All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Raby Castle

Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH
01833 660202
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Raby Castle review

Raby Castle is a medieval castle near Staindrop in County Durham. It was built in the late 14th century and has around 200 acres of deer park plus plenty to keep the family entertained on a day out.

The parkland is home to herds of red and fallow deer. You can explore the park and spot lots of wildlife in and around the pounds. There is a 5-acre 18th century walled garden and plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs.

Kids will love the woodland adventure playground. There is a rustic obstacle course with a zip wire. Plus you can hire bikes and explore even more of the grounds and experience some spectacular views.

Indoors you can see the Coach house and stables with their collection of 18th century travelling chariots. When visiting the castle make sure you pick up a free activity sheet which leads children around the rooms of the castle. There are questions to answer and items to look out for. The castle also hosts annual family-friendly events. The approach to the castle is spectacular with its ornamental lake, deer, towers and turrets. There are impressive rooms to see within the house.

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FAQ and Further Information Raby Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe which serves hot and cold food and drinks. Plus an outdoor takeaway kiosk.

What are the main things to do?

Castle with parkland, deer park, adventure playground, walled garden, stables and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range to cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range to cheap. An adult all-access ticket costs £12, children 5-15 are £6. Other pricing options are available and it is cheaper in the winter or with a ticket just for the deer park and gardens. Family tickets and annual passes are available.

Is there parking?

There is on-site parking.

When are they open?

The castle is open from March until October time. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on a lead in the Deer park, gardens and tea rooms. Only assistance dogs are permitted in the castle.

Are they accessible?

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