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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


Closed for Winter

Raby Castle, Park & Gardens

Thu 1st Oct 2015 to Fri 25th Mar 2016

 

Raby Castle, Park & Gardens will be closed for winter; join us when we reopen for Easter Weekend between 26th - 28th March 2016. 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 2016 will be added - please keep an eye out for updates.

 



Coming Soon


Easter Egg Trail

Raby Castle Gardens

Sat 26th Mar 2016 to Mon 28th Mar 2016

11:00am to 5:00pm

 

Follow the clues around the garden to find a tasty treat at the end! There is also fun for the whole family with games on the lawn, bouncy castle, and Easter crafts!

  • Included in normal admission to park & gardens.
  • Under 5’s charged child admission.
  • Free for season ticket holders.
  • A small extra charge applies to those wishing to visit the castle.

Note: Last admission 4pm


Closed for Winter

Raby Castle, Park & Gardens

Tue 29th Mar 2016 to Sat 30th Apr 2016

12:00am

 

Raby Castle, Park & Garden will be closed between the 29th March and 30th April; join us when we reopen on Sunday 1st May until the end of September. 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 2016 will be added - please keep an eye out for updates.

Discover our 2016 Opening Times here.

 


Orchid Show

Raby Castle Gardens

Sun 1st May 2016 to Mon 2nd May 2016

11:00am to 5:00pm

 

The Annual Orchid Show at Raby Castle.

  • Orchid Nurseries
  • Society Displays
  • Plants for sale

 

Further information to follow.


Further Ahead


10k, 5k & 1.2k Races

Raby Park

Sun 15th May 2016

 

Teesdale Athletics Club is once again holding it's annual 10k race and 5k fun run 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 & Craft Fair

Coach Yard

Sun 29th May 2016

11:00am to 4:00pm

 

The annual Flower Power Plant Fair.

  • Stalls from award winning nurseries
  • Hand picked selection of gift & craft stalls

 

Further information to follow.


22nd Classic Vehicle Show

Raby Castle

Sun 19th Jun 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm

 

This summer, Raby Castle will once again play host to the 22nd Bi-Annual Classic Vehicle Show and Vintage Rally, organised by Mark Woodward Classic Events.

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)


Masonic Gala

Raby Park

Sat 2nd Jul 2016

 

Taking place in Raby Park for the first time since 2009 is the Raby Gala. A family event day organised by the Freemasons of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham. All proceeds from the event go towards the 2021 Festival in aid of the Royal Masonic Trust for Boys and Girls.

 

 

More information (External Site)


Outdoor Theatre: Shakespeare’s Richard III performed by The Handlebards

Raby Castle Walled Garden

Fri 22nd Jul 2016

 

"4 actors, 4 bicycles, 40 characters and a 1000+ mile adventure."

After hugely successful tours in 2013, 2014 & 2015, the four-strong, all-male HandleBards company are back on their bikes and cycling the UK in June, July and August 2016, before setting out across Europe. On just four bicycles they will carry all the necessary set, props, costumes and camping equipment to perform Shakespeare's 'Richard III'. 

The HandleBards is Shakespeare done differently - using bikes to power various surprises and contraptions on-stage, whilst playing ALL the parts, this will be a spectacle not to miss!

Enjoy a different type of outdoor theatre in Raby Castle’s idyllic Walled Gardens, bring along a rug, a deckchair and a picnic to enjoy this classic Shakespeare story told in a different way.

Gates open at 5.30pm

performance begins at 7.00pm

Please bring your own seating/rug, warm clothes & picnics/drinks.

Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions £12, Family (2+2) £50.

Find out more about The Handlebards at www.peculius.com.


Taste of Teesdale Festival

Raby Castle

Sun 24th Jul 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Organised by Barnard Castle Farmers Market and held in the grounds of the Castle, 'Taste of Teesdale Festival' brings together an abundance of artisan food and drink from across the region. From bangers and bread, to pickles and pies, meet and buy from local producers as chefs’ prepare some mouth-watering dishes for all ages. Look out for farming displays and a whole range of special activities to make Taste of Teesdale a great day out for all the family. This one day festival will celebrate everything brilliant about local food, with demonstrations & children’s activities, as well as lots of stalls to stock up on quality local produce.

Admission on day: £6 per vehicle, includes Park, Gardens and Taste of Teesdale Festival

More information (External Site)


23rd Classic Vehicle Show

Raby Castle

Sun 14th Aug 2016

10:00am to 4:00pm

 

This summer, Raby Castle will once again play host to the 23rd Bi-Annual Classic Vehicle Show and Vintage Rally, organised by Mark Woodward Classic Events.

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.


The Moscow State Circus

Raby Park

Thu 1st Sep 2016 to Sun 4th Sep 2016

 

Roll up, roll up! The circus is coming to town!

The Moscow State Circus are welcomed back to Raby Castle with their  2016 UK big top tour, presenting a brand new production:  '7 Zhelaniy' or "Seven Wishes".

'Zhelaniy' is based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or "the flower with seven colors", by Benjamin Losin, where each of the petals represent a wish and is the perfect back drop for what is undoubtedly the greatest and most famous circus on earth.

More information (External Site)


Autumn Market

Raby Castle

Sun 18th Sep 2016

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 and craft makers. Enjoy family entertainment as well.

  • 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)**

£5.00

£5.00

£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.


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