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Activities for Children in the Lake District

We are sure that your children will enjoy a holiday in the Lake District as much as you will. Alongside the exciting nature trails around the Lakes and running wild in the National Park, there are many specially designed attractions just for children.

We are aiming to constantly grow this to bring you a wealth of ideas for attractions you children will love during their Lake District holidays. If you require any further advice please contact us. 

Rookin House Activity Centre

Rookin House is an established adventure venue Family owned and operated, Rookin House has a strong focus on both fun and safety. The centre is just 4 miles from Ullswater, and 8 miles from both Keswick and Penrith and easily accessible from the A66. All of the activities (unless otherwise stated) are based on one site with Blencathra providing a spectacular Lakeland backdrop.

Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre

Whether you stay for an hour or a day, there’s lots to keep the family entertained in the main house, woods, lawns, shoreline and beautiful gardens at Brockhole. Great outdoor and indoor play areas and good child friendly facilities.

The World of Beatrix Potter

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 Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters in Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Grizedale Forest Park Go Ape!

Grizedale tree top adventure has always proved a popular day out. Enjoy the Views from the Highest Go Ape Platform at 18 metres. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that’s because it is. Fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir. Min Age: 10 years. Min height: 1.40m/4ft 7. Max weight 130kg/20.5 stones. Children must be accompanied by an adult.