Half term adventures in the Lake District

Get outdoors this February half term and make the most of the Lake District. Enjoy frosty winter walks, family nature trails, or take a break in one of our quirky holiday cottages.

Children looking through binoculars

Explore nature at Sizergh

Follow the nature trail and discover the winter wildlife that call Sizergh home. Look out for buzzards circling the skies, as well as the hawfinches perched in the branches of the winter trees.

A group of children drawing together.

Sketch your way around Wray Castle

Take the great drawing challenge and explore every nook and cranny of Wray Castle. Get your sketchbook out and follow in the footsteps of the young Beatrix Potter. Can you complete every challenge?

A family explore Blea Tarn in Little Langdale, Cumbria

Take a winter walk

Wrap up warm and pick one of our top winter walks in the Lake District. There are trails for all ages and abilities, like the easy Mickleden Valley trail, accessible routes at Tarn Hows, or the challenge of Tom Gill.

Visitors enjoying the fire pit at Sticklebarn and The Langdales, Cumbria

Warm up at Sticklebarn 

Let off some steam and explore the rugged beauty of Langdale this half term. Then once the kids are tired out, get cosy in the National Trust’s pub at Sticklebarn to enjoy a sustainable pub lunch (and a cracking pint).

A family returning from a walk to Trees holiday cottage, Cumbria

Take a break 

Want to spend a little bit longer in the Lakes? Look out for last-minute availability and book a half term holiday in one of these unique Lake District cottages.