Lake District Children's attractions

Things to do with the Kids - childrens attractions and activities in the Lake District

Children's attractions - Things to do with the Kids - the Lake District

Lake District attractions

South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Europe's Top Tiger Conservation Centre, with a unique safari on foot with many animals wandering free in natural surroundings.
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Dalton in Furness
Cumbria
01229 466086
Hill Top
Near Sawrey
Hawkshead
Ambleside
Cumbria LA22 0LF
Tel: 015394 36269

Delightful small 17th-century house where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories. Hill Top is managed by the National Trust.

Hill Top

Firefighter Experience

Can you imagine how exciting it is to ride in a fire engine with blue lights & sirens on? The adrenalin rush you get when you arrive at the scene to a blazing inferno? You no longer have to imagine. We’re offering a 15 – 20 minute ride around Bowness & Windermere from our pickup point at the bus stop at Glebe road car park in Bowness on Windermere
Firefighter Experience
Kidside
Milnthorpe
Cumbria
LA7 7LT
Bowber Head
Ravenstonedale
Cumbria
CA17 4NL
015396-23254

We run vintage coaches and in the summer have regular guided routes on a Tuesday to Hawes and Wednesday round several visitor centres in the north Lake District so people can experience a trip back in time on the old buses.

Bowber Head

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises has a large fleet of modern and traditional launches and 'steamers', which operate the full length of Windermere, calling at Waterhead, Bowness and Lakeside. A return cruise between Bowness and Waterhead takes about 1.25 hours.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria, LA23 3HQ
Tel 015394 43360
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
Lowther
Near Penrith
01931 712746

The centre is a sanctuary for birds of prey set in the walled garden and parkland of Lowther castle. Visitors can see a large collection of eagles, hawks, falcons and owls from around the world.

Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

Eden Ostrich World

Ostrich, wallabies, prairie dogs, rhea, emu, llama, rare breed sheep and cattle and much more.
Eden Ostrich World
Langwathby
Penrith
01768 881771
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass
Cumbria
 01229 717171

Enjoy a great day out through one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District.

TheRavenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater "Steamers" cruise to the start of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District.
Ullswater Steamers
Glenridding Pier House
Glenridding
Cumbria
0117684 82229
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
The Old Laundry
Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria
015394 88444

Award winning attraction, a magical day out for all the family.

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Levens Hall

Elizabethan mansion, with a pele tower, really famous topiary garden created in 1694, (great place for hide & seek!) plant centre, shop, play area & picnic area Levens Hall website
Levens Hall
KENDAL
Cumbria
LA8 0PD
Tel. +44 (0)15395 60321
ARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM
AMBLESIDE
015394 31212

. . a unique place combining Library and Museum, scholarship and fun, art and entertainment. A superb collection of books and manuscripts, drawings and paintings, memorabilia and archaeological objects relating to an extraordinary gallery of famous Lake District characters

ARMITT LIBRARY & MUSEUM

England's highest narrow guage railway.
Alston - South Tynedale Railway
Alston Station, Alston
Tel 01434 381696

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