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Fun Family days out in the Lake District this October Half Term


Looking for ways to keep your little people entertained in the Lake District National Park this half term? Wanting to make the most of your hard-earned family holiday to the Lakes? We’ve put together some of our favourite family days out, things to see and places to go to help you and your family have the best possible half term ever!

The Coppermines Waterwheel Trail

If you’re looking for a family-friendly walk with lots to see along the way then visit our website and download a free route map. This walk is perfect for all legs, long or short, young or old and comes with hassle-free parking at Coniston Central Village Car Park. The route takes up through the historic and fascinating Coppermines Valley, past impressive waterfalls and offers incredible mountain views throughout. The highlight of the walk is a visit to the impressive Coppermines Copper Keystone and Heritage Waterwheel – don’t forget your camera!

Browse our Coniston Cottages here.

The Brockhole Halloween Experience

Halloween spookiness will descend on Brockhole this October with more monsters, more activities and more fun than ever before. Pre-booking required. Visit Brockhole’s website for details.

Halloween Fun at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Museum & La’al Ratty.

No family trip to the Lakes is complete without a trip on the La’al Ratty, one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England. The line is seven miles long with a journey time of 40 minutes each way offering spectacular views over the estuaries and countryside with England’s highest mountains in the distance.  The museum has gone batty this Halloween! Follow the spooky trail around the museum and take a stop at our Activity Station for haunting Halloween fun. Find out more here.

Millerbeck Light Railway

Regarded as Lakelands best kept secret (shhh!) The famous Millerbeck Light Railway is situated in the private grounds of Millerbeck House, in the Lakeland village of Staveley-in-Cartmel, near Newby Bridge – ¼ mile south from Lake Windermere and the National Trust property of Fell Foot in Cumbria. Offering a Spooktacular Halloween train ride the weekend of 30th – 31st October. Visit their Facebook page for details.

Muncaster Castle – Halloween Week

There will be oodles of fun and Halloween entertainment again this year to make this a “must do” time of year to visit Muncaster! Activities include the Scary Maze, fire juggling shows, alchemy workshops and kids crafts in the Ghostly Grotto. New to the Festival this year is Rag Tag Arts who made the fabulous, enormous cardboard castle at Funcaster in the summer. Now they need your help to create a Day of The Dead masterpiece! Make your lantern in the Eco Barn* and join the evening parade through the gardens making its way to the “Magic Lantern” theatre in the woods. Have a go at the Spooktacular Shootout! Follow the trail and watch out for zombies and skeletons – water pistols supplied!* Visit Muncaster Castle’s website for details.

Half-term Fun on Windermere Lake Cruises

With so many great attractions and events within a few minutes of the famous Windermere boats, there’s no better time to take a cruise. This school holiday, why not ditch the car and hop on a boat to some top family events? All of their cruises allow you to hop off and break up the journey, so it’s a great value way to enjoy the best of Windermere’s local attractions.

Visit their website for details.

Browse our cottages near Windermere here.

Go Gruffalo Spotting at Grizedale

As well as offering miles of fantastic walking and cycling, art exhibitions, a popular playpark and endless, high-wired adventures via their Go Ape Tree-Top Trek, Grizedale Forest is also THE place to spot the elusive Gruffalo. Find out more here.

Find out more about our Grizedale Cottage.

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