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Exclusively for Friends

Friends enjoy a programme of exlcusive events and activities throughout the year, from a private summer drinks party in the Walled Garden, to Carols in the Chapel at Christmas, and lots more in between.

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Discounts & Offers

Yorkshire Arboretum

Enjoy up to 4 free visits to the Yorkshire Arboretum throughout the season on either 12th & 14th May , or 6th & 8th October 2019. The Yorkshire Arboretum hosts a stunning collection of Flora & Fauna set in the amazing beatuy the romantic Castle Howard Estate. Members need only take their membership card to the Arboretum Ticket Office to gain admission. Only 1 admission per date per card holder will be accepted.

The North York Moors Railway

The North York Moors boasts one of the most beatiful and iconic heritage steam railways in the UK. Enjoy a trip from Pickering to Whitby taking in the breath taking scenery of the North Yorkshire countryside. Friends of Castle Howard can claim £5.00 off of a full price adult ticket when presenting a Friends of Castle Howard membership card.

Tickets cannot be purchased uring special event days and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer is valid until 3rd November 2019, redeemable at Whitby/Pickering booking offices only and not online.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Wakehurst Botanic Garden 

Friends of Castle Howard can now enjoy '2 for 1' admission on fully paying adult tickets to both the Royal Botanic Gardnes, Kew & Wakehurst Botanic Gardens.*  The Royal Botanic Gardens are home to over 50,000 living plants and is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wakehurst Botanic Garden houses over 500 acres of plants from across the world, set in the Estate of the beautiful Wakehurt Manor. 

*Terms And Conditions apply; 

* Two-for-one discount applies on entry to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst only (no discount on events, car parking, food, retail, etc.)
    * The offer is only available for full-paying adults. When an adult member/staff/ trustee/student wishes to enter with a child over four, a concession, a student, or another guest, the full adult entry fee must be paid, and the guest, child, concession, or student enters for free
    * The member must present their membership card to claim their two-for-one discount
    * Joint members who each hold a membership card are both entitled to bring in a second person on the two-for-one discount, with two paying adults
    * All additional children over four pay full child’s price at Kew Gardens (currently £5). At Wakehurst children under the age of 16 can enter for free.
    * This offer is only available at the gates, therefore no pre-booking online
    * This offer cannot be used with any other discount or offer
    * Terms and conditions will be reviewed annually

Fri 10th May 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are invited on a guided stroll in search of wildflowers
Sun 12th May 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are kindly given the chance to visit our Friends at the Yorkshire Arboretum on 4 dates throughout the year...
Tue 14th May 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are kindly given the chance to visit our Friends at the Yorkshire Arboretum on 4 dates throughout the year.
Thu 16th May 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are invited to join Yorkshire Arboretum Collection Manager, Jonathan Burton, on a walking tour of one of the most beautiful corners of the Castle Howard Estate - Ray Wood.
Fri 21st Jun 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are invited to join Curator, Dr Ridgway across the amazing 18th century landscape to learn the meaning behind some of Castle Howard's many monuments.
Tue 25th Jun 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are invited to join members of the Castle Howard Team for our Summer Garden party, hosted by Hon. Nicholas & Victoria Howard.
Mon 8th Jul 2019
Castle Howard have partnered with Anandini Yoga to offer this unique opportunity to take part in a yogo class set in the stunning Castle Howard grounds.
Wed 7th Aug 2019
Calling all budding junior outdoor enthusiats! Get the most out of your summer holidays as a junior Castle Howard Ranger. Enjoy wild activities whilst learning about the natural world!
Sun 6th Oct 2019
Friends of Castle Howard are kindly given the chance to visit our Friends at the Yorkshire Arboretum on 4 dates throughout the year.
Friends Newsletter Spring/Summer 2018