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Go Ape Grizedale – Hawkshead
Go Ape Grizedale features tree-top adventures with rope walkways, tarzan swings and zip wires, all high above the forest floor… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Go Ape Whinlatter – Whinlatter Forest Park, Braithwaite, Keswick
Go Ape Whinlatter is a high ropes adventure course near Keswick in the Lake District… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Forest Segway Adventure – Cumbria
Forest Segway Adventure 60 minute session (including practice and demo)… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Parachute Jump – Cumbria
Parachute Jump intensive parachute and landing training… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Tree Top Adventure – Cumbria
Tree Top Adventure use any day (seven days a week – February to November)… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Zip Trekking Adventure – Cumbria
Zip Trekking Adventure the longest zip wire experience in the UK… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Campfield Marsh – Wigton
Campfield Marsh (RSPB Nature Reserve) Nr. Bowness on Solway, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature


Duckys Park Farm – Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands
Duckys Park Farm is a animal farm attraction ideal for families with children where visitors get to feed and pet the animals… read more
Animals & Nature


Lake District Wildlife Park – Keswick
Lake District Wildlife Park is a 25 acre animal park with over 100 different species of animal located in the Lake District near Keswick… read more
Animals & Nature


Lakeland Maze Farm Park – Sedgwick, Kendal
Lakeland Maze Farm Park is an adventure farm near Sedgwick, South of Kendal. Set on a working farm there are farm animals to see and feed plus pets, llama and alpacas… read more
Animals & Nature


Lakeland Wildlife Oasis – Hale, Milnthorpe
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis in Hale, Milnthorpe, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature


Lakes Aquarium – Newby Bridge
Lakes Aquarium is an aquatic life attraction, located on the southern shore of Lake Windermere and features not only creatures native to the Lake District, but also from around the World… read more
Animals & Nature


South Lakes Wild Animal Park – Dalton in Furness
South Lakes Wild Animal Park is a walk-through exotic animal attraction located in Dalton in Furness in the Lake District… read more
Animals & Nature


St Bees Head – Whitehaven
St Bees Head (RSPB Nature Reserve) in St. Bees, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature


The Gincase Farm Park – Mawbray Hayrigg, Silloth
The Gincase Farm Park is a family farm with children’s play activities near the seaside resort of Silloth… read more
Animals & Nature


Walby Farm Park – Crosby-on-Eden, Carlisle
Walby Farm Park a family activity farm park near Carlise. The 30 acre site includes a heated indoor play barn with multi-tier play frame, an undercover animal barn and daily scheduled fun activities… read more
Animals & Nature


Acorn Bank – Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Acorn Bank is a wonderful garden with a comprehensive herb collection and traditional fruit orchards… read more
Gardens


Allan Bank and Grasmere – Ambleside
Allan Bank and Grasmere is the house where William Wordsworth once lived overlooking the village of Grasmere, In the Lake District, near to Grasmere lake… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Brougham Castle – Penrith
Brougham Castle ruins sits near the River Eamont and features a largely intact great keep… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Carlisle Castle – Carlisle
Carlisle Castle in Carlisle, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Dalton Castle – Dalton-in-Furness
Dalton Castle is a 14th century tower managed by the National Trust in Dalton-in-Furness… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Dove Cottage – Ambleside
Dove Cottage in Grasmere, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Hill Top – Ambleside
Hill Top is the 17th century farmhouse owned by Beatrix Potter located in the village of Near Sawrey in the Lake District… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Muncaster Castle and Gardens – Ravenglass
Muncaster Castle and Gardens is home to Muncaster Castle a historic haunted castle, a renowned Owl Centre and more than 70 acres of gardens… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Sizergh Castle and Garden – Sizergh, Kendal
Sizergh Castle and Garden is a medieval castle and gardens in a 1,600 acre estate just outside the Lake District near Kendal… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Townend – Troutbeck, Windermere
Townend is a 400 year old traditional farmhouse in the Troutbeck Valley, in Cumbria… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Wray Castle – Ambleside
Wray Castle is a mock-Gothic castle located near Lake Windermere. Visitors can join one of the hourly tours which tell the history of the castle… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Aztec Soft Play – Carlisle
Aztec Soft Play is an Aztec themed children’s indoor play centre for children up to the age of 12 in Carlisle… read more
Kids days out


Funtastic (Softplay Centre) – Workington
Funtastic (Softplay Centre) in Workington, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Kids days out


Pirates of Penrith – Penrith
Pirates of Penrith is a family-run soft play centre for children up to 11 in Penrith… read more
Kids days out


The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction – Bowness-on-Windermere
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is an exhibition that recreates scenes, featuring the characters, locales and sounds inspired by Beatrix Potter’s books… read more
Kids days out


Junior Adventures – Cumbria
Junior Adventures choose from tree top, segway or zip trekking… read more
Kids days out


A World in Miniature Museum – Houghton, Carlisle
A World in Miniature Museum is a museum displaying hand-crafted dioramas located in the Houghton Hall garden centre near Carlisle… read more
Museums & Galleries


Armitt Museum and Library – Ambleside
Armitt Museum and Library in Ambleside, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Beatrix Potter Gallery – Hawkshead
Beatrix Potter Gallery is a collection of original Beatrix potter artwork all housed in a charming 17th century building… read more
Museums & Galleries


Haig Colliery Mining Museum – Whitehaven
Haig Colliery Mining Museum in Kells, Whitehaven, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Helena Thompson Museum – Workington
Helena Thompson Museum is set in a grade II listed Georgian house. The items on display are from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and include textiles, antiques, furniture, toys, curios and costumes… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Kendal Museum – Kendal
Kendal Museum features collections on local Archaeology, History and Geology and a Natural History collection… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Lakeland Motor Museum – Backbarrow, Ulverston
Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Laurel and Hardy Museum – Ulverston
Laurel and Hardy Museum started from one man’s collection of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia and grew from there… read more
Museums & Galleries


Maryport Maritime Museum – Maryport
Maryport Maritime Museum in Maryport, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry – Kendal
Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry in Kendal, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Pencil Museum – Keswick
Pencil Museum is an indoor attraction based in part of the Cumberland pencil factory in Keswick alongside the river Greta… read more
Museums & Galleries


Penrith and Eden Museum – Middlegate, Penrith
Penrith and Eden Museum in Penrith, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


Solway Aviation Museum – Crosby-on-Eden
Solway Aviation Museum in Crosby-on-Eden, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Senhouse Roman Museum – Maryport
Senhouse Roman Museum is a museum and the remains of a Roman fort and civilian settlement in Maryport on the West Coast of Cumbria… read more
Museums & Galleries


The Beacon – Whitehaven
The Beacon is an interactive local history museum covering the borough of Copeland on the harbour-side in Whitehaven… read more
Museums & Galleries


The Dock Museum – Barrow-in-Furness
The Dock Museum is a local history museum in the coastal resort of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria just outside the lake district… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry


The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre – Kendal
The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre is a collection of tapestry panels about the Quakers and their beliefs located in Kendal… read more
Museums & Galleries


The Rum Story – Whitehaven
The Rum Story is an indoor attraction about the history of rum, developed as part of a £11.5M tourism project to renovate Whitehaven… read more
Museums & Galleries


The Ruskin Museum – Coniston
The Ruskin Museum in Coniston, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery – Carlisle
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Honister Slate Mine – Borrowdale
Honister Slate Mine is a historical slate mine near Borrowdale. The fully-guided underground tours of the mine last around an hour and a half and provide an all weather experience… read more
Other places to visit


Lakeland Miniature Village – Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands
Lakeland Miniature Village contains over a hundred miniature Cumbrian houses, barns and farms, hand-crafted from local Coniston slate… read more
Other places to visit


Traditional Afternoon Tea – Keswick
Traditional Afternoon Tea for two at Armathwaite Hall Hotel… read more
Other places to visit


Relaxation Treat with Afternoon Tea – Windermere
Relaxation Treat with Afternoon Tea and Prosecco for two at Hillthwaite House Hotel… read more
Other places to visit


Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway – Ravenglass
Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway in Ravenglass, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Transport days out


Lake District Steam Train Trip – Ravenglass
Lake District Steam Train Trip and cream tea for two… read more
Transport days out


Engineer for a Day – Grange over Sands
Engineer for a Day on the National Trust Steam Yacht Gondola… read more
Transport days out


Eskdale Belle Carriage & Steam Train – Ravenglass
Eskdale Belle Carriage & Steam Train experience with Prosecco and lunch for two… read more
Transport days out


Introductory Flying Lesson – Carlisle
Introductory Flying Lesson all year round and are normally available on any day of the week… read more
Transport days out


Lake District Steam Train Trip – Ravenglass
Lake District Steam Train Trip and cream tea for two… read more
Transport days out


Helicopter Flights – Cumbria
Choose from a historic city sightseeing tour, buzz flight plus many more
Transport days out


Tandem Skydive – Grange over Sands
Tandem Skydive one jump, with a fully qualified BPA instructor… read more
Transport days out



Whether you are looking for a family day out, fun things to do with the kids, day trips for couples or a place to visit this weekend, we hope you find what your looking for when using our Cumbria days out guide.

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