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.
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.
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