Things to see & do

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Ideas to get out and have fun with us

  • 2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

    Go on an egg hunt this Easter

    18 April – 21 April, 10.30am – 4pm

    Follow the clues around the castle grounds to find the hidden chicks on our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. There’s a Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize at the end of it!

    There is a £2 cost per child.

    (Please note, normal admission fees apply)


  • Walk or bike the lakeshore track

    In 2012 with significant funding from GoLakesTravel partnership (via the Dept. of Transport) the lakeshore track between Wray Castle and Ferry Landing was much improved. It's a linear route c. 4 miles in total for walkers or bikers; retrace your steps or link with boats or other paths.

  • Kids can tick off some '50 things'

    Explore the grounds and see how many of the 50 things you can do, we counted over 20; check out which ones below.

  • Visitors enjoying a fun day out in the Wray Castle grounds © NTPL/National Trust Images/Paul Harris

    Explore the grounds

    The Wray Castle estate when it was created in the 1840s included a church (now closed), an impressive Gatehouse (now a private home), a jetty and several boathouses. Explore the tracks and grounds and see what you discover.

    Buy our guide and map for £1.50 in the castle shop.

  • Enjoy our garden and tree trail

    Families can enjoy exploring our garden and special trees with our downloadable guide.

  • Walk in the countryside round about

    The west side of Lake Windermere offers both low and higher level tracks. Get some great views of the lake from Claife Heights and visit the quirky Claife Viewing Station in this more challenging walk; make sure you include Wray Castle, step 10  in our walk guide.