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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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Heritage Open Days

Raby Park & Gardens

Sun 13th Sep 2015

11:00am to 4:30pm

Raby Castle, Park & Gardens 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 13th September.

The Park & Gardens will be open from 11am until 5pm, with last admissions at 4pm. Raby Castle will be open to visitors from 12.30pm until 4pm. Please be aware, numbers entering the Castle at any one time maybe restricted to ensure the safe flow of visitors throughout the castle.

Autumn Market

Raby Castle

Sun 20th Sep 2015

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 from: Punch & Judy, Black Sheep Morris Dancers and Gegenforde Folk Band.

  • 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






Event, Park and Gardens




Castle (additional charge to enter)**




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

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

For information please contact or call 01833 660202.

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.


Christmas Events

The Coach Yard, Raby Castle

Sun 29th Nov 2015 to Wed 23rd Dec 2015

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, 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 29th to stock up on seasonal food and tasty treats.

Click here for more information.


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