Top 10 Kid Friendly Things To Do and Attractions in Borrowdale

We've collected top 10 mentioned kid friendly attractions in Borrowdale from other articles such as lakesiderailway.co.uk, Fodor's Choice, Lonely Planet Top Choices.

Top 10 Kid Friendly Things To Do and Attractions in Borrowdale

National Trust - Wray Castle
National Trust - Wray Castle
4 (2613 ratings)3.5 (1631 ratings)
Neo-gothic 1800s castle featuring a kid-friendly interior with play rooms, plus lakeside grounds.
Low Wray, Ambleside, LA22 0JA, United Kingdom
Historical landmarkSights & LandmarksCastles
Mentioned by Holgates Cottage Collection
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"This proper fairytale castle only recently opened its doors to the public and is operated by the National Trust. The neo-gothic castle has numerous towers and turrets to explore and various exhibitions to check out along the way. For example, kids can dress up in period costumes, build their own castle and explore the new Peter Rabbit adventure rooms, as well as an excellent outdoor play area too."
Mentioned by Mini Travellers - Family Travel & Family Holiday Tips
6 Family Fun Adventures in Windermere | Lake District
"White Cross Bay is less than 5 minutes by car to Brockhole, where you can catch a boat to the other side of Lake Windermere to visit Wray Castle. On the way out you have to go to Ambleside first, get off the boat for 20 mins, re-board, and then set off for Wray Castle but on the trip back you go straight across to Brockhole. The Woodland Nature Play Trail at Wray Castle is great."
Mentioned by Lake District National Park
Things to do in Windermere
"Families can explore the activity rooms inside the castle, where there’s plenty of space for creative play. With a natural playground in the grounds and a path to spacious grassy area on the lakeshore, its a great for the whole family whatever the weather."
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre
4.6 (2061 ratings)4 (1126 ratings)
Outdoor attraction with a range of activities, from mini-golf & zip-lines to kayaking & archery.
The Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere, LA23 1LJ, United Kingdom
Visitor centerArchery rangeArt galleryGardenGift shopHistorical landmarkOutdoor activity organiserPlaygroundRestaurantNature & Wildlife Areas
Mentioned by Mini Travellers - Family Travel & Family Holiday Tips
6 Family Fun Adventures in Windermere | Lake District
"In collaboration with Cumbria Tourism, we had been lucky enough to be provided with tickets for some activities at Brockhole. Located a few miles from Bowness and on the way to Ambleside, Brockhole is an absolute gem of a day out for families. There is a real mix of activities on offer for all ages and although you have to pay for parking, there are lots of activities that are free to take part in (although you will be tempted by the abundance of activities on offer that you do need to pay for so be prepared!)."
Mentioned by Visit Cumbria
Things to Do in Windermere | Attractions & Places to Visit
"Brockhole, situated in 30 acres of gardens between Ambleside and Windermere, is the Lake District National Park Authority Visitor Centre. One of the most popular Windermere attractions, it has its own landing stage, tree top trek, boat and bike hire, shop, tea rooms….see all things to do here >>"
Mentioned by lakesiderailway.co.uk
Visitor Attractions | The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
"Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere. Browse round the shop and treat yourself to something tasty in the café. The extensive gardens are a delight whatever time you choose to visit."
National Trust - Wordsworth House and Garden
National Trust - Wordsworth House and Garden
4.5 (468 ratings)4.5 (423 ratings)
Historic former home of Wordsworth, featuring period details, tours & educational programs.
Main St, Cockermouth, CA13 9RX, United Kingdom
Sights & LandmarksArchitectural BuildingsEducational sitesHistoric Sites
Mentioned by Lonely Planet Top Choices
Top things to do in Cumbria & the Lakes
"The poet William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at this handsome Georgian house at the end of Main St. Built around 1745, the house has been meticulously restored based on accounts from the Wordsworth archive: the kitchen, drawing room, study and bedrooms all look much as they would have to a young William. Costumed guides wander around the house for added period authenticity. Outside, the walled kitchen garden was mentioned in Wordsworth's autobiographical epic The Prelude."
Mentioned by Fodor's Choice
Sights in The Lake District
"Cockermouth was the birthplace of William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, whose childhood home was this 18th-century town house, carefully…"
Kat's Kitchen
Kat's Kitchen
4.9 (163 ratings)
Warm vegan cafe with outdoor seating offering homemade cakes, sandwiches, coffee & snacks.
135 Main St, Keswick, CA12 5NJ, United Kingdom
Vegan restaurantBreakfast restaurantCafeCake shopCatererCoffee storeEspresso barIce cream shopVegetarian restaurant
Mentioned by LancsLive
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"Kat's Kitchen is a delightful vegan cafe, serving homemade meals, including English breakfast and sandwiches with a wonderful selection of gluten free cakes on offer. It offers plant milk options too for hot drinks and milkshakes whilst also keeping dairy milk as an option. Offering brunch and lunch all year around, the kitchen offers early dinner during the busier months and introduced afternoon tea in 2020."
Lake District National Park
Lake District National Park
4.8 (33844 ratings)5 (281 ratings)
Information on local travel and walking/cycling routes, with books/guides for sale and exhibitions.
United Kingdom
National parkNature & Parks
Mentioned by Devon 21 days itinerary
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"The Lakes District is all shimmering lakes and craggy hilltops which attract over 15 million people each year. The Yorkshire Dales on the other hand is about the snaking rivers running though valleys of rolling green hills. It’s the perfect place to spend a few days stretching the muscle’s on a long walk or two."
Harris Park Bowling Club
Harris Park Bowling Club
4.4 (46 ratings)4.5 (12 ratings)
1 Parkside Ave, Cockermouth, CA13 0DR, United Kingdom
Lawn bowls clubNature & ParksPlaygroundsGardensParks
Ambleside Roman Fort
Ambleside Roman Fort
4.2 (558 ratings)4 (118 ratings)
Set amid quiet farm fields, this area provides the remains of a Roman fort built in the 2nd century.
Ambleside, LA22 0EN, United Kingdom
Historical landmarkSights & LandmarksHeritage buildingPoints of Interest & Landmarks
Mentioned by The Crazy Tourist
15 Best Things to Do in Ambleside (Cumbria, England
"Metres from Windermere’s northern shore is an archaeological site for the Roman fort of Galava, founded towards the end of the 1st century. This stronghold defended the intersection of three Roman roads, heading off to Ravenglass and Carlisle on Hadrian’s Wall to the north, and Papcastle to the west. The remains date from the 2nd or 3rd century, when it appears that the fort was demolished and reconstructed."
Windermere
Windermere
4.7 (942 ratings)4.5 (3633 ratings)
This large glacial ribbon lake features 18 islands, plus ferries & other boating activities.
United Kingdom
LakeNature & ParksBodies of Water
Grasmere
Grasmere
5 (18 ratings)4.5 (404 ratings)
Cozy village featuring William Wordsworth's cottage, various shops, trail access & striking views.
Ambleside, LA22 9PR, UK
WaterSights & LandmarksPoints of Interest & Landmarks
Rothay Park - South Lakeland District Council
Rothay Park - South Lakeland District Council
4.7 (401 ratings)
1 Vicarage Rd, Ambleside, LA22 9DH, United Kingdom
Park
Mentioned by southlakeland.gov.uk
Ambleside and Grasmere parks
"Rothay Park is a popular park situated in the centre of Ambleside, it is surrounded by a dramatic landscape and offers a gateway to some of the most beautiful fells in the Lake District. The park provides lots of opportunities for play and relaxation for both residents and visitors of all ages and abilities, from a full size football pitch and children's play area to picnic benches, large grassed areas and natural rock outcrops."

Top Best Restaurants in Borrowdale

Monsoons Indian Restaurant
Monsoons Indian Restaurant
3.9 (40 ratings)
Compact, relaxed dinner eatery showcasing traditional specialties from India, Bangladesh.
North Terrace, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3AU, United Kingdom
Indian restaurantRestaurant
Asaya Thai Restaurant
Asaya Thai Restaurant
4 (237 ratings)
Relaxed spot for classic Thai fare including sharing plates & veggie options with full bar.
21 Station St, Keswick, CA12 5HH, United Kingdom
Thai restaurantFood producerRestaurant
Mentioned by Things To Do
Top 8 Asian food in Bassenthwaite, Keswick,
"21 Station Street, Keswick CA12 5HH EnglandAsian, ThaiLunch, DinnerTakeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available+44 17687 75111http://www.asayathai.com/"
The Kingfisher
The Kingfisher
4.6 (522 ratings)
77 Main St, Keswick, CA12 5DS, United Kingdom
Fish and chips takeawayRestaurant
Mentioned by Gastroranking
The best restaurants in the neighbourhood of Keswick North West
"You get some good fish and chips, can’t ask for much more especially when the staff was so helpful (my husband couldn’t make up his mind so went with the staffs choice). I would say however that the curry source was the worst I’ve ever tasted, I’m not from around here, so maybe that’s just how they like it in Cumbria (watery) not sure. Either way it didn’t ruin the meal or experience."

Best Vegan Restaurants in Borrowdale

Mrs Fs
Mrs Fs
4.6 (166 ratings)
74 Main St, Keswick, CA12 5DX, United Kingdom
CafeVegan restaurant
Mentioned by kestrellodge.co.uk
Pubs & Restaurants, Keswick - Kestrel Lodge
"This is a quirky friendly place for a homemade scone, cake, or soup. Everyone’s welcome again I’ve popped in here for a coffee after a day’s walking with muddy boots, woofs in tow, and felt right at home. Definitely worth a visit if your passing it’s a lovely atmosphere and everyone’s friendly and welcoming."
Auradaze Japanese Ambleside
Auradaze Japanese Ambleside
4.8 (42 ratings)
2 Millans Park, Ambleside, LA22 9AF, United Kingdom
Authentic Japanese restaurantAsian grocery storeJapanese restaurantTakeout RestaurantSeafood restaurantSushi restaurantVegan restaurant
Mentioned by Things To Do
Top 6 Asian food in Ambleside, England, United Kingdom
"2/3 Old Post Office Millans Park, Ambleside LA22 9AD EnglandJapanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, DeliLunch, DinnerTakeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service+44 7865 616366http://auradaze.co.uk"
Cafe Bar 26
Cafe Bar 26
4.4 (215 ratings)
Vibrant cafe & wine bar serving European light lunches & also offering evening tapas.
26 Lake Rd, Keswick, CA12 5DQ, United Kingdom
CafeCocktail barVegan restaurantWine bar

Best Spas in Borrowdale

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa
Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa
4.6 (489 ratings)
Refined property with country-style rooms, plus a restaurant & a spa with an indoor pool.
Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22 9BX, United Kingdom
HotelBarFree parking lotIndoor lodgingIndoor swimming poolLeisure centreRestaurantSpa
Mentioned by romantichotels.guide
The 20 most Romantic Hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
"With a picturesque location in Ambleside, Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection features a modern spaand a brasserie. There is free parking and spacious rooms with free WiFi and scenic views towards Wansfell. Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa is set in a 17th-century building, and has a leisure club with a swimming pool, sauna, spa bath and steam room."
Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
4.5 (957 ratings)
Traditional-style rooms in a lakeside lodging with a watersports centre, plus a children's club.
Ambleside Rd, Windermere, LA23 1LP, United Kingdom
Resort hotelBarBritish restaurantGymHotelMarinaMassage spaSpaSpa and health clubSwimming pool
Mentioned by Trip101
10 Best Hotels With Lake Views In Windermere, UK - Updated 2021
"It is located right on the shores of Windermere, offering a range of activities. The traditional restaurant allows guests to eat any time of day while admiring views of the lake. There is a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and full fitness studio."
Mentioned by englishlakes.co.uk
Food & Drinks | Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
"Afternoon Tea at Low Wood Bay is a quintessentially traditional experience. Served within the delightful surrounds of either The Windermere Restaurant or Buckley room."
Lakes Hotel and Spa
Lakes Hotel and Spa
4.5 (754 ratings)
Refined retreat with free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking, plus an indoor pool and British restaurant.
Lake Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3HH, United Kingdom
HotelRestaurantServiced accommodationSpa
Mentioned by romantichotels.guide
The 20 most Romantic Hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere
"Our hotel is perfectly situated with views of Lake Windermere, just a short stroll from the bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere and the boats that travel the length of Windermere, making it easy to visit Ambleside, Brockhole, Wray Castle and Lakeside without a car. The Lakes Hotel & Spawas previously called the Burnside Hotel & Spa. The hotel has some of the best on-site facilities in the area, half of the rooms with hot tubs on private balconies, an on-site spa with poolside seating and a bar, stylish restaurant and cocktail bar, bike hire, wakesurfing and paddleboading."
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