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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
 
 
 
Lakes Aquarium
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Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AS

The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to marmoset monkeys and British sharks and rays.

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  • Rail station: Grange-over-sands (10 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Old Laundry Theatre

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The Old Laundry Theatre is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the Lake District with a lively year round programme of drama, classical & folk music, spoken word, comedy and film.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Heaton Cooper Studio

The Studio, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9SX

The Heaton Coopers are a family of artists that go back 4 generations. The studio in Grasmere, founded by William Heaton Cooper (1903-1995) in 1939.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Brantwood, Home of John Ruskin

Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD

Brantwood house is a registered museum. The 9 rooms that Ruskin used are open to the public. The Severn Studio presents a programme of quality art and craft exhibitions throughout the year.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Hill Top
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Hill Top is a time capsule of Beatrix Potter's life. Full of her favourite things, the house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'Tale'.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Townend
National Trust

Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LB

A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17thC solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Kankku
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Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

Drive your own 4x4 off road adventure and discover the Lakes from a new angle - whatever the weather, seven days a week, all year round, you can take the wheel of a specially prepared KANKKU vehicle.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Icicle Mountaineering

Icicle 11a Church Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AQ

Walk classic Lakeland mountain routes, guided by an expert leader, who will navigate and tell you about the area.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
The Cocoa Bean Company & Chocolate World
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Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NT

Childrens chocolate workshop with a retail store selling a large range of chocolates.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (7 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Daffodil Hotel

Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9PR

If you are looking for pure indulgence and total relaxation, the Spa at The Daffodil will certainly not disappoint

 
 
Rock Climbing

Throughout Cumbria, LA

We specialise in small, friendly courses, run by highly qualified and knowledgeable instructors. Each course is designed to suit your needs and to ensure you make the most of your time in the mountains.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
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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
 
 
 
Brewery

Ings, Nr Windermere, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9PY

The Watermill is a very popular traditional Lakeland pub. Upto 16 Real Ales on at once, all on traditional hand pulls.

 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Waterhead
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Waterhead Pier, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EY

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: Windermere (4 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Benjamin Bunny
VistEngland VAQAS

The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX

The World of Beatrix Potterâ„¢ 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
 
 
 
Mountain Goat Holidays & Tours
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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.

 
 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8TA

Over 30,000 exhibits tracing more than 100 years of road transport heritage, including a new exhibition which details the history of the Isle of Man TT Races.

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  • Rail station: Ulverston (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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