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Join in with the Summer of Play

There’s lots of fun to be had this summer at Castle Drogo as we turn back the clock to the 1924 Paris Games.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

There’s lots of fun to be had this summer at Castle Drogo. From 19 July to 8 September, join us for fun and games inspired by Paris 1924. Why not enjoy an ice cream or relax at a shady picnic spot in the orchard. Put your sun hat on and come and make the most of being outdoors this summer. Around the gardens you will find stations ready to compete with friends and family at your favourite sports that were held at the 1924 Paris Games. Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank and supported by Sport England.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

What to bring and wear

Weather can be unpredictable up here at Castle Drogo it's always worth checking the forecast before you arrive and dressing appropriately.

Accessibility

All points of the trail are wheelchair accessible. Signs will direct you to accessible routes as some pathways include steps and rough terrain.

Upcoming events

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Nursery Corridor Exhibition 

The Nursery Corridor will be open for you to explore, with displays about recently acquired collection items and the conservation that we do here at Castle Drogo.

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on
24 Jul to 31 Oct 2024
at
10:30 to 16:30
+ 43 other dates or times
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Fun Thursdays 

Build a boat with us this summer and take part in our 1924 Paris games sailing race.

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on
25 Jul to 29 Aug 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00
+ 5 other dates or times
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Theatre on the lawn - Hound of the Baskervilles 

Illyria present 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Enjoy this classic play in the perfect location deep on Dartmoor....

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on
30 Jul 2024
at
19:30 to 21:30
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Hydro Turbine Open Day 

The hydro turbine building on the River Teign will be open for you to look inside. The knowledgeable guide will be able to tell you about the history of this building along with how it was restored and how it works.

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on
4 Aug 2024
at
11:00 to 15:00