Raby Castle is a great family day out! There are a range of facilities, attractions and services which are and will keep all ages occupied.
Woodland Adventure Playground
Nestled amongst part of Raby’s vast woodlands is the shaded and 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.
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!
There is a programme of events that take place throughout the summer, including the popular Easter Treasure Trail, Family Fun Days, Outdoor and Family Theatre, Classic Car Shows, and Markets. To find out more about what’s coming up this year visit the News and Events pages of the website.
Baby changing facilities are available in both the female toilets and male accessible toilets.
Gift Shop & Tearooms
New for 2018 Admission is free to our Courtyard area, which is home to the Gift Shop, Tearooms and takeaway refreshment kiosk with covered outdoor seating.
Housed in the Old Stables, the Raby Tearooms and the adjoining Gift Shop have been fully refurbished for the 2018 season. We have created a fresh look whilst retaining the character of the former stables.
This year sees the opening of our NEW catering trailer and outdoor courtyard seating area. Watch the world go by, catch up with friends and bring the family to enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks in this fabulous setting. Our new Tearooms are a welcoming place to meet friends for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.
We are family friendly with children’s menu options and highchairs. We regret that we are unable to re-heat baby food that has been brought in from outside the premises, due to food hygiene regulations.
Outdoor refreshments - New for the 2018 season
This year sees the opening of our NEW catering trailer and outdoor courtyard seating area. Watch the world go by, catch up with friends and bring the family to enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks in this fabulous setting.
Our new look Gift Shop has a unique selection of gifts, souvenirs, confectionery, preserves, chutneys, toys and pocket money items to suit all budgets.
Admission to our Tearooms and Gift Shop is free.
Day tickets for the Castle and Walled Gardens can be bought at the entrance to the Walled Garden, next to the Tearooms and Car Park.
Season Tickets, Gift Vouchers and Guide Books can be bought in advance by contacting us on 01833 660202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Raby Castle Opening Times
Raby Castle is open to the public from 24th March until 30th September 2018
|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|