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…

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    Glenridding Sailing Centre

    Glenridding Sailing Centre
    The Spit
    Glenridding
    Lake District
    England
    CA11 0PE

    01768482541

    Set in a picturesque location on the shores of Ullswater, Glendridding Sailing Centre offers a wide range of RYA sailing courses as well as children’s activities and boat hire. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or new to the water, Glenridding Sailing Centre will help you make the most of this stunning lake.

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    Glenridding to Lanty’s Tarn

    Glenridding to Lanty's Tarn
    Glenridding
    Lake District
    England
    CA11 0PA

    Take this short, tranquil walk around Ullswater and up to Lanty’s Tarn. While this tarn may not offer views as dramatic as nearby tarns, it is a peaceful hidden gem that allows walkers to get away from the crowds. The walk is suitable for dogs and children.

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  • Grizedale Forest

    Go Ape Grizedale

    Go Ape Grizedale
    Grizedale
    Ambleside
    Lake District
    England
    LA22 0QJ

    01603895500

    Calling all adrenaline junkies! Head to Go Ape Grizedale for treetop adventures and white-knuckle zip-wire rides. Nestled between Coniston Water and Windermere, there are a few more impressive places to go on a thrilling adventure.

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    Go Ape Whinlatter

    Go Ape Whinlatter
    Whinlatter Forest
    Whinlatter Pass
    Braithwaite
    Keswick
    CA12 5TW

    01603895500

    Whinlatter Forest is England’s only true mountain forest and boasts dramatic views and unique landscapes, all of which are best seen from the treetops. Go Ape Whinlatter offers visitors the chance to go on an all-terrain forest segway adventure or take on the high ropes treetop challenge.

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  • Lake District Hikes

    Grasmere to Alcock Tarn

    Grasmere to Alcock Tarn
    Town End
    Grasmere
    Ambleside
    Lake District
    LA22 9SH

    Walk this four-mile circular route that will take you past William Wordsworth’s old home and the fells beyond. Alcock Tarn itself makes for a wonderful picnic spot and there are plenty of cafés awaiting you on your return to Grasmere – the perfect reward for your efforts!

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    Grasmoor

    Grasmoor
    Crummock Water
    Cockermouth
    Lake District
    Cumbria
    England
    CA13 9UY

    Grasmoor is a mountain in the northwestern part of the Lake District and is the highest peak among the hills in the area. Grassmoor overlooks Crummock Water and is home to the most extensive scree slopes in the northwestern fells. Linked to other fells on the east side, there are plenty of walking options leading to Grasmoor.

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    Graythwaite Adventure

    Graythwaite
    LA12 8BA

    0333 241 2890

    Graythwaite Adventure is an activity provider on the beautiful Graythwaite Estate on the shore of Windermere. On-site activities include 4×4 off-road driving in Land Rover Defenders, clay pigeon shooting, archery, stand up paddleboarding, canoeing, RIB rides, wakeboarding, bushcraft and more.

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    Gresgarth Hall Gardens

    Gresgarth Hall
    Caton
    Lancaster
    LA2 9NB

    01524771838

    Home to renowned landscape and architectural designer, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Gresgarth Hall Gardens marry Italian style with British plantmanship to create the spectacular vision you see today. The extensive gardens feature terraces, borders, a vegetable garden and an incredible collection of trees and shrubs.

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  • Grizedale Forest

    Grizedale Forest

    Blind Lane Car Park
    Ulverston
    Cumbria
    LA12 8LQ

    One of the top things to do in the Lake District is the majestic setting of Grizedale Forest. Discover this unique and intriguing area of woodland, with exciting sculptures and plenty of walking and cycling trails, it is the ideal day out to appreciate a more tranquil environment.  

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    Hayeswater from Hartsop

    Penrith
    Cumbria
    England
    CA11 0NZ

    Hayeswater is one of the remotest tarns in the Lake District and was formed by glacial activity. To reach the tarn, you will walk through stunning pastureland, pass waterfalls and an old stone barn. This walk will take around 2 hours with children in tow and is around 2.5 miles long.

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