Family Days Out

Things to do with Kids in the Lake District & Cumbria

If your children are happy then everyone is happy and Cumbria’s Living Heritage members offer a range of activities for all ages from toddlers to teens. From hands-on museums, interactive trails and adventure playgrounds we have lots of ideas to keep your kids entertained which won’t break the bank.

You can discover ghostly secrets, draw, paint or write at creative workshops, play hide and seek in the grounds of a stately home, get up close and personal with owls, clamber through the trees and much more.

We recommend checking out these attractions if you have children to entertain:

Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House (Bowness-on-Windermere) – Family activities include a dance night and story telling

Brantwood (Coniston) – Ruskin’s home includes a family fun trail around the woodland estate to find hidden garden and woodland creatures

Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre (Windermere) – Treetrop treks, adventure playground, bike and boat hire, mini-golf, pony rides, trails and more.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (Grasmere) – Family activity room, walks, rhymes, tales for tots and family fun workshops

Holker Hall & Gardens (Nr Grange-over-Sands) – Gardens, labyrinth, activities and courtyard café

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery – Award-winning museum offers a fascinating insight into Cumbria’s heritage

Mirehouse & Gardens (nr Keswick) – Younger visitors can play in the Victorian nursery or follow the history trail and enjoy the woodland playgrounds.

Muncaster Castle (Ravenglass) – Gift shops, café, ancient church, playgrounds, MeadowVole Maze, woodland walks, hawk and owl centre and special events including Halloween.

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