Things to do with the kids in Langdale this half-term

Kids run free in Langdale

This October half-term Sticklebarn and Langdale will be host to some great events and activities for all the family to enjoy. Step out into a landscape full of autumn colour; retreat to the pub for board games by the fire; and take part in our family friendly events including bat walks, crafternoon workshops, and nature trails.

Bat walks
Langdale is home to hundreds of bats that roost in places such as barns, trees and caves across the valley. Our evening bat walks take you around Langdale as night falls, exploring the nocturnal world of bats. Guided by a National Trust Ranger, you’ll learn all about the only mammal that can fly, looking out for them swooping above your head. Then return to the pub for sausages around the fire and a spooky film on the big screen. £10 per adult, kids go free. 

To book your space on one of our walks, visit our event page. 

Spooky creature crafternoon workshops
Calling all little ghouls – are you ready to get crafty this Halloween? Start getting ready for the scariest time of the year by creating a spooky creature. Will you make a gory ghost, a petrifying pumpkin, a wicked witches’ hat, a spooky spider or something even scarier? Crafternoons take place every afternoon 1-3pm from Tuesday 23 October-Thursday 25.  

Spooktastic movies
Everyday throughout half-term (21-27 October) we’ll have a spooktastic movie on the big screen. It’s a place for the whole family to snuggle in after a day in the dramatic landscape and relax. 

Leisurely strolls for little legs
Below the more strenuous, rugged crags in Langdale lies Blea Tarn – a little walk with a wow-factor view. The famous Langdale Pikes, now struck with autumn colour and a golden light, can be seen across the tarn. 

Just down the road at Elterwater is another low-level walk with beautiful views and paths where the kids can run wild. Park in the Elterwater car park and take the gate directly off it onto the gravel path, continue along the path to the tarn for those autumn views towards the Langdale Pikes. 

Sleep under the stars
From wooden pods with sheep wool insulation to Tipis with a woodburning stove, our Langdale campsite’s selection of cosy hideaways is sure to keep you snug at night. A short walk from our pub, Sticklebarn, it’s the perfect place to sleep off a hearty meal under the stars. Click to visit our campsite homepage.