For a UK break in Winter there is nowhere better than the Lake District!
Quiet villages and roads, along with stunning views make for the perfect getaway whatever the weather! If the weather doesn't allow you to get out and about read our latest blog for things to do whatever the weather!
Our Winter Favourites include;
Aira Force - Around a 30 minute drive from WMV allows you to experience one of the largest waterfalls in the Lake District and certainly the most accessible. It's a favourite for tourists and locals alike and the Kirkstone pass to Ullswater is an amazing ascent up to almost 1500 feet! There is a short walk to get to the waterfall so please check it's suitable for your group before heading out.
Lakeland Motor Museum - this packed full exhibition of bikes, cars, and basically anything else with an engine is great for all ages! Accessed by boat, car or bus getting there can be a great day out in itself!. The cafe is also well recommended.
Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre - If you have ever wondered how stone walls are built, sheep are sheared or just how a Lake District farm runs from day to day then the Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre is the place to find out! With daily demonstrations, interactive activities and a great farm shop and cafe it's a great way to immerse yourself in Lakeland farming traditions.
Windermere Lake Cruises - a firm favourite and a must do when in Windermere! Cruises run every day (Excluding Christmas Day) and you'll get 10% off tickets if you're staying at Windermere Marina Village. The smaller boats that run in winter all have window tables so you'll be guaranteed to get a great view!
Cycle Hire - Windermere Canoe and Kayak are right next to us and they offer traditional mountain bike hire and e-bike hire all year. (You'll get a discount here to off selected rates if you mention you're staying at WMV!) Perfect for exploring everything the Lakes has to offer, especially when the winter days are bright and cold! We have many routes and paths that lead directly from your front door - ask at Reception for details!