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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.

Saturday Club


Sat 8 Feb - Sat 12 Dec 2020

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (except August) there’s a new squad in town…STEAM Squad.

The Naughty Fox

The Naughty Fox


Fri 21 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Experience a world of puppetry, music, light and bountiful energy as our two storytellers bring magic to household objects.

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps


Tue 25 Feb 2020

Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young stars in this thrilling new family performance perfect for audiences young and old.

Bears at the Beacon



Sat 28 Mar - Sun 28 Jun 2020

Meet literatures most famous Bears

See a T-Rex in Barrow town centre this Easter

Barrow Dino Day


Sat 4 Apr 2020

On Saturday 4th April Dinosaurs will be roaming the streets of Barrow town centre. This family-friendly, FREE event will see a wide range of dinosaurs and themed activities in the heart of Barrow. Children will love this Roarsome event.

Leighton Hall's Classic Car Show

Classic Car Rally


Sun 5 Jul 2020

The 21st Classic Car and Bike Show

Family Fun Days

Moorclose Family Fun Day


Thu 23 Jul 2020

Join us for a FREE family fun day at Moorclose Community Centre, Workington on Thursday 23rd July from 1pm - 4pm. ?

Family Fun Days

Mossbay Family Fun Day


Sat 8 Aug 2020

Join us in Mossbay, Workington for a free family fun day. Taking place from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 8th August.

Family Fun Day

Vulcan Park Family Fun Day


Sat 22 Aug 2020

Join us for a free family fun day in Vulcan Park, Workington on Saturday 22 August from 1pm-4pm.


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:


Accessibility - Hotels and B&Bs

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