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21 places to visit in the Lake District (When It is safe to do so)

We love going to the Lake district, whether it is for a day or for a week,there's always loads to do there. Elliot and I are fans of Beatrix Potter and love tracing her footsteps.

When it comes to family days out the Lake District has plenty to offer. Here are our top 21 things do.

Ullswater Steamers - Hot summers are best with the spray in your face from the boat rides.

Lake district Wildlife Park - 24 acres of parkland with over 100 species to enjoy.

Lakes Aquarium - One of the top 3 attractions tourists visit, with some fantastic marine life including pikes!

World of Beatrix Potter - With all the favorite characters to enjoy if you are a Beatrix Potter fan this place should be on your list!

Wray Castle - The kids can let there imagination run wild in this place, with different activities to enjoy indoors. You can also take a lovely walk down by the lake.

Muncaster castle - Castle, gardens, Hawk & Owl centre, Maze and lots more. You will have a fabulous day out here.

Whinlatter Forest - 9 walking trails, 3 cycling tracks, play areas, Go Ape, Cafe and lots of places to have a picnic, you can make a day out of enjoying this forest.

South Lakes Safari Zoo - Over 1,000 of most endangered animals in the world they also have free flying macaws .

Aria Force waterfall - Victorian park, arboretum, main force falls 70 feet from below a stone footbridge and is on land owned by the  National Trust.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway - Enjoy a day out on the railway, step back in time in the museum and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

Rheged centre - 3d cinema, play area, pottery painting and lots more. A different type of day out but very enjoyable.

Lakeland maze farm park - Lakeland offers some fun in the maize maze and farm park, a great day out for the kiddies.

Hilltop House NT - I absolutley love Hilltop, I am a huge Beatrix Potter fan so getting to walk in her footsteps brings me joy. You can enjoy the house and its fantastic goodies that Beatrix enjoyed. You can also explore the garden.

Guided walks - Why don't you enjoy a guided walk in the beautiful Lake District.

Lowther Castle - Built in the 19th century, this castle is spectacular. With gardens, castle, playground and cafe you will have a great day.

Grizedale forest - Sculpture in the forest, 10 walking trails, 9 cycling paths, Go Ape, Forest Segway, Cafe and loads of picnic areas.

The chocolate factory Hawkshead - Chocolate workshops, need I say more? Book online to make sure you get the day you want. (Smells amazing here)

Windermere canoe kayak - Hire a paddle boat, kayak, boat and explore Windermere in style.

Treetop Nets - More than 1,500 metres of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels made out of netting.

Brockhole on Windermere - So much to do here from Archery, boat hire, Laser clay shooting, Playground, mini golf and much more.

Lakeland Motor Museum - 30,000 exhibits including classic cars,motorcycles, scooters and bicycles.

Where are your favourite places to visit in the Lake district?



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