Top 10 Kid Friendly Things To Do and Attractions in Eskdale

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Top 10 Kid Friendly Things To Do and Attractions in Eskdale

Lakes Aquarium
Lakes Aquarium
4.1 (2064 ratings)4 (798 ratings)
Aquarium with freshwater and marine life, featuring an underwater otter tunnel and stingrays.
Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8AS, United Kingdom
AquariumNature & ParksCafeGift shop
Mentioned by Holgates Cottage Collection
Ten Of The Best Days Out In The South Lake District, Cumbria
"Not too far from the Motor Museum, you’ll find the Lakes Aquarium, which showcases all of the marine life that populates the area’s lakes, as well as nearby Morecambe Bay. As well as local creatures such as pike, arctic charr and thornback rays, you’ll see species from all over the world too, such as clownfish and piranha, as well as a selection of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, such as otters and frogs. One of the highlights is the underwater tunnel section, which allows you to feel as though you’re exploring the depths of Lake Windermere."
Mentioned by ivythwaitelodge.co.uk
Close Attractions - Ivythwaite Lodge, guest house in Windermere
"From mountain-top to Morecambe Bay the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout, eels, pike, perch, giant crabs, rays and many more."
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 Lonely Planet Top Choices
Top things to do in Cumbria & the Lakes
"An impressive sight with its turrets and battlements, this mock-Gothic castle was built in 1840 for James Dawson, a retired doctor from Liverpool, but it has been owned by the National Trust since 1929. Though the interior is largely empty, the lakeside grounds are glorious. It was once used as a holiday home by Beatrix Potter's family. The best way to arrive is by boat from Bowness; there's limited parking and preference is given to non-driving visitors on busy days."
Mentioned by Holgates Cottage Collection
Ten Of The Best Days Out In The South Lake District, Cumbria
"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."
National Trust - Fell Foot Park
National Trust - Fell Foot Park
4.6 (1467 ratings)4.5 (369 ratings)
Family-friendly spot with cafe and space/facilities for games, picnics, swimming and boating.
Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8NN, United Kingdom
ParkNature & Parks
Mentioned by Holgates Cottage Collection
Ten Of The Best Days Out In The South Lake District, Cumbria
"This park, operated by the National Trust, is located at the southern tip of Lake Windermere and is the perfect place to relax with the family on a sunny day. Whether you just want to relax by the lake with a picnic or go for a paddle, or maybe even try your hand at paddle-boarding or kayaking, there’s loads to do, including a playground for the kids, all with the incredible mountain views in the distance."
Mentioned by Visit Cumbria
Things to Do in Windermere | Attractions & Places to Visit
"Things to do in this Windermere lake shore park include picnics, paddling, duck feeding and rowing boat hire. There is National Trust gift shop and tea room. Fell Foot is on the Windermere Lake Cruises route and connects to Lakeside Pier for other top Windermere attractions.….things to do here >>"
Mentioned by Lake District National Park
Things to do in Windermere
"This Victorian park, restored to its former glory, offers substantial access to the lakeshore, where there are leisure facilities. Fine picnic areas, a cafe and rowing boat and kayak hire make it an ideal day out for families."
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 originalcottages.co.uk
Top activities to do with the kids in Windermere this Summer
"The Brockhole visitors centre is located between Windermere and Ambleside on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere. Set in exquisite grounds and gardens, Brockhole has plenty of activities this summer for young and old alike. Enjoy boat hire, rafting, pony rides, archery, orienteering or brave the cave (for kids over 5)."
Mentioned by Lake District National Park
Things to do in Windermere
"Enjoy the famous adventure playground, paddle in the lake, and explore the fabulous Mawson designed gardens with good pushchair and wheelchair access. Hire a boat on the lake, with motor boats, rowing boats, kayaks and paddle boards for hire. Challenge yourself with archery, laser clay or inside caving."
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."
Stagshaw Garden
Stagshaw Garden
4.5 (158 ratings)
Tranquil woodland garden featuring walking paths through trees, shrubs & flowers.
Ambleside, LA22 0HE, United Kingdom
Garden
Mentioned by The Crazy Tourist
15 Best Things to Do in Ambleside (Cumbria, England
"The former regional agent for the National Trust, Cubby Acland, landscaped this picture perfect eight-acre garden by the lakefront on Waterhead’s south side. The lower part of the Jenkin Crag walk will lead you into this space. Half of the garden is cultivated, with magnolias, camellias, azaleas, embothriums, shrubs and rhododendrons, which do well in the Lake District’s acidic soils."
Dubwath Silver Meadows Nature Reserve
Dubwath Silver Meadows Nature Reserve
4.6 (70 ratings)4.5 (31 ratings)
Cockermouth, CA13 9YL, United Kingdom
Nature preserveNature & ParksNature & Wildlife Areas
Brantwood
Brantwood
4.6 (437 ratings)4.5 (395 ratings)
Former home of artist John Ruskin, now a house museum with period furniture, gardens & art displays.
East of Lake, Coniston, LA21 8AD, United Kingdom
Historical place museumSights & LandmarksArt galleryGardenSelf-catering accommodationWedding venueHistoric Sites
Mentioned by Fodor's Choice
Sights in The Lake District
"On the eastern shore of Coniston Water, Brantwood was the cherished home of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the noted Victorian artist, writer,…"
Rydal Mount & Gardens
Rydal Mount & Gardens
4.5 (447 ratings)4.5 (242 ratings)
Wordsworth's rustic family home with displays of his work and portraits plus lake views and gardens.
Rydal Mount, Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9LU, United Kingdom
Historical place museumNature & ParksGardenHistoric Sites
Mentioned by Lonely Planet Top Choices
Top things to do in Cumbria & the Lakes
"The poet William Wordsworth's most famous residence in the Lake District is undoubtedly Dove Cottage, but he actually spent a great deal more time at Rydal Mount, 1.5 miles northwest of Ambleside, off the A591. This was the Wordsworth family's home from 1813 until the poet's death in 1850 and the house contains a treasure trove of Wordsworth memorabilia. Bus 555 (and bus 599 from April to October) stops at the end of the drive."
Buttermere
Buttermere
4.8 (356 ratings)5 (646 ratings)
Verdant mountain ridges with hiking trails & sweeping vistas ring this expansive, deep water lake.
Cockermouth, UK
LakeNature & ParksBodies of Water

Best Fast Food Restaurants in Eskdale

Vinegar Jones
Vinegar Jones
4.1 (454 ratings)
Quick, counter-serve outlet offering an array of sustainably sourced fish & chips with sauces.
Royal Square, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DB, United Kingdom
Fish and chips takeawayFast food restaurantRestaurant
Jan's Lakeland Sandwich Shop
Jan's Lakeland Sandwich Shop
4.7 (76 ratings)
12 Station St, Keswick, CA12 5HP, United Kingdom
Sandwich shopBreakfast restaurantFast food restaurantTakeout Restaurant
The Picnic Box, Ambleside Hot and Cold Food
The Picnic Box, Ambleside Hot and Cold Food
5 (39 ratings)
1 Lake Rd, Ambleside, LA22 0AD, United Kingdom
Sandwich shopCake shopCatering food and drink supplierFast food restaurantTakeout Restaurant

Best Museums in Eskdale

Castlegate House Gallery
Castlegate House Gallery
4.3 (18 ratings)4.5 (10 ratings)
Castlegate House, Castlegate, Cockermouth, CA13 9HA, United Kingdom
Art galleryMuseums
Puzzling Place
Puzzling Place
4.4 (1136 ratings)4.5 (1285 ratings)
Fun attraction with illusion exhibits, a gallery of holograms and 3D images, and a puzzle shop.
Museum Square, Keswick, CA12 5DZ, United Kingdom
MuseumsGift shopSpecialty Museums
Banks J B & Son
Banks J B & Son
4.8 (35 ratings)5 (182 ratings)
34 Market Pl, Cockermouth, CA13 9NG, United Kingdom
Hardware storeMuseumsSpecialty Museums

Best Dinner Places to Eat in Eskdale

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/"
Lakeside Cafe Restaurant
Lakeside Cafe Restaurant
4 (525 ratings)
30A Lake Rd, Keswick, CA12 5DG, United Kingdom
CafeBreakfast restaurantDinner theaterLunch restaurantRestaurantTea house
Mentioned by dogfriendlylakedistrict.com
Dog Friendly Cafes in Keswick, Lake District
"Located on banks of Derwentwater, The Lakeside Cafe is the perfect spot for light breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake or atmospheric dinner with stunning views. Email: theatrebythelake@baxterstorey.com. Website: www.theatrebythelake.com"
Porto Restaurant
Porto Restaurant
4.6 (598 ratings)
Elegant spot offering a creative modern British menu, fixed price deals, plus a heated roof terrace.
3 Ash Street, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3EB, United Kingdom
Modern British restaurantEuropean restaurantRestaurant
Mentioned by Sally's Cottages
The Best Places to Eat in Bowness and Windermere
"This family-run fine dining restaurant is ideal if you're looking for somewhere extra special. It holds an AA rosette for food quality and has loads to offer. Down in the bar, you can watch the chefs at work, or head up to the sun terrace for a summer evening drink."
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