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Half Term: Creepy Halloween
21 October - 5 November 2017
Let your imagination run wild this half term as you explore the 'haunted' East Wing of Castle Howard - uninhabited and out of bounds to visitors for many years.

For Halloween 2017 it will be 'haunted' by a cast of imaginary spooky characters and creatures, designed to thrill and surprise unwary visitors. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, this half term Halloween experience will thrill younger visitors, and give their parents a glimpse into a part of Castle Howard not normally open to the public.

And for the little ones, there will be a Halloween trail and a dressing up competition, for a less scary but equally fun day out.
Christmas Tree at Castle Howard

Christmas at Castle Howard: Angels on High
Sat 18 November to Sat 23 December 2017
This Christmas a host of angels will descend on Castle Howard. Inspired by its architecture, interiors and art collections these fabulous creatures, classic and contemporary, will populate the grand state rooms to spectacular effect. Together with glorious floral creations and inspired decorations, Angels on High will surprise and delight.

As well as this unique 'angelic' Christmas experience, visitors will also enjoy their Castle Howard favourites including the soaring Christmas tree in the Great Hall and the return of Bompas & Parr's Gingerbread Castle Howard.

Younger visitors will be entranced by the Magical Christmas Garden - a peek into the imaginary world of Father Christmas. There will also be a chance to pre-book an Audience with Father Christmas or an Enchanted Evening with Father Christmas, unique opportunities for children to meet Father Christmas at this magical time.

And for an even more magical ambience, Twilight Visits over the weekend of 16 & 17 December enable visitors to enjoy the angels, candles and firelight, as night falls.

Christmas at Caste Howard will also include live music around the house; seasonal menus and festive afternoon tea by the fireside in the Grecian Hall; and Christmas gifts and treats galore in the gift shops, farm shop, garden centre and cosy indoor market.

The Castle Howard Triathlon 2017
Weekend 21 & 22 July 2018
The Castle Triathlon Series consists of five weekend races throughout the summer of 2018, providing an open platform for triathletes of all abilities to compete nationally. It is simple to get involved, you can enter as many of the races as you choose or take on the whole series. Please see website for more information and registration. Children races, Individual, Relay, Starter Sprint, Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron Man..

Caslte Howard Triathlon Medal
Castle Howard Triathlon Medal (above).

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