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Family Holidays in Cumbria

The Lake District, Cumbria is a great place for a fun-filled family UK holiday. There are so many places to see and things to do that will keep the whole family occupied. 

The Lake District is famous for it's spectacular landscape and scenery, and camping is an exciting way for the kids to experience the great outdoors.

If you are planning a family get together, a self catering break or holiday lodge may be perfect for you.

Where to stay?

Whatever type of acccommodation you are looking for, we have it covered:

  • Family-Friendly Hotels and Guest Houses
  • Self-catering cottages and lodges
  • Camping, Glamping and Caravanning

Use the search facility below to choose your ideal place to stay, then book via our easy to use online booking service. Don't forget to look out for the many FairBooking places to stay - guaranteeing you the best price and a better deal for the destination.

Search Family Accommodation

Search a great range of family-friendly accommodation here in the Lake District, Cumbria. Use the search grid below to enter your dates of arrival and choose from a great array of places to stay.
 
 
 

Family events

There are always loads of great things happening to entertain you and your family. Check out the family fun events below, which are taking place across the county.
©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Billie Buzzard’s wild garden trail

Grasmere

Thu 2 May - Fri 18 Oct 2019

Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see? Solve all the clues to win your prize.

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Samuel Whiskers’ children’s trail

Sawrey

Wed 22 May - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Search for Samuel Whiskers and his ratty friends around Hill Top house and seek out hedgehogs in the garden as you follow the trail.

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Plants, poisons and potions trail

Kendal

Sat 25 May - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Beware, the past is full of surprises... Follow this family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous. Cecilia Strickland took hemlock for her ailments, but little did she know it was actually poisoning her!

Our interactive gallery of boats, steam and stor

Spirit of Adventure Summer

Windermere

Mon 1 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2019

There's something for everyone - drop in sessions, storytelling, Eco Camp, Arts Award Discover weeks and Adventure Days.

Aladdin in his spectacular palace

Aladdin and his Amazing Lamp

Penrith

Fri 26 Jul - Sun 1 Sep 2019

We will hold you spellbound as we tell you a tale based on one of the 101 Arabian Night Stories, told by Scheherazade to her husband, the Sultan.The performance is staged in one of only four puppet theatres in England.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Pastimes from the past

Cockermouth

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Aug 2019

Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some of the indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy Wordsworth would have enjoyed.

Fun Day

Vulcan Park Family Fun Day

Workington

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Join us for a FREE superhero themed family fun day in Vulcan Park, Workington on Saturday 24th August from 1-4pm. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storytelling and much more.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Become a rock artist

Cockermouth

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Get crafty with rocks and pens as you follow in the footsteps of the Lakes’ earliest inhabitants and decorate a pebble to tell a personal story.

Spirit of Adventure

Eco Camp

Windermere

Tue 27 - Fri 30 Aug 2019

Join us at Windermere Jetty this summer as we enter a spirit of adventure with activities for all.

Craft Activity

Family Activity Days

Hawkshead

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Family Activities at Grizedale

Wild Wednesday

Wild Wednesdays

Keswick

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Wild Wednesday Events

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Become a natural artist

Cockermouth

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Let nature awaken your creativity and have fun making a piece of wild art from found objects or create a poem out of stones.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Walk on the wild side

Cockermouth

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Join a costumed servant on a fun, family-friendly garden tour to taste flowers, touch bugs and discover how to turn your own outside space into a wildlife haven.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Pastimes from the past

Cockermouth

Sat 31 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some of the indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy Wordsworth would have enjoyed.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Pastimes from the past

Cockermouth

Sun 8 Sep 2019

Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some of the indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy Wordsworth would have enjoyed.

Boys Only! 7-14 Yrs

Boys Only! 7-14 Yrs

Kendal

Wed 11 Sep 2019

No girls allowed in this exclusive boy only dance workshop!

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Pastimes from the past

Cockermouth

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some of the indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy Wordsworth would have enjoyed.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Pastimes from the past

Cockermouth

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some of the indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy Wordsworth would have enjoyed.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Pastimes from the past

Cockermouth

Sun 29 Sep 2019

Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some of the indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy Wordsworth would have enjoyed.

©National Trust Images/Jonathan McMeekin

Pastimes from the past

Cockermouth

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Think outside the Xbox and try your hand at some of the indoor and outdoor games William and Dorothy Wordsworth would have enjoyed.

 

Family activities

There are loads of activities in the Lake District and Cumbria that are sure to keep the whole family happy. Whatever the age, there are attractions and activities that will suit.

A trip to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction at Bowness, or the new Children's Chocolate Factory at Hawkshead is great  for kids of any age.

Adventurous older kids amongst us will love a quad biking, Go-karting or Segway experience. If you're seeking adventurous thrills, how about Go-Ape in Grizedale Forest and Whinlatter, and Infinity Bridge at Honister Slate Mine.

For the less sunny days, there are lots of indoor activities to keep the family happy, including swimming pools, museums, theatres and art galleries.

Search and browse family activities below:

 

Follow a young family as they prepare for a fun-filled Lake District holiday:

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