February Half Term is around the corner and where better than the Lake District for some family friendly fun. Here are just a few reasons to visit the Lakes this half term.
Head out on a healthy cycle ride with the kids. The old railway line that connects Keswick to Threlkeld is a gentle 4 mile route which is perfect for a family bike ride and best of all.... it's free!
Beatrix Potter famously spent her childhood holidaying in the Lakes and many of her books were inspired by her Lake District adventures. The World of Beatrix Pottter is a great place to spend an afternoon with the little ones and is based in Bowness on Windermere. Watch all your favourite characters like Peter Rabbit and Miss Tiggy-winkle come to life and learn all about Beatrix Potter's life in a virtual world. We love Peter Rabbit's Garden to see the cos lettuces Benjamin Bunny nibbled on!
Muncaster Castle is great day out with the kids. They'll love running around the gardens, seeing over 200 owls at the World Owl Centre and watching the Meet the Birds display which takes place daily. The new MeadowVole Maze is also open daily and there are playgrounds, a cafe, gift shops and a Plant Centre. Click here for our cottages nearby.
If you're looking for a more active experience, take the kids to the King Kong Climbing Centre in Keswick. There's an ice wall, climbing, caving, play areas and much more - perfect for children of all ages and great if you're looking for something to do on a rainy day.
No trip to the Lakes would be complete without a ride on the Keswick Launches. Hop on a cruise around Derwentwater and hop off at one of the various jetties around the lake for walks or picnics. To discover our cottages nearby, click here.