October half-term fun

Family building an archway at meet the builders day

There's lots going on this October half-term including Meet the Builder's day on Tuesday 23 October and a trail around the garden.

This half term you could take part in the Saving Castle Drogo trail which runs from Saturday 20 October until Sunday 28 October (£1, includes a badge as a prize). The trail is all about the building work at the castle.


Or children can get their hands dirty by taking part in the craft activity of clay modelling on Thursday 25 October, 11am-4pm. (£2).

Or on Tuesday 23 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.

River Teign in autumn

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.