The Lake District is a fantastic location to visit with your family, be it during the Summer, or even during the colder months thanks to the varied indoor activities and range of local events – which are constantly rotating. Often recognised as one of the most visually stunning locations in The UK, plenty of parents and children have created unforgettable moments here. If you’re looking to deviate from the conventional, read on and let Honister Slate guide you through some of the very best family days out to consider in and around England’s largest national park.
Castles And Historical Sites
Some of the most famous sites within The Lake District are historically significant, and plenty have an exciting story to tell. Trips to consider include days out to mediaeval forts, stunning Victorian buildings and of course, Hadrian’s Wall. If your children are especially fascinated by history, you can dedicate an entire day and evening to browsing some of the area’s most recognisable and significant buildings, taking on the role of tour guide as your little ones marvel at the wonders of the past.
Certainly one for the thrill-seekers, there are all manner of adventure playgrounds, obstacle courses and challenging activities scattered around this section of North West England, adrenaline junkies will be in their element, and climbing, camping and exploring are all encouraged at Honister Slate. Though kids are likely to relish the idea of a day out on the challenging cliffs and natural structures, we understand that not everyone is wild at heart, so take in the stunning views around you and relax with a cup of tea and snack – we have Lake District experience days for everyone.
Sample Local Food
Our local cuisine is known nationwide, and The lake District is home to some of Cumbria’s finest food. Freshly sourced dishes may include baked goods within tea rooms which are surrounded by natural scenery, while local suppliers stock beers, ciders and wines which have been thoughtfully brewed by experts. Among the most widely-regarded eateries in the vicinity are the upmarket Old Stamp House Restaurant, warm and welcoming Lyzzick Hall and family-friendly Drunken Duck.
Looking for something really left-field to keep the entire family entertained for hours? The local slate mines are ideal for all ages, and as England’s last remaining slate mine, this is a real bucket list adventure. Mine tours will send you on your way through a selection of caverns and tunnels, with your dedicated tour lead providing insight along the way. Visit our shop afterwards and take a piece of history with you – a memento of your time in The Lake District.
At Honister Slate, we’re all about creating lasting memories for you and your family. With exciting activities, historical caverns and facilities to cater for groups large and small, we’re one of the area’s top tourist attractions for good reason. Browse through our website and discover what we have to offer. Any questions in advance of your once-in-a-lifetime trip? Simply contact us today!