Raby Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Raby Castle

Darlington, County Durham, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Every single one of the atmospheric rooms in Raby Castle, from the magnificent Barons' Hall to the Mediaeval Kitchen gives fascinating insights into life throughout the ages and gives kids the chance to let their imaginations run wild! There's as much education available here as you want to wring from it, but it's just as affecting for the smalls to simply explore.

Behind the powerful exterior of towers and fortifications, Raby houses a fantastic art collection and splendid interiors. Plus you can have a look at the horse-drawn carriage collection!

The impressive 200 acre (80ha) deer park surrounding Raby Castle has Red deer, the largest British wild land mammal, and the smaller Fallow deer, both herds containing the desendants of deer preserved in this area since Norman times so a great point for some secret schooling too!

It's worth a look on the run up to Christmas too as they feature a lovely grotto here every year.

Plus the kids can discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England! Raby Castle is situated 20 miles further east at Staindrop. See the listing for Highforce Waterfall!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 3AH, England


Click here to visit Raby Castle's website
01833 660202

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

March: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
April to June: Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
July and August: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30
September: Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 - 16:30

Open on bank holidays as well

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Walled Gardens
March to October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 -16:30

Stables Cafe, Shop & Woodland Play Area
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30


General Admission
Adult from £7.00
Kids (5-15) from £3.00
Seniors from £6.00
Family (2 adults, 3 kids) from £18.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

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