Raby Castle provides the perfect backdrop for the Wand World Championship Shoot organised by local Archery Club, the Archers of the Tees.
The competition is by invitation but will provide an exciting spectator sport!
The Morning Shoot:
Archers will shoot a series of three arrow ends at the wand targets, from alternating distances of 20yrds, 30yrds, 40yrds & 50yrds.
The Afternoon Shoot:
Archers will shoot the same as the morning format, but this is the knock out stage; three consecutive misses and you are out of the competition. This will continue until only two archers remain. If both archers can take the pressure and hold their nerve at this point, we then go to sudden death where the first to miss is out.
The winner, decided by skill, steel and nerve in the afternoon knock-out competition - will be named THE WORLD WAND CHAMPION!
Come and see our fully refurbished tearooms, browse our new look gift shop and enjoy the woodland play area, all of which are free of charge for visitors. The tearooms are open from 9am for hot drinks, snacks, lunches and afternoon teas.
Buy a ticket to visit our walled gardens and to explore the 200-acre deer park. Tickets are also available to include entry to the historic castle, which has been host to knights, royalty and aristocracy through the ages.
There’s plenty to see including horse-drawn coaches and carriages from days gone by and fascinating collections of art and antiques.