Family fun at Wray Castle

Children running in the Wray Castle grounds, Cumbria

Charge! Children love the freedom and excitement of Wray. Knights and damsels are very welcome here and everyday children's activities inside and outside the castle are included in the admission price.

Useful family visit information

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

Catering: Café serves sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, cake etc. but no meals. If you want to bring a picnic then we’ve got benches in great spots around the grounds.

Shopping: We've got a range of toys and gifts in our new shop (including great pocket money buys). A map guide to the castle and grounds costs £1.50.

Toilets: Toilets inside and in a newly refurbished outbuilding, including baby change facilities.

The grounds: Informal grounds, so kids are free to run off lots of energy; please supervise them to keep them safe; dogs are welcome on leads.

Baby buggies: Some buggy-friendly paths in the grounds; OK to use in ground-floor rooms of castle.

Build your own castle

Building and demolishing DIY castles built with foam blocks is a great favourite. It's just one of the things the kids can do at Wray Castle on a rainy day.

Dress to impress

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

From other families...

We get lovely comments from families who've visited. See below for a couple of blogs written by family visitors and shared with us.

50 Things to do

Playing out is great at Wray Castle and in addition to the general running and jumping, there's the chance to tick off lots of '50 things' activities from your list too.

Fun download links

  • Wray Castle Explorer Sheet - Use this when you visit the castle.
  • 50 things tick sheet - Get a tick sheet for all 50 things and plan your campaign.

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Please not that while admission is free for NT members special events may have an extra charge.