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Escape with the family to Cumbria

Cumbria is the perfect choice for your family holiday this year, with some fascinating sights just waiting to be discovered, as well as plenty of opportunities to get active in the outdoors. To help you find the best things to do we’ve put together a list of the top ways to escape with the family to Cumbria.

Get Outside and Explore

There is so much to do in Cumbria and the Lake District you’ll never find yourselves bored and without something to do. Whether you enjoy land based activities such as hiking and mountain biking or prefer to let someone else do the work for you with horse riding treks there’s something on offer. If you want to try water activities the lakes are home to plenty of centres where you can rent boats, try stand up paddle boarding and lots more.

The World of Beatrix Potter

Lovers of these wonderful children’s books will enjoy a visit to the World of Beatrix Potter. Whether your kids love reading them or you just fancy a nostalgic tour there’s something for you here. Wander through the Peter Rabbit garden, explore Mrs Tiggy-winkle’s kitchen, or visit Mr Jeremy Fisher on his lily pad. There’s a shop at the end where you can pick up gifts and souvenirs, as well as lots of events, including Peter Rabbit tea parties and a Peter Rabbit musical, which run throughout the year.

Lakeland Farm Park

Get to know some interesting animals like ferrets, llamas, horses and donkeys, as well as getting to know some of the cute and cuddlies, including rabbits and lambs. Make sure you pick up a bag of food as you enter and you’ll find you have lots of new furry friends for life. Kids will also love the trampolines, tractor and trailer rides, indoor play area, Maize maze and more at Lakeland Farm Park.

Lake District Coast Aquarium

Wander through the freshwater and marine exhibits and admire the beautiful jellyfish, sharks, sting rays, lobsters and more. Get up close and personal in the rock pools and handle some of the animals that live here, and try delicious cakes and snacks at the Lake District Coast Aquarium’s onsite restaurant.

Muncaster Castle

Explore the fascinating history of this stunning castle with a fun audio tour like no other. Active children wanting to stretch their legs will find plenty to enjoy outdoors at Muncaster Castle as well, with a beautiful garden filled with activities and places to be explored. Those who love animals should visit the hawk and owl centre where you can learn all about these majestic birds of prey, while the restaurant serves up delicious dishes throughout the day.

Where to stay?

The Coniston Waterhead Hotel is the perfect child-friendly hotel for your family escape to Cumbria. Its relaxed feel will make it feel like your home away from home, with close proximity to all of the activities in Cumbria giving it the ideal location.

Stay at Coniston Waterhead Hotel