To welcome the arrival of Spring brids at Raby we are focusing our February half term activities around 'Birds', so why not come along and join the fun at Raby Castle with many FREE activities, or pre-book to join one of our Castle fit for a bird sessions, delivered by our friends at Bright Woods Forest School CIC.
'Who am I bird' Trail in the Park
Families can explore the 200-acre deer park by taking part in the FREE 'Who am I' game. Venture out into the Park and see if you can find all of the birds that are hiding there and learn some interesting facts about them as you go along. Don't foget to claim your prize back in the Gift Shop.
There is no need to book but a Park ticket is required - see further information further below on this page.
Castle fit for a bird
We think that every bird deserves a castle and to celebrate the National Nest Box Week we would like to invite families to build their own bird boxes and decorate them with a stencil of Raby Castle.
Castle fit for a bird sessions will run on Wednesday 20th February 2019 (10:30am and 1pm) and Tuesday 26th February 2019 (10:30am)
Tickets must be pre-booked for this event - see further information and booking information by scrolling down on this page.
Eating, Drinking and Shopping
Come and warm up in our cosy Stables Cafe and enjoy one of our extremely popular hot chocolates, served with plenty of cream and marshmallows of course! There will be a variety of sweet and savoury food options to choose from and if you need some entertainment for your little person or people, make sure you pick up one of our FREE bird colouring sheets and crayons.
Whilst in the Coach Yard, have a look in the Stables Shop and take one of our bird themed items home with you? Proucts available include beautiful bird themed picture books and activity books, handcrafted wooden bird calling whistles from Rainstick and tins from Apples to Pears which include build your own bird feeder and create your own insect house.
If birds aren't your thing there are plenty of other items to choose from and why not get ahead of the game and pick something up for Mothering Sunday. There are lovely Tweedmill throws and picnic blankets made in the UK from recycled wool, or select from our lovely range of skincare from The Bath House, over the hill in Cumbria.
Park tickets: Adult - £4.50, Concession - £4.00, 5-15 years - £2.50, Under 5s- Free, Family: 2+3 - £15.00
Tearooms, Gift Shop and Woodland Play Area – FREE admission