October half-term fun

Family building an archway at meet the builders day

There's lots going on this October half-term including clay modelling on Saturday 28 October and a Meet the Builders day on Tuesday 24 October.

This half-term you could take part in the hibernation trail which runs from Saturday 21 October until Sunday 29 October (£1, includes a prize). The trail is all about animals which hibernate over the winter and signs to spot them when they wake up.


Or you can take part in the crafty castle capers activity on the weekend of the 28 and 29 October, 11am-4pm. On Saturday 28 the craft activity will be clay modelling (£2).

Or on Tuesday 24 October, 11am-4pm join us for Meet the Builder’s day. There will be demonstrations including lime slaking, carpentry, window restoration and displays of the tools the builders would have used 100 years ago. There will also be special behind the scenes tours on the roof. (If you’d like to go on a roof tour please wear stout shoes, no shorts or skirts, no children under 16 years of age, places are first come, first serve and are £5 per person).

The project tours give an insight into the current building work
A tour guide explaining the project to a visitor
The project tours give an insight into the current building work


The trees are turning lovely colours of amber and orange, to admire the changing colours and crunchy leaves you could walk down to the river and back up to the castle.

A misty morning over the Teign Valley seen from Castle Drogo

Explore the Teign Gorge

Follow the winding paths below the castle into the sheltered Teign Gorge. Explore this ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife on trails along the river.

Child hula hooping

Things to do for families at Castle Drogo

We’ve got lots to keep your little ones entertained-from a free spotter sheet in the garden to miles of pathways in the woods to run wild in.

Enjoy a coffee and slice of cake, Castle Drogo, Devon

The café at Castle Drogo

Relax, recharge or indulge yourself with a delicious snack or light meal at our café.