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Trotters World

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Visit the wonderful world of Trotters Farm and experience first hand the hundreds of different animals to see. Enjoy the amazing Birds of Prey flying display or join in on any of the other fun animal demonstrations . Trotters is an all weather attraction and has something for everyone. Licensed tea rooms, picnic areas and a gift shop make up this great day out.

Trotters World www.trottersworld.com

Holker Hall & Gardens

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Holker hall is one of the friendliest stately homes in Britain today, owned by Lord & Lady Cavendish this hall has no ropes or barriers to restrict your viewing. It is surrounded by some inspirational gardens rated as some of the best in the world.
The Lakeland Motor Museum is an added bonus to this day out incorporating the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition, plus much more.
Holker Hall www.holker-hall.co.uk

Jennings Brewery

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Tour around Jennings Castle Brewery and get a unique insight into the beers and brewing methods. The tour is complete with the chance to sample some of the finest ales, whether you choose a glass of the famous Jennings Bitter or one of the other fine beers such as Cumberland Ale or Cocker Hoop your sure to have an enjoyable visit. There are over 150 Jennings pubs in the north of England and several are in walking distance of the brewery, so why not visit one and be sure of a warm welcome.
Jennings Brewery www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk

Coniston Launch

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This is your opportunity to cruise around the whole of Coniston Lake. This is the only tour to the south of the lake and you can land at Lake Bank, Parkamor, Sunny Bank, Torver, Brantwood and Monk Coniston. Coniston water retains the qualities of peace, remoteness and adventure that will appeal to the true 'laker'. Here it is possible to escape for a while and enjoy a Lake District that has almost ceased to exist-except in our imaginations.  

Brantwood/Ruskin Museum

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Brantwood is the most beautifully situated house in the lake district. It enjoys the finest lake and mountain views in England and there is no other house in the district with such a diversity of cultural associations. The house is filled with Ruskin's drawings and watercolours, together with much of his original furniture, books and personal items. Along the mountain paths you can explore the gardens, pastures, woods and high moors and experience the beauty for yourself.
 

Honister Slate Mine

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Honister Slate Mine is the last working mine in England today. The wonderful tradition of slate mining has become a dying art over the last century so why not take a glimpse of its trades and traditions first hand on one of their daily tours or visit their exquisite Masonry Showroom to see real craftsmen at work. . Honister Slate Mine www.Honister-slate-mine.co.uk

Dove Cottage, Grasmere

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This award-winning museum displays the Wordsworth Trust's unique collection of manuscripts, books and paintings interpreting the life and work of Wordsworth, his family and circle. To make up this great day out pay a visit to the shop which sells books, gifts and local crafts or the tea rooms for a locally produced meal or snack
Dove cottage www.wordsworth.org.uk

Rookin House Farm

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Try an exciting day out at Rookin House farm and experience the beauty of the lakeland countryside and it's changing seasons from the back of a horse. Horses are available for all ages, sizes and riding capabilities. However if it's another activity you want then this is the place to be as Rookin House offers something for everyone from quad bikes to human bowling to clay pigeon shooting. All of these and more are available here with qualified instructors and the highest standard of equipment. A.B.R.S approved. Rookin House Farm www.rookinhouse.freeserve.co.uk

Platty + Watersports

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Visit Platty + and have a go at sailing, canoeing, kayaking or maybe try powerboating or dragonboating. Get a group together and go dragonboating, for all shapes, sizes and ages up to 20 people. Dinghy sailing for everybody, young or old everyone is welcome. Platty + Watersports www.plattyplus.co.uk

Muncaster Castle/Gdns

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Explore the historic Haunted Castle, thrill to wildlife on the wing at the World Owl Centre, discover thousands of exotic plants in the Himalayan Gardens, experience the dangers of meadowland in the Meadowvole Maze.
Whilst in the area you can also witness the Cumbrian landscape by steam train. The historic Ravenglass and Eskdale railway is only minutes from Muncaster and can be included as a supplementary option for a full day out for the family.
Muncaster Castle www.muncastercastle.co.uk

Ravenglass/Eskdale R'wy

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For a wonderful day out la'al Ratty Station is the ideal starting point for a magical steam journey to Eskdale. Visit the delightful village of Boot, only a short walk from the station or Eskdale Watermill and tumbling river all make this day out well worth while. Ravenglass/Eskdale Railway www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

South Lakes Animal Park

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Take a trip around the world and visit South Africa, South America, Indonesia and Australia for the closest wild animal experience in Europe. The north's leading zoo park is a unique safari on foot with many animals wandering free in natural surroundings. You can walk with Kangaroos, Emu's in the bush or watch Parrots fly free in the trees. So if you want a great day out this is the place to be, with a Safari Railway, gift shop and many indoor and outdoor picnic areas. South Lakes Wild Animal Park

Sellafield visitor Centre

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Journey further into nuclear science at Sellafield visitors centre. Sellafield is a day out with a difference. You have ten interactive zones to explore as you move from one head-spinning area to another, you'll be amazed at the wonder of modern science. And to make sure you see the full picture, tour around Sellafield in one of the sightseer coaches. You will also find that this is an educational and inspirational visit. You can also refuel in the coffee shop or browse through the gift shop. This is a wonderful experience for adults and children alike .

 

Windermere Lake Cruise

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Set amongst the breathtaking majestic mountains and gentle rolling fells, this distinctive and very attractive lakeland town is always a popular destination for visitors with many attractions. Take a cruise around the lake and view the finest scenery in England from a warm, comfortable sightseeing cruiser Windermere Lake Cruises www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

Lakeside/Haverth' R'wy

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Travel from the Victorian station of Haverthwaite on these lovingly restored steam locomotives. Take in the beautiful scenery as you travel through Leven Valley, Newby bridge to the Lakeside terminus.

 

Aquarium of the Lakes

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The Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on a journey to discover the fascinating array of life found in and around the lakes. You'll be amazed, entertained and you'll gain a unique insight into the secret world that lies beneath the surface. Discover the aquatic wonders, meet the mischievous Otters and encounter the sharks and rays from around the local coast. This is a unique all weather experience for all ages.

 

Whinlatter Forest Park

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Visit England's only Mountain Forest, set in the wonderful surroundings of the Lake District. This makes a great day out for all the family. Take part in one of the Mountain Trails designed for all ages and abilities or visit the woodland visitor centre, tea rooms and gift shop or simply enjoy a picnic while the children play in the adventure playground. Spend the day with the spectacular views and beautiful wildlife of this great unspoiled area. Admission Free  

Mire House & Gardens

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Visit the award winning historic Mire House and Gardens. Have some peace and quiet in the beautiful grounds and take a lakeside walk to see nature at its best. With a natural playground for children and the changing displays in the poetry walk, it's well worth the visit. Inside the house you can listen to the pianist play and see the very interesting collections. Then try a generous helping of cumbrian cooking to make this a perfect day out.  

'K' Outlet Village, Kendal

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Why pay high prices when you can buy Quality high street names for just a fraction of the cost at the "k" Outlet Village. This outlet offers twelve different shopping venues under the same roof it also has a restaurant facility available as well as a Heritage Centre. 'K' Outlet Village www.kvillage.co.uk

West Coast Indoor Karting

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Now Britain's fastest growing leisure activity, a chance for you to experience the thrills and spills of motorsport in relative safety . If your getting a team together or brushing up on your driving skills this is the place to be.
Have a go at endurance racing or the Super Grand Prix , West Coast is the ultimate in Indoor Karting
West Coast Indoor Karting

Day trip to Carlisle

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Visit the beautiful and historic heart of Carlisle, you can stroll from the castle to the cathedral to Tullie House Museum, surrounded by great places to shop, eat, play and be entertained. There is Laserquest-the ultimate sci-fi adventure or the Kings Own Border Regiment Museum that tells the story of Cumbria's infantry regiment from 1702 to present day. The Birdoswald Roman Fort is a fascinating interactive visitors centre where you become part of Birdoswalds 2000 years of history or jump aboard the Hadrian's Wall bus and explore the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall and the wonderful countryside around it. This trip is well worth the visit. Carlisle

Ulverston Market

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Ulverston is a friendly and historic market town with its own unique charm. There is a colourful street market on Thursdays and Saturdays and an indoor market 5 days a week. It is also the birthplace of Stan Laurel and home to the world's only Laurel and Hardy Museum. Visit the Heritage Centre, discover the History of the town and enjoy the town's colourful festivals which take place throughout the year.  

Settle/Carlisle Railway

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The Settle to Carlisle railway is one of the last great mainline railways left in England today. The landscape provided the engineers of its time with a tremendous challenge but resulted in this wonderful structure of 72 miles of track and 20 major viaducts and 14 tunnels. It was, and still is, one of the most picturesque routes to Scotland with scenery that can only be described as unbeatable.  

Greystoke Activity Centre

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This wonderful estate has over 3000 acres of rugged upland terrain. Greystoke Castle Estate is an ideal location to enjoy any of the varied activities available, from off-road driving to mountain sports or country pursuits. It is open all year round providing the highest possible safety equipment and instruction - a day out not to be missed.  

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