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Explore the Lake District

Family Things to Do in the Lake District

Family activities in the Lake District offer a wealth of wonderful choice. Whether you saddle up for a bike ride through Grizedale, let off some steam on the Eskdale railway, explore the region’s scenic screen heritage or its many lovely literary locations, we will help you find a fantastic family holiday in the Lakes.

Fun for the Family

The Lakes are a perennial holiday favourite: the fresh air; the endless views and the abundance of nature combine to make the Lake District on of the most romantic and peaceful place in the UK. So, not the sort of place to bring your kids, right? Wrong.

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Literary Locations

Celebrated for its vast and awesome bodies of water surrounded by majestic fells, Lakeland’s other claim to worldwide fame are the writers and luminaries, who were excited and influenced by its wonderful landscapes.

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As Seen on the Big Screen

The Lake District has played host to a number of big screen productions, from fantasy and family films to classic comedies and chillers. Take a look at our Lakes’ film location guide to follow in their footsteps.

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The Great British Lake Off

There’s nowhere quite like the Lake District: a breathtaking region offering some of the country’s finest and most iconic views. This is a place where gorgeous lakes occupy centre stage, surrounded by the scooped out valleys, famous fells and imposing peaks of this deservedly popular National Park.

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The Lakes and Cumbria’s Loveliest Locations

Make some memories where majestic mountains meet shimmering lakes. The South and Central Lakes are an ideal base to explore the National Park and beyond. Cumbria Tourism offer their expert insight on some of the best and most beautiful Lake District locations to visit.

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Take a look at cottages.com for a selection of fantastic self-catering cottages in the Lake District.

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