Lake Windermere Cruise Ships dock at Lakeside - Take the lake cruiser from Lakeside to Bowness or Ambleside and leave the car at Woodside Cottage - a magical day out.
Steam Railway at Lakeside - From Lakeside, you can take the steam railway to Haverthwaite. A great day out for all the family.
Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside - See the otters, sea horses, fish and much more.
Fell Foot Park - From Lakeside, take the ferry to Fell Foot Park, a National Trust country park that offers access to the shores of Lake Windermere. Stop off for a picnic and watch the children in the adventure playground, hire a rowing boat or simply admire the wonderful seasonal flowers.
High Dam - A fabulous ramble to one of the most picturesque and peaceful lakes in the Lake District. Rated as one of the ‘top 10 summer walks in the country’ by The Independent, you can walk up to the dams and then walk on to Stott Park Heights for a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Windermere.
Historic Sizergh Castle and Gardens - Situated just a few minutes away and owned by the National Trust. Although a member of the Strickland family, who have been in possession of the house since 1239, it still occupies their ancestral home. The castle is set in 14 acres of award-winning lakes and gardens.
Racing at Cartmel - Throughout the summer, national hunt racing happens on the edge of the picturesque village of Cartmel. It is a great day out for all the family with picnics and fairground rides, and lies just a 15-minute drive away.
Cartmel Village (the home of sticky toffee pudding) - is well worth a visit for its medieval priory, delightful shops, cobbled streets and food emporiums.
Lower Sizergh Barn – Eat homemade cakes whilst watching the cows being milked, then go for a walk on the farm trail (check website for milking times).
Hawkshead Village – Well worth a visit with its shops and Beatrix Potter Museum.
Hawkshead Trout Farm at Esthwaite Water - Trout fishing, winter pike fishing and fly fishing tuition are available.
Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole – There is an adventure playground packed with rope walks, slides, swings, scramble nets and zip wires. Conquer the wooden fort or play on the shipwrecked boat. There is also a lakeshore, jetty and trails around the gardens.
Holker Hall – The home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills. There are many events throughout the year including a famous garden festival.
Go Ape at Grizedale Forest - A high-wire forest adventure, with giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and wire.