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.
Enjoy the famous adventure playground, paddle in the lake, and explore the fabulous Mawson designed gardens with good pushchair and wheelchair access. Hire a boat on the lake, with motor boats, rowing boats, kayaks and paddle boards for hire.
Challenge yourself with Crazi Bugz driving, archery, laser clay or inside caving.Plan your trip to Brockhole
Take the whole family out onto Coniston Water! Let our electric motor boats take the strain or take the helm of a traditional wooden rowing boat. Both take upto 6 passengers, and well behaved dogs are welcome on board too.Book your boat on Coniston
Dive into the darkness...twisting and turning as you explore Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre’s exciting new indoor attraction Brave the Cave!Find out more
We have more than 40 laidback Miles Without Stiles easy access walking routes, perfect for little legs and buggies. Here's just a few of our family favourites:
Brave the Cave for intrepid indoor cavers, the Cubby Hole soft play for small tots, an undercover picnic area and indoor exhibits.
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
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. You might also want to check out the Islands of Windermere...
We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels.
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