Family Attractions

family attractions

Family Attractions

Looking for a change of pace for a day or two? Well, there’s plenty to try nearby for all the family.

Keswick Launch, Boat Trips and Watersports

Boating and getting out on the water remains popular. Keswick Launch companies offers trips around Derwent Water with an option to hop on and off at different stops to walk around the lake.

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Derwent Pencil Museum

A giant, an escape artist’s pencil, art adventures, and the world’s longest colour pencil. Just a few of the things you can see at the Pencil Museum in Keswick.

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Honister Slate Mine & The Via Ferrata

Honister Slate Mine is a working slate mine in the heart of the Lake District which produces the world famous, Westmorland Green Slate.

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Mirehouse & Gardens

Mirehouse is a family run historic house, open between April and October. The house is famous for its strong literary connections to Tennyson, Edward Fitzgerald, Thomas Carlyle and William Wordsworth. There are beautiful gardens, live piano music, accessible footpaths and impressive children's adventure playgrounds.

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Whinlatter Forest & Go Ape

A true mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts and a great day out for everyone else too. It’s located on the other side of Bassenthwaite Lake from Kestrel Lodge Campsite. You’ll be able to see it from your tent. Whinlatter is England's only true mountain forest. It boasts stunning views, fantastic walks, rare wildlife, and a great adventure play area for kids and big kids alike.

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Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

Wordsworth House and Garden, in Cockermouth, is the birthplace and childhood home of romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy.

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