Things to do in the Lake District for Families

Things to do in the Lake District for Families

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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…

  • child swimming with pool noodle

    Canyon Ride

    Center Parcs
    Whinfell Forest
    Cumbria
    England
    United Kingdom
    CA10 2DW

    01768893000

    Rainy days are no problem at Canyon Ride, the subtropical swimming paradise based in Whinfell Forest. Heated to 29.5c all year round and featuring an array of lush, tropical plants and trees, you’ll feel a million miles from grey skies. Take a dip in the wave pool, make a splash in the water play area or kick back in a private cabana.

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    Carlisle Castle

    Castle Way
    Carlisle
    Cumbria
    England

    03703331181

    Standing tall in the city, Carlisle Castle has withstood many sieges, held captive a royal prisoner, and been home to the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment. Here, you can explore the medieval castle rooms, learn about the turbulent history, and discover Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life.

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  • Cartmel Racecourse

    Cartmel Racecourse

    The Racecourse
    Grange-over-Sands
    LA11 6QF

    015395 36340

    Head to Cartmel Races for an unforgettable fun-filled day out. Combining the thrill of jump racing with music and a funfair, there’s something to keep every family member amused here. Tuck into delicious food offerings available onsite or bring your own picnic or BBQ and set up for the day.

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  • Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Castlerigg Stone Circle

    Castle Lane
    Keswick
    Lake District
    England
    CA12 4RN

    0370 333 1181

    Castlerigg is one of Britain’s earliest stone circles, raised in around 3000 BC during the Neolithic Period. With a dramatic location and panoramic views of the Helvellyn and High Seat mountains, it’s also one of the most spectacular.

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  • Image Credits: G-BWCK - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Chris Jones Gyroplanes

    Chris Jones Gyroplanes
    Kirkbride Airfield
    Kirkbride
    Cumbria
    England
    CA7 5HP

    07796955805

    Take to the skies with Chris Jones Gyroplanes. The aircraft are a mix between a fixed wing airplane and a helicopter and are some of the safest aircraft to fly. You can book a trial flight where you’ll soon be able to take control, as friends and family watch on from the sky lounge.

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  • Image Credits: A S MortonCC BY 2.0

    Clougha Pike

    Clougha Pike
    Lancaster
    England
    LA2 9EQ

    Clougha Pike is a hill in the forest of Bowland near Lancaster. The hill appears dome-shaped from some angles and has a series of cloughs in its flanks from others, giving it its name. Clougha Pike can be reached from many directions and features an ordnance survey trig point and a wind shelter at its summit.

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  • two people enjoying a festival

    Cockermouth LIVE!

    Various Locations
    Cockermouth
    Cumbria
    CA13

    Cockermouth Live is a festival of music, inspiration, and family fun that takes place in Cockermouth every summer. The festival combines headline acts with local performers at a range of venues in the Cumbrian town.

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  • sheep at a country show with rosette

    Cockermouth Show

    Cockermouth
    Cumbria
    England
    United Kingdom
    CA13 0HH

    Cockermouth Show is an agricultural show with sheep dog demonstrations, sheep clipping demonstrations, Cumberland and West Morland wrestling, and much more. Go along for a fun day out in the countryside.

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  • Pleasure boats on Coniston water

    Coniston Boating Centre

    Lake Road
    Coniston
    LA21 8EW

    015394 41366

    A fun and exciting way to explore the beautiful Coniston lake; hire a canoe, rowing boat or paddleboard and escape for the day on the water, or stay on land and whiz around soaking up the scenery on an electric mountain bike.

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  • Coniston Copper Mines, Coniston
    Image Credits: Andrew Bowden - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Coniston Copper Mines

    Coniston
    Lake District National Park
    Cumbria
    England
    LA21 8HX

    01539 724555

    Once a mining operation in Lancashire, the Copper Mines in Coniston are a fantastic place for explorers and those wishing to unleash their inner historian!

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