Hoist the sails! (Boat one: families)

A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson's silver cup?

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

On arrival, you'll be kitted up with buoyancy aids and then led down to the boathouse, which is a 15 minute walk away. You'll be out on the lake for approx. an hour.

There are two boats in the taster sessions: this page is for families (adults & children aged 3 - 16) booking onto boat one. Any children aged 3 - 6 must be accompanied by an adult. To book tickets for boat two which is for children aged 7 - 16, please see the page for 'Hoist the sails (Boat two: children aged 7 - 16)'.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £6.00
    17 + yrs
  • Child £12.00
    3 - 16 yrs
View admission charges
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

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Sales stop the day before. For info on availability left for that day's sailing, call 015394 33250.
Suitability
Children aged 3 to 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please meet at the entrance to Wray Castle. If you are driving to the castle, please allow time for parking and increased traffic on the roads as the area gets very busy during the summer holidays.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and something you don't mind getting wet.
Other
*** WE HAVE CHANGED THE START TIME OF THE 1.30PM SESSION TO 2PM *** The amount of time on the water is the same, just with a little less waiting time at the start.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 August 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Available
10:45 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 15:30 Available
15:00 - 16:45 Available
22 August 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Available
10:45 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 15:30 Available
15:00 - 16:45 Available
23 August 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Available
10:45 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 15:30 Available
15:00 - 16:45 Available
27 August 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Available
10:45 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 15:30 Available
15:00 - 16:45 Available
29 August 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Available
10:45 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 15:30 Available
15:00 - 16:45 Available
30 August 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Available
10:45 - 12:15 Available
12:15 - 13:30 Available
13:30 - 15:30 Available
15:00 - 16:45 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Take off! A summer of things that flutter

Sat 17 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
A celebration of bees, butterflies and moths through a range of indoor and outdoor self-led family activities. Are you ready to take off this summer?

Upping sticks at sixty

Sat 17 Aug 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 17 Aug 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 17 Aug 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.

Hoist the sails! (Boat two: 7 - 16 yrs)

Tue 20 Aug 2019
09:30-11:00
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson's silver cup?

Hoist the sails! (Boat one: families)

Tue 20 Aug 2019
09:30-11:00
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson's silver cup?