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

A family playing a boardgame at Sticklebarn in Langdale

Explore the changing colours of Langdale this autumn - stay in one of our cosy camping pods, enjoy a family friendly walk through the hills and finish the day with a mulled cider and hearty campfire food.

Escape the chill 

Head to our pub in Langdale, Sticklebarn. This isn’t a traditional pub experience, it’s a National Trust pub and we do things a little differently; with fire pits, blankets, board games, mulled cider and hearty campfire food.

Spooktastic movies

Come relax after a day on the fells in front of a family friendly spooky movie, showing every day at 4pm. 

Wet weather activities

In the event of mizzly weather (which does occur every now and then in the Lakes), you can settle in at Sticklebarn for board games, popcorn and family films. They’re an ad-hoc thing organised according to the weather, just check our Facebook page to see what’s showing and when. 

Evening bat walks

Bats are a very interesting animal, and there’s so much to learn about them. Our evening bat walks take you around Langdale as night falls. Guided by a National Trust Ranger, you will explore the nocturnal world of bats and learn all about the only mammal that can fly. The walks are followed by sausages around the fire and a spooky film at Sticklebarn. £10 per adult, kids go free. See our What’s On page for details. 

A walk with the kids

Besides the more strenuous crags in Langdale is Blea Tarn, a little walk with a wow-factor view. The famous Langdale Pikes, now struck with autumn colour, can be seen across the tarn. 

Don’t forget the pooch

Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at Sticklebarn, even muddy ones. We have water bowls, doggy treats and a roaring fire - what could be better than a long snooze in the warmth after a hard day on the fells. 

Cosy camping

In Langdale, camping in the autumn months can be cool rather than just chilly; our campsite’s selection of cosy hideaways is sure to keep you snug at night, and with Sticklebarn just down the road there’s always a warm and welcome retreat during the day.