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Celebrate Christmas In The Lake District

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.

Windermere Marina Village offers the perfect base for the 2023 festive period. Offering luxury self-catering accommodation in the picturesque village of Bowness on Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. Whether you’re after a dog friendly property, large group accommodation or the perfect family holiday, our wide range of properties cater to a variety of preferences.

Built using traditional Lakeland materials, our luxury self-catered accommodation is nestled around our beautiful marina, offering spectacular views across the water. Designed with modern, luxurious interiors, our Lakeland apartments are the perfect choice for your next getaway and are ideal for family holidays. The marina is situated close to the village of Bowness and located in one of the most breathtaking locations in the Lake District.

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.

Winter Walks in The Lakes

You simply cannot visit the Lake District during the winter if you aren’t going to take advantage of one of the many walks in the area.

Whilst the walks are beautifully scenic all year round, there is something about the colder months which turns the Lake District into a genuine winter wonderland.

Whether you want to take a scenic stroll by the lake or be a bit more adventurous and tackle one of the many tarns around the area, you are sure to find stunning views around every corner. Clear winter day’s in the lakes offer an unrivalled view of the surrounding areas, especially when you manage to get to the peak of your chosen walk. We suggest taking a comforting flask of hot chocolate, so you can enjoy a well-earned warming drink as you bask in the natural beauty surrounding you, before safely making your decent.

All Aboard The Tinsel Train!

If you are bringing children along to the Lake District during December, you will definitely want to consider taking them on a magical train ride throughout the Lakes with Santa.

Lakeside Railway

This 1 hour 20-minute return journey will travel between Haverthwaite and Lakeside; during the trip presents will be given out by Santa to all the children on board, whilst there is a festive treat and seasonal drink on offer for the adults to enjoy.

Throughout the journey, children and parents alike can also enjoy a festive singsong, with a whole host of Christmas carols being played. A fun-filled day is sure to be had, and your children are sure to remember the time they met Santa in the Lakes for the rest of their lives.

The train will run each weekend in December in the run-up to Christmas, with trains running several times throughout each day.

The World Of Beatrix Potter – Father Christmas Tea Party

If you thought that the World of Beatrix Potter couldn’t get any more appealing, you simply must make sure you visit during the festive period.

An unforgettable Christmas experience is on offer at this attraction, with a fantastic festive themed party that caters for both adults and children.

Be sure to book events ahead to avoid disappointment; this event is available on Saturdays in December at either 12pm or 3.30pm each day.

Other events to watch out for include:

Hawkshead Comedy Club – 8th December at 8pm – laughs for all the family

Rydal Christmas Fair – Saturday 2nd December – Sunday 3rd December

Santa’s Christmas Wish at The Old Laundry – 16th December

Christmas Carols with Grasmere Glee at Allan Bank – 10th December at 1:30pm

With so much going on in the Lakes this Christmas, you simply can’t afford to miss out!

So, if you are looking for luxury self catering accommodation in the Lake District this Christmas, be sure to browse our wide selection of holiday cottages and apartments in the Lake District.

Updated 9th November 2023

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