Birds of Wray Castle quest

On your quest, you'll need to imagine yourself in the feathers of one of the resident birds, and explore what life’s like for each of them around the grounds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

On your quest, you'll need to imagine yourself in the feathers of one of the resident birds, and explore what life’s like for each of them around the grounds.

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 £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.75

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...

If you're not a National Trust (or National Trust for Scotland) member then you'll need to pay for parking.

It's £5 for up to two hours, £6.50 for two to four hours and £7.50 for four hours or more. Payment machines take cash only, but you can pay by card in the castle entrance for parking and admission.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The start point of the quest will be inside the castle just off the Great Hall.
What to bring and wear
Please wear kit suitable for being in the outdoors.
Accessibility
The grounds has grassy and gravel surfaces, and tree roots going across the path as well.
Other
Dogs on short leads are welcome in the grounds, however inside the castle it is assistance dogs only. Parking will be busy over the Easter holidays, why not come by boat, bike or on foot? Check out the main Wray Castle web page for more details.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter egg hunt: That's not my nest!

Sat 20 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
Drop in between 10am and 4pm over the Easter weekend, and take part in an Easter egg hunt.

Birds of Wray Castle quest

Sat 20 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
On your quest, you'll need to imagine yourself in the feathers of one of the resident birds, and explore what life’s like for each of them around the grounds.

Upping sticks at sixty

Sat 20 Apr 2019
13:00-13:15
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

Landmark in the landscape

Sat 20 Apr 2019
13:30-14:15
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

The survival of Wray Castle

Sat 20 Apr 2019
14:00-14:15
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

Wray Runners at Wray Castle

Tue 23 Apr 2019
18:00-19:00
Every Tuesday evening in the grounds of Wray Castle, there will be running sessions taking place for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.