The Plotters' Forest

Sport & Adventure / Adventure Playgrounds

  • Staindrop, Durham, DL2 3AH
  • 01833660202

A bespoke, children's playground at Raby Castle, built around the existing Christmas tree plantation, the play equipment feels woven into the forest.

Outdoors Activity

Family Friendly Activity

Accessible Activity

Dogs Not allowed

Opening Times

Weekends and Holiday Periods - 10am till 4pm. 

Please check the website before travelling


The Plotters’ Forest & Deer Park Tickets

Weekends and Holiday Periods, prices starting from:

Adult – £9.00

Concession – £8.00

4–15 years – £8.50

Under 4s – Free

Family (2+3) – £30.00

HH Member – £5.00

Upgrades to the castle are available seasonally during the ticket process or onsite.

Additional Information

Group and School Discounts available please call 01833 660202 or email for more infomation


The Plotters' Forest
The Plotters' Forest
The Plotters' Forest
The Plotters' Forest
The Plotters' Forest

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Tickets include 2 hours of play in The Plotters' Forest plus access into the 200 acre picturesque deer park where the red and fallow deer roam amongst the stunning castle backdrop.

Enter through the towering gateway and disappear into the dense woodland playground. Explore ground-level forest trails, then climb to high walkways and towers. Become part of a world of magic and mischief: create a cacophony on outdoor musical instruments and match pairs on our giant memory game, or strike a Plotters’ Portrait pose and cause chaos with our spinning signposts.

Visitors young and old will love getting lost amongst exhilarating views, sky-high turrets and treetop tunnels, before spreading out on the stargazing deck and slipping down the slide. Send your fellow plotters coded messages through the Talking Tubes, and spot enemies in the Mischief Mirrors. And for the very smallest rebels, there’s a dedicated toddler area: think mini turrets, climbing equipment, slide and a chalkboard for drawing secret squiggles.

At The Plotters' Forest, we firmly believe that building a relationship with the outdoors inspires children to be resilient, curious and courageous. In an increasingly digital and risk-averse world, The Plotters’ Forest playground is a setting where little ones – and their imaginations – can run wild.

Each season brings new excitement with magnificent February Half Term, Easter, May Half Term, Summer, Halloween and Christmas Trails. 


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