Worrying about how you’ll keep the kids entertained during your upcoming trip to Cumbria? No need to panic! Whether your child is 2 or 12, Cumbria is sure to have something that will ignite their enthusiasm and encourage exploration and adventure. So, grab your waterproofs and wellies, pack some snacks, and give your little explorers a Cumbrian holiday experience they’ll be sure to remember.

Check out our top 5 fun-filled family days out in Cumbria below…


  1. Lowther Castle

    Lowther Castle is one of the Lake District’s hidden gems, ready and waiting to be discovered. Built at the turn of the 19th Century, the castle was once a grand affair, boasting spectacular rooms and glorious gardens that were the envy of the north. Today, just the outer shell remains; showcasing dramatic ruins, an amazing adventure playground and gorgeous gardens galore. Wander through the lovely grounds and uncover fascinating exhibitions and stories, before retreating to the café for a well-earned tasty treat.

  2. Dalemain

    Home to the Hasell family since 1679, Dalemain seamlessly blends medieval, Tudor, and Georgian history with picturesque parkland, mystical lakes, and rugged Cumbrian hills. The Dalemain Gardens boast five fabulous acres of beautiful border plants, ancient apple trees, blue Himalayan poppies and even a Tudor knot garden. Step back in time on an expert guided tour of the mansion, before heading out on a wonderful walk of the grounds; and finally, cosying up with a nice cup of tea in the Great Barn Tearoom.

  3. Acorn Bank

    Renowned for its impressive herb collection and idyllic fruit orchards, Acorn Bank is a heavenly haven with a fascinating industrial past. The site was originally established around 800 years ago, with a striking 17th Century sandstone manor at its core. Amble along the meandering Crowdundle Beck to the ancient watermill and learn all about the history of gypsum mining on the estate. Keep your eyes peeled for otter tracks, red squirrels, and exotic bird species; as well as beautiful butterflies, bees and newts.

  4. Ullswater Steamers

    All aboard the Ullswater Steamers! Boasting one of the largest heritage boat fleets in the whole world, Ullswater Steamers offers a fantastic array of cruises on one of England’s most spectacular lakes: Ullswater. These spectacular cruises lead you directly to some of the most iconic walking routes in the Lake District, with amazing views of Wordworth’s daffodils in the springtime. You can climb aboard the steamers for a fantastic 8-mile cruise from Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Aira Force and Glenridding piers.

  5. Tullie House

    Tullie House Museums & Art Gallery is Carlisle’s most popular visitor attraction, housing some truly spectacular collections of fine art, human history, and natural sciences. Discover a unique blend of old and new as you wander around the classical Grade I listed Jacobean Tullie House and beautiful Border Galleries – jam-packed full of exciting exhibitions and interactive activities. Kids can try their hand at firing a Roman weapon, climbing the life-sized section or Hadrian’s Wall, or visiting the badgers’ sett.


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