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Events

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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Horse Ride

Raby Park

Sun 29th Apr 2018

10:00am to 11:59am

County Durham Federation of Young Farmers Clubs are again organising a pleasure ride to help them raise funds for their organisation.

There will be the option to complete either a 5 mile or 10 mile ride which is off-road on private land, in a virtually traffic free area of fantastic scenery.

Parking for horseboxes is within the grounds of Raby Castle, please enter through the main gates and follow signs for Horsebox Parking. Riders can pay and enter on the day and can set off between 10am and 12pm. Riders are asked not to arrive any earlier than 9.30am.

The cost is £15 for YFC members (with a valid membership card) and £20 for non-members.

There will be catering available and a photographer on site too.

Raby Castle, Park & Gardens will be open to visitors on the day. The Tearooms and Gift Shop will be open opn the day from 9am. The Castl and Gardens are open from 11am.

For more info, contact our Durham YFC County Office on 0191 3864388 or email durhamyfc@btconnect.com.

Further information can be found on the event Facebook page.


Orchid Show

Raby Castle Gardens

Sun 6th May 2018 to Mon 7th May 2018

11:00am to 5:00pm

The Annual Orchid Show at Raby Castle, will feature a spectacular display of beautiful Orchids including exotic hybrid species. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the experts and attend demonstrations for advice on how to make the most of their orchids.  

The North East of England and Darlington Orchid Societies will be in attendance with a wonderful display, as well as orchid growers and sellers from around England.


10k Races

Raby Park

Sun 20th May 2018

 

Teesdale Athletics Club is once again holding it's annual 10k race and 5k & 3km fun runs in Raby Park, there will also be 1.2km children's fun run!

It is strongly advised that you pre enter before race day and not leave it till on the day of the race.

Entry forms and further information can be downloaded at www.teesdaleac.com.

More information (External Site)


Flower Power Plant & Gift Fair

Walled Gardens

Sun 27th May 2018

11:00am to 4:00pm

 

Flower Power Fairs will return to Raby Castle this year and will take place in the picturesque walled gardens under the backdrop of the Castle. Enjoy browsing specialist plant nurseries and gift stalls. Park & Gardens admission applies. There will also be stalls from a selection of the best local small businesses in the area including photography, garden accessories, gifts & jewellery. 

Plus the beautiful Raby Castle Walled Gardens to wander through, including the rose garden, fruit garden and the herbaceous borders.


 Park & Gardens admission applies.

More information (External Site)


Classic Cars in the Park for Fathers Day

Raby Castle

Sun 17th Jun 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Bring your Dad along to see classic cars, bikes, tractors and more displayed in a new area next to the Castle with outstanding views of the Castle and Park beyond.

Listen to the purring of excellently restored engines and admire the beautifully waxed bodywork of the classic cars, vintage vehicles and timeless transport at this long established show.

Classics in the Park is a perfect day of motoring nostalgia. Displayed within our breath taking parkland will be commercial vehicles, Land Rovers, trucks, bikes, 4 x 4’s and classic cars including MGs, Triumph Stags and Austin Seven’s.

There’s also the motor awards to look forward to, an auto jumble for anyone looking for a bargain or a rare discontinued part, and an arena and commentaries throughout the day.  Add to that the chance to speak to exhibitors about their passion, this fun packed day out will get even the most keyed up of classic car enthusiasts into gear!


For more information about this event or to find out how to get involved, please contact Mark Woodward on 01697 451882 or 07768 741610, or visit www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

More information (External Site)


National Garden Scheme Day

Raby Castle Walled Gardens

Sat 14th Jul 2018

11:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for this charity open day where all proceeds from admission to the Gardens will be donated to the National Gardens Scheme.

The National Garden Scheme, which celebrated its 90th year in 2017, is the most significant charitable funder of nursing charities in the country, donating over £50 million since it was founded. The gardens at Raby Castle are one of 80 gardens which opened in the first year of 1927 and are still open today.

The main charities to benefit from the National Garden Scheme are: The Queen’s Nursing Institute, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Parkinson’s UK and other guest charities.


Further Ahead


Outdoor Shakespeare - The Handlebards: Twelfth Night

Raby Castle Walled Garden

Fri 10th Aug 2018

5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Handlebards will be back with their unique form of travelling theatre. Join us for an evening of entertainment in the picturesque walled gardens.

 

 

More information (External Site)


Classic Cars in the Park

Raby Castle

Sun 12th Aug 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm

Enjoy displays of classic cars, bikes, tractors and more in a new area next to the Castle with outstanding views of the Castle and Park beyond.

Enjoy a classic car themed day out, there’ll be displays of commercial vehicles, Land Rovers, trucks, bikes, 4x4’s and classic cars including MG’s, Triumph Stags and Austin Sevens, autojumble, arena & commentary. Over 400 classic cars, including over 100 vehicles on the Jaguar Drivers Club Stand, plus many other club stands including Aston Martin, Lotus, Ford and more. A perfect day of motoring nostalgia displayed within our breath-taking parkland. 

For more information about this event or to find out how to get involved, please contact Mark Woodward on 01697 451882 or 07768 741610, or visit www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com.

 

More information (External Site)


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