Family days Out
For really useful information on the weather and what's on in the Lakes why not visit Your Guide 2 The Lake District.website.
Brockhole - This is the National Park Centre located between Ambleside and Windermere with a great playground for the children and lots of events on during the school holidays. There is walks around the gardens and lake shore and a cafe. Entrance is free but parking in the carpark is quite expensive.
World of Beatrix Potter- Bowness (a bit dull/scary/expensive for younger children) This is a popular attraction for those who love her books with scenes from the stories and a video about her life in the Lakes.
Windermere Cruises - Ambleside/Bowness/Lakeside - this is a great way to see the mountains from the cruise and you can select short hops or longer routes along the length of the Lake.
Grizedale Forest - offers walks, sculpture trails, a great playground, bike hire and cycle routes and Go - Ape - tree top assault course for older children
Lakes Aquarium - based in Lakeside - watch ducks dive under water and expolre worlds of watery fun - combine with train and boat tickets for a good days entertainment.
Rufty Tuftys Softplay - this is a large 3 level indoor play centre on the way into Ambleside (with ride on tractors) - for ages 0-11yrs - cafe serving good value meals for children and adults - open every day 10am - 5.00pm and free wifi if you need to check on emails etc - a good wet day option.
Haverthwaite Railway - A delightful steam train journey linking Lakeside and Haverthwaite taking 18minutes - under 5s are free - special events such as Thomas the Tank and Christmas Specials.
South Lakes Wildlife Park - Dalton in Furness - a very family friendly Zoo which children will really enjoy as it is set up for children to get close to the animals.
Fellfoot Park - a stunning lakeshore family orientated country park. Just the place to enjoy Windermere, with boat hire, picnic areas, refreshments, snacks and an exciting new adventure playground for all ages.
The Rheged Centre - indoor and outdoor play areas, pottery painting workshop lots of activities in school holidays and an amazing 3D Cinema.
Lakeland Climbing - Kendal Experience the great feeling of outdoor clombing with professional tuition- from 8 years to adult
Duckys Park Farm - farm animals and indoor play area - ideal for young children to explore and pet and feed farm animals.
Lakeland Maize Maze - Now open from Easter to the end of the summer holidays - indoor activities for wet days - close to the M6 junction 36.
Messing about by a Lake - West Shore Lake Winderemere near Ferry (turn left before ferry) Coniston -east shore, and south of Lake.
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