Family things to do this Easter at Wray Castle

Mother and daughter eating lunch next to daffodils at Wray Castle

On the hunt for things to do this Easter holiday? Look no further, at Wray Castle we have lots going on that the family will love, both inside and out.

Cadbury Egg Hunt 

Friday 14 – Monday 17 April
Follow the trail around the castle grounds; find all of the clues to win a chocolately prize. £2 per trail.

50 Things - Survival Skills  

8, 13, 20 & 22 April
Learn basic survival skills with the help of our rangers, like building a shelter in the woods, then you’ll be ready for any adventure.


Go wild on the outdoor play trail, with new improved features for this year. Build a den, climb the tree house and look out for Charlotte the giant spider! 

Let the imagine run wild as you explore the woods and wander down to the lakeshore. 


If rain stops play, get crafty indoors and make your own castle crown. 

Have a go at dressing up  - we’ve got lots of outfits fit for a Knight or Princess in all sizes so this one isn’t just limited to the kids!

Upcoming events

The great Wray Castle drawing challenge

Sun 17 Feb 2019
Dramatic views, gothic details and natural wonders – there’s lots to sketch at Wray Castle, as the young Beatrix Potter found. Can you complete all of the drawing challenges?

Landmark in the landscape

Sun 17 Feb 2019
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.

Upping sticks at sixty

Sun 17 Feb 2019
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

The survival of Wray Castle

Sun 17 Feb 2019
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place.

Reading Wray Castle

Mon 25 Feb 2019
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out.

Sky of birds and paper meadow

Sat 02 Mar 2019
During the weekends of March, drop in and help us celebrate the arrival of spring with this creative activity.