Discover One of England's
Finest Medieval Castles

Buy Tickets

Raby Castle Contact info

Call us on 01833 660202

Email us at admin@rabycastle.com

Raby Castle in the Sunshine

Raby Castle News

Shhh … Baby Deer at Raby

This is the time of year when our female deer give birth and although it is very exciting to see babies around the park we always remind our visitors to respect their privacy and keep a safe distance.

If you see a baby deer in the park do not approach it, even if it appears to be on its own. Its mother won’t be too far away and you could be putting the calf and yourself at risk by going too close.

There are a couple of important reasons why mothers and babies should be left alone. Mothers can become aggressive when protecting their young and we would encourage parents to make sure their children are aware of the potential danger so that they don’t approach the young calves.

Another reason for giving the babies plenty of privacy is that their mothers may not return to feed them if they smell human scent near the calf.

Dogs should be kept on a short lead at all times during May, June and July.

Over the coming weeks our staff will be sharing photos of the new arrivals from around the deer park on our social media channels. Make sure you’re following Raby Castle on Facebook, @RabyCastle on Twitter and @RabyCastleOfficial on Instagram and keep checking for the latest posts.

We’ll also be hosting some organised Deer Park Walks led by our expert staff who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with visitors and pointing out some of the newest babies from a safe distance.

If you have any questions about the deer and their young during your visit our staff will be more than happy to help. Just ask one of our team. 

 

News Type: General


News Feed

News Archive

News Tags

10k run 2 bedrooms 2015 events 5th june advance booking advice afternoon tea afternoon tea. classic cars april 19th art autumn market available award barnard castle barrel racing behind the scenes best county best visitor attraction bike hire bishop auckland book online british travel awards butterwick hospice café calves cancelled carriage collection carriage foundation carriages of britain castle castle open castle tours cattle certificate of excellence charity charity climb fundraising chief executive children's tours christmas christmas fair christmas food christmas market christmas trees co durham coach houses coffee shop competition cottage countryfile awards countryside cowboys customer service cycling darlington day out days out days out with kids death deer delivered fro christmas dies durham tourism superstar easter easter activities easter events easter holiday days out english entertainment event events exhibition families family family days out family entertainment family friendly father christmas father's day filming filming location finalist flower show flowers folk music food free admission free entry fruit fully booked fundraising garden gardening gardens gegenforde geopark gifts gold accolade good reviews great days out great north air ambulance greek slave grotto guided tours half term halloween hand-made gifts hardwood logs herbaceous borders heritage open days high force high force waterfall hiram powers history hog roast holiday destination horse horse ride ice images jenna coleman jobs july landmark of the year local produce location log delivery longhorn lord barnard low force lunch venues may day bank holiday memorial service merry christmas middleton-in-teesdale mike ward mobile national garden scheme open days new new date new website no umbrellas october open open gardens opening opening hours opening times orchid show outdoor shakespeare outdoor theatre park park & gardens free. pick your own plants play area property punch & judy raby castle raby estates raby gardens raby park raby park & gardens raspberries raspberry re-opening recruiting recruitment day roses santa's grotto santa's grotto saturdays school trip school visits sculpture exhibition sculpture victorious season ticket season tickets shakespeare snow soon sponsored staindrop stalls summer summerhouse sunday 13th september tate britain tearoom tearooms teesdale the carriage foundation the voice finalist theatre things to do tipis to rent top scoring trip advisor tv series twilight uk's best castle vacancy value for money victoria visit visit england visitor attraction quality scheme visitor attractions visitor services manager volunteer volunteering volunteers vote vote for robert walk walled garden weather website western western themed whats on wildlife winter year