Find your perfect family adventure this October half term in the Lake District

This October half term bring the family to the mountain for a day of adventure. The Lake District has been listed as one of the best locations for families to enjoy the outdoors with Honister Slate Mine recommended by the Lonely Planet as a ‘must-do’ activity.

Go deep inside a Lake District mountain with Honister‘s Guided Multimedia Mine Tour, complete with helmet and headtorch and audio-visual surprises.

Experience the rugged, dark tunnels and caverns whilst discovering the fascinating history of the men and boys who worked here. The knowledgeable guides bring stories to life across the generations, right up to modern day and the family who run the mine now. The tour lasts around 90 minutes. Suitable for all ages and perfect for families.

Mine Tours with children

For those with active children aged 10 years and over, the UK’s original and best Via Ferrata (‘iron-way’) climbing experience is at Honister Slate Mine. It’s a safe and thrilling introduction to climbing that follows an old slate miners path. For the Via Ferrata Classic no previous experience is needed, just a basic level of fitness and a ‘give-it-a-go’ attitude. Fun and thrills guaranteed. Combine with the fascinating multimedia Mine Tour, for a full day’s experience and save money with the ‘Classic All Day Pass’.Providing an all-weather challenge, Climb the Mine, is an all-weather subterranean experience with vertical climbs, rope-bridge crossings and steel ladder ascents inside a large cavern of past mine workings..

Do you have courage to traverse The Infinity Bridge? Strung across a breath taking gorge high up on the mountain, 2,000 feet above the valley floor, The Infinity Bridge is the longest of this type of high wire bridge in Britain.

Running across half term from 12-27 October, every child booked on to an activity online will receive a toffee apple.

Ticket prices: Mine Tour £49 Family ticket, £17.50 Adult, £9.50 Child

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20th December – 9am-2:30pm
21st December – 10am – 5pm
22nd December 9am – 5pm
23rd, 24th,25th December CLOSED
26th – 29th December – 9am – 5pm
30th December – 15th January – CLOSED

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