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Educational Visits

We welcome educational visits from pupils of primary and secondary schools and above.

Visits must be pre-booked and are available on weekday mornings from Easter until the end of September.

With historic reference from the Middle Ages through to the Victorian Era Raby Castle is ideal for a school visit.

Experienced guides tailor each individual visit specifically to the needs of your group, taking into account age and National Curriculum requirements. Guides enhance the motivational tours by involving a degree of storytelling.

A Castle tour takes approximately 60 minutes.

After the Castle tour there is much more to see and experience, such as the Horse-Drawn Carriage Collection, Deer Park and Walled Garden.

There is a picnic area in the gardens or the Servants Hall in the Castle is available for packed lunches in case of bad weather.

Children are welcome in the Gift Shop in small, supervised groups or Goody bags can be arranged in advance for each child, according to your budget.

The Woodland Adventure Play Area is also available for children ages 6+ to use, and is a good way to fit in some exercise before returning to school.

School and Group Visits to Santa's Grotto

Discounted rates are available for Schools, Nursery's and other community and educational groups visiting Santa’s grotto between 10am and 2.30pm on weekdays, please call 01833 660202 to discuss your requirements. Further information about Christmas is on the news and events pages of the website.

Please call the admin office on 01833 660202 to book your visit or for further information.

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Raby Castle Opening Times


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 11.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 11.00am - 4.30pm
Friday: 11.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 11.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 4.30pm

Park & Gardens inc. Shop & Tearooms

Monday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

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