Great days out near Newby Bridge
Step into the Lake District...
And experience some of the best things to see and do in the North West. Adventure into the craggy Lakeland fells, picnic beside the pristine lakes, or explore the picture perfect villages. It’s easy to see why the Lake District remains a truly iconic and memorable staycation favourite.
Stunning cruises connecting some of the most famous walking routes in the Lake District, including the Ullswater Way.
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
From the coast to the mountains, take a trip on one of England's oldest and longest narrow gauge railways.
Lakeland Motor Museum
100 years of motoring heritage all under one roof, they even have a café for light refreshments.
Now lovingly restored by the National Trust, experience Coniston from the waves.
Best for heritage lovers
Delve into history with a visit to Sizergh Castle. Part of the National Trust, this impressive 1,600-acre estate offers a world of discovery, from wetlands and woodlands, gardens and orchards, and of course the imposing medieval house, home to the Strickland family for more than 800 years. And when you need a pit stop, there's a lovely café and shop.
Fun for all the family
The Lake District is bursting with exciting adventures for all the family to enjoy. Attractions that will ignite imaginations, walks for both little and long legs, and experiences that will create life long memories. Whether you've got tiny tots looking for something colourful and magical or six-foot teenagers keen to tackle something adventurous, we are sure you'll have the perfect day out - whatever the weather.
Go Ape Grizedale
Explore the forest canopy via a treetop rope course, not for the faint hearted!
Learn about the diverse ecology of the Lake District.
Hire a Canoe/Kayak
Many places around Windermere offer rental services for your very own boat ride.
Take a stroll
If the kids are in tow, we recommend shorter flatter walks like those around Fell Foot Park.
Lakeland Miniature Village
This hidden gem features buildings made from Coniston slate including famous Cumbrian homes like Hilltop.
World of Beatrix Potter
Hop into the world of Peter Rabbit and experience the enchanting stories in this magical recreation of Beatrix Potter's work.
Best for dog-friendly
Lakes to splash in, muddy paths to roll in, fells to climb, woodlands to sniff about in, digging, exploring… there are so many pawsible options! It’s no surprise that the Lake District is a happy hound haven.
Fell Foot Park
Take a stroll around this beautiful area with lake views and picnic spots aplenty.
A great short walk up to the top of a vista with a view well worth the hike.
With three separate summits, this is the perfect choice for those looking for a moderate walking route with rewarding views.
Ambleside Common Wood Walk
A tranquil place overlooking the bustling Windermere with plenty of wildlife and moss covered trees.
Where to stay
Your woodland escape
With a spacious private decking area and an outdoor boot wash, these self-catering cabins are perfect for those looking to explore the Lakes with their pooch.
Pick your ideal break away
Our holiday caravans range in size and amenities so you can pick the perfect break for you.
Look out onto a private garden
The spacious two-bedroom Cartmel Lodge sleeps up to four guests and has its own private lawned garden.
Great for bringing the whole family
This rustic Lakeland cottage is just the thing for families of four and their four-legged friends.
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