Lake District Summer : Top 10* adventures to have this Summer

A Lake District Summer is jam-packed with things to do, however, we’ll admit that in the summer, the lakes really do come alive! With this in mind, whether you’re a small child, teenager or you’re just about to turn eighty… there’s almost anything and everything to do for all the family.

We’ve created an exciting list of things to do in the Lake District this summer. For those who love the views, for the those who love the adventure, for those who love the wildlife, and for those who love a little bit of history… this one’s for you! 

Boating across Coniston Water, Coniston Boating Centre

What better way to enjoy the beautiful views of the Lake District, then by boat. Regardless of whether you are experienced or not, anyone can boat across Coniston Water with The Coniston Boating Centre. Even your four-legged friends!

With this in mind, take your pick from motor boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards or sailing boats for a scenic view across one of the most beautiful waters in the Lakes!

Motorboats seat up to 8 people. So if you’re looking for an exciting and relaxing way to view the waters with your loved ones, prices start from just £30 per hour.

Furthermore, for those looking for something more active. Or if you like to show off your balancing skills, why not take out a paddle boat, open canoe or sailing dinghy? Prices vary depending on your chosen boat. Prices available at:

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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway,

Known locally as the “La’al Ratty” The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England.

Purchase a ticket and you’ll step onto a covered or open top carriage on a 7-mile journey from the heart of the Eskdale valley. Then you’ll travel across the estuary, through the hills, past seven request stops, all the way to the Roman port of Ravenglass.

Finally, step off the train at the final stop and you’ll be welcomed at Dalegarth-for-Boot station, where’s there really is something to do for everyone! Enjoy a range of shopping facilities, a museum to explore, adventure playgrounds to conquer. As well as plenty of places to eat and drink. There’s free Wi-Fi, plenty of trails and walks to discover in this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park.

Prices start at £13.90 for an adult. See more ticket prices and timetables at:

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Medieval Muncaster, Muncaster Castle

This August Bank Holiday, Muncaster Castle returns to 15th century! The event is running from 10.30am – 5pm from August 25th-27th 2018. Come along and see the Red Wyvern re-enactment society the castle return to the 15th century. There will be various scenes from life in medieval times throughout the castle grounds. As well as have-a-go at archery sessions for both adults and children aged 8+.

There will also be a chance to attend a school for knights! Finally, see Albert Harvey the alchemist, at work with his collections of potions and medieval wizardry. Learn how the alchemist fulfilled in the community of his time and how alchemy forms part of the history of modern chemistry and medicine.

We expect this event to be a busy one, for this reason, we advise you purchase tickets beforehand. Prices can be found on the Muncaster Castle website. And prices may vary depending on your chosen attractions. Free Entry is available to ‘Friends of Muncaster’ Find out more at:

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Explore the treetops, GoApe Whinlatter

Located in Whinlatter Forest is Whinlatter Go Ape, which offers visitors the chance to enjoy treetop adventure and a forest Segway adventure.

Like wise, the multi-award-winning treetop adventure and original forest adventure is set high in the canopy and visitors can enjoy two to three hours in the trees, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Above all, as the highest Go Ape course in the country, visitors are promised spectacular views.

If that’s not enough, then the forest Segway adventure is a down-to-earth twist. For example, guests can jump on board all-terrain, self-balancing, electric Segways as well as exploring Whinlatter Forest up-close and personal.

Prices start from £28 per adult and can be purchased at:

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The Lake District Wildlife Park, Kewsick

Located just a 10-minute drive from the heart of Keswick, is no other than the Lake District’s very own wildlife park!

Due to the 24 acres of parkland, you can expect to visit over 100 species of wild and domestic animals. And in addition, for the most perfect summers day out, bring a picnic or enjoy food in the in the delightful onsite cafe. Before finally, taking part in a range of engaging talks and feedings!

Prices start from £7.95 per child and £9.95 per adult. More information can be found at:

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Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal

Bring the summer inside with a day out at Lakeland Climbing Centre!

Whether you are a first time climber eager to get on the walls or a seasonal pro, Lakeland Climbing Centre is a wonderful place to enjoy a day climbing!

Additionally, Kendal Wall is the tallest indoor climbing wall in the country, Kendal Walls offers fun climbing and aerial activities for all the family from 5 years old to adults.

Above all, why not bring family and friends and compete to see who is the fastest, the strongest and the bravest.  not to mention the 12 different climbing towers, each one having its very own special theme. Some devious, some mind bending and some downright ridiculous!

Entry Fees – Adults £10.50, Adult regular users £8.80. Non-regular users £9.90. Discounts for young people, students and OAPs. Find out more at:

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Lake Cruise, Windermere

What better way to spend a summer’s day than cruising across England’s largest lake?  The most popular attraction in Cumbria. With a range of cruises on offer from offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic Freedom of the Lake ticket.

Most of all, no matter where you start your journey, be it Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside the spectacular voyage gives the traveller magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays, and the many wooded islands.

Fares start from just £8.30 per adult and £4.30 per child, though prices may vary depending on your chosen cruise.

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Leisurely walking, Buttermere

First of all, for those who love to walk, prepare to be amazed. You’ll find nowhere more beautiful than the hills of The Lake District.

Offering one of the best round-the-lake walks in the Lake District is Buttermere. A walk around this peaceful and tranquil valley is relatively easy 4.5 miles or a 2-3 hour walk. You can certainly enjoy some welcomed refreshments about halfway around the lake or at Syke Farm at the end of the walk, which sells ice-cream made with milk from its own Ayrshire herd.

Finally, if you would like to find out what to expect on your Lake District walk, click the button below.

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Steam Gathering, Grange over Sands

For 45 years, The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society has been bringing together vintage vehicles from across the world to Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands. This year, the 46th Cumbria Steam Gathering will be held over the weekend of July 28th and 29th 2018. Above all, visitors can expect,  huge colourful and noisy weekend event with a variety of entertainment!

Finally, expect a summers day full of steam engines and vintage commercial vehicles, as well as hundreds of classic transport favourites including cars, motorcycles, bicycles, agricultural and industrial tractors, farm equipment and stationary engines.

Tickets start at £12.00 for adults with opening times and other ticket prices to be found at:

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Fun adventures, Brockhole on Windermere

From relaxing boat trips and stunning gardens to flying through ancient woodland trees, there’s something for everyone, in the Lake District. Therefore, if you have tiny tots, grandparents visiting for the holiday, or just want a relaxing day for two by the lake – Brockhole on Windermere has it covered.

In conclusion… Treetop Nets & Treks, Canoeing on the lake, Archery, Bike hire, Mini-Golf, and Laser Clay shooting are just SOME of the amazing activities that can be enjoyed together during a summer’s day out in the Lake District.

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