seasonal Markets. To find out more about what’s coming up this year visit the Whats On pages of the website.

For Babies

Baby changing facilities are available in both the female toilets and male accessible toilets.

The Stables Cafe and Shop

Admission is free to our Courtyard area, which is home to the Stables Café and Shop plus a takeaway refreshment kiosk an covered outdoor seating area.

Our licensed Stables Cafe was renovated in 2018. We have retained the character of the former horse stalls and updated the décor making this a stylish place to enjoy coffee, lunch and afternoon tea with friends and family. Many of the stalls still bear the name plaques of the horses that were once housed.

The perfect place to meet friends for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

Outdoor refreshments

Our takeaway kiosk, adjacent to our covered outdoor seating area is perfect for purchasing drinks, snacks and ice creams.

Our outdoor seating area is fully licensed along with the Café, allowing you to sip a glass of wine while watching the bussle of activity within the Coach Yard.

Stables Shop

The Stables Shop is adjacent to the Café and Coach House. It was also redesigned for 2018 and has lots of new items which have been carefully selected to offer visitors an interesting selection of gifts, homewares, confectionery, preserves, chutneys, toys and pocket money items to suit all budgets. Retail ranges change on a regular basis and include plants during the warmer months and a magical Christmas shop from November.

Products from our Stables Shop


Admission to The Stables Café and Shop is free.

Day tickets for the Castle and Walled Gardens can be bought at the entrance to the Walled Garden, next to the Cafe and Car Park.

A season ticket is the economical way to visit Raby as often as you wish throughout the year and to receive 10% discount on your purchases in the Stables Café and Shop.

Season Tickets, Gift Vouchers and Guide Books can be bought in advance here >

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