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Things to do in the Lake District

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Where is the Lake District? The Lake District also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in the North West of England. Famed for being one of the most popular holiday breaks for people across the UK. Why? Its central location means that it is accessible by both public transport and car. Home to enchanting natural landscapes with a wealth of artistic inspiration, an abundance of wildlife, full of interesting and rare species, foodie culture with ample restaurants, bars and cafes and never-ending opportunities for outdoor adventures. So far so good, it’s a big yes from us!

Top 10 things to do in the Lake District

Things to do in the Lake District with children

The Lake District is for all ages, from young tots to teens and adults. It’s a great place to take them on holiday this year if you’re looking to stay closer to home as it teaches them basic outdoor skills and they can take part in activities that they may have not done before. From paddling in the lake to exploring the countryside and visiting local zoos, the Lake District is a great choice for everyone.

1. Public playgrounds

2. Family friendly walks

3. Lake boat trips/cruises

4. Tree Top Nets

Things to do in the Lake District when it’s raining

If you’re looking for a sunny break, the weather in the Lake District is definitely not for you. It tends to rain quite a lot due to the winds crossing the Atlantic Ocean which picks up the moisture. It has unexpected spells of downpour and is normally mild in temperature which ranges from 1.1 degrees centigrade – 6.8 degrees centigrade in January to 11.8 degrees centigrade – 19.9 degrees centigrade in July. To confirm, in the UK 19 degrees is considered warm… so with that in mind, pack sensibly for all members of the family (including the four-legged members too)

Items to pack for the family when it’s raining:

5. Lake District Wildlife Park

6. The Lakes Aquarium

7. The Pencil Museum

8. Indoor swimming pools

Things to do in the Lake District with dogs

Known as the canine capital of the UK, the Lake District is a great family holiday and when we say family, we mean the whole family — including your fluffy friends too. We would recommend checking dog-friendly accommodation before booking as well as dog-friendly places to eat. You wouldn’t want your pooch to miss out on this trip away… with new sights, scenery and smells they’ll love it just as much as you will.

Items to pack for the dog(s) when travelling:

9. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

10. Grizedale and Whinlatter Forests

Where to Stay in the Lake District

Top 10 coolest places to stay

  1. Grasmere Glamping
  2. Brimstone Hotel
  3. Another Place, The Lake
  4. The Great Barn
  5. Good Life Lake District Cottages
  6. Shank Wood Log Cabin
  7. The Lodges at Artlegarth
  8. Long Valley Yurts at Moss Howe Farm
  9. Wild Boar Inn
  10. Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa