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

The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control

Sat 17 Nov 2018
10:00-16:00
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.

Upping Sticks at Sixty

Sat 17 Nov 2018
10:30-10:45
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.

Hard Hat Tour

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:00-11:45
Grab a torch for this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. It'll be a rare opportunity to explore the highs and lows of the castle (literally).

Reading Wray Castle

Sat 17 Nov 2018
11:30-11:45
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

“Are we still debating this?”

Sun 18 Nov 2018
14:00-16:00
To celebrate our 2018 ‘Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control’ exhibition, local community groups will be holding presentations and debates revolving around women’s experiences today.