Wray Castle | Day Out With The Kids

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Wray Castle

Ambleside, Cumbria, England

  • Outdoor picnic tables at Wray Castle in Ambleside
  • Girls dressing up at Wray Castle in Ambleside
  • Families getting in boat at Wray Castle in Ambleside
  • Girl at Wray Castle in Ambleside
  • Peter Rabbit room at Wray Castle in Ambleside

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Wray Castle is a veritable king of castles: turrets, towers, period dressing-up, castle building room, hidden treasure to find, the new Peter Rabbit Adventure - and you can also arrive by boat! Wowsers - can we come with you??

Unlike many National Trust properties, this one came into their possession completely empty, so don't expect piles of art and walls swathed with tapestries - they've filled it with something much better! The Peter Rabbit Adventure rooms are ideal for the smallest visitors; play in plucky Peter's burrow, explore the wicked Mr McGregor's garden, plan out your adventures in the secret tree house and then chill out in Old Brown's nest, if you dare! You'll also find period dressing up facilities and a fairly awesome castle building room to get creative in!

The boat from Ambleside drops off at the castle's private jetty, where the kids can stretch their legs and vent their excitement on the short but green and spacious walk up to the castle itself. There are regular boats direct from Ambleside or a bus service running from Ferry Nab via Hill Top and Hawkshead.

En route but pretty near the castle you'll find a den building area, rope swing and family trails plus plenty of space to run, hide and play. A truly great day out! 


  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA, England


Click here to visit Wray Castle's website
015394 33250

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

21st May - 28th October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

29th October - 11th November
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults from £9.60
Kids from £4.80
Family from £24.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome on the grounds. Assistance/Guide Dogs only in the castle. 

Parking facilities

Car Parking
Up to 2 hours: £5.00
2 to 4 hours: £6.50
4+ hours: £7.50

During the summer holidays, it will be very busy and the car park is often full by mid-day. Get to Wray Castle by boat from Ambleside during this period, or if coming by car, arriving after 15:00.


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