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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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Places to stay

Merewood Country House Hotel

Merewood Country House Hotel

Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, it’s hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Merewood.

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Squirrel Bank Cottage has recently been redesigned and refurbished into a lovely ground floor cottage. This self contained cottage is set in a peaceful location but minutes away from the bustling village of Bowness and Lake Windermere.

The Travellers Rest Inn

The Travellers Rest Inn

An original 16thC coaching inn on the outskirts of Grasmere village, The Travellers Rest epitomizes the traditional Lakeland inn.

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Rosemount

Rosemount is an elegant, Lakeland stone house built in 1884. We have a friendly atmosphere, our beds are crisp and comfortable and our full English breakfasts are extremely tasty particularly the sausages!

The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head

A former 17thC coaching inn situated at the foot of Helvellyn in the heart of the Lake District, The Kings Head is surrounded by spectacular scenery with unsurpassed views toward St Johns in the Vale, Blencathra and Skiddaw.

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House breakfast room

Bramblewood Cottage Guest House

Welcoming guest house overlooking Fitz Park serving an extensive breakfast using locally sourced products with a Breakfast Award. Home from home, warm and welcoming. Recently refurbished to a high standard.

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Milburn Grange Holiday Cottages

Nestling at the foot of the Pennines and enjoying uninterrupted views of the Lakeland fells, our comfortable cottages offer a high standard of accommodation and are open all year.

George and Dragon

George and Dragon

The George and Dragonis a beautifully restored 18thC coaching inn situated in a quiet village near Penrith. The restaurant and pub serves fresh, seasonal produce from the owners family estate as well as a range of excellent wines and ales.

Raise View House

Raise View House

Situated at the northern end of Grasmere, yet just 5 minutes walk into the village centre, Raise View House has uninterrupted views of Easedale and the surrounding fells, including the famed Lion and the Lamb.

Wheelgate Country Guesthouse

Wheelgate Bed & Breakfast

Welcoming and friendly B&B, award-winning breakfast, spacious, well-equipped rooms. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal base for exploring.

Beckside living

Southwaite Green Farm

Eco cottages, built and furnished to the highest standards, in 'one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen'.

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Guest House

Ambleside Manor Vegetarian Country Guest House situated in over 2 acres of privates with plenty of free parking in the lovely village of Ambleside where we have two award winning vegetarian restaurants within a short walking distance.

Beech Hill Hotel

Beech Hill Hotel

The Beech Hill Hotel is situated on the banks of lake Windermere. We have 57 bedrooms that have been refurbished to a high standard. Our AA rosette-awarded restaurant offers 2 delicious menus of local and seasonal produce.

MacDonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa stands right on the shore of Windermere and boasts unrivalled views of England's largest lake.

Brackenrigg

Brackenrigg

Brackenrigg - 3 nights for 2!, Brackenrigg - 4 nights for 3!

Brackenrigg is located in the Naddle valley 2.5miles from Keswick and 10 mins drive from Grasmere with magnificent views of Helvellyn and Blencathra, gardens and woodland to explore, delightful walking straight from your door.

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

Centrally located in the heart of the popular market town of Keswick, 18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms offers an ideal base from which to explore the spectacular Northern Lakes.

Ellerdene Guest House

Ellerdene Guest House

Located in Windermere village, in the heart of the Lake District.

Green Gables

Green Gables

Facing Elleray Gardens, Green Gables is a family owned and run guest house offering great value B&B accommodation and has seen many guests return.

Talbot Studio living room

Talbot House & Talbot Studio

Romantic Lakeland Stone cottages with terraced garden. The ideal location for a Lake District holiday, within 7 miles of Penrith. Three bedroom house & studio apartment. Open fire and wifi. Short breaks available.

Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House

A fine Regency house surrounded by 22 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland in a stunning location on the shores of Ullswater.

The MacDonald Swan Hotel

The MacDonald Swan Hotel

Whatever the reason for your visit and whatever the weather outside, you can expect to sleep soundly within the walls of this 17thC coaching inn. Many of our bedrooms have views across the garden towards Helm Crag.

Anns Hill Cottage bathroom

Anns Hill

Winner of the Trip Advisor, Exceptional Service Award 2015 - 5 star cottages with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. A breakfast basket delivered to your door each morning is complimentary and champagne is chilled for your arrival.

Three Shires Inn

Three Shires Inn

This traditional slate Inn was built in 1872 near the meeting point of the old counties of Westmorland, Lancashire and Cumberland. The valley of Little Langdale is the most peaceful and unspoilt in the central Lake District.

Acorn House bedroom

Acorn House

Detached Georgian house set in well-maintained gardens. Spacious rooms, all have been tastefully refurbished. Four poster beds available. Quietly situated, yet close to the town centre and lake. Real log fires.

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

Windermere Boating

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