from the North:
From the A1 take the A61 to Thirsk then follow the A170
towards Helmsley. Before Helmsley turn right onto the
B1257 and follow the brown signs for Castle Howard.
Drive through the Castle Howard estate as far as the
Obelisk roundabout and turn right, signed to The
from the South:
Exit from the A1M at Junction 45 and follow the A64 east
past York and then follow the brown signs for Castle
Howard. Pass through the Estate walls and turn left at
the Obelisk roundabout, signed to The Arboretum.
Ample, free parking is available at the event. Please
follow the signs and stewards' directions when you
By public transport:
Details of the bus services operating in the area can be
here. It is only a short walk from the Castle
Howard bus stop to the Wild About Wood festival.
Dogs: Dogs are
very welcome at Wild About Wood, but must be kept on a
lead at all times.
regret that the terrain of the arboretum is not suitable
for wheelchair access, or for visitors with very limited
mobility. Please select footwear suitable for uneven,
programme runs continuously
throughout each day and there's no strict
timetable of events so you're free to explore
at your own pace.
The only elements of the
festival that run at specific times are:
Birds of prey - display
each day at 2pm
Watercolour painting - workshops at 1pm
(14 yrs+) and 3pm (up to 13yrs)
each day. Please book directly with the artist