The Lake District has been a source of inspiration for many artists for countless years now, such as Wordsworth and Ruskin – and, recently it has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as well, further proving just how important and beautiful this location is.
So, it’s not surprising that many people are drawn to the Lakes, including the popular South Lakeland!
February half term is not an exception! When school’s out, why not bring your kids to the magical Lake District and enjoy the many activities and places to explore? After all, this is the perfect time to get everyone together, head outdoors and discover what this area has to offer, from gorgeous scenery to fantastic events and activities that you can’t miss out on.
Windermere Lake Cruises
Take your kids out to Lake Windermere and relish the serenity and tranquillity that comes from sailing in the smooth waters of England’s largest lake. No matter how old they are, be it children or teens, your kids are sure to enjoy admiring the view all around them. You can also take advantage of the various stops you can make along the way, such as Ambleside and the wonderful Wray Castle.
The World of Beatrix Potter
What better way to delight the little ones than paying a visit to the enchanting World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere? Such a magical place is not reserved just for the kids, as adults can also enjoy the many attractions alongside the little ones and, of course, indulge in the delicious tea parties.
Explore this treasure trove with your children and you can be confident that they’ll never forget the experience – and will be eager to share it with their friends once school’s back on again!
The Windermere Treetop Trek will certainly delight everyone with its adventure-filled activities, from children to adults. There are more than 35 treetop challenges that will have you and your kids swinging, climbing, balancing, and flying through the oak woodland canopy. You will also be able to enjoy a fantastic race with your family down three parallel 250-metre zip wires with beautiful views of the fells and Lake Windermere.
Again, we’re confident your kids will go back to school excited to tell their friends what they were up to during the February half term break!
Hike with the Family
Ever wanted to explore the Lake District by foot while spending quality family time? There are many walking routes that attract countless hikers every year in the Lakes, so outdoor-enthusiasts can enjoy the fresh air while taking in the stunning views. Hiking in the area is also popular for residents as well, as there are routes for everyone, from beginners to experienced hikers.
There are even family-friendly walks that you can easily do with the kids. RydalWater, the inspiration for a huge amount of the poetry of William Wordsworth, is the perfect place to escape to during half term. You’ll be able to spot the local wildlife, appreciate the breath-taking woodland scenery, and even stop for a bite along the way while your family benefits from the fresh air.
The Lake District area is known for its natural beauty and for the many activities and events that are always going on. Providing fun for all the family, what better way to spend the half term break than enjoying the outdoors and discovering new places with the whole family?
At Windermere Marina Village, we can offer you amazing holiday cottages in the Lake District that will make you feel at home while visiting the South Lakes. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of our accommodations that are the perfect retreat after a day of exploring and fun. Turn your February half term visit to the Lakes into an even more special occasion for the whole family!