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Enjoy the great outdoors at Raby this summer!

Plotters' Forest At Raby Catle

Fun new outdoor trails for children – ignite their curiosity this summer!

With exciting new trails and special events planned throughout its stunning parkland, Raby is providing families with plenty of outdoor fun and entertainment throughout the summer.

Plotters' Forest at Raby CastleAt Raby’s adventure playground, little imaginations can run wild as they embark on its new trail – Pilot Penny’s Flying Visit. 

Pilot Penny is on a summer adventure and has made a pit stop at The Plotters’ Forest, losing her luggage within the Estate’s pine tree plantation, with socks, hats, swimming costumes and other holiday essentials ready to be found.

Intrepid explorers will need to make their way through The Plotters’ Forest tunnels, slides, walkways and climbing wall – all of which were designed to promote the benefits of outdoor play – to locate the missing luggage and complete the complimentary trail sheet.

NEW Adventure Trails at Raby CastleEach ticket also includes access to the picturesque Deer Park surrounding Raby Castle, which will also be home to the brand new Mythical Creatures Adventure Trail.  

This summer will also see the return of the arts to Raby’s iconic Deer Park. Heartbreak Productions will be bringing its open air production of the family favourite, David Walliams’s Bad Dad on 5 August.

Raby Castle deer parkRaby’s tractor and trailer rides will be returning this summer on selected dates, so families can journey across the parkland and soak in the scenery around them.

Sophie Brown, sales and events manager at Raby, said: “We all know about the importance of outdoor fun and physical activity for children. 

“Raby’s setting offers a fantastic place for families to visit and enjoy a day out together, as they take a scenic walk through our Deer Park or embark on an exciting adventure through The Plotters’ Forest. To engage imaginations even further, we’ve had lots of fun introducing new outdoor trails that will excite children and ignite their curiosity this summer.” 

Visitors can also head inside to Raby Castle itself to learn about the medieval fortress’s history and take part in an additional Castle Quest trail or enjoy a refreshing drink and a bite to eat at the Yurt Café.

High Force WaterfallHigh Force Waterfall – which is part of the Raby Estate – is also offering a new Butterflies and Bumblebees Trail for the summer holidays.

For further information, and to book tickets, visit:

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