Half term adventures in the Lakes

Get outdoors this May half term and make the most of the Lake District. Enjoy family sailing, discover spring gardens, have a picnic or try one of the spring walks. We've plenty to keep the little ones entertained on a rainy day.

A sailing boat on Windermere

Hoist the sails! Beginners' sailing sessions at the castle

Try your hand at something new with our taster sailing sessions on Windermere.

Family in a rowboat at Fell Foot, Cumbria

Make May half term a week full of fun at Fell Foot 

Everyday throughout the holiday, you can come and have a go at badminton, volleyball and Frisbee on the lawns, or get out on the water in a traditional rowboat or kayak.

A group of children in dressing up clothes run through a garden

Go wild at Wordsworth House this summer

What will your family get up to this summer? At Wordsworth House and Garden, we’ll be hunting for bugs, tasting flowers, decorating rocks, counting sheep in Cumbrian, making wild art, dressing up and writing with quills and ink. Why not join us?

Children explore the gardens at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

Plants, Poisons and Potions Trail at Sizergh 

Beware, the past is full of surprises... Take our family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous!

A path winds through a National Trust woodland covered in bluebells

Our top spring walks in the Lake District

As the weather starts to turn warmer we're looking forward to spending the longer days outside. Whether that's wildlife spotting, lakeshore ambling or challenging yourself to a high fell, the Lake District has so much to offer.

Day out at Fell Foot, Cumbria

Pizza by the lake at Fell Foot  

Come and join us on the lakeshores of Windermere, where your pizza will be made before your eyes in our wood-fired oven. All you need to do is: pick your favourite spot in the grounds, roll out the picnic blanket and enjoy your pizza.

Childern painting at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Rainy day half-term fun at Allan Bank 

Don’t let the weather dampen your spirits of making the most of family time this half-term. Head to Allan Bank where we’ve got things to do indoors for everyone.

Visitors outside the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead

Conservation in action at Beatrix Potter Gallery  

Every Friday, drop in between 1pm and 3pm and meet the conservation team. Plus you can see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display.

Playing at Wray Castle, Cumbria

Wild about Wray challenge 

Does your family have what it takes to complete all the activities, from musical trees to the bog of doom?