Spring family adventures in the Lake District

Plan a family hike - for little legs or big, embark on a true outdoors adventure sleeping under canvas, become a nature detective for the day or simply kick back and play a traditional board game indoors. Whether you’re entertaining little ones or teens, we’ve an action packed spring in the Lake District.

Three boys looking through magnifying glasses in a garden

Wordsworth House

Trails, replica toys, games and dressing up. Go wild like William and his sister Dorothy with an explorer bag - hunt for animals in the house, discover bugs and bees in the garden, and get tips on how to turn an ordinary backyard into a nature haven.

The artroom at Allan Bank in Grasmere in the Lake District

Allan Bank

Possibly the most relaxed National Trust place we know. Call in with every family member, including the dog, for an afternoon of picnicking inside, making your own cuppa, board games and crafts. If the weather’s kind, laze in a deckchair with views overlooking Grasmere.

Family and dogs walking in Stonethwaite, Borrowdale

Best car parks for Borrowdale 

We've loads of car parks around Derwent Water and Borrowdale. If you want to take a family of little legs between a few different places and viewpoints, just transfer your ticket between our car parks until it expires. National Trust members park for free.

A family enjoying a trip in a rowing boat, Fell Foot Park, Cumbria

An outdoor festival at Fell Foot

We're about to open a brand new sports facility at Fell Foot on the shores of Windermere in the summer. Can't wait for then? Pop along to our taster weekend. It's a chance for the family to get on the water together.

View over Great Langdale

Pods and pubs in Langdale 

We've a ready made holiday here in Langdale. Our campsite offers traditional tents or glamping. Our pub is just a stones throw away, and teens can try their hand at rock climbing or ghyll scrambling right from the campsite.