Formerly an extravagant building, only the shell remains of Lowther Castle. Levans Hall is a privately-owned family home that is partially open to the public. Inside, children can explore this Elizabethan building whilst dressed in period costumes and complete a quiz. Outside, there are acres of grounds with play areas and a maze. Holding regular events throughout the year, Holker Hall near Cartmel will certainly appeal to food enthusiasts with its selection of local products.
Children are well catered for here with a large adventure playground, child-friendly eateries, and baby feeding and changing facilities. For a family day out, combine it with a trip to Muncaster Castle. Conveniently located just off junction 40 of the M6, the Rheged Centre is home to shops, exhibitions and a cinema.
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Regular film showings and exhibitions are frequently aimed at a younger audience, and a pottery-painting workshop gives your child to create a unique keepsake. If you need to escape from the rain for a couple of hours and have children to entertain then the Puzzling Place in Keswick has just what you need. This quirky attraction is filled with optical illusions that will delight and amaze.
Get your child active and help them gain a sense of achievement at the Lakeland Climbing Centre in Kendal. You do need to book in advance to use the centre. Looking for an indoor activity that lets you unleash your creative side? At Crafty Monkeys in Penrith you can paint pottery, try your hand at making a pot on a clay wheel, decorate with decoupage, or make your own mosaic. Great for both children and adults, and you can keep what you make when you are finished.
At Kong Adventure in the centre of Keswick your child can experience rock climbing in a safe environment. Suitable for both children and adults, Kong Adventure has a range of indoor climbing structures with lessons available. A great rainy day attraction, there is plenty in the Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport to keep little minds occupied for a couple of hours. A celebration of aquatic life in the Irish Sea, you will find lots of native species here.
Newly opened in November , Tiny Town in Carlisle encourages children to develop their imagination through role play. Set in a former nightclub, the attraction consists of a scaled down town where children can try out various job roles, including construction worker, vet, police officer, chef and more. Pre-booking is essential. A great half-day attraction for children can be found in the southern tip of Cumbria, where the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis offers an unusual mix of animal enclosures and museum style exhibitions.
Walk through a snow leopard enclosure, or get up close to butterflies and birds. The centre is open daily and there is a cafe with child friendly meals. There is something for everyone at Upfront, where an intimate theatre is accompanied with a tearoom and gallery. Advance booking is required. When the weather is miserable, and you have children with excess energy to burn off, then the Jump Mania in Workington might have the solution.
This popular indoor trampoline park features a network of trampolines, soft ramps, and basketball hoops that will give you and your children a great workout. New Zealand, the country that gave us bungee jumping, has now gifted the world with clip 'n climb, where climbing is combined with entertainment to give you a unique day out. Does your child fancy themselves to be the next Lewis Hamilton? Featuring uniquely designed karts, including an excellent choice for younger racers, this is a great activity for thrill-seekers young and old.
Things to Do with Kids in the Lake District Whether your child is 12 or 2 the Lake District will have something to ignite their enthusiasm for adventure. Outdoor Activities for Children in the Lake District.
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Family Friendly Fell Walks Your young child may not be quite ready to conquer Striding Edge, but there are plenty of walking opportunities that are achievable. Public Playgrounds Parks with play areas are one of the top choices for most parents who looking for a free or very cheap way to entertain children for a short period of time.
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre Worth combining with a trip to Lowther Castle and its adventure play area, the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre enables you to get up close to a range of winged predators.
South Lakes Safari Zoo With free roaming animals, this is a zoo with a difference. Grizedale Forest At Grizedale Forest near Lake Windermere you can hire bikes with trailers for babies and toddlers, allowing the whole family to enjoy a forest cycle ride.
Lake Cruises No trip to the Lake District is complete without a lake cruise, and younger children in particular will relish the opportunity to travel on a boat. Rookin House Activity Centre A great place to introduce your child to a host of outdoor activities, Rookin House offers a range of adventures led by qualified practitioners. Honister Slate Mine Not appropriate for younger children, the Honister Slate Mine is a great place to give your older child their first taste of extreme adventure.
Mirehouse and Gardens Located between Bassenthwaite lake shore and Dodd Wood, the interior of Mirehouse is unlikely to keep children entertained. Askham Outdoor Swimming Pool If you are a firm believer in the philosophy that exercise is better when you are outside then you will love Askham Outdoor Swimming Pool.
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Tree Top Nets If your child loves to jump on a trampoline, then Tree Top Nets at Brockhole, Windermere, will take them one step further with a series of giant trampolines suspended high above the trees. Treasure Trails Cumbria Taking a unique approach to a self-guided tour, Treasure Trails enable you and your family to learn more about the area around you whilst uncovering mysteries through a series of clues.
Soft Play Centres If you are struggling with poor weather and energetic children in need of an outlet then soft play centres can give welcome relief. Indoor Swimming Pools Our lakes and sea might not be ideal for swimming in unless you are feeling very brave but you can still take the plunge during your Lake District holiday. The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway near Windermere has a collection of locomotives that could rival Thomas the Tank Engine and his Island of Sodor friends, all waiting to take you and your family on a ride through the Lake District countryside.
The Pencil Museum Keswick was once home to the Derwent pencil factory and this unusual museum can provide your family with respite from the Cumbrian weather.
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The Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry Ideally located in the centre of Kendal, this small museum celebrates life in Cumbria, and explores the history of industry in the area. Hill Top This delightful National Trust property is the former residence of Beatrix Potter, and features her own personal belongings. The Lakes Aquarium For when you need to escape the rain, the Lakes Aquarium is a great indoor attraction with lots for children to see.
The Gincase A farm with a difference, the Gincase near Silloth enables children to get close to farm animals. Lake District Wildlife Park Close to Lake Bassenthwaite, the Lake District Wildlife Park is home to a collection of native and exotic animals, many of which roam large paddocks enabling visitors to get a good view. Wray Castle Not your usual National Trust property, this is a heritage castle with a twist.
Muncaster Castle Whilst there is plenty to see inside this 13th century castle, it is the grounds that will most appeal to children. Lowther Castle and Gardens Formerly an extravagant building, only the shell remains of Lowther Castle. Levans Hall Levans Hall is a privately-owned family home that is partially open to the public.
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Kong Adventure At Kong Adventure in the centre of Keswick your child can experience rock climbing in a safe environment. Ask it above. Rated 4. But as anticipation turns to dread, is he about to wake with a start?
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