Things to do when visting the Lake District
The Lake District well known for its natural beauty and wide variety of outdoor activities, also offers a wealth of superb visitor attractions, festivals and events for all the family.
Step back in time at one of South lakeland's historic house or fascinating museums, relax on a lake cruise or stream railway or follow in teh footsteps of great literary characters like William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, who lived in the South lakes and whose homes you can visit.
Children can come face to face with animals from around the world at two wildlife centres, an aquarium and a sheep and wool centre or enjoy a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter famour characters. the whole family can explore deep underground in a late mine too.
If you are looking for a souvenir of your visit there are working potteries, photographic, art and craft galleries, design studios and plenty of other shopping opportunities.
For those who want to get active, there's a climbing wall, leisure centre and high wire experience in Grizedale Forest!
These are just a few ideas for great days out in South Lakeland. Select any of the attractions in the list below for full details of what the area has to offer. Click on the description to link to the web site for the attraction.
Or if you wish for a quiet lake cruise you have numerous ones to choose from:
Don't worry about remembering the above for your holiday. All properties contain full details on attractions.