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Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate

Painted ceilings and family portraits adorn this turreted castle, set among sculpted yew trees and nature trails

Upcoming Events

Crathes Arboretum Tour

27 Jun 2019
Paid Event | Book online

This is a unique tour of the arboretums at Crathes, looking at a very wide range of tree collections from rare and unusual conifers, champion trees and the native Sorbus collections. Learn about their origins, uses and how they’re maintained.  

Crathes Outdoor Theatre: Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

4 Jul 2019
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Join us, Ben and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work, so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.

All Day Bushcraft - Wilderness Skills with Willow Lohr

6 Jul 2019
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All Day Bushcraft comes to Crathes Castle! Join us for a special outdoor skills workshop with bushcraft specialist Willow Lohr.

Furry scurry: Children's Rodent Walk at Crathes

9 Jul 2019
Paid Event | Book online

Celebrating all things ratty, mousy, small and furry! We’re taking a closer look at our furry friends. 

Exclusively Highlands Arts, Crafts & Food Fair

12 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Paid Event

Uniquely beautiful crafts and fabulous foods will vie for your attention, together with street food stalls and great music.

Minibeasts and Marvellous Moths, Children's Walk at Crathes

16 Jul 2019
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Explore lots of ways to look for our amazing minibeasts at Crathes.

Crathes Evening Garden Tour

17 Jul 2019
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Our special evening tour will look at the fine display of summer plants adorning the woodland garden borders as well as the extensive collection of flowering shrubs.

Crathes Outdoor Theatre: Wind in the Willows

19 Jul 2019
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Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad …  join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their madcap adventures in Quantum Theatre’s brand new adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic – a treat for all the family!

Summer Fun Day and Castle Camp Out!

20 Jul 2019
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Join us for our Summer Fun Day and Castle Camp Out at Crathes Castle! Children can enjoy a day packed with activities, inflatables, furry visitors, circus and drumming workshops. The adult fun day and Camp Out starts in the evening, including bouncy castles, BBQ, music and a DJ party at the castle!

Outdoor Cinema - Jurassic Park

26 Jul 2019
Paid Event | Book online

Rawrrrr! One of the biggest adventure classics comes to Crathes in its full 90s sci-fi glory! Allow to be taken onto a faraway island where a fun theme-park experience with living dinosaurs is about to turn deadly! Cheer on your favourite characters and enjoy the thrills of Jurassic Park under the stars! 6pm start Doors open 5:30 - come in early to grab a free seat (limited numbers available!), enjoy music, delicious pizza, popcorn and ice cream! Tickets available on-line and on the night: Adults: £10, Children £6 Family £27 Under 3 Free