Family summer fun at Wray Castle

Children running in the Wray Castle grounds, Cumbria

Playful days are what the summer is all about and here at Wray Castle we’ve got lots to keep the whole family entertained.

Take to the water

The whole family can try their hand at sailing on England’s largest lake with these fun taster sessions.  Taking place every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer holidays from 24 July to 30 August. See the event listings for more information. (Sailing for adults and children or children only)

50 things self-led activites

Whether you’re building a den, skimming a stone across Windermere or making a daisy chain on the west lawns; tick off a few items from your 50 things list during your visit.

Family dressing up

Our fancy dress outfits come in all shapes and sizes so choose your character and become a princess, knight, king or queen for the day!

Other fun stuff

Inside, build your own castle with our giant foam bricks while little ones will love exploring the Peter Rabbit Adventure. In the castle grounds there are miles of lakeshore paths to wander on or just unpack the picnic and take in the picture-postcard views.

Upcoming events

Once Upon a Time...

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-16:30
Once Upon a Time... what happens next? You decide. You'll create your own story in this self-led activity which takes place around the castle.

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle's story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.

Reading Wray Castle

Sun 23 Sep 2018
14:30-14:45
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

Upping Sticks at Sixty

Sun 23 Sep 2018
15:00-15:15
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

Landmark in the Landscape

Sun 23 Sep 2018
15:00-15:45
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk

Sun 23 Sep 2018
16:00-16:15
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control'.