Here at Lakes Lodge we welcome families and we even have a book three, get one free offer on our superior rooms so you can enjoy your family holiday for less. We know how much organising is involved in family trips away, so to help we’ve put together a list of top three attractions that are nearby and ideal for families.
1. Brockole Visitor Centre
Brockole visitor centre is a fantastic place for family fun and is a short 5 minute drive from Lakes Lodge. They have a whole host of activities entertaining for adults and children alike.
You can ‘Brave the Cave’, suitable for children 5+ the activity includes completing challenges in the cave, retrieving cave paintings and finding your way in the dark!
The adventure playground is free and has activities suitable for all ages. The playground includes a picnic area, so a great place to enjoy a spot of lunch.
There is also, rafting, archery, bike hire, lazer clay shooting, boat hire, kayak tours, pony rides and much more! It is certainly worth having a look at their website to see what you fancy, so much choice!
2. The World of Beatrix Potter
The World of Beatrix Potter is a top tourist attraction for families, and is a short 12 minute drive from Lakes Lodge.
You can look forward to a self guided tour of the exhibition and garden. Throughout summer there is a live theatre show called ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’, which is great entertainment for the kids, this show is running until September 2nd!
There is also a fantastic gift shop, a lovely tea room to relax in.
3. Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest
Whinlatter is England’s only mountain forest, and it is a great place for walking and cycling with views across Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater. It is a stunning 40 minute scenic drive from Lakes Lodge.
Fantastic for all the family, Whinlatter is home to outdoor activity centre, Go Ape. The Tree-Top adventure is suitable for those over 10 years, it is a high ropes course that includes a variety of obstacles and a free-fall Tarzan swing!