Great Places for Kids to Play in the Lake District
Taking kids on holiday is an adventure, and there is no better place for them to play than in the Lake District national park. Whether they love hiking with you, or you want to find a great adventure playground for them to explore the Lake District has a huge number of places for kids to play.
One of the best reasons to rent a holiday cottage in the lake district is that you can have a truly private space that works for you and the needs of your family. You can eat when you like, sleepy when you like, make snacks when you like and have a time out spot for when things get a little loud! If you are looking for some great places to take kids to play in the lake district here are some ideas:
The Coppermines cottages are mostly based in and around Coniston where there are lots of great walks you can try right from the village including a family friendly walk the copper mines. Brantwood is also a great place to take kids as you can pack a picnic and let them run and play in the pretty gardens there. Coniston water is also a great place for kids to play as they try skimming stones, finding interesting sticks and paddling in the cool, clear water.
Brockhole Visitor Centre
Brockhole is a visitor centre owned by the national park and it is a great place for kids to play. You can spend hours in this accommodating place and still not try everything it has to offer. Along with having large grounds on the shores of Windermere where you can explore and play to your hearts content there is also adventure playgrounds, treetop treks, archery, mini karting, boat and cycle hire and a range of other seasonal adventures, perfect for the whole family.
If you are looking for a public playground close to your Coniston based cottage then close by Hawkshead has one and a large field where games of chase and adventure can happen easily. Hawkshead is a very pretty local village to explore, and it even has a chocolate factory if you want to try your hand at making something delicious as a family!
Lake District Cottage Gardens
One of the great reasons to stay in a Lake District cottage rather than any other sort of accommodation is that many of the cottages come with outside space and even lovely gardens where your children can play. After a full day exploring in the lake district, you can set your kids loose in your cottage garden to play while you get the BBQ lit. Don’t forget to pack some outdoor games and equipment such as balls and frisbees to play with or set them a fun challenge or scavenger hunt so they enjoy the garden as much as you!
Kids in the Lake District
The beauty of staying in the lake district as a family is that you can have your type of family adventure and have stunning scenery and space anywhere you go. Whether you want to get your kids up on the fells, at a local attraction, or simply in the privacy of your own lake district cottage garden, Lakeland is a haven for kids of all ages!