20 Best Parks and Playgrounds In Ambleside Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Ambleside

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Ambleside in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 38 Ambleside parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Buildings at White Platts Recreation Ground in Ambleside

White Platts Recreation Ground

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Found in the centre of Ambleside, White Platt's Recreation Ground has the best mini golf in the lakes! There is 9 hole mini-golf course – with a 90 m...

Family on walk at Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre in Windermere

Brockhole Lake District Visitors Centre

  • Windermere
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Lakes

Brockhole Lake District Visitors' Centre on the shores of Windermere has loads to do outdoors and indoors with a 30 acre site of shoreline, woodland...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Grizedale Forest

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Grizedale Forest offers beautiful views from Lake Windermere to Coniston Water. Just follow one of the waymarked walking trails and it will lead you...

River at Aira Force in Penrith

Aira Force

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

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 o...

Bush tunnel at Fell Foot Park in Newby Bridge

Fell Foot Park

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Fell Foot Park is a great family friendly location to play in and explore the southern tip of Lake Windermere. There's plenty of open space for tradi...

Girl playing at Fitz Park BMX Track and Playground in Keswick

Fitz Park BMX Track and Playground

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The playground and green space at Fitz Park in Keswick now also features a full size well equipped BMX track thanks to tireless local campaigning: we...

Alpacas at Lakeland Maze and Farm Park in Kendal

Lakeland Maze Farm Park

  • Kendal
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

If you’re lucky enough to live near the Lake District, or you’re enjoying a holiday call in to Lakeland Maze Farm Park. Winner of the Maize Maze of t...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Whinlatter Forest

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Discover fascinating secret paths in Whinlatter Forest, as you venture on one of the family-friendly discovery trails. Explore the  A Shaun the Sheep...

Jersey cattle at Abbott Lodge in Penrith

Abbott Lodge

  • Penrith
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Abbott Lodge is a working dairy farm which produces over 30 flavours of homemade Jersey ice cream, of which at any time a whopping 16 types are avail...

Boy painting at Rheged in Penrith

Rheged Indoor Play

  • Penrith
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Sun, rain or snow, the Rheged Centre is home to amazing inspiring activities and events for children of all ages, with plenty to keep parents amused...

Family at Ford Park in Ulverston

Ford Park

  • Ulverston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ford Park has nine acres of open space and is loaded with activities for children of all ages. The natural playground, surround by grassy mounds, has...

Outside view of Mirehouse

Mirehouse3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Mirehouse is a family run estate with house, formal gardens, woodlands, meadows and shoreline to explore. A lovely day out for outdoorsy types but wi...

Outside view of Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass

Muncaster Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Ravenglass
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

An enchanting visit awaits you and your family at Muncaster Castle full of discovery. Tom Fool the court Jester is on hand for an audio tour around t...

Woman horse riding on Pennine Bridleway National Trail in Kirkby Stephen

Pennine Bridleway National Trail

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Pennine Bridleway National Trail is the only National Trail that was designed specifically to be used by horse riders, but also offers a fantastic ch...

Kids playing on splashpad at Happy Mount Park in Morecambe

Happy Mount Park

  • Morecambe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Happy Mount Park is a beautiful park situated on Morecambe Promenade that was originally opened in the 1920s but has developed into a fantastic, mode...

Waterfall at Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Ingleton

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

  • Ingleton
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is divided into nine main areas, each with its own distinct geological features and associated plant life. Highlights inclu...

View from Williamson Park in Lancaster

Williamson Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Come and visit Williamson Park's Butterfly House and Mini Beast Cave and meet all sorts of exciting creepy crawlies, birds and animals. Explore the p...

Monument at Bitts Park in Carlisle

Bitts Park

  • Carlisle
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Frequent Green Flag winnerBitts Park is great for families, offering a nice range of activity options and some truly beautiful surroundings. It has a...

Indoor soft play frame at The Gincase Farm Park in Silloth

The Gincase Farm Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Silloth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Gincase Farm Park is a large farm plus play areas, tea room and craft centre, boasting a kilometre of walkways and 16 large paddocks where you ca...

Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Up for a family day out? Make your way to Walby Farm Park where the fun never stops, no matter the weather! From getting hands-on in the fully-covere...

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