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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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Current Events


Annual Display: Raby Castle and The Great War

Raby Castle Entrance Hall

Sat 19th Apr 2014 to Wed 1st Oct 2014

In the centenary year of the beginning of World War 1, there will be small display in the Castle’s Entrance Hall, recalling tales of Vane family members, Estate workers and house staff who were enlisted in the war effort. The display will feature some personal artefacts from the Vane Family and images and documents taken from the Raby archive.

  • Included in normal Castle, Park & Gardens admission ticket
  • Can be viewed on both guided tour and free-flow admission days
  • If visiting on a guided tour day, please arrive at the Castle for your tour slightly before your allotted time to view the display case. 


Coming Soon


Heritage Open Days

Raby Park & Gardens

Sun 14th Sep 2014

11:00am to 5:00pm

The Park and Gardens at Raby will be free for all visitors for one day only as we take part in Heritage Open Days.

Heritage Open Days is a three-day, National Scheme which aims to either, open up historic places usually closed to the public or allow access for free. Visitors will have the chance to access Raby's 200 acres of historic parkland and 18th Century walled gardens, for which an entrance fee is normally charged, as part of Heritage Open Days on Sunday 14th September.

Follow one of the walks through the Park and around the Ponds where you’ll see plenty of wildlife against the historic backdrop of Raby Castle. A wildlife spotting sheet for children (and adults alike!) will be available to enjoy whilst visiting the parkland and gardens.

The Park & Gardens will be open from 11am until 5pm, with last admissions at 4pm. Raby Castle will be open to visitors for an admission fee of £4 for adults and £2 for children from 1pm until 4.30pm.


Autumn Market

Raby Castle

Sun 21st Sep 2014

11:00am to 4:00pm

The annual autumn local food and craft market at Raby Castle. Wander around our market street with covered farmer’s market style stalls lining either side of the old Byre Yard close to the Raby Tearooms and Gift Shop and discover the best of our region’s food producers, craft makers and artists whilst enjoying local family entertainment in the most relaxing and beautiful of settings.

  • Included in normal admission to park & gardens.
  • Free for season ticket holders.
  • Special Event - children go free of charge to the market, park & gardens with a paying adult

Special Event admission prices, includes Raby Park & Gardens:

Ticket Prices  - Autumn Market

 

Adult

Concession

Child

(5-15yrs)

Event, Park and Gardens

£6.00

£5.00

Free*

Castle (additional charge to enter)**

£4.00

£4.00

£2.00

*A small additional fee applies to visit the castle itself.

**Children only free when accompanied by a paying adult.

For information please contact admin@rabycastle.com or call 01833 660202.


Further Ahead


Christmas Events

The Coach Yard, Raby Castle

Sun 30th Nov 2014 to Mon 22nd Dec 2014

10:00am to 5:00pm

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

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 for all, 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).

Visit the Christmas Market on November 30th to stock up on seasonal food and tasty treats.

Click here for more information.


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