Once Upon a Time...

Once Upon a Time... what happens next? You decide. You'll create your own story in this self-led activity which takes place around the castle.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll start the activity in the dining room, where you'll be given a guide on how to write a story, starting with creating your own Harry Potter or Bilbo Baggins character. Then you'll search the castle for the story stones, sending your story off in new directions. Take as long as your imagination allows.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Wray Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.60
Child £5.40 £4.80
Family £27.00 £24.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The activity starts in the dining room of the castle.
Accessibility
The activity takes place around the castle, access to which is via stairs. There is level access only to the ground floor of the castle at present.
Other
This activity will run until stocks of the story guide run out. If you are visiting Wray Castle purposely for this event, please phone up on the day and check it is still running.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
24 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
25 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
26 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
27 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
28 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
29 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
30 September 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
1 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
2 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
3 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
4 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
5 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
6 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
7 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
8 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
9 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
10 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
11 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available
12 October 2018 10:00 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Wray Castle
Email
wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 33250

Upcoming events

Once Upon a Time...

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-16:30
Once Upon a Time... what happens next? You decide. You'll create your own story in this self-led activity which takes place around the castle.

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle's story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.

Upping Sticks at Sixty

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:30-10:45
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

Reading Wray Castle

Sun 23 Sep 2018
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk

Sun 23 Sep 2018
12:00-12:15
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control'.

Landmark in the Landscape

Sun 23 Sep 2018
12:00-12:45
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.