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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.

Download our Seasonal Spotters Guide and go in search of wildlife. Tick off each item you spot on your way round

Bring a picnic, do a spot of cloud watching and roll down the sloping North Lawn

Fancy a game of I-Spy? Download our new Statue Trail and see how many figures of myth and legend you can find

Explore the twisting paths of Ray Wood and look for animal prints in the soft earth

Take a look at what's on offer at the Garden Centre and get your children into growing this summer

Play hide and seek round the yew hedges on the South Lawn.

Download one of these walking trails and explore the Estate. Clamber over stiles, find our interpretation boards and enjoy the sight of colourful wildflowers

Bring your four legged friends for a walk. The Castle Howard grounds and wider Estate are dog friendly

Raining cats and dogs? Bring your wellies and splash around in the biggest puddles you can find before warming up with a treat from the Coffee Shop or Farm Shop

Finally worn out but would like to visit again? Bring your bikes and discover the rest of the Castle Howard Estate with these downloadable route plans.


We love hearing about your adventures at Castle Howard

Tweet us at @CastleHowardEst or tag us in your instagram pics @castle_howard #discovernature


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!