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Ripley Castle offers a great summer day out for the whole family. Discover 700 years of history on a castle tour; hear entertaining and sometimes gruesome stories of Civil War, Royal Visits and persecution.  Find the secret Priest’s Hole and try on the armour in the Knights Chamber.  With plenty of room to let off steam in the spacious parkland and its many natural play areas.  Bring a picnic, relax and enjoy watching the deer and wildlife, or explore the formal gardens and pleasure grounds where children can have fun and earn a treat hunting for clues on the garden trail.

Family Castle Tour - A fun and entertaining 45 minute guided tour full of horrible history tales of the castle, especially tailored to engage children aged 5 to 13 years together with their families. The tour runs daily throughout the summer at 1pm.

Summer Flower Fairy Garden Trail available - Ripley's magic fairies play all about our land. All you need are keen eyes and a steady hand. Knock on the little doors, hidden amoungst the trees. Find the magic word and earn yourself a treat. 

Wildlife Adventure - discover the wonderful wildlife of Ripley castle and explore the Deer Park, Woodland and Gardens.

Garden Explorer Packs - which include Pencil, Binoculars and a Magnifying glass are available for children to borrow whilst out exploring the gardens and parkland.

Orienteering – an especially designed course taking visitors through the Walled Gardens and Pleasure Grounds.  Click to download the Orienteering Map

Balance Agility Trail  – our balance course in the Wooded Pleasure Grounds is fantastic fun for children aged 5 years and above. A circuit combination of low level beams, blocks and swings will test the agility and balance of the most sure footed. (Adult supervision is required). 

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