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AMF Carlisle in Carlisle
Currock Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4AS
Active (sporting) things to do


Climb365
111 Milnthorpe Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5HH
Active (sporting)


Cumbrian Heavy Horses
Baystone Bank Farm, Whicham Valley, Millom, LA18 5LY
Active (sporting)


Eden Rock
9 Brunel Way, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 3NQ
Active (sporting)


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


Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activity Centre
Goosewell Farm, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RN
Active (sporting)


Lakeland Climbing Centre
Unit 27 Lake District Business Park Mint Bridge Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH
Active (sporting) things to do


Laser Quest Carlisle
Paton House, Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8AN
Active (sporting)


West Coast Indoor Karting
5 Solway Trading Estate, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8N
Active (sporting) things to do


Aira Force – Penrith
Aira Force in Penrith, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature


Bitts Park
Dacre St, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UZ
Animals & Nature


Borrowdale and Derwent Water – near Keswick
Borrowdale and Derwent Water near Keswick, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature


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 • Free entry


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


Ennerdale – Cleator Moor
Ennerdale in Cleator Moor, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature


Fell Foot Park – Windermere
Fell Foot Park in Windermere, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… 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 • Free entry


Tarn Hows – Coniston
Tarn Hows in Coniston, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, 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


Wasdale – near Seascale
Wasdale near Seascale, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… 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


Whinlatter Forest
Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW
Animals & Nature


Crafty Monkeys Pottery Studio
3 Corney Square, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7PX
Arts and crafts • Indoor


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


Stagshaw Garden – Ambleside
Stagshaw Garden in Ambleside, Cumbria. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Gardens


Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0HB
Gardens


Holker Hall & Gardens
Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 7PL
Gardens


Larch Cottage Nurseries
Melkinthorpe, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2DR
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


Ambleside Roman Fort – Ambleside
Ambleside Roman Fort is the ruins of a fort which dates back to the 2nd century and is located in Ambleside…. read more
Historical • Free entry


Bank’s East Turret (Hadrian’s Wall)
Wall Bowers, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2BX
Historical


Birdoswald Fort (Hadrian’s Wall)
Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
Historical tourist attractions


Bow Bridge – Barrow-in-Furness
Bow Bridge is a narrow 15th century stone bridge in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria… read more
Historical • Free entry


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


Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castle Lane, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RN
Historical


Clifton Hall
A6, Clifton, Cumbria, CA10 2EA
Historical tourist attractions


Countess Pillar – Brougham
A66, Brougham, Cumbria, CA10 2AB
Historical


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


Furness Abbey
Manor Rd, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PJ
Historical


Hardknott Roman Fort
Hardknott Pass, Eskdale, Cumbria, CA19 1TH
Historical


Hare Hill (Hadrians Wall)
Hare Hill, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2JJ
Historical


Harrows Scar Milecastle (Hadrian’s Wall)
Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
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


King Arthur’s Round Table
Eamont Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2BX
Historical


Lanercost Priory
Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2HQ
Historical


Leahill Turret and Piper Sike Turret (Hadrian’s Wall)
Wall Bowers, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2BX
Historical


Mayburgh Henge
B5320, Eamont Bridge, Cumbria, CA10 2BY
Historical tourist attractions


Mirehouse & Gardens
Mirehouse, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QE
Historical


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


Penrith Castle
Ulswater Road, Castle Terrace, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7EA
Historical


Piel Castle
Piel Island, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0QN
Historical


Pike Hill Signal Tower (Hadrian’s Wall)
Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 7DD
Historical


Poltross Burn Milecastle (Hadrian’s Wall)
Riversdale, Gilsland, Cumbria, CA8 7BJ
Historical


Ravenglass Roman Bath House
Walls Drive, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SR
Historical tourist attractions


Shap Abbey
Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3NB
Historical


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


Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Bobbin Mill, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AX
Historical


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


Wetheral Priory Gatehouse
The Glebe, Wetheral, Cumbria, CA4 8ES
Historical


Willowford Wall – Turrets And Bridge (Hadrian’s Wall)
Gilsland Cumbria CA8 7DA
Historical


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 • Indoor


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 • Indoor


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


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 • Indoor


Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL
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 • Indoor


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 • Indoor


Cumbria’s Museum Of Military Life
Alma Block, The Castle, Carlisle, CA3 8UR
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


Hawkshead Grammar School Museum
Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NT
Museums & Galleries • Indoor


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 • Indoor


Keswick Museum & Art Gallery
Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4NF
Museums & Galleries • Indoor


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 • Indoor


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 • Indoor


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 • Indoor


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 Puzzling Place – Keswick, Cumbria
The Puzzling Place in Keswick, Cumbria, CA12. Find opening hours, admission prices, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries • Indoor


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 • Indoor


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


Rheged Centre
Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ
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


Ullswater Steamers
Glenridding Pier House, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0US
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 you’re looking for when using our Cumbria days out guide.

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