Our pick of things to do in the Lake District

If you’re looking for things to do in the Lake District this summer. Then you have made a great choice of where to visit. The Lake District is packed full of natural beauty, plenty of charm and character. It’s a great choice. So much so that it is easy to see why it remains a popular option for holidays in the UK year after year.

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Whilst every season is a great time to visit the Lake District, we have to say that Summer seems to be a time when the landscape and scenery around these rolling green hills, really comes alive.

If you’re planning a visit and looking for things to do in this wonderful part of the UK in Summer 2015, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is our pick of things to do in the Lake District this summer.

All about the Lake District

The Lake District is National Park and an area of outstanding beauty. There is no shortage of places to explore including quaint villages and crisp clear lakes. What you do in the Lake District will really depend on the type of break that you are looking to have. Best of all, if you are not sure then you can always decide to mix and match instead!

Things to do for families

Those holidaying in the Lake District with their families will be looking for activities and attractions that are not only interesting but can also ramp up the fun factor too.

There are three main animal attractions which are the ideal day out for adults and children alike. The Coast Aquarium in Maryport is home to a variety of tropical and native fish whilst the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre is a chance to see our feathered friends take to the sky.

There is also the truly wild Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, where you find exotic animals a plenty in a beautiful setting.

Get outdoors in the Lake District

A trip to the Lake District would not be complete without some type of outdoor adventure. With so much to choose from it is easy to see why so many people come here in order to really escape from the rush of daily life. Its simple too. Grab your rucksack and don your walking boots and you’re good to go.

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If more specialist activities are what you are after then there are a variety of different centres dotted throughout the region. For those who want to know more about sailing why not visit the Glenridding Sailing Centre in Ullswater. Here you can learn more about how best to get out there on the water. Whether it be a sailing boat, kayak or even water skiing. The experts at the centre will be able to help you enjoy an all manner of water based activities

A popular adventure centre based in Coniston is River Deep Mountain High. They offer a wide variety of different outdoor adventure activities. These include walking, canoeing, rock climbing and gorge walking. River Deep Mountain High are also designed for different ages and abilities; with activities tailored for the more seasoned explorer, right up to families who are looking for something new to enjoy during their break.

The ever popular brand that is Go Ape also features in the Lake District. With Go Ape at Whinlatter available. Here you can really feel like Tarzan as you swing branch to branch and clamber amongst the tree tops. Go Ape is a great day out for the family, for groups or even if there is just the two of you.

Culture and History

Whilst the natural beauty and family fun aspects of the Lake District is enough to keep people coming back for more, there are some attractions and sights that are more along the culture and history route.

From the majestic Muncaster Castle, to the rather interesting Keswick Brewery tour; you can soak up some of the rich history and ancestry that has helped the Lake District to become what it is today.

Events and festivities

During the course of the summer the Lake District will come alive with a variety of different organised events and festivities. Giving people a chance to come together and experience something new.

During July you will find a variety of different agricultural shows including the Penrith Agricultural Show on the 25th July. Here you will find entertainment suitable for every member of the family. For the children there is The Creation Station, where you will be able to make paper cup puppets, clay models and even crowns for the aspiring princess. Throughout the day there are also arena displays and trade stands covering just about every aspect of Lake District life!

There are also events that are a little more on the spicy side with the Lakes Chilli Fest making an appearance on the 18th and 19th July. This food and drink festival features 80 different stands. There is not only spicy food, but also real ale too (a match made in heaven we believe). There is live music and plenty of children’s entertainment at this popular festival, so make sure you get your ticket nice and early.

August is not set to calm down. With several different events held during this summer month. Music seems to be the order of the day with treats such as Kendal Calling on the 26th July to the 2nd of August. This music festival is the North’s answer to Glastonbury and is ideal for festival lovers of a variety of ages.

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With a line-up that includes Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs and Soul II Soul, there is music covering a wide range of different genres. If that wasn’t enough there is a whole host of entertainment throughout the weekend and market stalls for when you feel the need to splash some cash.

things to do in the lake district

If you find yourself tempted by a beautiful break in the Lake District then why not ensure that you have the ideal base for your holiday. One of our log cabins would provide a traditional, beautiful and comfortable way to spend your break. FOr example, positioned at the heart of the Lake District is the lodge on the lake in Windermere. A stay here will mean you have a holiday to remember for many years to come.