The Lake District is famous for its fantastic walking opportunities, but you’re much mistaken if you think that’s all the region has to offer. Look beyond the hills and the walking trails and you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you busy – whether it’s on two legs, four legs or in a boat!
Get out onto the water
There’s much more to do in the Lake District than just see the lakes so why not get out onto the water! If you fancy doing something different this holiday, the Lake District offers plenty of watersports opportunities that are suitable for all abilities.
Try your hand at canoeing or kayaking and make the most of the watersport centre of Lake Windermere which is only half an hour away from the holiday park. Alternatively, you can hire a rowing boat and explore the lakes at your own pace. What’s more, you’ll get breathtaking views that you can only get from the water. And if you stop off at one of the public jetties, you can round off your perfect day with a lakeside picnic.
Boats aren’t the only way to get around in the Lake District. The region is full of small, family-run riding centres that are perfect for introducing your kids to something exciting that they wouldn’t do at home.
Most centres offer riding lessons for beginners of all ages and some even offer day rides along the Cumbrian coastline. Cala Gran Holiday Park Fleetwood is perfectly located for farm rides and beach rides along the Lancashire and Cumbrian coast and you might even find you discover a new hobby!
Go Ape, Grizedale
If dry land is too boring for you, take to the treetops at Go Ape Grizedale. It’s just half an hour from Haven Lakeland Leisure Park and has dozens of zip slides, rope bridges and crossings that’ll have you swinging through the trees like Tarzan.
It’s a great family adventure and perfect for families with older kids who prefer more exciting activities. It’s suitable for children over the age of ten and takes place 120 feet above the forest floor. Tackle it if you dare!
World of Beatrix Potter
Finally, little kids will love the World of Beatrix Potter where their favourite Beatrix Potter characters come to life. Explore the museum’s life-size models and decorated rooms, which include Peter Rabbit’s garden, Jemima Puddle Duck’s glade and Mrs Tiggywinkle’s kitchen.
This is a perfect rainy day activity that will please big and little kids alike. And at the end of the day, why not treat yourself to a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the Beatrix Potter tea rooms? The caravan parks in Blackpool are only a stone’s throw away from the Lakes too so the region’s great attractions are accessible wherever you’re staying.