The Lake District National Park spans an area of 885 square miles and is located in the English county of Cumbria. For generations this has been a place for day trips, holidays and for ideal living.
Walking on the hills and fells is what it is famed for but there’s so much more to experience in this small and captivating corner of England.
The Lakes offer so much for families it’s no wonder that this is a popular family holiday destination. Whether it’s short or long family holidays you’re sure to keep the kids happy time and time again.
Walking is a prime activity in the area and there are well marked trails and footpaths enabling those of modest ability to engage with this majestic environment. If you’re more experienced then the high fells and narrow paths of Scafell Pike and Helvellyn offer a superb and rewarding challenge. There are plenty of books and guides which can advise on where to go and at what difficulty they are rated.
But the Lake District is also, as its name suggests, famed for its lakes. This of course offers a whole raft of different waterborne activities to participate in. Whether it’s water skiing, sailing or canoeing you can give them all a try here. But if it’s peace and quiet you’re after many of the lakes have restrictions and so the motorised vessels are kept at a distance and they are safe places for kids to go paddle or just have a picnic at the water’s edge if you’re not that brave!
The Lake District is like an adventure playground on a grand scale. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved. As a family you can learn about the natural flora and fauna of the Lakes and go find your inner naturalist by discovering what’s out there.
If adventures are what you are after then there are plenty of other family activities to get involved in. From tree top trekking, adventure playgrounds and wildlife parks there’s plenty to keep all well amused for days and days!