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Top 10 Tips

for outdoor adventures

Need some inspiration? Here are our top ten things to do outdoors with your family.
Take a boat ride on the Great Lake and see the wonderful birdlife
Bring a picnic, do a spot of cloud watching, roll down the sloping North Lawn until your dizzy or make a daisy chain
Wear the kids out at Skelf Island, our new Adventure Playground where they can climb, swing and slide to their hearts content
Explore the twisting paths of Ray Wood, look for animal prints and have a go at the baby animal trail
Download one of our walking trails and explore the Estate. Clamber over stiles, listen out for bird song and enjoy the site of colourful wildflowers
Hire a Castle Howard Explorer pack. Filled with fun nature based activities like bug hunting and colouring, they’re a perfect way to get children into nature. Find out more here
Download our Seasonal Spotters Guide and go in search of wildlife. Tick off each item you spot on your way round
Join us in September for our Autumn Harvest and Flower Festival where there'll be plenty of nature themed activities and displays. Take a look at our What's On page for more details.

Raining cats and dogs? Bring your wellies and splash around in the biggest puddles you can find before warming up in the café

We love hearing about your adventures at Castle Howard

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Have you enjoyed your time at Castle Howard? Want to tell us what you thought? Take our quick and easy Discover Nature survey. It's your opportunity to tell us about your experience of nature on the Estate and how we can improve our visitor experience.

Thank you for your time and we hope you enjoy your next adventure!