Discover all the fantastic things to do in the Lake District.
If spending time enjoying the peace and quiet of your wonderful surroundings isn’t enough to keep you occupied you’ll always find plenty to do in the picturesque surrounding towns and villages. Whether that involves eating out, watching a film or taking in some live music, getting involved in more energetic outdoor activities or setting out on one of our suggested local walks, you’ll find plenty of choice and our staff are always on hand to help with ideas and directions.
The most popular attraction in Cumbria, located in the heart of the Lake District. Cruises head out across Windermere – England’s largest lake – from three piers situated around the lakeside, in Ambleside, Waterhead Bay and Bowness Bay.
Mountain adventures are the speciality of the Mountain Journeys team. Family adventure days, guided walking, navigation workshops, rock climbing, rock scrambling, abseiling – and any combination of these to make up an incredible, unforgettable adventure in the Lakes! Mountain Journeys want to ensure you experience the very best of the Lake District.
A nine hole mini golf course – with a 90 metre hole, putting green and crazy golf. An infant play area and lots of benches so you can just sit and relax as the day passes by – and not forgetting the bouncy castle slide, tennis courts and bowling green!
A unique experience - driving off road in the dales around Windermere with some spectacular views. See the Lake District from a whole new perspective on a thrilling guided drive. Ideal for all experience levels.
The Lakes have been a centre for watersports since people began coming to the area for holidays in the 19th Century - and today there are more options than ever around Windermere and the other lakes to enjoy yourself on the water.
There are a number of walks signposted around Grizedale Forest. It's a wonderful place for a walk, with amazing views and interesting diversions such as sculptures amongst the trees. For the adrenaline seeker, there is also the Go Ape high ropes course!
While they no longer use the steam boats Ullswater ‘Steamers’ were named for when founded over 160 years ago, they still offer fantastic cruises around the breathtakingly beautiful Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ are an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction not to be missed!
Windermere Golf Club is one of the most scenic golf clubs in the country. It is often referred to as a miniature Gleneagles. In recent years, the greens have all been replaced and rebuilt to US PGA specifications.
Explore beautiful Windermere by boat, with the self-drive motor boat hire available from Windermere Lake Cruises. See the lake and the stunning scenery at your own pace, hiring out these comfortable and well padded boats for 1 or 2 hour sessions.
Perfect for families, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is an all weather attraction combining lush tropical halls and outdoor animal enclosures with over 100 species of insects, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals There’s a café, gift shop, conservatory, and indoor and outdoor picnic areas.