Things to see & do
A season of plenty...
That's plenty of things to see and do if you head outdoors. Nature provides some of its most spectacular sights in autumn. Try spotting the deer rutting at Lyme Park, red squirrels at Formby and Acorn Bank, and chattering rooks and hooting owls at Allan Bank. It's not just the animals putting on a display - our woodlands and forests put on a show like no other in the North West. We'd love to see photos of your adventures on Facebook and Twitter.
50 things to do before you’re 11¾
If you’re under 11¾, see what 50 things is all about. Here’s a few of our favourites:
- Fly a kite on Cage Hill at Lyme Park
- Explore inside a tree at Wray Castle
- Play conkers at Dunham Massey
- Play pooh sticks at Sizergh
- Eat an apple from a tree at Rufford
- Go on a barefoot walk at Hare Hill
Go on a 50 things adventure...
Dreaming about getting away from it all? We make a stay in the Lakes easy.
If you want to access the high fells, try sleeping under canvas at Wasdale. To camp in style (and right near our pub) try glamping in a pod at Great Langdale. If it’s a cottage view you fancy, try staying on the edge of Lake Windermere. We’ve options to suit all different groups and budgets. Our North West Campsites and Cottages.
The Stamford Military Hospital
During the First World War, Dunham Massey became a military hospital, becoming a sanctuary from the trenches for almost 300 soldiers. To mark the centenary, we’ve embarked upon a dramatic transformation turning this country house into The Stamford Military Hospital.
Quirky kitchen café at Allan Bank
Quite different to our traditional tea rooms, this is a warm and homely kitchen where you can sit at the big refectory table and help yourself to sandwiches, soup, cakes, snacks and drinks.
On holiday with Beatrix Potter
If you’re holidaying in the Lakes this autumn, why not compare your trip with Beatrix’s? Over at the Beatrix Potter Gallery.
Fancy relaxing with something delicious to eat? Try:
- an Edwardian high tea at Lyme Park
- afternoon tea in the stables tea-room or restaurant at Speke Hall
- cream or high tea at Mrs Dale's Pantry, Little Moreton Hall
- Victorian high tea at Rufford Old Hall
- an award-winning afternoon tea at Dunham Massey
We set 4 families the challenge of 4 outdoor adventures at 4 of our places. Watch out for the Gorton family on a bug hunt, the Talbot family with Mr Tibbles, the Gaughan family plus deer, and the Kirby and Long families enjoying a spot of archery. All at Quarry Bank, Dunham Massey, Tatton Park and Lyme Park. Where's your favourite place for a family day out? We'd love to see your photos on Facebook or Twitter.