Things to do in the Lake District for Families

Things to do in the Lake District for Families

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Discover the best things to do in the Lake District for Families

From agricultural activities to paddling on the sea in a kayak, there’s lots of superb things to do in the Lake District for families.

A visit to the Beatrix Potter World? What about some quad riding, Go-Karting, or a ride on segways for the family? Go Ape in Grizedale Forest and Whinlatter will raise your adrenaline level, and you can also test your mettle on the Infinity Bridge at Honister Slate Mine.

There are many indoor Lake District activities for families too for when the weather isn’t on your side! Such activities include the National Trust property of Allan Bank and exploring the interesting Derwent Pencil Museum!

Other things to do in the Lake District for families include visiting Fell Foot Park, exploring Grizedale Forest and discovering Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse, Hill Top Farm!

Discover a wealth of activities in the lake district for families…

  • Girl climbing high ropes in woods

    Adventure Playground

    Lake District National Park
    Visitor Centre
    LA23 1LJ


    Head to this adventure playground set on the Brockhole estate in the Lake District National Park. Suitable for toddlers through to teens, there’s a wide range of exciting features here. From slides to swings and much more, there’s plenty to explore!

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  • Allan Bank, Grasmere
    Image Credits: Antiquary - CC BY 4.0

    Allan Bank

    Allan Bank
    LA22 9QB


    The National Trust gem of Allan Bank is perched on the outskirts of Grasmere in the Lake District. This isn’t a typical stately home, as its interiors are bare, with the focus centring around the grounds.

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  • alcapas

    Alpacaly Ever After

    The Lingholm Estate
    CA12 5TZ

    017687 78328

    Based on the edges of Derwentwater at the beautiful Lingholm Estate, is Alpacaly Ever After, a unique and delightful experience for any animal lover. Take these friendly characters on a walk around the scenic estate or, if you are visiting the Lakes Distillery on a weekend, why not meet the alpacas and their babies? Make sure to book to avoid disappointment.

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  • Bassenthwaite Lake

    Bassenthwaite Lake

    CA13 9YD

    Bassenthwaite Lake is amongst the largest in the Lake District National Park. You can find this natural wonder between Skiddaw and Cockermouth.

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  • Eyam Museum

    Beatrix Potter Gallery

    Main St
    Cumbria LA22 0NS

    Explore the fascinating life of Beatrix Potter, discover some of her original writings and illustrations and unearth the inspirations behind her influential stories.

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  • Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House
    Image Credits: GavinJA - CC BY-SA 3.0

    Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House

    The Arts & Crafts House
    LA23 3JT


    Step back in time to the early 20th century at Blackwell. Designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, this grade I listed building is one of the UK’s finest examples of Arts & Crafts architecture. With almost all of the original features intact and with magnificent views over Windermere and the Coniston Fells, Blackwell is a truly inspiring building.

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  • Brantwood Museum


    The Brantwood Trust
    LA21 8AD

    015394 41396

    A beautiful historical house and museum exhibiting fine pieces of art, furniture and personal belongings of its former owner, John Ruskin, overlooking stunning views of Coniston Water.

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  • Brewery Arts Centre
    Image Credits: John Salmon(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Brewery Arts Centre

    122A Highgate
    LA9 4HE

    01539 725133

    Kendal’s central hub of culture and entertainment with a full calendar of comedy, theatre and live music productions.

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  • Girl climbing high ropes in woods

    Brockhole Visitor Centre

    Lake District National Park
    Visitor Centre,The
    LA23 1LJ


    Head to Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre and enjoy a stroll through historic gardens, a meander through the art gallery or a trip to the adventure playground. Built at the end of the 19th century and purchased by the Lake District National Park Authority in 1966, Brockhole was the UK’s first national park visitor centre.

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  • Brougham Castle
    Image Credits: sctkirk  – CC BY-SA 2.0

    Brougham Castle

    Moor Ln
    CA10 2AA


    Visit the remains of this magnificent 13th century castle set beside the crossing of the River Eamont. Brougham Castle was once a formidable barrier against the Scottish invaders and a prestigious residence that once welcomed Edward I in 1300.

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