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Children's Activity Event, Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018, free entry

The Wray Castle estate in autumn

The Wray Castle estate in autumn

© National Trust Images / Chee Wai Lee

Details

Have you ever wondered where Beatrix Potter got the inspiration for some of the darker characters in her tales? After reading Germanic folk stories as a child, elements of these plots and characters later made their way into her own books. In half term this autumn, you can play hide and seek with eerie shadows of traditional folk characters in Wray Castle’s indoor forest and discover the same rooms that Beatrix explored when she stayed at the castle as a teenager.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018 10:00 to 16:30

Prices

Free entry

Free with normal admission to Wray Castle.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Happy to accept group bookings on minibuses - no coach access or parking. Please ask for accessible entrance and drop off point. Disabled access to ground floor only. Many steps to first floor.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov Forests of Folklore
Wed 31 Oct Clockwork Moth shadow play & puppetry display
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Nov Hard Hat Tours at Wray Castle
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov Hard Hat Tours at Wray Castle
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Nov Hard Hat Tours at Wray Castle

Address

Low Wray,
Ambleside,
Cumbria,
LA22 0JA

Directions

Plan route to Wray Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 373010  Lat: 54.43099 Long: -2.96216

Easy access by Windermere Lake Cruises boat from Ambleside and Brockhole- www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk.

From Ambleside (3.5 miles) B5286 and unnamed road (signed Wray). From Bowness vehicle ferry (6 miles) B5285 and unnamed road (right at Colthouse signed Wray).

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 8
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

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