Due to the current lockdown in England, Castle Howard has taken the decision to close its Gardens and catering outlets from Thursday 7th January. The decision has not been taken lightly. On reflection, the senior team feel it would be against the spirit of this lockdown to stay open.
The Farm Shop and Garden Centre will remain open daily from 10am – 4pm for locals to use. The Farm Shop will also be open for take away barista coffee and cakes.
The Click & Collect service for the Farm Shop will again be available to access via the Castle Howard website from Friday 8th January. For more information, call the Farm Shop team on 01653 648619.
The Garden Centre will be accepting orders for collection or local delivery over the phone. For more information, please call the Garden Centre team on 01653 648668
“Wish Upon a Frozen Star”, Castle Howard’s Christmas event, which had been scheduled to start on 28 November, has regrettably had to be cancelled.
Castle Howard said: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce that ‘Wish Upon a Frozen Star’, this year’s Castle Howard Christmas event has been cancelled. Following the Government announcement of a second national lockdown from 5th November until 2nd December we have spent a lot of time as a senior team trying to find ways to make the light show event work, however the conclusion is that it is not logistically or financially viable to try to delay the get in period and the opening of the event.
All bookers will be contacted by See Tickets to organise refunds and we thank you for your support, and understand there will be many disappointed people. We are extremely disappointed ourselves not to be able to make this new magical event happen this year, but the safety of our staff, our visitors and the financial stability of the organisation have to take priority to ensure we can come back next year with another Christmas event that will once again surprise and delight our visitors.“
Set within the grounds of the Castle Howard Estate, the Classic Car & Motor Show will take place on Sunday 4th October (having been rescheduled from June). It will offer a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families. With over 500 vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles on display, over 40 trade and auto stalls plus quality food, drink and ice cream on offer, the event is set to be a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.
The Classic Car Show is included within a Castle Howard Gardens ticket (free for Friends of Castle Howard). This event is compliant with COVID-19 Government guidance and we politely ask, due to the recent guidelines that visitors pre-book online and do not book for more than 6 people in a party (unless your household or support bubble is more than 6 people). To book, visit: https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/DB/whats-on-view-4/classic-car-show-2
The House will reopen to visitors on Friday 31 July and will be open on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.
As part of the initial reopening of the House, in order to maintain social distancing guidelines, the bedrooms and the Chapel will not be open as these are particularly small spaces with confined access.
Inside the House, enable QR code scanning on your mobile device to enjoy a new streamed audio digital guide, with an engaging narrative about the history of Castle Howard told by the people who live and work there.
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