Lake District Family Holidays

Family holidays to the Lake District are perfect for outdoor activities, and you can happily spend your days cycling around the Lakes and walking up the fells or spending afternoons sailing, climbing or canoeing. The terrain is perfect for outdoor pursuits, but the area also has plenty to offer in terms of attractions.

The Lakes themselves are the best attractions with boat trips on Ulswater and Windermere offering great sightseeing opportunities while the other lakes offer a more peaceful relaxed atmosphere. There are castles like Muncaster to explore and stately homes as well as museums, slate mines and roman ruins littered across the area. The Lake District is an impressive family holiday destination and well worth exploring at length.

Family holiday cottages in Lake District with pool

While the lakes are great fun to swim in they can be very cold and you will not want to spend hours in them most days! Having your own private, or shared, pool gives you a lovely sense of luxury with your accommodation and offers the perfect day or evening entertainment for families. It lets you relax while your kids play and gives you plenty of time to unwind and kick back. Properties with pools are fairly common in the area and not much more expensive.

Lake District cottages with pool

Family holiday cottages in The Lake District

With such magnificent scenery and beautiful towns and villages it is not unsurprising that cottages and houses are so popular in this area. You can stay in beautiful unspoilt towns like Coniston, Ambleside or Hawkshead in the middle of the national park, with a lake almost on your doorstep or in a secluded hilly spot with breath-taking views. There’s a wide variety of properties available for all family sizes and a vast range of facilities from home cinemas and games rooms to cosy fires and elegant dining rooms.

Lake District family cottages

Pet friendly family holiday accommodation

You can find more pet friendly accommodation in the Lake District than almost anywhere in the UK. It’s a walker’s paradise and properties are well equipped to deal with muddy dogs and other pets. The lakes and fells are the perfect place to take your pets with you and you can ensure that they will also have a great time! Whether you want to stay in the centre of a town or in a remote beautiful cottage there will be pet friendly accommodation easily available.

Lake District pet friendly properties

Family holiday apartments

For anyone wanting to really enjoy the local culture and way of life of the Lake District, apartments give you a great base camp to enjoy the local sights and flavours of the Lake District’s most beautiful towns and villages such as Keswick and Coniston. Apartment rentals are a great way to save money on your holiday and you can enjoy great local sights and pubs while still not missing out on any of the beauty and charm the Lake District has to offer.

Lake District apartments for families

The Lake District with the family is a wonderful holiday experience and the fun of the whole area for outdoor activities and sightseeing is hard to match anywhere in England. The Lake District is very easy to get to from most parts of the country and once you’re there your day to day expenses will be minimal thanks to all the entertainment nature so kindly offers for free.

There’s so much to do and see in the area that even a week’s holiday will barely scratch the surface of everything that’s on offer. We’d highly recommend this as a top family destination and there’s something for everyone from castles to gardens and from mountain panoramic views to tranquil forest strolls.