Family fun at Wray Castle

Looking down the stairs in the Peter Rabbit Adventure

Children love the freedom and excitement of Wray. There's plenty of space both indoors and out to run around and 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 dressed up as Lily Bobtail or Benjamin Bunny, and relax watching the cBeebies Peter Rabbit series.

Reading a book in the Peter Rabbit Adventure

Build your own castle

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

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 be a knight for the day. We provide the costumes, you provide the models... and, yes, we do have adult-sized costumes too.

Children sword-fighting in the grounds of Wray Castle, Cumbria
 Children sword-fighting in the grounds of Wray Castle
Children sword-fighting in the grounds of Wray Castle, Cumbria

Outdoor play trail

Burn off some steam and put your balancing skills to the test in our outdoor play trail. Use the climbing wall to access the castle treehouse, keep steady on the slackline, and test your agility on the balancing posts.

An Englishman's tree house is his castle!
Boy climbs up to the tree house at Wray Castle
An Englishman's tree house is his castle!

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.

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: The Kitchen Court Café offers a simple menu which includes a 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 buys).

Toilets: There are toilets inside and also 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.

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