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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.
Santa at the Beacon Museum 2019

The Actual Factual Santa Trail

Whitehaven

Sat 30 Nov - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Ho Ho Ho, guess who is coming to the Beacon Museum. Take part in The Actual Factual Christmas Trail, get the answers right and gain access to the Elves workshop to carry out a craft activity, then visit Santa.

Santa’s Boat-Building Workshops

Santa’s Boat-Building Workshops

Windermere

Sat 30 Nov - Tue 24 Dec 2019

Our eager elves are ready for a busy month of toy boat building in the countdown to Christmas!

Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Hawkshead

Sun 1 Dec 2019

Come along to the Cafe at Grizedale and have Breakfast with Santa. Booking is essential.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sun 1 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Mon 2 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Tue 3 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Cafe Poster

Children's Café and New Mechanics Cook Book Launch

Coniston

Wed 4 Dec 2019

Developed during a series of children’s workshops with artist Rudy Kanhye, this pop-up cafe will serve a variety of dishes which will be prepared and served by the children who participated in the workshops.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Thu 5 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Mini Messel's Makers

Mini Messel's Makers - December

Whitehaven

Sat 7 Dec 2019

At our festive Mini Messel's Makers workshop we will create terrific tree decorations and beautiful gift boxes in time to celebrate this special time of year.

Yuletide

Yuletide at Grizedale

Hawkshead

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Festive craft event at the Yan in Grizedale Forest

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sun 8 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Mon 9 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

The Legend of the Jazz Penguin

The Legend of the Jazz Penguin

Keswick

Tue 10 - Sun 29 Dec 2019

From the fabulous company who brought last years gorgeous show Hey Diddle Diddle!, we invite you to the North Pole Jazz Lounge, a magical place with a very special guest.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto @ BAHA Bowness

Bowness-on-Windermere

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Santa's in town for December at BAHA and we have a Ho lot going on!

 

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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