Hoist the sails! Beginners' sailing sessions at the castle

A sailing boat on Windermere

Wray Castle has teamed up with Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre for taster sailing sessions this summer.

Just so you know...

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Pull on your buoyancy aids and join the crew on a traditional sailing boat – you’ll be part of a team of keen recruits on board, including a tactician, a helmsman and a jib sheet crew. What will your role be?

Fun for all the family

This is the perfect family activity for any budding skipper, there’s a family boat for children aged between 3-16 or for the more intrepid adventurer a ‘kids only’ boat for children aged 7-16.

Taster sailing sessions at Wray Castle

Just have a go

No sailing experience is needed, these sessions are for just for you try your hand, learn a new skill and hopefully find something you enjoy!

Book now

Sessions are running from 23 July till 30 August, at various intervals throughout the day and include approximately one hour on the lake. The cost is £12 per child and £6 for an adult; advanced booking is essential. Children aged 3 - 6 must be accompanied by an adult. For session times and to book your place please visit our what's on page.

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