The majestic Raby Castle in County Durham is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this May half term.
Taking place in the castle’s scenic Deer Park from Saturday 28th May until Sunday 5th June, a new trail featuring a street party theme will be available for little explorers to enjoy as they search high and low for clues.
Visitors can also enjoy a picnic, which can be pre-ordered in advance, within the beautiful castle grounds. The picnic boxes include a delicious selection of sandwiches including coronation chicken, cucumber, sea salt and dill; local ham and pear chutney; and Teesdale egg mayonnaise and mustard cress.
Freshly baked fruit scones, preserve and Cornish clotted cream will also be included, as well as a strawberry tart, Battenberg cake, Victoria sponge and classic carrot cake.
To round off a bumper day out, children can unleash their inner ‘Raby Rebel’ at the castle’s new adventure playground, The Plotters’ Forest, which is interwoven between the trees in Raby Castle’s Christmas tree planation.
The bespoke and inclusive playground features a fully accessible boardwalk, as well as high-level walkways, tunnels, slides and climbing walls, along with several play towers, which echo some of Raby Castle’s architectural history, including the famous Nevill Gateway.
Prices for the Park & Plotters’ Forest cost: £8 for adults, £7.50 for children and £29 for a family ticket. A concession ticket is also available at £7.
Prices for Raby Castle, Park & Plotters’ Forest cost: £13 for adults, £10 for children and £45 for a family ticket. A concession ticket is also available at £12.
For further information, and to book tickets, visit: www.raby.co.uk/raby-castle