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Find out what’s happening at Raby Castle on the day of your visit. There’s something to suit all ages and tastes with our varied event programme, listed below you’ll find more information for upcoming events such as children’s fun days, markets, vehicle shows and outdoor theatre plus more.

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Current Events

Closed for Winter

Raby Castle, Park & Gardens

Thu 29th Sep 2016 to Fri 14th Apr 2017


Raby Castle, Park & Gardens will be closed for winter; join us when we reopen for Easter Weekend from Saturday 15th April 2017. We look forward to welcoming you!


There’s plenty going on when we do open, please visit the What's On section of the website where details of our programme of events for 2017 will be added - please keep an eye out for updates.


Christmas Events

The Coach Yard, Raby Castle

Thu 1st Dec 2016 to Fri 23rd Dec 2016

10:00am to 5:00pm


A long tradition of Christmas opening continues this year in the grounds of Raby Castle.

Christmas Trees, Shop, Tearooms & Santa!

Although the Castle and Gardens remain closed for their Winter slumber, you can still bring the family along to pick out your freshly cut Raby Estates real Christmas Tree before heading into the Christmas shop, decked out in festive glory to choose new decorations and gifts, then settle down in the cosy tearooms to warm up with a hot chocolate before visiting Santa in his woodland grotto (must be pre-booked on-line).

"Santa is a very busy man and unfortunately he is now fully booked for children to come and see him at Raby Castle. He'll soon be getting ready for his long journey around the world, so we cannot take any further bookings. Don't worry, he'll still be visiting your house on Christmas Eve!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and sprinkle of pixie dust,


The Elves"

Christmas Market

On Sunday 11th December from 10am until 4pm, we will be hosting the Taste of Teesdale seasonal outdoor market, organised by Barnard Castle Farmers Market, with a hand-picked selection of stalls offering food & drink ideas from around the region. Pick up your real Raby Estates Christmas tree while you’re there too!

'Pop-Up' Venison & Game Shop!

Fresh venison and game meat reared on the Raby Estate will be available at the Taste of Teesdale Christmas Market on 11th December and also on Sunday 18th December from a pop-up stall run by Head Gamekeeper Iain Alexander, pre-orders can be made for  collection on both dates, please contact Iain on 07967 695022 to place a meat order.  Frozen venison and game will still be available to buy in the Tearooms.


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