Family Attractions

There are lots of things for families to do in and around the Lake District. Below is just a small selection of activities to get you started.

Lake District Wildlife Park, Keswick

Wildlife park set in 24 acres of parkland with over 100 species of wild and domestic from antelopes to zebras.

The Puzzling Place World. Keswick

The Puzzling Place World of Illusion takes the theme of Illusion and runs with it. It’s a fascinating, fun and social excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusion, which will leave you quite literally, not believing your eyes!

Kong Adventure, Keswick

Indoor and outdoor climbing centre in Keswick.

Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago. A journey of graphite and pencil discovery from its humble beginnings as a cottage industry to modern day production.

The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere

A vibrant family attraction bringing to life Beatrix Potter’s enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake District countryside.

The Solway Coast

The Solway coast is a stunning place to visit with miles of open coastline, spectacular rocky cliffs, rolling grassy dunes and sandy beaches.