Where to take younger children on a rainy day in the Lake District?

 Where to take younger children on a rainy day in the Lake District? No 1: Kong Adventure, Keswick

10 ideas for how to entertain younger children in the Lake District when it’s wet!


1. Kong Adventure, Keswick

With kids’ climbing lessons, a hard play area and even indoor caving, this will be something completely different for adventurous children. I would say not for toddlers, but older than that, this is the way to burn off energy.



2. The Fun Factory, Bowness on Windermere

Soft play for babies and toddlers (up to age 3) and young children (4-8). Ball pit, tunnels and a huge slide!



3. The Lakes Aquarium

From otters to dwarf crocodiles, there is plenty to entertain the family.


The Lakes Aquarium
The Lakes Aquarium
Kendal Leisure Centre
Kendal Leisure Pool
Wray Castle
Wray Castle


4. Keswick Leisure Pool

Ideal for younger children, the pool has a water slide and a wave machine. It also has a pool-side café.



5. Kendal Leisure Pool

25m adult pool and 12.5 children’s pool.



6. Ambleside Climbing Wall


Children from age 4 can use the climbing wall in Ambleside. Call first to book.

Tel 015394 33794


7. World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness on Windermere

Models of the characters from Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and more of Beatrix Potter’s world-famous and much-loved children’s books. With a café and a shop full of books and toys.



8. Wray Castle

Enjoy exploring a mock-castle complete with games around the varied rooms.



9. The Puzzling Place, Keswick

An anti-gravity room and a hologram room provide an unusual idea for a visit to Cumbria and the Lake District. ‘Somewhere between reality and illusion’!



10. Maryport Wave Centre – Click ‘n Climb

Challenging climbing-based fun – admittedly outside the Lake District – but tie a visit in with a trip to The Lake District Coast Aquarium and the Senhouse Roman Museum for a full day out.




Maryport Clip 'n Climb
Maryport Clip ‘n Climb


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