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Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre
VistEngland VAQAS

Grizedale, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ

Grizedale Forest has activities for all ages from mountain biking to relaxing walks, Go-Ape to sculpture in the forest. The visitor centre includes the forest shop, Cafe in the Forest and Grizedale Mountain Bikes bike hire and shop.

 
 
Lakeland Motor Museum
VistEngland VAQAS

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

A unique combination of interrelated stories and a fascinating visitor experience. Over 100 years of motoring history, the Campbell Bluebird exhibition, IOM TT tribute display and the Leven Valley heritage centre. Gift shop and Cafe Ambio.

 
 
Lakes Leisure Windermere
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BP

Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre is the perfect place to discover the Lake District on the lake itself. We're open seasonally from March - October 2014.

 
 
The Heaton Cooper Studio

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

Art gallery and art shop run by the Heaton Cooper family, selling original paintings and prints from 4 generations of the family.

 
 
Grizedale Go Ape

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

Take to the trees and tackle an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides high above the forest floor. A great experience to share with friends and family, providing lots of thrills and laughs.

 
 
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

Luxury guided full day and half day mini-coach tours of the Lake District.

 
 
Total Adventure
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

The Boathouse, Ferry Nab Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3JH

Total adventure is an outdoor activity provider with facilities on the shores of Windermere.

 
 
Lakes Aquarium
VistEngland VAQASSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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

Explore worlds of watery fun at Lakes Aquarium. Discover otters, pike, perch and char as well as marmoset monkeys, caiman and British sharks and rays.

 
 
Esthwaite Water
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

The Boathouse, Ridding Wood, Hawkshead, LA22 8LA

The Osprey Safari is a self driven electric boat ride around Esthwaite Water, taking you to six different locations.

 
 
Old Hall Farm
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bouth, Ulverston, LA12 8JA

A traditional Lake District working farm, using Shire horses and vintage machinery including steam to actively farm.

 
 
The World of Beatrix Potter
VistEngland VAQAS

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

A magical indoor attraction that brings to life all 23 Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit tales. Meet all your favourite characters and find out more about Beatrix Potter herself.

 
 
The 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.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
VistEngland VAQAS

The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ

Windermere Lake Cruises offer more than a ferry service. We hold private charters, lunch cruises, buffet cruises, corporate hospitality, public sailings and group travel. Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year from Bowness.

 
 
Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum

Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

Wordsworth's most famous home where he was inspired to write most of his poetry. Take an entertaining guided tour around Dove Cottage and explore the museum and special exhibition. Special activities for families.

 
 
Holehird Gardens

Patterdale Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1NP

Superb Lakeland setting for 17-acre hillside garden. Registered Charity No 259847. Limited disabled access. Groups by appointment.

 
 
Beatrix Potter Gallery
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NS

This charming 17th century building, which served as the office of Beatrix Potter's solicitor husband, now houses an annually changing exhibition of Potter's original artwork.

 
 
Hawkshead Trout Farm

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

Esthwaite Water is a first class, well managed Trout fishery. It is a beautiful natural 280 acre water situated in the heart of the English Lake District with excellent facilities for boat or bank fishing.

 
 
Hill Top
National Trust

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF

Beatrix Potter's iconic house, full of her personal possessions, with traditional cottage garden. Her paintings of the House and garden were used to illustrate many of her tales.