Visit the iconic interiors of Castle Howard and enjoy access to the grounds, Skelf Island, adventure playground, shops and restaurants.
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Ride the land train through the grounds to the lakeside play area and let off steam on the swings, slides, towers and bridges of the high-energy Adventure Playground.
Adjacent to the Adventure Playground is Skelf Island, treetop adventure across the dormant water of the Great Lake.
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Magical Woodland Paths
Spend happy days exploring magical woodland paths, picnicking by the lake and discovering flowers and wildlife in the Walled Garden.
Skelf Island, is a legendary Adventure Playground named after the historic site Castle Howard sits on, Henderskelfe.
For centuries the Skelves have inhabited a secret world, over the water from Castle Howard, causing mischief and mayhem high up in the trees, interacting with birds and protecting wildlife. They’re curious about humans too and want to explore and play with them. Join them in the treetops of Yorkshire’s most magical adventure playground, Skelf Island.
Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets, and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.
Travelling to Castle Howard
Castle Howard is just 15 miles North East of York and is easily accessible from the A64 which connects Leeds, York and the Yorkshire Coast. The network of bridleways and quiet lanes in the Howardian Hills makes cycling a great alternative greener option for travelling to Castle Howard.
Travelling by Train
Malton is the nearest train station to Castle Howard and York is the closest major train station. Both stations have buses running directly to Castle Howard and taxis are also available from both stations.
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