The Lake District for Families

Family holidays are a time of relaxation, fun and experiencing an adventure or two. The Lake District is the perfect place for this as you will be able to find something for every member of your family to enjoy – including those hard to please members as well. Here at Windermere Marina Village, we know the value of a good day out. So, what is there for you and your family to do in the magical landscape of Windermere?

Family Activities

Have you a budding treasure hunter in your family? If so, they will feel right at home at the Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail. It’s a great excuse to get the whole family outdoors and viewing the wonders that the Lakes have to offer. Self-guided, you and your children will have to solve a few clues – some harder than others – to make your way to the end of the map. What awaits where ‘X’ marks the spot? Well, you’ll just have to begin your adventure to find out!

If you prefer to explore the great outdoors, then why not explore the main attraction of Windermere; the lake. There are plenty of Windermere lake cruises to choose from and it’s the best way to beat traffic! You can explore the largest lake in the UK at your leisure, stopping off along the way to explore the shore and even visit an aquarium – perfect for a rainy day at the Lakes!

Family Events

Records, CD, and cassettes. Whatever you grew up listening to, the love of music remained the same. And with media such as vinyl making a comeback, now more than ever, the generational gap in music is being breached across your family. Which makes the Windermere Record and CD Fair the perfect place for you all to visit. This happens a couple of times throughout the summer. You will be able to discover vinyl’s from as little as £1 right up to £500, so come prepared with a budget!

For a black-tie event, you can set sail to the Beech Hill Hotel for a spectacular Summer Ball. A jazz band will be on hand, a glass of champagne at the door and a dinner celebrating all of the flavours of summer. This is a great chance for the older members of your family to be whisked away on a stress-free evening of glitz and glam.

Eating Out

What is the quintessential British family meal? If your mind didn’t spring to fish and chips, or at least think of them second, then you may not like fish. But, for those that do love a good chippy dinner, Bowness does not disappoint. At the famous Vinegar Jones chippy, you have a variety of traditional options, but there are also great gluten-free options to be found.

Or if you’re looking for a more substantial meal there is a range of other dining options throughout Windermere. Bistros, tapas, burgers and any other food you can imagine can be found within walking distance.

Of course, you could also come and visit our bar and restaurant here at the marina, The Boathouse. With two fantastic terraces, a bar and a first-floor restaurant you will be spoilt for views as you dine day or night. On offer, there is everything from mussels to confit lamb, so don’t miss your chance to dig in! You are welcome to bring well-behaved children and your dogs.

For your next family holiday in the Lake District, Windermere can’t be beaten on things for you and your children to do together as a family. So, take a look at the holiday cottages and apartments we have available here at Windermere Marina Village.

Browsing Merchandise in a Lake District Shop
Eating Out in The Lake District
Family Sat in a Lake District Field