Fairy Doors – New Children’s Activity

We have added a new children’s activity around the Gardens, where children can spot the Fairy doors hidden in our Arboretum.

Tortoise Update – July 2018

Our giant Tortoise now has a new friend!

Meerkat Expansion 2018

Our Meerkat’s have had an upgrade to their enclosure, which now makes it even easier to see them, especially for smaller children.

Baby Marmosets

Our Marmosets gave birth on 30th June 2017 to their second set of babies.

Pigs are back

We extended our Menagerie in 2016 to bring back the pigs and goats which have been requested by many. All have settled in well.

Archive Building

Our archive building opened summer 2015, and includes details of the history of Castle Ashby Gardens, old drawings made by Capability Brown and other interesting facts. Situated in one of the converted greenhouses under the Triumphal Arch.

New animals in the Menagerie 2015

We have been working hard to settle in some new animals in the menagerie.

The new marmoset monkeys are doing well, and looking forward to lots of visitors when we open the doors for summer on 28th March.

The Meerkats are also now in a fantastic new home, which includes new areas and tunnels to play and live in. This will also ensure they have plenty of room to keep growing their family.

Upcoming Events

Pumpkin Hunt – Oct

10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Fun pumpkin hunt around the gardens

Saturday 26th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019

£3.00 per child participating in the Pumpkin Hunt

Normal Garden admission prices apply



Easter Egg Hunt

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April

ON-LINE TICKETS ONLY – Click here to buy

Craft Fair & Family entertainment day

26th May & 27th May 2019

10:00am to 5.30pm

Falconry Show, Stalls and further entertainment for all the family.