Rainy days at Wray Castle

Looking down the stairs in the Peter Rabbit Adventure

Don't let a wet day in the Lakes dampen your spirits, here at Wray we have loads to entertain the family indoors. There's plenty of space for creative play, and everyday children's activities are included in the admission price.

The Peter Rabbit Adventure rooms

Step into the cBeebies Peter Rabbit stories as you make your way through the Peter Rabbit Adventure rooms which you'll find upstairs in the castle. Help to get dinner ready in the kitchen or get comfortable on the bed with one of Beatrix Potter's original tales. In the garden, lend Mr McGregor a hand by planting vegetables, then nestle down in the treehouse and relax watching the cBeebies Peter Rabbit series.

Little visitors to the castle can 'pick their own' in Mr McGregor's garden
Children playing in the Peter Rabbit Adventure at Wray Castle, Cumbria
Little visitors to the castle can 'pick their own' in Mr McGregor's garden

Build your own castle


Building and demolishing DIY castles built with foam blocks is a great family favourite. Take inspiration from the castle's quirky architectural features to create your own Gothic masterpiece.

Let your imagination run wild at Wray Castle
Girls building a castle at Wray Castle, Cumbria
Let your imagination run wild at Wray Castle

Dress to impress

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

Let imaginations run wild at Wray Castle
Girls dressing up at Wray Castle Cumbria
Let imaginations run wild at Wray Castle

Coming soon...

Perfect for days when you want to keep out of the Cumbrian weather, we have three new rooms opening this year. Sleeping Under The Stars, Room of Shadows and Beatrix's Lab will bring the castle's colourful history to life. Check back here for more details in March.

Useful information

Parking: Limited on-site parking for around 60 cars so why not come by boat (see below), bus or by bike.

Catering: The Kitchen Court Café offers a simple menu which includes soup or hot meal of the day, along with tray bakes, scones, cakes, ice cream and other snacks. There is also a selection of hot and cold drinks available. If you want to bring a picnic then we’ve got an indoor picnic room and benches in great spots around the grounds.

Shopping: We've got a range of toys and gifts in our shop, including great pocket money buy).

Toilets: There are toilets inside and also in a newly refurbished outbuilding, including baby change facilities.

Buggies/pushchairs: OK to use in ground-floor rooms of castle but there are lots of stairs if you want to explore further afield.