Top five family activities this February half-term in Langdale

What better time to get out into the countryside and enjoy some family time. Take a moment to make memories – pick up a board game, enjoy a taste of Cumbria, admire the views of the Langdale fells or experience them first hand with a brisk walk. Here are our top 5 tips for enjoying Langdale this half-term.

1. Walk the fells

Take on one of our top walks in Langdale and capture some cracking views – Blea Tarn is definitely one with a wow-factor view, perfect for little legs.

Langdale Pikes

Our top walks in Langdale

Enjoy the countryside in all its glory on one of our walks in the dramatic Langdale Valley. Choose from short, serene low-level walks to fell top expeditions. Combine your adventure with a trip to our pub Sticklebarn for the perfect pit-stop and a hearty meal.

2. Get up close and personal with nature

On Wednesday 19 February, join us outside on our terrace and make your own simple bird feeder to take home. 11-2, £1. Or you could pick up one of our £2 nature trails at Sticklebarn and head off on an adventure to find bugs, birds and beasties. 

3. Relax and refuel at Sticklebarn

Sticklebarn sits at the heart of miles of walking routes and with fire pits, blankets, board games and delicious, planet friendly food and drinks this is the perfect place to relax after a day outdoors. We love Cumbria’s food Heritage and we have some amazing local produce, our meat comes from our local award winning butcher Higginsons of Grange and we source all we can from our surroundings. We’re passionate about providing a great choice of tasty food for everyone and we include vegan and vegetarian dishes on our menu, as well as catering for food intolerances. You can download our menu here.

4. Make a night of it

Test your knowledge in the famous Sticklebarn Sunday night quiz, join us in the Hayloft on Tuesday night to watch an adventure film on the big screen or relax in the pub on Saturday night with live folk music from Ciaran Algar.  

5. Don’t forget the pooch

Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at Sticklebarn, even muddy ones. We’ll supply drinking water and doggy treats so everyone in your party can relax after a day on the fells. Please bear in mind these handy hints and tips for a hassle-free dog walk in the area: 

  • Keep your dog on a lead when requested, and especially around wildlife and farm animals. 
  • Watch out for local notices. There may be restrictions in woodland or farmland at sensitive times of year. Spring is lambing time in Langdale and dogs can worry sheep, causing them to lose lambs. 
  • Please always pick up after your dog.