The Lake District is jam-packed with amazing adventures for tots to teenagers. We've many free or low-cost events, from learning circus skills to bushcraft survival, archery to canoeing, pond dipping to our mini-beast safari! Take a look at our events calendar and check out the list of family-friendly events.
A fantastic place to start your Lake District adventure with the family.View the attractions at Brockhole!
Pre-book your boats and bikes from Coniston Boating Centre and go on a mini adventure!Visit Coniston Boating Centre
Book on an attraction through our website and the commissions that we receive will help preserve this beautiful landscape.Book an attraction
We have more than 40 laidback Miles Without Stiles routes. Check out the links for maps and route guides:
Get some ideas for your own quests or check out the free family-friendly guided walks on offer in Walking with children.
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.
Why not book a rainy day attraction online?
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's Squirrel Nutkin sailed on Derwentwater and Johnny Townmouse lived in Hawkshead. The Greendale of Postman Pat is here. If you time it right, you might be able to meet Thomas the Tank Engine at Ravenglass Railway (opens in new window).
For Swallows and Amazons fans, the list goes on forever! Hike up Kanchenjunga himself - the Old Man of Coniston, take a look at Wild Cat Island, also known as Peel Island 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