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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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Lakes Leisure Kendal
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7HX

A huge variety of activities on offer, 25m swimming pool, 40+ station gym, indoor sports hall, children's holiday activities and a 900-seat theatre venue, fun for all ages.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Fell Foot

Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN

Family-friendly park with green lawns sloping down to the lakeshore. Just the place to enjoy access to Lake Windermere with picnic areas, boat hire and tea room.

 
 
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.

 
 
Lakeland Climbing Centre
VistEngland VAQASCumbria Tourism Awards WinnerMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Unit 27, Lake District Business Park, Mint Bridge, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH

The award winning Lakeland Climbing Centre is one of the country's largest indoor aerial adventure centres, offering fun climbing and aerial activities for all the family from 5 years old to adults.

 
 
Kankku
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Victoria Forge, Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD

Kankku has specially prepared 4x4 vehicles that you drive on rough and rocky scenic trails through the Lake District National Park.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Allan Bank
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9QZ

Make yourself comfortable in the former home of National Trust Founder, Canon Rawnsley. Only partially restored and decorated, this isn’t a typical National Trust experience.

 
 
Kendal Museum
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Station Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6BT

One of the oldest museums in the UK, founded in 1796. Since 1918 housed in a beautiful historic building, once a wool warehouse. The museum comprises of 4 galleries.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside
VistEngland VAQAS

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

Steamers and launches sail daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. Additional summer routes. Timetabled services.