Creating Happy Memories: 5 Half-Term Lake District Activities for Children

“I’m bored”, “There’s nothing to do”, “This is boring!” All familiar phrases in homes up and down our land. Why not take a look at what’s going on in museums, parks and stately homes around your area – many are free or relatively inexpensive.

For visitors to our Lake District Hotels, we’ve highlighted five activities for you to choose from this October half-term.

Whats On? October Half Term 2015

1. The Big Draw Project

As part of The Big Draw project, Artist Pui Lee invites you to draw your favourite song or lyric!download (2)

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life, Carlisle Castle. 27th October, 11 am – 3 pm. No charge for the workshop but normal admission charges to the museum apply.

2.  Lantern Making at Brantwood

5014317_1016_1Environmentally inspired workshop, come along to the drop in session and make a hand-held lantern.

Brantwood, home of John Ruskin, Coniston. Tuesday, 26th October. £6 per lantern – very young children will need assistance.

3.  Explore Windermere by Bike

download (1)Explore Windermere’s western short by bike. British Cycling-trained leaders show you the quiet side of Windermere, crossing the lake on the Bike Boat. Six mile bike ride starting at Brockhole Visitor Centre. Wednesday, 28th October, 12.15 pm – 3.45 pm. No charge.

4.  Wild Art in Grasmere

images (1)Create ‘wild art’ using natural materials from the surrounding woodland. Ranger tips and activity sheets available.

Allan Bank, Grasmere. Wednesday, 28th October, 11 am  – 6 pm. Free activity, but normal admission fees apply.

5. Stories, sing along and fun games


Visit  The Old Laundry Theatre and see ‘How the Koala Learnt to Hug’. A charming tale about family and the importance of a nice warm hug.

Thursday, 29th October, 11.30 am & 2.30 pm. Tickets £8.50 or £30 for a family of four.

Family Day’s out in the Lake District

There is lots to things do in the Lake District with kids. Whether you are here on a family holiday or just spending a day in the lakes, why not treat the children to one of our Sam’s Eats ‘n Treats in the Windermere Restaurant at Low Wood Bay or pop in to Cafe del Lago and create your very own Sam’s pizza.

On your visit you may event bump in to English Lakes very own childrens club mascot – Sam the dog!


Have a very happy holiday!

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