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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.

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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.
Time to Get Up!

Time to Get Up!

Whitehaven

Sat 30 Mar - Sun 16 Jun 2019

The first few years of a child’s life are full of new experiences, From getting up to going to bed, reading books together can offer reassurance and excitement. This fun, interactive exhibition brings stories and life skills together.

Micheal's Magical Menagerie

Micheal's Magical Menagerie

Whitehaven

Mon 1 Apr 2019

Trellis Arts brings a new, fun family show to Rosehill Theatre that will capture imaginations big and small.

In The Willows

In The Willows

Keswick

Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr 2019

In The Willows tells the story of Mole’s arrival at her new school, The Willows. Under the watchful eye of Mr Badger she’s in safe hands.

Junior wildlifers

Kendal Kingfishers Wildlife Watch Club

Kendal

Tue 2 Apr 2019

Come along and improve our minibeast hotel in the grounds of Plumgarths. We will also go hunting for minibeasts in the grounds. Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear essential. For kids aged 6+

BYD - Baby Circus Inspired by Dumbo

BYD - Baby Circus Inspired by Dumbo

Kendal

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Roll up roll up! You and your little one will get to try new circus skills as well as visit the story of dumbo, did you ever see an elephant fly?

BYD - Try the Circus Workshop 7-14 Yrs

BYD - Try the Circus Workshop 7-14 Yrs

Kendal

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Try out juggling, poi, hoops and exciting movement in this taste of the circus.

BYD - Lion King Workshop 7-14 Yrs

BYD - Lion King Workshop 7-14 Yrs

Kendal

Wed 10 Apr 2019

If you can’t wait to be king come along and explore the iconic story of the Lion King through movement, theatre and song.

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life Kids' Club

Kendal

Wed 10 Apr 2019

Looking for something fun, exciting and free to keep your littles ones entertained during the Easter holidays? Then come and join us at Westmorland Shopping centre, Kendal for an entertaining nature themed kids’ club with an Easter twist.

BYD - Fortnite Dances 7-14 Yrs

BYD - Fortnite Dances 7-14 Yrs

Kendal

Wed 10 Apr 2019

Love fortnite? Then this is the dance workshop for you! Floss, dab, electro shuffle, disco fever; you name it, we will be dancing it along with your amazing creative ideas!

The Boy and the Mermaid

The Boy and the Mermaid

Whitehaven

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Paper Balloon presents The Boy and the Mermaid, based on a story by Alex Kanefsky, with original songs by Darren Clark.

Fun Day

Harrington Family Fun Day

Workington

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Join us inside our marquee at Harrington Marina for a FREE superhero themed family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, storytelling, and more.

Fun Day

Moss Bay Family Fun Day

Workington

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Join us inside our marquee at Harrington Marina for a FREE superhero themed family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, storytelling, and much more.

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.

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!

 

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.

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