Castle Howard, Historic House North Yorkshire
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Summer Explorer Adventures
Wed 26th July 2017 to Sun 3rd September 2017
Event Type: Childrens Event
Become a Castle Howard explorer and join in the adventure this summer. Our gardens will be brought to life with a range of interactive activities.

Every weekend (excluding Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September), join woodland quests with Rusticus and reveal the stories of the intrepid adventurers who travelled the globe in search of plant treasure.

Take on the challenges of our have a go adventure activities this August bank holiday (Saturday 26 to Monday 28 August) with raft building, archery and a climbing wall in the gardens.
  • Become an archer for the day, take aim and watch your arrows soar through the air to hit their targets. Drop in sessions for adults and children (aged 5+), learn the basics and put your new skills to the test. Included in admission 10.30am to 4.30pm, 4 arrows each go.
  • Race to the top of the 6 metre climbing wall, find the fastest route up and see what you can spot from your vantage point before abseiling back down. Suitable for all the family (children aged 5+), included in admission. Drop in from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
  • Build your own vessel to launch on the Great Lake and set sail safely across the water. Use barrels, planks and ropes to create a raft with the rest of your team…are you brave enough to climb aboard and take to the water? This is a water based activity so you will get wet (a change of clothes is advisable). Included in admission, register on the day. Sessions run at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm and last approximately 1 hour. Suitable for adults and children (aged 8+), build in teams of 6. 
PLUS join in with daily craft activity, set off on a self-guided children’s trail to track down the lost animals with our brass-rubbing spotter and activity sheet and go wild in our gardens and parkland.

Take a ride on the Great Lake boat and identify the birds which spend their days on the water before having your own adventures on our lakeside playground.

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