For families

Useful family visit information

Having a swinging time at Wray Castle

Having a swinging time at Wray Castle

Cost: Everyday children's activities inside and outside the castle are included in the admission price; admission is free for NT members. (Special events may have an extra charge.)

Parking: Limited on-site parking for c.60 cars so why not come by boat (see link below), bus or by bike (see our How to Get here page)

Catering: Café serves sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, cake etc. but no meals. If you want to bring a picnic then we’ve got benches in great spots around the grounds.

Shopping: We've got a range of toys and gifts in our new shop (including great pocket money buys). A map guide to the castle and grounds costs £1.50.

Toilets: Toilets inside and in a newly refurbished outbuilding, including baby change facilities.

The grounds: Informal grounds, so kids are free to run off lots of energy; please supervise them to keep them safe; dogs are welcome on leads.

Baby buggies: Some buggy-friendly paths in the grounds; OK to use in ground floor rooms of castle.

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Build your own castle

Build your own castle

Building and demolishing DIY castles built with foam blocks is a great favourite. It's just one of the things the kids can do at Wray Castle on a rainy day.

Dress to impress

Great dressing up space

With royal robes and crown you can be king or queen, or be a knight for the day. We provide the costumes, you provide the models... and, yes, we do have adult-sized costumes too.

From other families...

Walking Festival A Family Walking Puddle

We get lovely comments from families who've visited. Here are a couple of blogs written by family visitors and shared with us:

Family One's blog

Family Two's blog

'50 Things to do'

Playing out is great at Wray Castle and, in addition to the general running and jumping, there's the chance to do some things on our 50 things list too.

Latest news

Trying greenwood crafts at a Wray Castle event

You can check out our events page. We'll be using our Facebook page and our Twitter feed to let you know our up-to-date happenings.

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