For families

Our places have acres of space with activities laid on for your little ones, plus family-friendly eating places and facilities for when you need a quick pit stop

A family enjoying a boat ride on Lough Erne at Crom, County Fermanagh
Still from the Swallows and Amazons film

Top 14 places for a Swallows and Amazons adventure 

Many of our places in the Lake District appear in the new big screen adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. We’ve picked some of our favourite places for a Swallows and Amazons adventure, perfect for family wild time, and great for experiencing some of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾

Outdoor ideas

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Humble stick revealed as summer must-have toy

This summer we’re working with musician Raleigh Ritchie to encourage families out into the fresh air and to embrace imaginative play, by celebrating the simple and humble stick.

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