The Lake District National Park is a beautiful place to visit all year round, and February is no exception. Known for its amazing wildlife parks, Honister slate mine and 3,100 Kilometers of picturesque views, walks and plenty of exciting attractions and bars, it’s easy to see why the Lakes is packed with fun and exciting things to do for all ages.
Last year, the National Trust was inscribed with the award-winning World Heritage Site status so below we’ve come up with an exciting list of exciting indoor and outdoor activities for guests and readers to get up to whilst in the Lake District this February, or… whichever time of year you choose!
Dove Cottage, William Wordsworth’s first home is located in the tiny village of Grasmere.
The Wordsworths’ resided in the small cottage for over 8 years, where he once wrote some of the greatest poetry in the English Language and guests can now venture inside and take in the stone floors, dark panelled rooms, glowing coal fires and family gardens for just £8.95 per adult. Children’s entry is free when accompanied by an adult
Set in the heart of the Lake District between Ambleside and Grasmere lies Rydal Mount, another one of William Wordsworth’s beloved family homes.
For a small price of £7.50 guests can take a leisurely walk around the gardens of the poet’s favourite home and admire the picturesque views of Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and the surrounding fells. Though for those looking to indulge further, there is also the option enjoy an exclusive tour with Lakeland Cream Tea or a romantic dinner in the Poet’s dining room!
Relax during your winter staycation with a guided tour across the largest lake in the Lake District… Sit back, treat yourself to the stunning views of mountain scenery and wooded islands of Lake Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises!
Open all year around, it’s a great way to view the the beauty of the largest lake in the Lake District. Whether that be in the or the chills of winter, bloom of spring, the crisp of autumn, or the warmth of summer. Set off from the Bowness on Windermere port just a few minutes walk from our Boutique Hotel and Church Suites, or if you’re out across the county for the day, you can choose to start your journey in Ambleside, Brockhole or Lakeside Pier.
Guests can choose to add attractions to their tours, for small price, though admission starts from £4.15 for children, and £8.25 for adults depending on your chosen cruise.
Experience the world of Beatrix Potter this February with a walk-through, self -guided tour of the Beatrix Potter exhibition & garden!
Perfect for both rainy and sunny says, it’s located right in the heart of Bowness on Windermere. You’ll begin your tour with an introduction and film about the fantastic author herself. Venture into 3D scenes from the Beatrix stories, a tour of the Peter Rabbit gardens and experience a 360 virtual walk of the places that inspired Miss Potters work and so much more!
Oh and for those who love Tea, don’t forget to pop into the Tea Room!
Admission starts at £3.95 for children, and £7.95 for adults.
If you’re thinking of enjoying a Windermere Lake Cruise from Ambleside, you’ll eventually arrive at Wray Castle, though you can walk or cycle if you wish.
Wray Castle is an unusual yet exciting piece of the Lake District’s Nation Park’s history and a great place to visit with family or a loved one.
Explore the history of the castle from outdoors with a ‘Secret’s of the Grounds’ tour, or an dive in to the history of the indoors with an exclusive guided tour of the family, guests and servant’ quarters.
Admission starts at £.480 for children, and £9.60 for adults. Special tours incur an extra charge.
(Please be aware, if you wish to arrive by Car that the Car Parks usually fill up before 11am)
hey may be the most recognisable pikes in the Lake District, but they’re deservedly the most popular too.
From afar, the Langdale Pikes may appear to appeal to more experienced climbers rather than your average walker, but don’t be fooled. These beautiful fells are not as steep as you might think, and the average 5-mile walk takes around 3-4 hours. However, there are slightly more difficult routes, should you wish to rise to the challenge.
No visit to the Lake District is complete without experience a walk such as this one. Expect to see hypnotizing bodies of water, pools and waterfalls.
It’s known as the best live music venue in the North of England and boy do we believe it.
Since July 2017, BAHA has been showcasing some of the best music talent from the local area and across the globe. There is simply no other music venue in the area like it. Paired with great food, and outstanding drinks, it’s the ultimate place to be during a visit to the Lakes.
Whatever your taste in music, we’re sure BAHA’s showcased it.
Renowned DJ’s, international singers, rocking bands, smashing acoustics, piano, saxophone, percussion, all of it can be enjoyed in the amazing live music venue in the heart of Bowness.
Paper Cranes have garnered their reputation over years of hard work and dedication, steadily gaining interest around Cumbria’s music scene and beyond.
The airy, vivid and grounded music derives from the backbone duo with their debut EP ‘Black Mist’. Recent light has propelled the band into their apex, as the expansion of new members add new layers of electric guitar and a technical rhythm section as well as enveloping the ethereal music with three-part harmonies.
Highlights over their career this far include playing alongside bands such as Ocean Colour Scene, Nizlopi and Little Comets; played renowned festivals like Kendal Calling, Beathearder, Edinburgh Fringe, Solfest and many local festivals as well as features on the likes of BBC Introducing and Lakeland Radio.
James Bailey has been Dj’ng house music for 17 years and has a solid passion for keeping dancefloors energized with funky beats from the last 30 years. He appeals to a range of ages, specialising in digging deep to find special tunes from years gone by that even the discerning clubber would have forgotten about!