A haven for families ....
From chasing hens to feeding otters, canoeing to swinging through the trees, finding sculptures to making chocolate there is a huge range of things to do in and around Lands End Cottage.
I want to ride my bicycle...
Did you know that Roger Talyor was a dental student when he met Brian May and their first band was called "Smile"?
Cycling can be a popular activity for many children who may find a walk a little slow. There are numerous routes through Grizedale and further afield which Rob can,again, advise you on. Should you wish to hire bikes Grizedale Mountain Bikes are at the visitor centre and we could arrange to have these ready for you before you arrive. For those who would enjoy a more leisurely trip, there are electric bikes which can also be hired from Grizedale.
Brockhole on the shores of Windermere
30 acres of gardens, playgrounds, activities and things to do
The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole is just across the lake on the ferry. If the children are feeling adventurous they can swing or bounce through ancient woodland on Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets. Down by the lakeshore, you can hire kayaks and rowing boats, or catch the cruise boat across the lake, depending on the season. There is also indoor caving and much more...
Go for a Dip
There might only be one lake in the Lake District, but there are hundreds of places to go for a cooling dip
Don't forget to bring your swimmers with you. There is nothing quite like a dip in a cool pool on a hot summers day. High Dam, just up the fell at the back of the cottage, is our local swimming hole, loved by visitors and locals alike. Or why not just let your little ones get their feet wet in one of the many streams in Grizedale Forest or on the edge of Windermere or Coniston Water..
Feed the otters ..
Or tickle a ray...
The Lakes Aquarium allows you to visit creatures from the lakes of the world along with those a little closer to home too. From otters and diving ducks to Piranhas and British sharks and rays.
Set off from a Lake District mountain top and follow the tranquil water flow to find jumping trout and river bank creatures. Walk through our incredible underwater tunnel, home to the breath taking diving ducks!
Don't miss the worlds first virtual dive bell where you can discover just how fast a crocodile can swim!
Planes, trains and ..
From fastest to slowest and a lot in between..
Why not enjoy a trip on a full-size steam train – the Haverthwaite Railway runs between Haverthwaite and Lakeside at the southern edge of Windermere. It’s a short but sweet journey, taking you back to the wonderful steam age, nice and slow to enjoy the scenery.
Miss Potter is at home..
"What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood?"
So if you have a Beatrix Potter fan in the family then you are in the right place. Hill Top,Sawrey. is the house that made Beatrix Potter famous and you even get to have a peek into Mr McGregor’s garden. In Hawkshead there is the Beatrix Potter Gallery where you can step into the pages of your favourite Beatrix Potter tales. Or you could head over on the ferry to Bowness to visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.
A day at the farm
The largest Shire horse in history stood at 2.18m and weighed 1524 kg
Old Hall Farm just 5 miles away in Bouth is a small working farm that runs on 19th-century-style horse and steam power. Friendly staff welcome helpers to hand-feed lambs and piglets, collect eggs, fill water troughs and groom donkeys and ponies. Have a go at hand-milking or butter churning to earn yourself a cone of fresh ice-cream mad on site. There are also toy tractors to ride and a play barn with hay bales and rope swings.