It can be hard to fill that awkward period after the New Year festivities and before the schools go back, but Castle Howard has the answer. Between Thursday 28th December and Sunday 7th January 2018, brilliant children’s entertainers, WonderPhil and Josh Benson, will bring their magic shows to the Courtyard Stables. If you’ve been to a birthday party where they’ve provided the entertainment – we’ve been to one or, erm, ten – you’ll know that it’s going to be a lot of fun. Shows start at 12 noon and 2pm daily, and tickets will be £5 online/£6 on the door (adults free). Ticket prices don’t include access to the grounds and gardens.