Places to visit in the Lake District

The beautiful Lake District is perfect for a family holiday. With heaps of activities and stunning lakes, you will find plenty of things to see and do. Great weather, green open spaces and spectacular scenery make the Lake District a great destination to visit.

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Some of the best things to do in the Lake District include:

Boating on Ullswater

The first thing that you will notice in every part of the Lake District is the stunning lakeside scenery. Sailing in the red-sailed wooden boat is a must do activity for children and adults alike on Ullswater. You can also hire kayaks, take a picnic or just explore the islands at the South end of Ullswater. A day will fly by!

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Located on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, this 17th century manor house is home to natural play areas, wooden grounds, walled Bee Garden, rhododendron-lined footpaths, an adventure playground with rope climbers, zip wire and balance bridges crisscross a gushing stream. Come and explore the numerous activities this unique house has to offer. It’s great fun for all ages!

Walk a Wainwright: Loughrigg Fell

It is hard when travelling as a family to keep costs down. But the Lake District offers a wonderful option for walkers to keep the kids amused, all without spending a penny! Climbing up the Loughrigg fell is one of the most adventurous activities in the region. With its easy-to-follow paths and gentle contours, take a tranquil path along the shore of Rydal Water which has enough space to burn off some serious energy. It is lots of fun!

Cruise Derwentwater

Of course you can’t leave the Lake District without cruising on Derwentwater, exploring pebble beaches and lakeside footpaths. The wooden boats cruise all around seven jetties allowing you to hop off at your ease. A perfect starting point is the marina at Nichol End, where the dog friendly café serves the signature pizzas to calm your hunger pangs.

Visit Muncaster Castle to see the Owls

Next to the coastal village of Ravenglass is the wonderful Muncaster Castle, the home of the World Owl Trust. The walled garden cares for more than 49 species of owl including unusual and endangered birds such as the Haitian ashy-faced owl and Ethiopian eagle owl. This Castle is spread across 70 acres of parkland- visit in May to spot bluebells and rhododendrons in dazzling bloom. This is also one of the most haunted buildings in England. Whatever the weather your family will have plenty to do in Muncaster Castle.

Cycling in Whinlatter Forest

Grab your bikes and head for the cycling tracks of the England’s only mountain forest. This 8km Quercus Trail is the safest and scenic trails in the Lake District. If you do not have mountain bikes, rental bikes are also available at Cyclewise- best known for its family mountain-bike skills sessions during school holidays.

Cookery school, Staveley

Another firm favourite is attending a family session at Lucy Cooks to keep the kids entertained. It not only teaches basic cooking skills but also promotes the pleasure of cooking. The whole family can participate and work together to produce a three-course meal. Cook together, eat together! Looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy the lakes? Why not look at a Windermere spa hotel?