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Family Holidays in Cumbria

Looking for a family holiday or short break? The Lake District, Cumbria is a great place to spend some quality family time. Some accommodation is part of the Enjoy England Families Welcome scheme and many other places, whilst not part of this scheme, also welcome children.

Camping is a great way for the kids to experience the great outdoors, while a self catering break or holiday lodge may be perfect for a family get together.

Property Type

Review Score

 

Location

or Name

 

Family accommodation

Shepherds Hut

Lanefoot Farm Pods & Shepherds Hut

Alternative Accommodation with 4 units, £37-£49 pupn sleeps 1-4

Brook House

Brook House

Guest House with 5 rooms, £33-£38 pppnb, £85 prpnb

Cragside exterior

Cragside

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £70-£80 prpnb

The Hyning Estate

The Hyning Estate

Self-catering with 7 units, £365-£1634 pupw sleeps 2-6

Beech Hill Hotel

Beech Hill Hotel

Hotel with 57 rooms, £84-£348 prpnb

High Dale Park Barn

High Dale Park Barn

Self-catering with 2 units, £250-£688 pupw sleeps 2-6

Hawksmoor Guest House

Hawksmoor Guest House

Guest House with 12 rooms, £84-£150 prpnb

Sweeneys Bar, Restaurant and Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

Restaurant with Rooms with 4 rooms, £60-£140 pppnb

Millbeck Guest House bedroom

Millbeck Guest House

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £36-£56 pppnb

Acorn House bedroom

Acorn House

Guest House with 9 rooms, £39-£50 pppnb

Fell View Cottage

Fell View Guest House

Guest Accommodation - Room Only with 4 rooms, £30 pppn

Sunset House B&B

Sunset House B&B

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £90 prpn

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Self-catering with 1 unit, £365-£530 pupw sleeps 2

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa

Country House Hotel with 30 rooms, £70-£200 prpnb

The Gables

The Gables

Guest Accommodation with 14 rooms, £45-£155 prpnb

Monkhouse Hill Living Room

Monkhouse Hill Cottages

Self-catering with 10 units, £450-£3300 pupw sleeps 2-14

 Woodman's Cottage

Thornthwaite Farm

Self-catering with 6 units, £300-£700 pupw sleeps 1-6

The Waternook Estate

Waternook & The Great Barn

Self-catering with 2 units, £0-£8400 pupw sleeps 1-12

Ravenstone Lodge

Ravenstone Lodge Hotel

Country House Hotel with 9 rooms, £35-£95 pppnb

Beckside living

Southwaite Green Farm

Self-catering with 4 units, £460-£1250 pupw sleeps 1-6

@EdenGate

EdenGate

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £70-£114 prpnb

George and Dragon

George and Dragon

Inn with 11 rooms, £100-£170 prpnb

The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head

Inn with 17 rooms, £60-£160 pppnb

Fornside Farm Cottages

Fornside Farm Cottages

Self-catering with 4 units, £420-£850 pupw sleeps 4-6

Family activities

 

Family events

Ann C. Haslam: Framed Textiles

Ann C. Haslam: Framed Textiles

Keswick

Tue 6 Sep - Mon 24 Oct 2016

Ann studied at Bolton College of Art and Design specialising in woven and surface printed textiles. In these latest pieces Ann explores colour and the qualities of light absorption and reflection to simulate movement.

C-Art 2016: 10th - 25th September

C-Art Open Studios 2016

Penrith

Sat 10 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

C-Art is Cumbria’s countywide visual arts programme, co-ordinated by Eden Arts. The highlight is the open studios and galleries event which will take place from 10 – 25 September 2016.

Channelling Ruskin

Channelling Ruskin Exhibition

Coniston

Thu 11 Aug - Sun 9 Oct 2016

The Impress Printmakers are a group of artist printmakers living and working in Cumbria who invite you to their new exhibition Channelling Ruskin, at the Severn Studio at Brantwood.

Clay Dabbin Earth-Build Exhibition Centre

Clay Dabbin Earth-Build Exhibition Centre

Bowness-on-Solway

Sun 25 Sep 2016

Come and visit an exciting and unusual building project in progress! Clay dabbin is the vernacular building construction of the Solway plain, and this is the first “new build” clay dabbin for some 200 years.

Fairy World

Fairy World

Ambleside

Fri 15 Jul - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Such has been the success of Fairy World during the summer months that our Fairy visitors have decided to extend their stay into October.

Festival of the Fells

Festival of the Fells

Ambleside

Thu 22 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

A long-weekend festival celebrating the fells around Ambleside, the people who walk, climb, cycle and even swim on them.

Game of Thrones – ‘Hardhome Embroidery’

Game of Thrones – ‘Hardhome Embroidery’

Sedbergh

Tue 13 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre Sedbergh is delighted to be one of only three venues yet identified to exhibit the most talked-about textile arts phenomenon in the UK, the Hardhome Embroidery.

Go Herdwick trail V-ewe-ing

Go Herdwick trail V-ewe-ing

Penrith

Thu 22 - Wed 28 Sep 2016

The only opportunity to see the whole flock together. Enjoy all 108 ladies and babies in one place for just one week here at Rheged.

David Landau, by Frank Auerbach

London Legacy

Kendal

Wed 25 May - Wed 19 Oct 2016

Lucian Freud was one of Britain’s greatest painters and Lakeland Arts has acquired three new art works from the artist’s collection.

Ministry of Science

Ministry of Science

Carlisle

Sun 25 Sep 2016

WARNING! WARNING! 100% Educational. 200% Entertaining. 300% Explosive. 400% Fun.

3d Printed Rabbit

National Touring Exhibition – 3D: Printing the Fut

Whitehaven

Tue 6 Sep - Sun 9 Oct 2016

Discover how innovators use 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life.

Prom Art

Prom Art

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 25 Sep 2016

If you fancy a stroll beside spectacular, ever changing landscapes with an atmosphere of a European street market, then come to Grange over Sands and experience Prom Art, now its 12th year.

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 2016

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 2016

Cockermouth

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Taste Cumbria Cockermouth is back for it’s 7th year bigger and better than ever.

The Adventures of Tin Tin: Secret of The Unicorn

The Adventures of Tin Tin: Secret of The Unicorn

Penrith

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep 2016

Relive a classical tale of adventure with intrepid reporter Tintin, his spirited pooch, Snowy and the eccentric Captain Haddock as they set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Tuesday Night Adventure Movies

Tuesday Night Adventure Movies

Ambleside

Thu 1 Sep - Tue 13 Dec 2016

Tuesday Adventure Movies - Free at Sticklebarn Relax in front of our big screen and enjoy some adventure packed movies every week...

MacMillan Charity Coffee Morning

MacMillan Charity Coffee Morning

Ambleside

Fri 30 Sep 2016

This year, on Friday 30th September, we will again be hosting our annual coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Care.

Pete Firman: TriX

Pete Firman: TriX

Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Star of BBC1’s The Magicians, 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) Pete Firman hits the road in 2016 with his astonishing new show, fresh from his 10th year at the Edinburgh Festival.

Eden Valley Horse Trials (1)

Eden Valley Horse Trials (1&2)

Carlisle

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Horse Trials are the ultimate equestrian competition and Cumbria Horse Trials offers 7 events over 7 months in the county, drawing top competitors nationwide to participate in dressage, show jumping and cross country tests.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)

Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)

Penrith

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Halloween is approaching and the Drac Pack are back for a monster-mashed Hotel Transylvania sequel.

Magic of Motown

Magic of Motown

Carlisle

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Join the party as this scintillating show celebrates its 10th birthday. The unstoppable Magic of Motown thrills its millionth music fan this year, embarking on a super-sensational nationwide tour.

Stott Park Steam Weekend

Steam Weekend

Ulverston

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016

On our steam weekends, visitors can see the old steam engine being fired up and experience Stott Park Bobbin Mill in full power with our team of passionate and informative staff.

Nature Up-close

Nature Up-close

Carnforth

Mon 3 - Mon 17 Oct 2016

Come and get a bigger eye full of nature on this special event.

What Lives Beneath?

What Lives Beneath?

Carnforth

Tue 4 - Tue 18 Oct 2016

What weird and wonderful wildlife likes to call our pond home?

UB40

UB40

Carlisle

Wed 5 Oct 2016

Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978, before releasing their debut album 'Signing Off' in August 1980, considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band.

 

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