Half Term Breaks in The Lake District, February 2017

Bring the kids, grandkids or even the grandparents and explore all the Lake District has to offer.

Take advantage of the quieter roads and attractions and enjoy the stunning winter views with crisp mornings, new lambs skipping in the fields and bracing winter walks.

Enjoy the use of the Old England leisure club with a swim for the kids and pamper for mum (free to all our guests) or take in the beautiful open fires with a hot chocolate in one of the many pubs and cafes in Bowness to make the most of those lazy days.

Many of the open farms will have lambs that children can bottle feed plus Brockhole have an action packed week of activities. The Keswick Film Festival is also on between 16th and 19th February. Alternatively take in the best the Lake District has to offer, with plenty of walks, it'll tire out all the family! Some of our favourite walks can be started right from your front door, for ideas visit Miles Without Stiles or for guided walks check out The Lake District Walker.

Here is a list of activtites to tempt your taste buds:

Winter Wildlife Survival Trail - 11th to 26th February - £3.
Wild Art - 16th February - £3.
The Magic of Storytelling - 19th February - Children £5, Adults £2 with child.
Minibeast Magic - 23rd February - Children £5, Adults £2 with child.
Jesters Circus Workshop - 24th February - £5.

Holker Hall
Snowdrop weekend - 17th -to 19th and 24th to 26th February Adults £8.50, Children Free.
Includes Gardens, Courtyard Café, Gift Shop, Food Hall, enjoy the grounds and picnic areas, adventure playground, Café, Gift Shop and Food Hall.

Musicals, films and activities for all the family including sword making, screen printing and 3D printing workshops.
Zeffirellis Ambleside and Royalty Bowness Cinema.
Great independent cinemas both within a 10 minute drive of Windermere Marina. Showing The LEGO batman movie, SING and Moana amongst others.

Leighton Moss, Carnforth
Recent hosts of BBC’s Springwatch this fantastic nature reserve are hosting a number of events including guided walks, open weekends and family trails throughout the half term break.

Wray Castle, Ambleside
Hosting a ‘Bird Box Safari’ build your own bird boxes - 23rd and 25th February. Booking essential, event free but admission fees apply.

Grizedale Forest
Take advantage of the clear Cumbrian sky’s and experience the milky way and many other dark delights - telescopes provided and booking essential. Adults £12.

Claife Viewing Station
Recently reopened following a full refurbishment this viewing station has fantastic views across Windermere, only a stone’s throw from Windermere Marina this is a great walk for children and free.