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…

  • Easedale Tarn

    Easedale Tarn

    Easedale Tarn
    Red Bank Road Car Park
    Grasmere
    Lake District
    LA22 9PU

    Easedale Tarn is situated around two miles west of the village of Grasmere, in a hollow between Tarn Crag and Blea Rigg. Take this six-mile walk to the tarn over stone bridges, past plunging waterfalls and along the edges of fells.

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    Eden Rock

    Eden Rock
    9 Brunel Way
    Carlisle
    Lake District
    CA1 3NQ

    01228522127

    Eden Rock is one of the biggest and best bouldering walls in the UK. You’ll find a huge range of climbing facilities here for all ages and abilities. Eden Rock also boasts a dedicated kids’ room with courses and coaching available whatever level they’re at.

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  • Lake District Hikes

    Elterwater and Skelwith Bridge

    Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge
    Elterwater
    Ambleside
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England
    LA22 9HU

    Take this walk along the Cumbrian Way in the Langdale Valley from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge. The walk is 2.5 miles and takes around 2-3 hours to complete and is suitable for children.

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  • Lake District walks

    Ennerdale Water and Smithy Beck Falls

    Ennerdale Water and Smithy Beck Falls
    Bowness Knott Car Park
    Cleator
    Lake District
    England
    CA23 3AX

    Take this two-mile walk from one of the Lake District’s hidden gems. Ennerdale Water is one of the least visited lakes in the Lake District and sits nestled within a remote part of West Cumbria. The walk takes around one to two hours and is ideal for little ones.

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  • Eskdale Mill
    Image Credits: Gareth JamesCC BY-SA 2.0

    Eskdale Mill

    Eskdale Mill
    Boot Mill
    Boot
    Holmrook
    Lake District
    CA19 1TG

    01946723335

    Step back in time at Eskdale Mill and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings. Here you can watch newly restored waterwheels and milling machinery at work and view interactive exhibitions. You can also enjoy a picnic in the stunning wooded grounds.

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  • Fell Foot Park

    Fell Foot Park

    Newby Bridge
    Windermere
    LA12 8NN

    015395 31273

    A lovely 7-acre Victorian garden owned by the National Trust, sitting at the foot of Lake Windermere with fun activities including rowing boats, swimming and a BBQ area.

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  • Ford Park Ulverston

    3 Poplar Grove
    Ulverston
    Cumbria
    LA12 7JU

    01229 580666

    There’s plenty to explore at Ford Park, Ulverston. From having fun on the adventure playground to walking the trails and taking in the sights and smells of the kitchen garden, there’s something for everyone here. Finish your visit with a meal at onsite restaurant Base.

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    Furness Golf Club

    Central Dr
    Walney
    Barrow-in-Furness
    LA14 3LN

    01229471232

    Founded in 1872, Furness Golf Club is the third oldest links and the sixth oldest golf club in England. Nestled on the Furness peninsula, it boasts the stunning backdrop of the Lakeland hills and spectacular views across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man. This course offers a true test for golfers of all abilities.

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  • gate in woodland, countryside

    Giggle Alley

    Giggle Alley
    Smithybrow Lane
    Holmrook
    Lake District
    England
    CA19 1UF

    Giggle Alley is nestled on the western edge of the Lake District National Park, close to the village of Eskdale Green. With diverse woodland and a Japanese Garden, it’s a popular spot with visitors. Hop off the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway at Irton Road and find this gem just a short walk away.

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  • woman in rock climbing gear stood in front of a craggy mountain

    Glaramara Outdoor Adventures

    Glaramara Outdoor Adventures
    Seatoller
    Keswick
    Lake District
    England
    C12 5XQ

    01768777222

    The outdoor adventure experts at Glaramara boast years of experience and an excellent reputation for creating unforgettable adventures in the stunning Lake District. Based in the Borrowdale Valley, the team are ideally located to access the very best the region has to offer.

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