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.

A Taste of Modern History

North West England

A Taste of Modern History

Quickstep Pudding, Lancashire Hot Pot and Parched Peas are just some of the dishes included in A Taste of Modern History Recipe Book. Featuring traditional historical recipes from around the North West plus lots of ideas for great days out. Order your copy now and find out what susta... 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

Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria

Ambleside

Ambleside, at the head of Windermere and the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, lies in the very heart of the Lake District, with easy access to Grasmere, Keswick, Windermere and the Langdales. A vibrant, busy town, surrounded by magnificent Lakeland fells, it is the ideal location for a ru... more details

Appleby-in-Westmorland 2014

Appleby, Cumbria

Appleby-in-Westmorland 2014

Visit the historic town of Appleby! 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 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 Lake District

Western Lake District

Beer 'n' Bangers - Trails in the Western Lake District

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

Borrowdale Sense of Place

Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria

Borrowdale Sense of Place

Borrowdale – ‘a wild country south of Keswick’ wrote William Gilpin in 1752 and so it must have seemed to the first Victorian tourists to venture through the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale’ into a reputedly wild and lawless land. But today Borrowdale is regarded as one of the most beautiful pla... 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

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 Water - Lake User's Guide

Coniston Water, the Lake District, Cumbria

Coniston Water - Lake User's Guide

A Lake District National Park Authority guide to using Coniston Water, includes detailed map and lots of other useful information for a safe visit to Coniston Water. 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

Cumbria Steam Gathering 2014

Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands

Cumbria Steam Gathering 2014

2014 sees the 42nd running of the Cumbria Steam Gathering brought to you by the Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society Ltd.

The gathering is a loud, colourful and fun-packed event that hosts a great variety of entertain... 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

Derwentwater - A Lake User's Guide

Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria

Derwentwater - A Lake User's Guide

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

Ducky's Park Farm

Flookburgh, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria

Ducky's Park Farm

A warm welcome awaits you at Ducky's Park Farm Visitor Centre. We have created a friendly, safe environment for families and schools to enjoy a fantastic day out, whilst learning about animal care and farming methods. There is plenty to do whatever the weather, so don't let the rain ... more details

Eden Valley Adventures

Eden Valley

Eden Valley Adventures

Eden Valley Adventures is a new company, set up by two local guys, Sam Harvey and Ben B.

Sam has worked within the outdoor industry as a freelance instructor for the last four years.

Ben has rec... more details

Go Ape

Winlater 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

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

High Head Sculpture Valley

Ivegill, Carlisle, Cumbria

High Head Sculpture Valley

Cumbria’s unique tourist attraction is a feast for the senses...

See magnificent life-size sculptures imaginatively displayed in a natural wooded valley. Listen to the sound of birdsong and... Feel the gentle summer breeze on your face ... more details

JB Banks, Our Working Past Museum, Cockermouth

Cockermouth, Cumbria

JB Banks, Our Working Past Museum, Cockermouth

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

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

Lake District Adventure Directory

Lake District

Lake District Adventure Directory

Pedal or paddle, hike or climb, conquer your competitive spirit or just get out there and enjoy. The Lake District, Cumbria your next adventure destination.

In this brochure there is information and advice on a whole variety of adventure and outdoor act... more details

Lake District Pass

Lake District, Cumbria

Lake District Pass

Explore the Lake District with Great Savings

The Lake District Pass is a new way to see and do more but spend less money! The Lake District Pass is the perfect way to make the most of your holiday or short break in this beautiful part o... 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

Lakeland Segway

Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria

Lakeland Segway

A Guided tour with a difference

Unique guided tours on a Segway Personal Transporter

Graythwaite Tour

An Introduction to the Segway, full familiarisation and... more details

Leisure in South Lakeland

Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere

Leisure in South Lakeland

Why not visit one of our 3 Leisure Centres in South Lakeland.

At Kendal Leisure Centre ………

At Ulverston Leisure Centre……

If that’s not enough, why not try out our ... 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

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Lowther, Penrith

Lowther Castle & Gardens

There are no keep off the grass rules here. Lowther is a magical place for discovery and letting imaginations loose. Magnificentcastle and gardens hidden away for 70 years.

The sandstone remains of a romantic Castle. 130 acres of once grand Gardens unde... 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

Modern History

Cumbria

Modern History

From awe inspiring architecture to engineering endeavour. Modern History showcases the best of the region's museums, mills, railways, walking trails and attractions.

Unearth the stories that have shaped the modern world. For stimulating short breaks a... more details

Mountain Goat Tours, Sightseeing Tours of the Lake District 2014-2015

The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian’s Wall Country

Mountain Goat Tours, Sightseeing Tours of the Lake District 2014-2015

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

National Trust - Experience the Lakes

Lake District & Cumbria

National Trust - Experience 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 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

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

Perfect Days Out in the South Lakes 2014

Various, Cumbria the Lake District

Perfect Days Out in the South Lakes 2014

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

Perfect Days Out in the Western Lakes 2013

Various, Western Lake District

Perfect Days Out in the Western Lakes 2013

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

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

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

The Rum Story

Whitehaven

The Rum Story

Imagine leaving the streets of our Georgian town centre and feeling like you have been transported to an exotic island in the Caribbean. That is what you will experience when you begin your journey through The Rum Story.

Set in the original 1785 shop, c... 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

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 2013 - 2014

Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria

Ullswater Steamers Lake Cruises 2013 - 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

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

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway v2

Western Lake District

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway v2

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

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway v3

Western Lakes District

Western Lake District Walks from the Railway v3

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

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 & Bowness

Windermere and Bowness, Cumbria

Windermere & Bowness

The towns of Windermere and Bowness at the heart of the Lake District have been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. With easy access to the lake shore of Windermere and panoramic views of the lake and surrounding fells, the area remains just as po... 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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