When is this year’s Scarecrow Festival?

  • Saturday 28th April until Monday 7th May, inclusive

When is the Wray Fair?

  • Monday 7th May – go to our Wray Fair page for further details

How much does it cost to see all the scarecrows?

  • Nothing! The scarecrows are completely free – you just need to pay for car parking and a programme if you would like one.

What is the theme of this year’s Scarecrow Festival?

  • The 2018 theme, chosen by the local school, is “Lights, Camera, Action!”

How much is car parking?

  • £2 per car on weekdays
  • £3 per car at the weekend
  • £5 per car on Bank Holiday Monday, which includes your ticket to the Wray fair!
  • All profits go to local charities and voluntary groups.

How much is a programme and what is in it?

  • Programmes cost just £2 and are packed full of useful information, stories and lots of fun games, activities and puzzles. All profits to go local charities and voluntary groups.

Which local charities and voluntary groups benefit from the Wray Festival?

  • Wray Primary School
  • Wray Over 60s
  • Wray Institute
  • Wray Forest School
  • Wennington Hall School
  • Wennington & District WI
  • 3rd Hornby Scout Group
  • Local churches and chapels
  • And other local good causes

Do you have facilities for disabled patrons?

  • Yes, during the week you can park in the village or at the Bridge House Tearooms. At the weekend and on Fair day, there is dedicated disabled parking signposted at the main car park on Hornby Road. Some areas are not wheelchair friendly – check out our map for details (TBC).

How much is entry to Wray Fair?

  • Entry to the Fair on Bank Holiday Monday is included in your car parking entry fee.

When is the Fun Fair?

  • The setting up of the Fun Fair is weather dependent, but is generally up and running by the Thursday before the Bank Holiday weekend and runs until the end of the Festival on Bank Holiday Monday. As with other fun fairs, you have to pay for the rides etc. you use.

How do I get to Wray?

Is Wray Fair dog-friendly?

  • Yes, we welcome dogs as long as they are kept on a lead and you clear up after them

Can I buy food and drink in Wray?

  • Yes, throughout the festival you can purchase food and drink from several outlets, including the George & Dragon pub, the Bridge House Tearooms, Wray Post Office and the Wray Institute. You can also buy gifts from Greenfoots Garden Centre and Made in Wray.

Where is the nearest cashpoint machine?

  • Caton or Bentham – there is no cash point in Wray.

Where are the nearest toilets?

  • There are portaloos in various locations around the village, including at the Bridgehouse Tea Rooms, the playing fields and the Flood Gardens. In due course, these will be added to the village map.

Are you bike-friendly?

  • Yes, the Bridge House Tearooms are a regular stop off point for cyclists in the region and you can buy scrummy cyclist-friendly snacks at Wray Post Office – keep an eye open for the yellow bike hanging up outside!
  • The Forest of Bowland Populaire cycling event also starts and ends in Wray village (see Festival timetable for details)

When are the Fell Race and 10k Race?

Is there anywhere that runners can change and/or leave kit?

  • Yes, runners can change at the Wray Institute and leave their bags their, at their own risk

Have we answered all your questions?