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Castle Howard

by Lydia (follow)
A place like no other

Castle Howard is a fantastic way for the whole family to enjoy a day out. Here you can spend happy days exploring magical woodland paths, picnicking by the lake and discovering flowers and wildlife in the Walled Garden. There are a magnificent 1,000 acres of estate to explore and it is the perfect place for a day of adventures.

Picture taken from the Castle Howard website


Make the most of your day by getting an entrance ticket to both the house and gardens. You can admire sumptuous interiors furnished with world renowned works of art, before exploring the monumental gardens with statues, lakes, temples and fountains. Geoffrey the Lion has created a fantastic illustrated trail to help you discover the grounds in an exciting and adventurous way. He has created a spotter sheet to help you identify items in the house, a woodland trail in the grounds and puzzles to complete along the way.

Picture taken from the Castle Howard Facebook page


One of the key activities to do whilst at Castle Howard is riding the land train through the grounds. This takes you to the lakeside play area. Here you can let off steam on the swings, slides, towers and bridges of the high-energy adventure playground.

Picture taken from the Castle Howard website


Picture taken from the Castle Howard website


The nearby Boathouse Café serves snacks and drinks and you are welcome to enjoy your own picnic at the tables by the playground. Enjoy an ice cream from the kiosk or a sweet treat from the Coffee Shop in our Stable Courtyard. Alternatively, pick up a ready prepared lunch box from the house Fitzroy Restaurant or choose from the children's menu at our Courtyard Café. There are also picnic spots available in beautiful surroundings.

Picture taken from the Castle Howard Facebook page


With special events during the school holidays and bank holidays, there's always something new to enjoy to keep all the family entertained at Castle Howard. This Halloween they will be holding a Pirates Vs Zombies event that promises to be a Spooktacular feast of fun. Families of all ages can enjoy a day of indoor and outdoor trails, solving clues along the way, taking part in craft activities and joining fun workshops to learn the ways of the zombies and the pirates, before a daily battle commences. The Christmas events also look truly spectacular and more information about these can be found here.

Picture taken from the Castle Howard Facebook page


Further information:
Address: Castle Howard Estate, Malton, York, YO60 7DA
Opening hours: Every day from 10:00am until 5:00pm

For more information click here




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