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lake district scenery
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago
February’s half term is fast approaching, and that means that you’re probably in search of activities and places to visit for you and your children. The Lake District is the perfect place to bring your family throughout the year, but there is something about the winter months which make the National Park a genuinely special place to visit. In this article, we take a closer look at what families should consider doing during their visit to the Lake District in the February half term, giving a few of our suggestions on the best places to take your kids across the... continue reading
lake district scenery
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Lake District provides the ideal location for families looking to spend some quality time together away from home. As well as spectacular scenery, there are innumerable activities and attractions to suit all ages and inclinations, so that no matter the weather, families can be certain to enjoy a great holiday. The region offers a wealth of walking routes. Visitors can climb mountains, amble alongside lakes, or stroll across finely manicured lawns. There are water sports, cycle routes, pony treks, as well as other more exciting outdoor activities, or more sedentary... continue reading
Lake District Scenery
Posted: 2 months 3 weeks ago
There are so many things to see and do in the Lake District, so we thought we would put together a handy A-Z guide of all the things you should definitely take advantage of during your visit to the Lakes. A – Alfred Wainwright Alfred Wainwright devoted his life to mapping the Lake District after moving into the area. Over the course of his life, he wrote seven guidebooks, documenting some of the best walks in the area. There are 214 ‘Wainwright Walks’ in the Lake District, where walkers are encouraged to reach the very peak of each fell.  B... continue reading
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago
Alfred Wainwright, like most of us visiting the Lake District, was an avid walker – but he was also the author and illustrator of multiple guidebooks detailing 214 of the best walks in Cumbria. His love of the Lakes began right here in Windermere, aged 23, and continued until his death over half a century later. We’re choosing the best walks available on foot and by car from our accommodation. We have a range of walks with varying levels of difficulty and distance so we’re sure that you’ll find one that you’ll love. 1 - Orrest Head Orrest... continue reading
train windermere
Posted: 3 months 1 week ago
When booking a holiday, each and every one of us hopes for great weather throughout the duration of our stay. Unfortunately, good weather isn’t that easy to come by in the UK, and even when we jet off abroad there is no guarantee the sun will always shine! That’s why it’s a fantastic idea to always plan for a rainy day, no matter where you are visiting during your holiday. A rainy day shouldn’t deter your family from having a fantastic time during their stay in the Lake District, and in this article, the team at Windermere Marina Village take a... continue reading
fireworks on NYE
Posted: 4 months 2 days ago
New Year’s Eve is one of the most highly anticipated days of the year, so making the most of the day, and of course night, is vital. Making the most of the evening, surrounded by friends and family is what New Years’ is all about, so doing this in the incredible Lake District is something that you should definitely consider this year. We take a look at why you should consider celebrating this year’s New Year in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District, from a chilled day to an action packed night of food, drink and good vibes. New Year Eateries... continue reading
christmas scenery
Posted: 4 months 3 weeks ago
There is nowhere quite like the Lake District in the winter, with some of the most stunning views in the UK on offer and a crisp chill in the air; the Lakes really do have a whole lot to offer during the festive period. From winter walks to a whole host of events and local activities, the Lakes are bustling with things to do on a chilly winter’s day. We take a closer look at some of the events going on around the Lake District throughout the festive period, as well as some of the activities you will probably want to take part in during your stay in the Lakes.... continue reading
family lakes
Posted: 5 months 1 week ago
It might still be summer, but you’re probably thinking about getting the kids ready to go back to school (new uniforms, finding P.E. kits, racking your brain for where the lunch boxes went), but perhaps you should also be thinking about how to spend your half-term together as a family. There are plenty of reasons why you and your family would love to stay with us in Windermere this autumn, read on to find out why. When Is the Half-Term? October half-term in 2019 is around Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October (back to school on Monday 28th October), but this... continue reading