Whinlatter Forest | Day Out With The Kids

Whinlatter Forest

Keswick, Cumbria, England

  • Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Two kids doing the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Two kids doing an activity at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Discover fascinating secret paths in Whinlatter Forest, as you venture on one of the family-friendly discovery trails. Explore the A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail* or take on the Whinlatter Wild Play Trail to find 9 very different and exciting play areas, including a climbing wall, a stunning water feature, cool giant swings and a toddler play zone.

Keep active with a mountain bike trail or swing from the trees at the Go Ape high ropes course. Want to learn how to find your way in the wild? Take the Gruffalo orienteering course with your young explorers and bag all those essential survival skills. Bring your binoculars, there’s plenty of wildlife to spot!

Sucker for a good view? The walking trails at Whinlatter Forest will help you uncover stunning landscapes from Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water, to Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn. Perfect for your family photo album!

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Glow Trail
  • Breath-taking views of the region
  • Go Ape, Gruffalo Orienteering Course & more

    *Running in partnership with Aardman and Studio Canal, in celebration of the new A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (In cinemas from 18th October 2019). To enjoy the Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail –  download the app for free and pick up your activity pack on site.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Whinlatter Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW, England


Click here to visit Whinlatter Forest's website
017687 78469

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

08:00 - dusk


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Parking facilities

Parking Charge
20 minutes: Free
Up to 1 hour: £2.00
All Day: £8.00