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Original artists in the craft and gift gallery

Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE

Two galleries are packed with everything from kilims to crockery, books to baskets. There’s a selection of local craftspeople’s work, an unexpected collection of clothing, and plenty of original art.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
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VistEngland VAQASHistoric Houses Association Friends SchemeSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0PD

We are delighted to welcome back Rowan Barnes-Murphy as Artist in Residence for our 2016 season. His work will be exhibited in the Bellingham Buttery Tea Room.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness
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The Promenade, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3HQ

Windermere Lake Cruises trace their origins back to Victorian days, steamers and launches carry over 1.35 million visitors each year. The steamers have saloons, promenade decks, teashops and licensed bars.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Eclipse Ten-Pin Bowling & Laser Games

Unit 4 Derwent Drive, Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YW

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  • Rail station: Workington (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Daves Adventure Company
Adventure Activities Licensing AuthoritySelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Row Barn, The Row, Lyth, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DD

Welcome to The Adventure Makers. A small family business creating fantastic fun and adventures Across the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

We look forward to creating the perfect adventure for you and some wonderful memories

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  • Rail station: Windermere/Oxenholme (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Eagle Experiences

Barn Close, Ayside, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6HY

Challenge yourself by enhancing your experience day with the inclusion with some of the world's most tenacious raptors, the eagles.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
VistEngland VAQASAIM CumbriaCumbria Tourism Awards Winner

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is an excellent choice for a great day out for all of the family.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Canoeing
Member of Cumbria Tourism

Dove Nest Group, The Old Corn Mill, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8BS

Whether you prefer the roaring foam of white water, or the grace and tranquillity of a mill pond, our canoeing activities can be tailored to suit individual or group needs.

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  • Rail station: Oxenholme (11 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Carlisle Racecourse
AIM CumbriaSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Grandstand Office, Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS

Carlisle racecourse, the heart of racing in Cumbria. We are much more than a racecourse and offer excellent facilities for conferences, exhibitions and weddings.

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  • Rail station: Carlisle (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Greenlands Farm Village
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Tewitfield, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1JH

Located next to an artisan village, the Open Farm is a real hands-on experience, loved by both children and adults (and don't worry if it is raining there's lots undercover)

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  • Rail station: Carnforth (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Gincase

Mawbray Hayrigg, Silloth, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 4LL

This has something for everyone. The Farm Park has lots of friendly farm animals in 16 paddocks, large Playbarn with huge indoor play area and more; a Cumbrian Craft Barn and Tearoom.

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  • Rail station: Aspatria (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Rum Story
VistEngland VAQAS

27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7DN

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  • Rail station: Whitehaven (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Wordsworth House and Garden
VistEngland VAQASNational TrustMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX

Meet some of the Wordsworth household and find out what life was like for the maid, the man servant and the clerk. Hear about the Cumbrian market town of the 1770s. Enjoy the signs and sounds of a working 18thC kitchen.

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  • Rail station: Maryport (6 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Wray Castle
National TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

Wray Castle is a mock-gothic Castle, on the western shore of Windermere. Empty of original furniture, this is a place for all the family to enjoy.

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  • Rail station: Windermere (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Rheged Centre
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Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ

Rheged has the largest 3D cinema around, an art gallery with changing art, craft and photography exhibitions, 3 cafes and 9 individual shops.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Go Ape!
VistEngland VAQAS

Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

One lush green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. Whinlatter is the highest Go Ape course in the country, at 360 metres above sea level

 
 
 
Askham Hall Gardens
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Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PF

Take a stroll through our beautiful gardens with views of the River Lowther, visit our animals and enjoy something delicious in our Kitchen Garden Café.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Lowther Castle, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2HG

Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem....

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  • Rail station: Penrith (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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