The Lake District is jam-packed with amazing adventures for tots to teenagers.
Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre (opens in new window) is perfect for a family day out.
Hire a canoe, dinghy, rowing boat or electric boat and even bikes, electric bikes, tagalongs and bike trailers at Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window).
For gentle ambles or full-on activity days, check out our guided walks and events. Many of them are free!
Why not ditch the everyday car for a real journey of discovery involving buses, trains and even boats. Our public transport page has more details. Or take a look at the Great Walking and Cycling Made Easy routes which use public transport so you don't have to retrace your steps.
Our Miles Without Stiles section has 42 laidback routes. Some highlights include:
There's loads going on Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre (opens in new window) including indoor exhibits, an undercover picnic area and an undercover traversing wall.
If you're hardy adventurers, at Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window) the electric boats have covered cabins.
A cruise or a bus ride is a great way to see the scenery without getting wet. Check out our public transport page.
And you can always stock up on some free colouring-in sheets from our Discovery zone.
Have a great day out by bike, open-air bus or boat. Please take a look at public transport page.
Cumbria County Council bus timetables (opens in new window) have some good suggestions. The #555 and #599 are particularly scenic...
Beatrix Potter loved the Lake District - Squirrel Nutkin sailed on Derwentwater and Johnny Townmouse lived in Hawkshead. The Greendale of Postman Pat is here and if you time it right, you might be able to meet Thomas the Tank Engine at Ravenglass Railway (opens in new window).
And for Swallows and Amazons fans, the list goes on forever! Hike up Kanchenjunga himself - the Old Man of Coniston, check out Wild Cat Island, also known as Peel Island on Coniston by taking a cruise or hiring a boat from Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window). You might also want to check out the Islands of Windermere...
There are some thrillingly atmospheric walks around. Will you risk a wander around haunted Claife Heights? Find out more in Ghosts and myths.
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We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels!
Our commission goes towards keeping the National Park special: Browse and book accommodation online here
Visit Golakes (opens in new window), the official website of the tourist board for The Lake District and Cumbria.