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Summer of Play at Wray

Imagine you’re preparing for an adventure of a lifetime: scaling Mount Everest. Kick start your training by getting active at Wray, with free fun activities around the grounds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

This summer holiday, get your heart rate pumping, test teamwork and improve your balance. From badminton to hula hooping, pick up the kit and have a go. You’ll find the activities on the West Lawn or in one of the picnic areas around Wray, look out for colourful festival banners and bunting to find them.

Fancy something a bit more chilled? Challenge someone to a game of noughts and crosses on the front terrace picnic tables.

Daily from 29 June–1 September

Kit will be available for play between 10am-4pm

Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank


The basics

Meeting point

You'll find these activities on the lawns by the castle, or in the picnic areas at Wray.


Please see the access statement on Wray's main webpage for more information.

Upcoming events


Other Everests: One Mountain, Many Worlds 

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Event summary

21 Jul to 24 Nov 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 126 other dates or times