Family Favourites

Places to visit

Something for everyone

Activities and places to visit to inspire each member of the family

It's tough finding things to do that satisfy all age groups. Hopefully this list will help. If you need more inspiration, just ask us, we're happy to help.

Lake District Wildlife Park
Meet over 100 species of wild and domestic animals in 24 acres of parkland in this hidden gem set in breath-taking surroundings just 10 minutes outside of Keswick.

The Puzzling Place
A fun attraction based on optical illusion. Explore the ‘Anti-Gravity Room’, interactive exhibits, illusion sculptures and much more.

Derwent Water Marina
Hire canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowing boats, dinghies or windsurfers: a range of paddle craft to suit all abilities, young and old.

Hope Park Games and Café
This beautiful park and gardens offers traditional games and activities, a bird hide, nature trails, picnic areas and a cafe with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

Go Ape Winlatter
England's only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Keswick Launch Company
Enjoy a lake cruise on one of the and experience the beauty of Derwentwater with breath-taking views of the surrounding fells. Enjoy special views of Skiddaw, England’s fourth highest mountain, Catbells, and the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’.

Alpacaly Ever After
Stroll at super relaxed alpaca pace through the private grounds of the estate where Beatrix Potter spent many summers. Take them for a paddle in the lake, meet the herd, take part in feeding time and ask as many questions as you can think of!

Wordsworth House and Gardens
This internationally renowned poet's house is presented as it would have been when he lived here with his family over 250 years ago. The beautiful riverside garden is packed with 18th-century varieties of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers.

Derwent Pencil Museum
Visitors to the home of the first pencil enter through a replica graphite mine and can trace the history of pencil making with activities, product demonstrations and lots of colouring in!

Honister Slate Mine Adventures
This, the last working slate mine in England, offers a range of indoor and outdoor adventures for a range of ages and abilities.

Rooking House Lakeland Adventures
This equestrian and outdoor activity centre offers a wide range of activities and packages. Activities can be arranged for individuals, couples or groups including horse riding, shooting, quad biking, human bowling and madtrax all terrain vehicles.

Newlands Adventure Centre and Keswick Climbing Wall
More than just a climbing wall, this activity centre offers free all day parking, has an onsite cafe and offers canoeing, rock climbing, archery, paddle boarding, a high ropes course, tower experience and bike tours.

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