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Family Adventure Activities in the Lake District

Great suggestions for families looking for Adventures to be had across the Lake District. Booking a whole day of adventure makes a lot of sense for a family on a holiday budget, real adventures are much less expensive than you think. You meet us at 10am and finish around 4pm, tired happy and with a whole days joy bundled into a single price. Try pricing up a day comprising of “have-a-go” activities, you probably need to pay for 4 things to fill the day. Here are a few suggestions of activities that we have found work great for families on holiday in the Lake District with young children, or even a mixture of ages, there’s something for everyone!

Family Adventure Suggestions

Family Water Sports Adventure Day

This is a great way to manage a whole day out with the whole family, and have an adventure that will be remembered for years to come. Suitable for a huge range of abilities and ages. All the activities are based from the same site, which means we can chop and change activities and involve everyone. Bushcraft makes for an exciting lunch, where everyone comes together to share the experience of lighting the fire and cooking pizza and a dessert. If Great Gran has volunteered to be the official photographer up to that point, the Bushcraft Lunch is a good activity to get all ages and group members involved.

A great day of genuine adventure and joy. P.s. if the granparents ask yes there is a cafe right there

 Duration: Full Day Activity

Location: South Windermere 

Included: Canoe + Kayaking + Raft Building + Bushcraft Lunch

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Canoeing and Kayaking

Great because the youngest members can use the third seat in the middle of the boats. If they get tired no problem, if they would rather fish for leaves with their net, totally fine. Parents get to have a more adult adventure at the same time, not many activities allow this.

 Duration: Half Day Activity (3 hours)

 Location: South Windermere

 Included: Canoeing + Kayaking

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Pony Experience Day

It's like owning a horse for the day with the beauty and romance of caring for your beast, without the ongoing expense. Please note the session also includes the less romantic bits of daily horse care.

The beauty of this offering is that the parents can leave, with a promise to return! Close to the site is one of our providers that offer: Clay Pigeon/ Quad Biking / 4x4 Driving, drop kids and play for the day. 

 Duration: Full Day Activity

Location: Eastern Site

 Included: Horse Riding Session, Horse Care, Grooming, Cleaning

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Ghyll Scrambling at Tilberthwaite

This Ghyll has a relatively flat profile, for a Lake District Ghyll. The start of the Ghyll is nice because its flat and easy, which means that a family can choose to do just part of the Ghyll and turn back with younger children, leaving older children the opportunity to go further and take challenges that suite their ages.

P.S. Ghyll Scrambling, Gorge walking, Burn Running are all basically the same thing, playing in the water while going up the river or stream. 

 Duration: Half Day Activity

 Location: near Coniston

 Included: Ghyll Scramble Session

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Where are the Family Activities? 



5 Minutes from Kendal 

30  Minutes from Bowness

50 Minutes from Coniston


0 Minutes from Coniston 

25  Minutes from Ambleside

30 Minutes from Ulverston

South Windermere

15 Minutes from Grange over Sands

15 Minutes from Bowness

20 Minutes from Kendal 

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