Cumbria and the Lake District – Places to visit, things to do, attractions, activities and days out

Daysoutinfo.co.uk aims to provide you with the greatest choice of things to do and places to visit in Cumbria and the Lake District including Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Cartmel, Coniston, Grasmere, Hadrian’s Wall, Kendal, Keswick and Penrith. Explore indoor or outdoor attractions, activities, events, shopping, heritage or family fun.

Below you will find a pretty comprehensive list of things to do during your time in Cumbria and the Lake District including a choice of art galleries, museums, historic houses, visitor centres, lake cruises, shops, horse racing, animal attractions and railways. You can even download your chosen leaflet by following the links below.

The following leaflets have been found for the Cumbria & the Lake District region.

#505 Walks from the Coniston Rambler

Ambleside to Coniston

#505 Walks from the Coniston Rambler

A collection of great walks from the Coniston Rambler more details

#516 Walks from the Langdale Rambler

Langdale Valley

#516 Walks from the Langdale Rambler

A collection of great walks to do from the Bus that takes you into the Great Langdale valley. more details

#800 Bike Bus

Ambleside to Haverthwaite

#800 Bike Bus

Timetable for the 800 Bike Bus from Ambleside to Haverthwaite and return.

Great for the family cyclist or a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum. more details

#Travellers Guide to the Lake District

South Lakeland

#Travellers Guide to the Lake District

A collection of routes and things to do in the Southern Lakes via public transport. more details

#X33 Lakeland Explorer

Ambleside to Ravenglass

#X33 Lakeland Explorer

The timetable for the X33 bus route.
Great for the Day tripper wanting to visit Ravenglass, the Railway or Muncaster Castle more details

20/20 Vision Street Gallery and Exhibition

Barrow and Grange over Sands

20/20 Vision Street Gallery and Exhibition

100 panels of stunning images of the UK’s wildlife and nature arrive in Cumbria today as part of a three-location tour of Morecambe Bay this summer. It opens in Barrow-in-Furness, outside The Forum Theatre (Duke Street) from 1 July – 2 August. It will then move onto Grange-over-Sands... more details

2014 - Perfect Days Out in Eden

Eden District

2014 - Perfect Days Out in Eden

A stunning range of things to see and do in the aptly named Eden District.
Stretching from the Ullswater valley in the West to the Pennines Hills in the East, the Eden area is just waiting to be explored.

If you wish to see one of the quieter sides to ... more details

2014 - Perfect Days Out in the South Lakes

Various, Cumbria the Lake District

2014 - Perfect Days Out in the South Lakes

Nature and heritage jostle for your attention in this special area of Cumbria. Bustling towns and picturesque villages nestle against a scenic backdrop of countryside and coast, stretching from the endless expanses of Morecambe Bay to lush, gentle, country... more details

2014 - Perfect Days Out in the Western Lakes

Various, Western Lake District

2014 - Perfect Days Out in the Western Lakes

The Western Lake District is home to a whole host of perfect days out, explore visitor attractions, indoor and outdoor activities, events, shopping, heritage or family fun or simply admire the beauty that is on offer every day of the year.

The leaflet p... more details

A World in Miniature

Houghton Hall, Carlisle

A World in Miniature

This truly amazing museum contains of one the world's top three collections of quality miniatures, from remarkable 1/12 scale copies of antique furniture, paintings and china in beautiful room settings, to everyday items at sizes you just won't believe!
... more details

Appleby-in-Westmorland 2014

Appleby, Cumbria

Appleby-in-Westmorland 2014

The ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland has kept its old world charm. A walk up the picturesque main street of Boroughgate, described as one of the finest in England, can transport you back into Medieval England with the peace and quiet of beautiful riverside walks and picn... more details

Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Barrow-in-Furness

including Dalton-in-Furness, Walney and the Islands of Barrow

Love Family Fun

Families love visiting Barrow and get so much out of time spent here. The award winning... more details

Bay Food and Drink Trail

Morecambe Bay

Bay Food and Drink Trail

This invaluable leaflet offers the visitor a mouth-watering journey around Morecambe Bay – city, coast, and countryside – a vast area blessed with the most delicious diversity of food and drink.

All around the bay is the source of so much which goes to ... more details

Bay Search & Rescue

Flookburgh, Grange Over Sands

Bay Search & Rescue

The Bay Search and Rescue Team was founded in 2001 and was the first SAR Team in the U.K. to use a hovercraft as a front line rescue vehicle. Our hovercraft consistently proved its worth out on the Bay, being able to operate where conventional search and rescue craft could not travel... more details

Beer 'n' Bangers - Trails in the Western Lakes

Western Lake District

Beer 'n' Bangers - Trails in the Western Lakes

Walking routes in Cumbria are suitable for all abilities from the challenging Coast to Coast walk to some beautiful short walking routes which are perfect for relaxing walking holidays more details

Beetham Nurseries

Beetham, Nr. Milnthorpe, Cumbria

Beetham Nurseries

Established over 25 years ago, we are a family owned and run traditional Garden Centre. We stock only the finest, healthiest plants, shrubs and trees, many of which are grown in our Nursery area by Stephen and Lesley Abbit, our owners.

All of our staff ... more details

Best of Lakeland Attractions Guide 2014

Cumbria and the Lake District

Best of Lakeland Attractions Guide 2014

Best of Lakeland is a guide to exciting days out in Cumbria. There's so much fun waiting to be had in Cumbria and the Lake District, you're going to have trouble cramming it all in. Enjoy a fun day out on a steam train or a relaxing lake cruise. Visit one of the areas award winning a... more details

Bitter Beck Pottery

Cockermouth Cumbria

Bitter Beck Pottery

Set in the picturesque market place of Cockermouth, The Bitter Beck pottery shop and gallery is a must see.
With a stunning variety of handcrafted masterpieces and smaller items there is something for everyone.

Call in and browse any day of the week. more details

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

When you cross the threshold and enter Blackwell you will be seeing the very details that the Holt family would have seen over 100 years ago; you will look out over the lawns and the Lake to the same magnificent views of the Coniston Fells that made Edward Holt choose this location f... more details

Caldbeck

Northern Lake District

Caldbeck

Caldbeck is a traditional fell village situated in the Northern Fells of the English Lake District or the "Back O' Skidda" as the locals call it. Almost equidistant from Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle, this village gem in North Cumbria is well ... more details

Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel, Cumbria

Cartmel Racecourse

More than just a Racecourse...

Racing at Cartmel 2014

Saturday 24th May (Evening Meeting) Gates Open 12 noon - First Race 5.50pm
Monday 26th May (Bank Holiday) Gates Open 10am - First Rac... more details

Cartmel Show

Cartmel - South Lakeland

Cartmel Show

Cartmel Show is always a firm favourite with both visitors and locals. The Show, held on the first Wednesday in August, offers a profusion of family entertainment packed into the picturesque parkland setting at Cartmel Racecourse. A traditional Country Show with its roots firmly with... more details

Cartmel Village

Carmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria

Cartmel Village

A vibrant village that has grown up around its famous 12th Century Medieval Priory

One of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the North of England, the Priory Church of St. Mary and St. Michael was founded in 1189. It was allowed to remain “unplucked... more details

Chilli Fest - Holker 2014

Holker Hall - Cark in Cartmel

Chilli Fest - Holker 2014

13th & 14th September 2014
A two day Festival with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, catering featuring cuisine from around the world and a variety of quirky gifts.
With entertainment, cookery demonstration... more details

Conishead Priory & Buddhist Temple 2014

Ulverston

Conishead Priory & Buddhist Temple 2014

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple, Ulverston

Be inspired by the Buddhist Temple, explore the Romantic Gothic mansion on a guided tour, relax in the Café and gardens, enjoy a woodland walk to
Morecambe Bay. Free parking and admission... more details

Coniston Launch February 2014 - March 2015

Coniston, Cumbria the Lake District

Coniston Launch February 2014 - March 2015

Lake cruises and group charters on Coniston Water in the Lake District

Coniston Launch offers a variety of ways that you can enjoy a beautiful boat cruise and day out on Coniston Water in the Lake Di... more details

Coniston, Tarn Hows, Tilberthwaite and Torver

Coniston, Cumbria

Coniston, Tarn Hows, Tilberthwaite and Torver

Coniston, nestling between Coniston Water and the Coniston Fells, owes its prosperity to copper mining and slate quarrying. In the 16th century, rich seams of copper were discovered, but with no mining expertise locally, miners from Germany came over to work the copper veins. By the ... more details

Cross Lakes Experience timetable 2014

Windermere - Coniston

Cross Lakes Experience timetable 2014

The Cross Lakes experience bus routes get underway every February on the weekends then from April until November.

The main bus route takes you from Ferry House in Windermere to Coniston via Hill Top and Hawkshead. Where you can leave the bus and join th... more details

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Keswick

Cumberland Pencil Museum

Situated in Keswick, Cumbria, in the heart of the Lake District, the Pencil Museum is a great all weather attraction for the whole family with lots of things to see and do.

Be amazed at the world’s longest colour pencil, marvel at the James Bond style W... more details

Cumbria Independent Hostels

Lake District - Cumbria

Cumbria Independent Hostels

Independent Hostels provide a great alternative to the YHA's of today.
Smaller, Friendlier with the ability to cook your own food on site.

The Hostels in Cumbria are to be found in some of the handiest places as well.
Slightly out of the tourist hotsp... more details

Cumbria Karting

Barrow in Furness

Cumbria Karting

Cumbria Karting and Bowling in the seaside town of Barrow in Furness.

A quote from Trip Advisor says it all.
Took the family along too the staff were excellent the welcome we received from the reception staff was outstanding they were very welcoming , ... more details

Cycling in the Lake District - Cartmel

Cartmel - South Lakeland

Cycling in the Lake District - Cartmel

A stunning leaflet produced as part of the Drive Less See More programme.

Cycling around the Cartmel Peninsula highlights 5 routes that are suitable for the entire family.

All the routes are available to be downloaded for ... more details

Cycling in the Lake District - Coniston

Coniston

Cycling in the Lake District - Coniston

Another stunning leaflet produced as part of the Drive Less See More programme.

Cycling around the Coniston area highlights a number of routes that are perfect for the entire family.

All the routes are available to be down... more details

Cycling in the Lake District - Windermere

Windermere

Cycling in the Lake District - Windermere

A stunning leaflet produced as part of the Drive Less See More programme.

Cycling around the Bowness and Windermere region highlights 5 routes that are suitable for the entire family.

All the routes are available to be dow... more details

Dalemain Historic House & Gardens

Penrith, Cumbria

Dalemain Historic House & Gardens

Lake District Historic House and Gardens

Dalemain Near Ullswater, on the Northern fringes of the Lake District, Dalemain is a real treasure. The fantastic Lake District historic house and gardens contains behind its Georgian facade, a w... more details

Discover Cockermouth

Cockermouth Cumbria

Discover Cockermouth

If you are looking for the perfect Lake District town to visit, then Cockermouth ticks all at the boxes.

Cockermouth is a beautiful town set in the Lake district hills, shops galore, places to eat, drink and make merry.

Fo... more details

Eden Food and Farming Festival

Penrith

Eden Food and Farming Festival

19th to 26th July 2014 @EdenFoodFest

Eden Food & Farming Festival is a week-long celebration of all the fabulous food and beverages produced in the beautiful Eden Valley in Cumbria, one of England's prime agricultural he... more details

Eden Holiday Guide

Ullswater, Eden Valley & North Pennines, Cumbria

Eden Holiday Guide

Welcome to Eden in the Lake District

Eden, in Cumbria the Lake District, takes its name from the beautiful River Eden. Discover the areas dramatic landscapes of Ullswater, Alston and the North Pennines and the Eden Valley. Close to both the borders of S... more details

Eden Rock

Carlisle

Eden Rock

With over 800sqm of Climbing surface Eden Rock is one of the largest dedicated bouldering walls in the UK.
There are over 240 problems including the largest Beastmaker circuit ever built.
With new circuits added every week, you'll never get bored. more details

English Heritage Carlisle & Cumbria

Carlisle & Cumbria

English Heritage Carlisle & Cumbria

Explore the history of the Roman Empire, admire dramatic castles and uncover the stories behind our beautiful historic properties. more details

Farfield Mill

Farfield Mill, Garsdale Rd, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW

Farfield Mill

Discover one of Cumbria's leading centres for the visual arts and textile heritage, set in the midst of the inspirational Howgill fells. more details

Food and Drink trail - Lake District.

Cumbria

Food and Drink trail - Lake District.

Cumbria's guide to some of the best Food and Drink outlets in Cumbria and the Lake District.

A great map leading you around the area to many of the lesser known venders of fine food and drink. more details

Go Ape

Whinlatter Forest, Nr Keswick & Grizedale Forest, Nr Hawkshead

Go Ape

Go Ape is the UK's number one Tree Top Adventure. Head into some of the UK's most beautiful forests for two to three hours in the trees, taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings and a variety of high-wire crossings.

This season we've also branched out and you... more details

Go Ape Zip Trekking

Grizedale Forest - Hawkshead

Go Ape Zip Trekking

Zip trekking at Go Ape Grizedale is the newest adventure to be had in the Go Ape range of products in the Lake District.

If the Zip Trekking at £45 per person for 2hrs doesn't appeal, there is always their Tree Top Trek adven... more details

Grasmere & Rydal

Grasmere and Rydal, Cumbria

Grasmere & Rydal

Crowned with magnificent fells and mountains, Grasmere nestles right in the heart of the Lake District. From Dunmail Raise in the north, the vale of Grasmere opens up with the rugged peak of Helm Crag (otherwise known as ‘The Lion and the Lamb’) sheltering the town below. Together wi... more details

Hadrian's Wall Section 3 The Cumbrian Coast

Brampton to Ravenglass

Hadrian's Wall Section 3 The Cumbrian Coast

The Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site extends down the West Cumbrian coastline, discover how the Wall connects with the extensive Roman sea defences. more details

Hawkshead Brewery

Staveley

Hawkshead Brewery

Hawkshead Brewery has been brewing traditional beer styles with a modern twist, in the heart of the English Lake District, since 2002.

Having outgrown the original barn just outside the village of Hawkshead, we now have a purpose built brewery beside t... more details

Holehird Gardens

Windermere

Holehird Gardens

Holehird is a demonstration garden managed by the Lakeland Horticultural Society. It is within the grounds of the Holehird Estate, administered by Cumbria County Council.

The garden of nearly five acres is set on a hillside, with some of the best views... more details

Honister Slate Mine - Mine Tours

Borrowdale, Keswick, the Lake District, Cumbria

Honister Slate Mine - Mine Tours

MINE TOURS

This excursion into the subterranean world provides a wonderful insight into the history of the mine and allows you to grasp the immense scale of our operations and those of our forebears.

There... more details

Honister Slate Mine - Via Ferrata

Borrowdale, Keswick, the Lake District, Cumbria

Honister Slate Mine - Via Ferrata

VIA FERRATA CLASSIC & VIA FERRATA XTREME

Honister's Via Ferrata allows the average person on the street the opportunity to go higher
and further from the street than they ever imagined possible. These climbing/walking experiences
... more details

JB Banks, Our Working Past Museum

Cockermouth, Cumbria

JB Banks, Our Working Past Museum

A fascinating museum containing extraordinary examples of our working past
plus office, car and railway memorabilia, tools and locks. Housed in an original Georgian workshop (1829) situated inside our traditional hardware shop. more details

K Village -Potter with the Otter

Kendal

K Village -Potter with the Otter

With 16 premium factory outlets selling famous brands at up to 70% discount, K Village - The Lakes Outlet offers smarter shopping in comfort and style.

Along with many seasonal events and an ever changing riverside view and cafe culture. more details

Keswick Adventure Centre

Keswick - Lake District

Keswick Adventure Centre

Keswick Adventure Centre has been established in order to provide excellent, affordable outdoor adventure activities for all visitors to our stunning Lake District National Park. We operate in and around the beautiful Borrowdale and Newlands valleys and utilise the fantastic Via Ferr... more details

Keswick Launch February 2014 - March 2015

Keswick, Cumbria

Keswick Launch February 2014 - March 2015

Located on the lake shore of Derwentwater near to the Lakeland market town of Keswick, the launch company offers Lake District cruises around Derwentwater throughout the year.

The launches start their journey from the Keswick boat landings and cruise ar... more details

Keswick Museum

Keswick

Keswick Museum

The newly refurbished Keswick Museum can be found on Station road about 5min walk from the centre of Keswick.

The Museum and Art Gallery is jammed packed with a wide range of uniquely Keswick related items along with features that were important to the ... more details

King Kong Climbing Wall

Keswick

King Kong Climbing Wall

Loads to do inside and out whatever the weather!

Hard Play Area
with King Kong Castle
Dragon Tunnels
Burmah Bridges
Kids Climbing Wall
Toddler Corner more details

Lake District Summer Music Festival

South Lakeland

Lake District Summer Music Festival

The Lake District Summer Music Festival.

2nd - 16th August.


Experience all that our natural and cultural landscape can offer As the widest-spread music festival in the UK, LDSM is truly the “Festival pain... more details

Lake District Wild Animal Park

Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria

Lake District Wild Animal Park

With lots of open space there is something to enjoy for all ages

Our award winning wildlife park set amidst the picturesque Lakeland fells is home to a wide variety of animals from every corner of the world ranging from the critically endangered to the ... more details

Lakeland Maze Farm Park 2014

Sedgwick, nr Kendal, Cumbria

Lakeland Maze Farm Park 2014

Lakeland Maze Farm Park

...just the place to visit for a great day out!

If you're staying in the Lake District, Kendal, Windermere or the surrounding area, why not spend a fun-filled day with us... more details

Lakeland Motor Museum

Backbarrow, Cumbria

Lakeland Motor Museum

Something for everyone

A diverse and unique collection of some 30,000 exhibits, carefully collected over a period of almost 50 years, has been painstakingly displayed afresh, alongside many non motoring additions, in fully DDA compliant... more details

Laurel and Hardy Museum

Ulverston

Laurel and Hardy Museum

A lovely little museum filled with lots of Laurel & Hardy memorabilia. Recently relocated to an old style cinema with a screen showing all the classic movies from the great duo.

To be found tucked down a back street directly behind the Information Centre just off the A590.

more details

Levens Hall and Gardens

Levens, near Kendal, Cumbria

Levens Hall and Gardens

Visitors to the Lake District should not miss Levens Hall & its unique Topiary Gardens The Hall, only five minutes from the M6 (exit 36), is a magnificent Elizabethan mansion built around a 13th century pele tower. It is the family home of the Bagots and contains a collection of ... more details

Millom & Black Combe

Millom, Cumbria

Millom & Black Combe

Surrounded by acres of salt marshes along the Duddon estuary, there are miles of beautiful golden sands on the seaward side of Millom. With the heather-clad bulk of Black Combe Fell on its doorstep, the former fishing village of Millom has a varied history with a rich industrial heri... more details

Mirehouse & Gardens

Keswick, Cumbria the Lake District

Mirehouse & Gardens

Historic House & Gardens by Bassenthwaite lake

Mirehouse has been, and continues to be, the home to generations of the Spedding family. Come inside this beautiful English country manor-house and find out more about its strong litera... more details

Mountain Goat Tours,

Sightseeing Tours of the Lake District 2014-2015

Mountain Goat Tours,

We are the original ‘Lake District Mini-Bus Company’, starting as a bus service between Windermere and Glenridding in 1972. The company’s name was changed after a customer commented that the buses climbed the Lakeland Fells and Mountains like a ‘Mountain Goat’.
Mountain Goat now off... more details

Muncaster Castle

Ravenglass, Cumbria

Muncaster Castle

Welcome to Muncaster Castle & Gardens, one of the best places to visit in the Lake District for a fun family day out! The Muncaster Experience is different for everyone...

MUNCASTER CASTLE

Elegant room... more details

National Trust - Love the Lakes

Lake District & Cumbria

National Trust - Love the Lakes

Time to feel free in the great outdoors
The Lake District is a special place for so many people. If you’ve been visiting for years, now is the time to try something new. If this is your first visit - that’s great too as there are lots of things to help guide you to ... more details

National Trust Acorn Bank 2014

Nr Penrith

National Trust Acorn Bank 2014

Best known for its comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a tranquil haven with a fascinating industrial past. Indulge yourself at the tea-room, where culinary herbs and fruit from the garden are used daily in soups, sa... more details

National Trust Amazing Days Out in the Lakes

Cumbria & The Lake District

National Trust Amazing Days Out in the Lakes

Welcome to the National Trust in the Lake District, Cumbria. Spend a day, an afternoon or just an hour with us. There’s a lot on offer and plenty of wet weather options too!

Top six things to do
• Treat mum to afternoon tea at... more details

National Trust Camping and Glamping

Lake District Cumbria

National Trust Camping and Glamping

The National Trust owns and manages three campsites in three of the most stunning locations in the UK. Each with its own individual character, the sites' backdrops include England's highest mountain, England's largest lake and England's deepest lake.

Ou... more details

National Trust Cosy Cottages

Cumbria

National Trust Cosy Cottages

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. T... more details

National Trust Fell Foot Park

Newby Bridge, Windermere

National Trust Fell Foot Park

Situated at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, Fell Foot Park is a great, family friendly location to play, explore and relax. Sweeping lawns offer plenty of space for games, picnics and gentle walks, while easy lake access makes the park perfect for paddling, swimming, boatin... more details

National Trust Hill Top

Nr Sawrey, Ambleside

National Trust Hill Top

Enjoy the tale of Beatrix Potter by visiting Hill Top. Full of her favourite things, this house appears as if Beatrix had just stepped out for a walk. Every room contains a reference to a picture in a 'tale'.

The lovely cottage garden is a haphazard mix of flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables.
more details

National Trust Sizergh Castle & Gardens

Kendal

National Trust Sizergh Castle & Gardens

This imposing house, at the gateway to the Lake District, stands proud in a rich and beautiful garden, which includes a pond, lake, National Collection of Hardy Ferns and a superb limestone rock garden. Still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell and certa... more details

National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola 2014

Coniston, Cumbria

National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola 2014

Gondola is a re-built elegant steam yacht providing the most wonderful, nostalgic sailing experience.

The original Gondola was first launched in 1859 and the present-day Gondola reflects and brings to life the splendour and l... more details

National Trust Townend 2014

Troutbeck Valley

National Trust Townend 2014

A traditional Lakeland farmhouse in the picturesque Troutbeck valley, only 3 miles from Windermere or Ambleside.

Soak up the atmosphere in this quirky farmhouse kitchen and cottage garden.

Enjoy... more details

National Trust Wordsworth House 2014

Cockermouth

National Trust Wordsworth House 2014

Step into the 1770s at William Wordsworth's childhood home

A visit to Wordsworth House and Garden is a unique opportunity to experience late 18th-century life at first hand.

This lovely Georgian townhouse in the Cumbrian ... more details

National Trust Wray Castle 2014

Low Wray, Ambleside

National Trust Wray Castle 2014

Wray Castle came to us without its contents so you will not see a 'typical' National Trust house full of paintings, furniture and antiques with an accompanying owner-family history through the ages. What you will see is a 'tired' but fascinating building with hints of its ‘grand’ pas... more details

NGS Gardens open for Charity

Lake District - Cumbria

NGS Gardens open for Charity

The National Garden scheme opens gardens around the country for a variety of charities.
The Leaflet highlights the NGS activities throughout Cumbria - the Lake District.

With Garden open dates, times and locations. more details

Old Hall Farm - Histroic Working Farm

Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria

Old Hall Farm - Histroic Working Farm

A Traditional Farm in the Lake District

Nestled in the Cumbrian Hills and surrounded by the Lake District lies Old Hall Farm. This is an open historic working farm, following the farming year, therefore activities will change month by m... more details

Penrith Specialist Shops

Penrith, Cumbria

Penrith Specialist Shops

It is the number and the high quality of the specialist shops that Penrith has to offer which makes it such a unique town. These many specialist shops add a character and charm to the town centre that is impossible to copy.

To help these independent bus... more details

Pot Fest in the Pens

Penrith

Pot Fest in the Pens

The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation. Up to 130 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters' market in the UK. The result is an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of... more details

Potfest in the Park

Hutton in the Forrest

Potfest in the Park

In 1990 Geoff and Christine exhibited at their first Continental potters' market, the International Ceramics Festival in Eindhoven, Holland . It came as a revelation - potters of international repute away from galleries, selling their work in the heart of the community. Why didn't th... more details

Puppet Circus by Upfront

Nr Hutton in the Forrest - Penrith

Puppet Circus by Upfront

Come see Stanley's Puppet Circus in Miniature.

The unique collection of trick circus marionettes was saved for the nation by a Heritage Lottery Grant. It is one of the largest and most complete puppet circus’s in Europe.You will see clowns, jugglers, ac... more details

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railways

Ravenglass, Cumbria

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railways

Each of our locos including River Irt, the oldest working 15” gauge engine in the world, travel some 6,000 miles per year on average, hauling trains consisting of ‘breath of fresh air’ open carriages, practical open-sided ones and cosy covered saloons. That’s more trains, on a longer... more details

Safety on the Water

Lake District National Park

Safety on the Water

The lakes, tarns, rivers and coastline of the Lake District National Park offer exciting opportunities for water recreation. But each year there are accidents which could have been avoided. Make sure you enjoy your activity by observing these basic rules… ... more details

Solway Aviation Museum

Carlisle

Solway Aviation Museum

The Museum will be open every weekend from the 4th of April until the last weekend in October on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also on official English Bank Holidays.

Our opening times are 10:30am until 5:00pm (Last entry 4:... more details

South Lakes Safari Zoo

Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

South Lakes Safari Zoo

About a mile out of Dalton-in-Furness is the Lake District's only zoo, which is recognised as one of Europe's leading conservation zoos. 17 acres are home to the rarest animals on earth, who are participants in co-ordinated breeding programmes to save them from extinction in the wild... more details

South Tynedale Railway 2014

Alston-Kirhaugh-Lintley, Cumbria

South Tynedale Railway 2014

Climb aboard at Alston’s restored Victorian station for a leisurely ride through the scenic South Tyne Valley.
The dramatic landscapes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have earned it the title, 'England’s Last Wilderness'.
Indeed, Alston is believed to hav... more details

Swarthmoor Hall

Ulverston

Swarthmoor Hall

This delightful Elizabethan country house near Ulverston is known as the 'Cradle of Quakerism'. A superb 30-minute audio tour tells the stories of the characters involved in creating the first Quaker headquarters and of the building's evolution. Six rooms, presented as they would hav... more details

Talkin Tarn Outdoor Adventures

Carlisle

Talkin Tarn Outdoor Adventures

We offer a wide range of outdoor pursuits both on and off site at Talkin Tarn near Carlisle, Cumbria. These include; Rowboat hire, Canoe and Kayak sessions, Canoe and Kayak hire, Sailing lessons, Archery, Raft building, Gorge Walking and not forgetting the... more details

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Would you like to meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix Potter?

Well, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Pe... more details

Threlkeld Mining Museum

Keswick

Threlkeld Mining Museum

he Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum is situated three miles east of Keswick, in the heart of the breathtaking Lake District in Cumbria.



Threlkeld quarry and museum have been lovingly run by our knowledgeable and dedi... more details

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

Near Keswick

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum

The Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum is situated three miles east of Keswick, in the heart of the breathtaking Lake District in Cumbria.



The quarry and museum have been lovingly run by our knowledgeable and dedicated... more details

Total Adventure - Windermere

Bowness on Windermere

Total Adventure - Windermere

Total Adventure are one of the premier outdoor operators in the Lake District.
Operating from Bowness on Windermere deep in the National Park they have access to all the best activity site in the region.

Whether you are a group or an individual wanting... more details

Tranquil Otter Cottages

Carlisle

Tranquil Otter Cottages

The Tranquil Otter is your hot tub retreat
5-star luxury lodges with hot tubs

Discover the Tranquil Otter, a private nature reserve with seven lakeside lodges all south-facing with fabulous views across the lake. We offer short breaks, long weekends as... more details

Treetop Nets

Brockhole - Windermere

Treetop Nets

An aerial adventure for all the family.

Suspended in nets up to 9m off the ground you and your children can have a pirate experience all of your own.

Each session lasts for 2hrs and you can go i... more details

Treetop Trek

Brockhole, Ambleside

Treetop Trek

Treetop what?
A brand new fun aerial adventure for the whole family, 35 exciting treetop challenges through the ancient woodland canopy – the outdoors has never been this much fun!

Treetop who?
Ideal for families, fr... more details

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery 2014

Carlisle

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery 2014

Welcome to Tullie House!

Discover, explore and enjoy award winning Tullie House, where historic collections, contemporary art and family fun are brought together in one
impressive museum and art gallery.
Close to the Border of Scotland, the World Heri... more details

Ullswater - A Lake User's Guide

Ullswater, Cumbria & the Lake District

Ullswater - A Lake User's Guide

A Lake District National Park Authority guide to using Windermere, includes detailed map and lots of other useful information for a safe day out or visit to Windermere. more details

Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises 2014

Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria

Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises 2014

Ullswater and the ‘Steamers’

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ celebrate over 150 years sailing on England’s most beautiful lake.

Referred to as the ‘Dark Lake’ in Arthurian legend, set sail with us on a voyage of disc... more details

Ulverston Festival Guide

Ulverston

Ulverston Festival Guide

Ulverston is the forgotten town at the bottom of the Lake District.
As a result it as developed a vibrancy all of its own, with Festivals almost every other weekend.

Come for the:

Music Festival
Lantern Festival
Walking... more details

Walby Park Farm

Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle, Cumbria

Walby Park Farm

Walby Farm Park is the all weather attraction near Hadrian’s Wall! For a day out of family fun on the farm, come along to Walby Farm Park. Come and meet our friendly animals at our brand new attraction on our family farm. Try out our exciting indoor and outdoor play areas & explo... more details

West Coast Karting

Maryport

West Coast Karting

Located in the seaside town of Maryport in West Cumbria, West Coast Indoor Karting is the North-West's most established indoor go-karting track.

Taking a safety first approach to both children's and adult's go-karting experience while still maintaining ... more details

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway

Western Lakes District

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway

Welcome to the Adventure Capital - the Lake District, Cumbria. Famous for its stunning landscapes of lakes, fells and coast this is the country’s biggest adventure playground.

This, the third leaflet in this series, contains walks from railway stations ... more details

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway

Western Lake District

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway

Welcome to the Adventure Capital - the Lake District, Cumbria. Famous for its stunning landscapes of lakes, fells and coast this is the country’s biggest adventure playground.

The second leaflet in this series contains walks from railway stations along ... more details

Wild Walks in the Western Lake District

Western Lake District

Wild Walks in the Western Lake District

Welcome to the Adventure Capital - the Lake District, Cumbria. Famous for its stunning landscapes of lakes and fells this is the country’s biggest adventure playground.

This leaflet contains four walking routes in the Western Lake District and Cumbria, ... more details

Windermere - A Lake User's Guide

Windermere, the Lake District & Cumbria

Windermere - A Lake User's Guide

A Lake District National Park Authority guide to using Windermere, includes detailed map and lots of other useful information for a safe day out or visit to Windermere. more details

Windermere Canoe and Kayak

Windermere

Windermere Canoe and Kayak

Canoe and Kayak sales and hire right on the shores of Lake Windermere.

With Hire also available at the YHA in Ambleside and at Fellfoot Park nr Newby Bridge. more details

Windermere Lake Cruises 5 April - 2 November 2014

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

Windermere Lake Cruises 5 April - 2 November 2014

Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises - the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is England's largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic 'Freedom of the ... more details

Yew Tree Barn

Low Newton, Cumbria

Yew Tree Barn

antiques • galleries • cafe • artisans

The Barn
Yew Tree Barn is a stunning 19th Century Westmorland barn in the beautiful Lake District National Park, and home to a unique collection of bus... more details

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