Summer fun in the Lake District

Make the most of long summer days exploring the great outdoors. We're home to mountains, rolling hills, lakes, woodlands and wildlife. Find the perfect place to play out this summer in the Lake District.

Girl rope swing Fell Foot

Family fun at Fell Foot

Swing through the trees in the wild play area, relax with an ice cream on the lawn, or get out paddling on Windermere - we've plenty of boats to hire.

View of the Sizergh Castle in Cumbria

Explore outside at Sizergh

Go exploring at Sizergh this summer - from our wild play trail to the picture perfect gardens, there's something for everyone.

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Download three self-led family wildtime trails 

Our rangers have created three free trail maps to download to make it really easy to spend fun time outdoors together as a family

A family in the wildflower meadow near Sticklebarn in Langdale

What’s on this summer in Langdale

Langdale has endless opportunities for all day adventures. Spend long summer days exploring the countryside before winding down with an evening on the terrace at Sticklebarn.

Children play in fancy dress at Wordsworth House.

Family fun at Wordsworth House 

What will your family get up to in the summer holidays? We’ll be hunting for bugs, tasting flowers, making wild art and getting dressed up. Why not join us?

A family enjoying the sun on the lawn at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Family friendly things to do at Allan Bank

Wander up the road to Allan Bank for relaxed family fun this summer. Bring a picnic and take in the views, play in the garden and woods, or spend some time getting creative indoors.

Children running in the Wray Castle grounds, Cumbria

Family summer fun at Wray Castle

We've got plenty to do with the kids this summer indoors and outside.

Car park sign and four walkers, Seatoller, Cumbria

Best car parks for Borrowdale 

Borrowdale and Derwentwater are a great place for an outdoor adventure this summer. Here's where to park your car when you visit.