Things to do for families at Castle Drogo


Enjoy a hassle free family day out. We've got free walking trails, spotter sheets and orienteering trails for you to download.

The Bunty House

The Bunty House was built for Frances Drewe when she was 6 years old. Children can open the door to play inside and 'make a cup of tea'. It also has a miniature garden.

The Bunty house in autumn
Bunty house surrounded by autumnal trees
The Bunty house in autumn


All through the year you can pick up a free spotter sheet at visitor reception. Pick up a sheet and see if you can identify trees and look at the landscape as you make your way around the garden.

Why not tick off some of your 50 things to do before you're 113/4 on your visit here? You could go bird watching or build a den.

The Teign Gorge is free from light pollution so it is a great place to go star gazing.


In the café are free colouring in sheets and children's lunch boxes.

Rivers that rock

The Teign Gorge is bursting with adventures to be had. There are lots of animals, plants and great geology. Its river has pushed and pulled and smoothed the rocks to create the landscape we see today.


Have you ever wanted to go on a high tech treasure hunt? We have several caches for you to find in the Teign Gorge, you'll just need to bring your own GPS device. 

Mountain biking

With little traffic, the rugged slopes and paths of the Teign Gorge are ideal to explore by mountain bike. You can cycle along Hunter’s Path (this is a bridleway) and in Rectory Woods.


Test your map skills and explore the Teign Valley with our two orienteering trails.You can pick up these trails at visitor reception or download below.

Intermediate orienteering map (PDF / 0.470703125MB) download

Hard orienteering map (PDF / 1.1865234375MB) download