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Best Family Days Out in the Lake District

Those who have visited the Lake District will tell you it is one of the most magical places to visit in England.

It is home to the country’s biggest national park and is a melting pot of wildlife, rolling hills, mountain-tops and lakes. But did you know there is more to the Lake District than meets the eye?

Experience something out of the ordinary by paying a visit to one of our five favourite attractions, below. You won’t find these in your standard travel guide!

The World of Beatrix Potter

The hunt for Peter Rabbit is over! Find him and the rest of the crew at The World of Beatrix Potter™ in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Get up close and personal with all your favourite characters for a thrilling and nostalgic experience. Pay a visit to Squirrel Nutkin and Jemima Puddle-Duck, see where Benjamin Bunny lives, and keep your eyes peeled for Mr. Jeremy Fisher on his lily-pad boat.

There is lots to see and do at The World of Beatrix Potter™. You will find quaint tea rooms, a live theatre show and a gift shop; the latter perfect for picking up a souvenir or two. Dive into the world’s most-loved children’s book and have an experience like no other. Children won’t know where to begin!

Crags Adventure

Crags Adventure shows off the very best of the Lake District, in its most natural form.

Upon arrival you will be thrust into an action-packed day of fun and laughter. You will find yourself scaling the Lakeland fells, climbing a waterfall, abseiling a mountain and working with your loved ones to reach new heights.

It is easy to see why Crags Adventure has been rated the no.1 outdoor activity company in the Lake District. It has a vast array of outdoor activities which are suitable for all ages and abilities. Equipment is provided for all activities, which means all you have to do is turn up and get stuck in! Scramble, dive, scale and amble; you’re never short of fun things to do at Crags Adventure.

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Safari Zoo

At Safari Zoo in South Lakes, you can see some of the most striking animals to have ever walked the Earth!

Here you can see everything from zany zebras to chatty cockatoos. Children can become zookeepers for the day by feeding a whole host of friendly animals; giraffes, lemurs and penguins are some of the animals always eager to receive a treat or two!

Keep an ear out for the fascinating Ranger Talks which take place throughout the day: this is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to hear everything about their new favourite animal. Children get into the zoo for free throughout the year and entry is free to both children and adults outside of the school holidays. This gives you the opportunity to let your own cheeky monkeys run around without paying a penny!

Live for Today at Castle Green

Get the family together for a day out like no other. At Live for Today, in Kendal, you’re given the chance to try some adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities.

Choose from axe throwing, quad biking, body zorbing, paintballing, archery, abseiling and more. Give Bear Grylls a run for this money when you try out their memorable bushcraft course: an opportunity to learn essential survival skills. Learn how to build your very own fire and assemble a sturdy shelter, all from nature’s bounty!

If you’re hoping for a day of family bonding, try the Cryptic Chase where teams work together to decipher clues marked around the area. Together you must put your heads together to find the solution. Of course, with solutions comes victory – and lots of big hugs!

Windermere Lake Cruises

On a Windermere Lake Cruise, you are treated to scenic views and plenty of relaxation.

Windermere Lake Cruises is one of the most popular attractions in Cumbria. On your cruise you can expect to dip into secluded bays, catch sight of hidden wooded islands and capture imposing mountain scenery.

With one of their fantastic ‘Freedom of the Lake’ tickets you get to spend as much time as you like aboard the boat. This means plenty of sunbathing and ample photo opportunities!


Lake District holidays are perfect for a family day out. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the northwest (just don’t forget your camera!) What are you waiting for?

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Travelling to the Lake District? Try these attractions for a fun family day out!

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