Aira Force | Day Out With The Kids

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Aira Force

Penrith, Cumbria, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

Probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls, the main force falls 70 feet from below a stone footbridge. Aira Force provides a glimpse of a landscaped Victorian park with dramatic waterfalls, arboretum and rocks scenery! More than enough to satisfy the most adventurous family hikers but not too far off the main routes.

Throughout the rest of Ullswater Valley the watersports enthusiasts amongst you will certainly not be disappointed either, there's plenty of opportunity for wet fun and adventure on the water including canoeing, sailing, fishing and even swimming as it's considered perfectly safe if you're careful. Loads of options for a summers day for active sorts!

An audio trail on cassette is available from the National Trust information vehicle (if you can catch it!) which is especially helpful for those with impaired vision, together with a 'talking postcard'. Wheelchair and pram access to Aira Beck is possible too.

There is a cafe by the large car park, which contains information panels describing the pretty local area and its rich history. Leaflets are available describing the story of Aira Force and Gowbarrow, and family walks that leave from the car park, so if you go nice and early there are temptations for more hiking afterwards too!

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS, England

Contact

Click here to visit Aira Force's website
01768 482067

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daylight access

Pricing

Free admission

More Information

Eating information

Tea-room: Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:30

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.

Gift shop

Shop: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Guest suitability

Much of Aira Force and the countryside is steep and rugged. Waterfall is not accessible by wheelchair. 

Parking facilities

2 Hours: £5.00

4 Hours: £7.00

All Day: £9.00

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