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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

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Location

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Family accommodation

The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head

Inn with 17 rooms, £75-£160 pppnb

Pomona Bed & Breakfast

Pomona Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £70-£90 prpnb

Old Barn Farm

Old Barn Farm

Guest House with 3 rooms, £32-£43 pppnb

Anns Hill Cottage bathroom

Anns Hill

Self-catering with 2 units, £650-£1750 pupw sleeps 2-4

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

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

Heated showers and toilets

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite

Holiday & Camping Park with 12 pitches, £15-£16 ptpn

High Dale Park Barn

High Dale Park Barn

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

Sunset House B&B

Sunset House B&B

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £85-£90 prpn

Fell View Cottage

Fell View Guest House

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

Pine Tops

Pine Tops

Self-catering with 2 units, £300-£550 pupw sleeps 2

Green Gables

Green Gables

Guest House with 7 rooms, £35-£55 pppnb, £65-£115 prpnb

The Travellers Rest Inn

The Travellers Rest Inn

Inn with 9 rooms, £45-£140 pppnb

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House breakfast room

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House

Guest House with 6 rooms, £35-£42 pppnb

Beech Hill Hotel

Beech Hill Hotel

Hotel with 57 rooms, £84-£348 prpnb

Lattendales Guest House bedroom

Lattendales Guest House

Guest House with 5 rooms, £37-£45 pppnb

The Glen

The Glen

Guest House with 6 rooms, £80-£135 prpnb

Elm How

Elm How, Cruck Barn & Eagle Cottage

Self-catering with 3 units, £345-£1525 pupw sleeps 2-8

Sun Inn

Sun Inn

Restaurant with Rooms with 11 rooms, £45-£140 pppnb

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa

Appleby Manor Hotel & Garden Spa

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

Cragside exterior

Cragside

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

Bank Cottage living room

Bank Cottage

Self-catering with 1 unit, £395-£625 pupw sleeps 1-4

Patterdale Hall Estate

Patterdale Hall Estate

Self-catering with 11 units, £264-£675 pupw sleeps 2-6

Ravenstone Lodge

Ravenstone Lodge Hotel

Country House Hotel with 9 rooms, £35-£375 pppnb

Lindeth Fell Country House

Lindeth Fell Country House

Guest Accommodation with 14 rooms, £72-£125 pppnb

Family activities

 

Family events

Christmas Trail

Christmas Trail

Hawkshead

Mon 28 Nov - Fri 23 Dec 2016

Self led Christmas Trail.

Create your own Christmas Wreath

Create your own Christmas Wreath

Ambleside

Tue 6 Dec 2016

Join in our “hands-on” experience and learn how to create your very own Christmas Wreath from the experts at Hayes

Live Advent Window

Keswick Live Advent

Keswick

Thu 1 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

Keswick Live Advent is a pop-up festive event each day from 1st-24th December and the lighting of an illuminated window. Follow the trail of 24 windows

The Hollyman

Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids

Whitehaven

Fri 4 Nov 2016 - Sun 8 Jan 2017

Award-winning photographer Sara Hannant has travelled the length and breadth of the country capturing vibrant images which reflect her eye for the unexpected, offering a captivating and surprising glimpse of contemporary ‘Merrie England’.

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Elliptical Journey, 1998 ©

Paul Jenkins (1923 - 2012)

Kendal

Thu 27 Oct 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Paul Jenkins is as much identified with the process of controlled paint-pouring and canvas manipulation

Santa has arrived!

Santa has arrived at Hayes Garden World

Ambleside

Sat 12 Nov - Fri 23 Dec 2016

Santa has arrived in his enchanting grotto where he is waiting just for you! Come along for a magical experience where Santa will have a little present waiting for every child who visits, and an instant photo to mark the occasion.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Tue 6 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

The Great Print Exhibition 2016

The Great Print Exhibition 2016

Penrith

Fri 25 Nov 2016 - Sun 26 Feb 2017

The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of original prints in the North of England.

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...

Image courtesy of The House of Illustration

War Horse Illustration Exhibition

Carlisle

Wed 30 Nov 2016 - Tue 17 Jan 2017

Book Illustration Competition Long List 2016: War Horse Exhibition

Entwined lives by Tim Laman (USA)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

Whitehaven

Sat 19 Nov 2016 - Mon 2 Jan 2017

Until Monday 2nd January 2017 (Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 4.30pm, with last entry 3.45pm). Also open Mondays during school holidays and bank holidays.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Wed 7 - Thu 8 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson

Egremont

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Florence Arts Centre tops off a great year of live music with BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee, Luke Jackson with support from talented local singer-songwriter Emma Dockeray.

The Churchfitters

The Churchfitters

Keswick

Fri 9 Dec 2016

A Christmas special from The Churchfitters - a folk band like no other.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

Christmas Elves and Crackers!

Christmas Elves and Crackers!

Workington

Sat 10 Dec 2016

The Bread And Butter Theatre Company will be brightening up The Hub this December with two performances to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Christmas Owls By Moonlight

Christmas Owls By Moonlight

Ravenglass

Sat 10 Dec 2016

Your opportunity to visit Muncaster after dark in the run-up to Christmas and enjoy an evening of owl flying displays plus a two course hot supper and talk by the Hawk & Owl Centre.

Petzl Nightrunner

Petzl Nightrunner

Hawkshead

Sat 10 Dec 2016

The Petzl Night Runner Grizedale is the 2nd 10k trail run in the series. The start & finish venue is based at Grizedale Visitors Centre which makes it perfect for familes and supporters as well as runners.

Santa Cruise

Santa Cruise

Windermere

Sat 10 Dec 2016

Join Santa on a special cruise of Lake Windermere

The Emperor and the Nightingale

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Keswick

Sat 10 Dec 2016

Join Wu and Xiao as they journey across a fantastical kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

Christmas Tea in the Castle

Christmas Tea in the Castle

Ravenglass

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Enjoy a delicious Christmas Afternoon Tea in the splendour of Muncaster Castle; a fabulous treat for yourself or an exclusive pre-Christmas gift for someone special.

Colin Caygill Antiques Fair

Colin Caygill Antiques Fair

Penrith

Sun 11 Dec 2016

An emporium of stands bursting with home furnishings, collectors items, vintage jewellery, clothes, antique tools, militaria, watches and more. Spend your Sunday having a good rummage and pick up a design classic or a quirky find.

Grizedale Yuletide Festivities

Grizedale Yuletide Festivities

Hawkshead

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Celebrate the Yuletide season in the beautiful surroundings of Grizedale Forest with indoor and outdoor activities.

Santa Cruise

Santa Cruise

Windermere

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Join Santa on a special cruise of Lake Windermere

 

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