Raby Castle is set within 200 acres of beautiful green parkland and can be found in Staindrop, Co. Durham, DL2 3AH.
With ample free parking available on site there is certainly no need to worry about where to park the car! There is so much to enjoy here, it really is a wonderful place to spend the day with your children. Whether you opt to explore the castle, take a walk on one of the many walking trails or head to The Plotters’ Forest, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The facilities are endless, with several toilets on site and plenty of designated outside areas to enjoy a picnic. If you don’t fancy bringing your own food I would highly recommend heading to the Yurt Cafe – this unique venue offers incredible food surrounded by breathtaking views. I think this could be one of the nicest cafes we have been to – not only for the delicious food but also for the incredibly attentive staff. I have to say that the staff throughout the whole day were so welcoming, kind and engaging with the children.
On this occasion, since the children had already tired themselves out on The Plotters’ Forest, we decided to enjoy the easy 1.8km walk surrounding the castle and Deer Park. The children thoroughly enjoyed the scavenger hunt, set up by Raby Castle, and they were mesmerised by the many deer that they saw!
Please note: pre booking is essential for The Plotters’ Forest and admission prices do apply for Raby Castle, The Deer Park and The Plotters’ Forest. For up to date information please check their website here.