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Askham Hall Gardens
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Dalton Leisure Centre
Member of Cumbria Tourism

Chapel Street, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8DA

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  • Rail station: Dalton in Furness (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Low Sizergh Barn

Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE

Two galleries are packed with everything from kilims to crockery, books to baskets. There’s a selection of local craftspeople’s work, an unexpected collection of clothing, and plenty of original art.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Lowther Castle & Gardens
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Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG

The ruined castle and gardens at Lowther stand on a limestone escarpment at the Northern edge of the Lake District National Park. Visit the once famous gardens, one of England's greatest, but unseen for 70 years.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

Lakeside Pier Visitor Centre, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

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  • Rail station: Grange-Over-Sands (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (12 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Mountain Goat Holidays & Tours
Green Tourism Bronze AwardCumbria Tourism Awards WinnerTripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Mountain Goat Ltd, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

The ideal way to explore the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. Mountain Goat provide full-day and half-day guided mini-coach tours where you can sit back and relax and enjoy some of the of the most stunning scenery in the UK.

 
 
 
Windermere Golf Club
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Cleabarrow, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3NB

Windermere Golf Club is situated in the heart of the English Lake District. It has spectacular views over Windermere and the surrounding fells, the scenery is breath taking.

 
 
 
Predator Experience

Barn Close, Ayside, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6HY

Challenge yourself by enhancing your experience day with the inclusion with some of the world's most tenacious raptors, the eagles.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Whinlatter Forest Park & Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Whinlatter Forest is England's only true mountain forest. Rising 1000ft above sea level, Whinlatter provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (26 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Gincase

Mawbray Hayrigg, Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 4LL

This has something for everyone. The Farm Park has lots of friendly farm animals in 16 paddocks, large Playbarn with huge indoor play area and more; a Cumbrian Craft Barn and Tearoom.

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  • Rail station: Aspatria (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Benjamin Bunny
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The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere is a vibrant visitor centre offering a unique experience for all the family. Explore a magical world where all 23 enchanting tales are brought to life.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mobile Adventures
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

127 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NN

 
 
 
Copeland Bowls
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Off Wyndham Street, Cleator Moor, Whitehaven, CA25 5AN

New tennis courts opened at the centre in 2010, offering pay and play sessions with discounts available when using your beActive Leisure Card. We also have a number of synthetic pitches which are ideal for football, rugby and hockey clubs.

 
 
 
The Gallery Yew Tree Barn
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Low Newton, Newton-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6JP

The Gallery at Yew Tree Barn is the perfect place to discover an exciting range of traditional and modern work.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-Sands (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Shore Fishing

The Boathouse, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QF

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  • Rail station: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Birdoswald Roman Fort
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Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD

Birdoswald stands high above a meander in the River Irthing, in one of the most picturesque settings on Hadrian's Wall. A Roman fort, turret and milecastle can all be seen on this excellent stretch of the Wall.

 
 
 
Eclipse Leisure Centre

Unit 4 Derwent Drive, Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YW

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  • Rail station: Workington (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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