Explore Skelf Island at Castle Howard

The Skelves have been in lockdown too, but Castle Howard’s adventure playground is open again and they’re ready to play. There are some new restrictions in place to make sure that everyone is safe. The Skelves are patient, kind and considerate and they hope you’ll be the same, whilst also having lots of fun! Please read the following information from the friendly gang of Skelves…

They will be limiting the number of people playing at any one time and they’d suggest that after an hour of playing, you let others have a turn.

The rope bridge to Skelf Island is now one way, from the mainland across to the island, and you can get back to land via the boardwalk. They look forward to seeing you on Skelf Island soon! Don’t forget that you need to pre-book your tickets to Castle Howard online before you travel.

Pre-book an arrival slot online

Castle Howard is moving to an entirely online booking function so that they can manage the capacity of visitors coming through the Courtyard.


Sat 04 Jul


10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Adult £12.95; child£8.50; family of four £21.50; family of five £34.50


Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA

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