Cottages in Lancashire, Cumbria and the Lake District

Things to do in Cumbria & the Lake District

Image of boats in the Lake District

This magnificent county has an expanse of breath-taking scenery to explore during your visit. You can discover its natural beauty by foot, cycle, mini bus, or even by Gyro plane if you like! Whether you’re an avid walker or climber, or you just like meandering through attractive scenery, there is something for everyone to enjoy. This popular area also has many guided tours so you can learn all about this lovely part of the country.

There is no better location for great outdoor activities to keep the little, and even big kids entertained. The Keswick Adventure Centre offers a whole host of exhilarating activities to enjoy, most are family friendly too, including tubing, zip wires, abseiling, canoeing and much more! Or why not try a trip at The Kankku off road driving adventure which is an exciting extreme driving experience for up to four people.

The Lake District National Park has many historic places of interest to visit too, such as the Lowther Castle in Penrith. The castle is within 130 acres of wonderful green gardens and welcomes children and dogs to enjoy them too. Or why not visit Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass, which is reputedly a haunted castle which was home to the Pennington family for 800 years. Muncaster Castle boasts 70 acres of grounds and a stunning backdrop of the Lakeland fells. Also, as home to The World Owl Centre with over 200 amazing birds and MeadowVole Maze, there’s plenty to keep the children entertained.   

For those seeking a more peaceful and tranquil retreat, Cumbria and the Lake District is a wonderful location to relax in and get back in touch with nature. Enjoy uninterrupted views, and peaceful walks. Unwind in your own holiday cottage, admiring the surrounding scenery. 

Enjoy a foodie break at one of the areas traditional local inns, or restaurants. Known for its famous Cumberland sausage, the region has many local delicacies to tuck in to. The district has a superb collection of fine pubs, world-class restaurants, tearooms and even a cookery school if you’d like to learn some new skills in the kitchen!

There’s so much to see and do during your holiday in Cumbria and the Lake District - whether you want to “wind down” or have an action packed break enjoying all of the many exciting activities, this part of the North West has something to suit everyones tastes.