What to do in the Lake District

The landscape that inspired writers and artists

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LAKE DISTRICT ATTRACTIONS

Discover the best of the Lakes

From Whitbarrow Village, discover England's largest National Park, its beautiful lakes and spectacular mountains. Share the scenery that inspired Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Turner and Ruskin to put pen to paper or paint on canvas. With 1800 miles of footpaths, you can cycle, ride or walk to your heart’s content. From a stroll around lakes to the high ridge rambles made famous by Wainwright. But don’t stay on land - take to the lakes on a gentle steamer cruise or even water skis! Or head to the coast for its sandy beaches.  For something completely different spend the day in one of Lakeland towns like Ullswater, Keswick or Kendal for galleries, museums or just great shopping. 


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SOUTH LAKES SAFARI ZOO

Get close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals in a unique, natural environment and experience the sights, sounds (and a few smells!) of the amazing creatures we share our planet with. Don’t miss feeding times and ask about personal encounters.

THRELKELD QUARRY AND MINING MUSEUM

Discover the Lakes’ industrial heritage, explore the underground tunnels and artworks in our artificial caving system and take a trip on the narrow gauge railway, hauled by the steam-powered Sir Tom in the summer holidays and on weekends.

THE PUZZLING PLACE

The free to enter ‘Puzzle Area’ will amuse, entertain and frustrate you with puzzles and brain teasers. Then visit ‘World of Illusion’- you won’t believe your eyes!

WALBY FARM PARK

Visit a real, award-winning Cumbrian farm for a wide range of activities including: swings, trampolines, aerial slide, nature trail and animal feeding.

RHEGED CENTRE

Inspirational, fun and educational activities including the biggest 3D cinema screen in the region, taking you on a dramatic journey through 2000 years of Cumbria’s history. There are also exhibitions and indoor and outdoor children’s play zones and pottery making facilities.

ROOKIN HOUSE ACTIVITY CENTRE

Fun for all the family including horse riding, quad biking, fishing and clay pigeon shooting plus high-tech thrills of twin-seater power turn cars and off-roading.

Go Ape are at WHINLATTER FOREST

Enjoy the thrill of a three hour tree top adventure: climbing, swinging and enjoying the views. On the ground, take a Segway tour of the forest.

THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER

Beatrix Potter's world-famous tales come to life in a magical, interactive experience. Your adventure includes the story of her life, work and illustrations.

THE PENCIL MUSEUM

How did RAF pilots use pencils to guide them home? How do you get colour into a pencil? Find out about the history of pencils and how to use them for crafts and animation in this world-famous museum.

HUTTON IN THE FOREST

An ancient family home dating back to at least 1350 that’s rich in history, architecture and culture. Explore the classically decorated North East Tower, The Gallery and gardens, and enjoy regular events.

Theatre By The Lake

This theatre is set in a stunning location close to Derwentwater. There is a 14 resident actors performing a host of modern and classic plays, including their popular Christmas plays, a firm favourite of family audiences.

 

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When you book direct on our website, not only will you receive our best rate guarantee, but you will also get a breakfast hamper for the family to share, early 2pm check-in, and a bottle of Taittinger Champagne.

Offers & Promotions

At the fantastic Whitbarrow Village, we provide a range of special offers to allow for the ultimate getaway experience. Our guests can enjoy a relaxing escape in the beautiful Lake District for a great price.

2 Night Weekend Break

Prices from £191

We want to make your holiday extra special, that's why we've included:

  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper
  • A bottle of Taittinger Champagne

Winter Wanderer 4 for 3

Prices from £269

We want to make your holiday extra special, that's why we've included:

  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper
  • A bottle of Taittinger Champagne

February Half Term Fun

Prices from £574

This extra special half term break includes:

  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne on arrival
  • Free pancakes on Shrove Tuesday with any main meal in our restaurant
  • Luxury breakfast hamper 
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Free family activities

Roam the Lakes

Prices from £276

We'll make your break extra special with: 

  • A bottle of Taittinger Champaign
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Luxury breakfast hamper 
  • A delicious picnic freshly prepared for a day of adventure
  • Recommended walking routes suitable for all the family
  • Use of leisure facilities 

Easter Breaks

Prices from £574

This extra special half term break includes:

  • No deposit 
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne on arrival
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Luxury breakfast hamper 
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Free family activities

Summer Breaks in the Lakes

Prices from £680

We'll make sure your summer holiday is one to remember with the following complimentary extras: 

  • No deposit
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Breakfast hamper

Last Minute 3 Night Break

Prices from £305

  • Best rate guaranteed
  • Breakfast hamper on day of arrival
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

Last Minute 7 Night Break

Prices from £424

  • Best rate guaranteed
  • Breakfast hamper on day of arrival
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Festive Breaks in the Lakes

Prices from £382

We'll make your festive getaway extra special with:

  • A complimentary bottle of Taittinger Champagne
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Complimentary breakfast hamper
  • Check in on December 23rd or 30th

Last Minute 4 Night Break

Prices from £254

  • Best rate guaranteed
  • Breakfast hamper on day of arrival
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

7 Night Break

Prices from £424

  • Best rate guaranteed
  • Breakfast hamper on day of arrival
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

4 Night Weekday Break

Prices from £254

  • Best rate guaranteed
  • Breakfast hamper on day of arrival
  • Early 2pm check-in
  • Bottle of Taittinger Champagne
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi