A visit to Castle Howard is a fantastic way for the whole family to enjoy a day out.
Spend happy days exploring magical woodland paths, picnicking by the lake and discovering flowers and wildlife in the walled garden.
Discover the house and grounds with the help of Geoffrey the Lion’s illustrated trails including a spotter sheet to help you identify items in the house, a woodland trail in the grounds and puzzles.
Ride the land train through the grounds to the lakeside play area and let off steam on the swings, slides, towers and bridges of the high-energy adventure playground.
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.
The toy shop and gift shops stock a fantastic range of toys and books, from pocket money treats to great gift ideas and you might bump into the Castle Howard peacocks in the Stable Courtyard too.
With special events during the school holidays and bank holidays, there's always something new to enjoy to keep all the family entertained.