Adventurous Bank Holiday Fun at Castle Howard

There’s some great stuff happening at Castle Howard this August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August) with raft building, archery and a climbing wall in the gardens. Here’s what’s coming up.
  • 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 would be a good plan). 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.
If that’s not enough, you can also join in with the daily craft activity, set off on a self-guided children’s trail to track down the lost animals with the brass-rubbing spotter and activity sheet and go wild in the gardens and parkland. Don’t forget the adventure playground too. With so much going on for kids – and a beautiful setting with great places to grab a coffee, cake or lunch – it’s no wonder that Castle Howard is one of our favourite places.

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