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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Glenridding, Cumbria

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 206 fun things to do in Glenridding for you and the family to discover, including parks and playgrounds, museums and art galleries and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 119 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Glenridding day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Glenridding with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Ullswater Steamers

  • Glenridding
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ullswater Steamers offer the perfect opportunity to explore the area. Referred to as the 'Dark Lake' in Arthurian legend, it is believed monsters use...

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...

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

The highlight at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is naturally the underground element, but if the kids aren't too keen on descending then unlike t...

Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum

  • Grasmere
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum will take you back to the era when Wordsworth was writing his poetry. Little has changed in the cottage and it...

Keswick Climbing Wall

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

Keswick Climbing Wall Great for beginners for several reasons: it's a friendly and supportive environment with highly qualified yet accessible lesson...

The Ambleside Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Ambleside
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You’re going to need all your mystery busting skills to get around the Rambler’s Riddle. He’s planted a series of dastardly clues all over The Ambles...

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...

Ambleside Climbing Wall

  • Ambleside
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Ambleside Climbing Wall is the perfect family option. With our experienced and fully qualified instructors we will take you through the basics of cli...



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Lake District National Park

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Love nature? You’re bound to spend days on end exploring Lake District National Park! With 912 square miles of stunning valleys, lakes, coastlines an...

Go Ape Grizedale

  • Hawkshead
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

If you thought a visit to the Lake District was for laid back relaxation, then you haven’t seen Go Ape Grizedale; this all-action centre is home to a...

The Keswick Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Keswick
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

By following the route along this self guided themed Keswick Treasure Trail, you and the children are sure to have a great time solving the clues and...

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...

King Kong Climbing Centre

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Climbing

King Kong Climbing Centre gives you loads of opportunities to have active fun with your friends or family. If you fancy an exciting climb, there are...

The Puzzling Place

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Puzzling Place's World of Illusion takes the theme of Illusion and runs with it. It is home to their ‘Anti-gravity Room', ‘Ames Room', ‘Hologram...

Windermere Lake Cruises

  • Bowness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

No matter where you start your journey with Windermere Lake Cruises, be it from Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside, the spectacular and family friendly v...

Derwent Pencil Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Keswick
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Derwent Pencil Museum (previously Cumberland Pencil Museum), situated in Keswick, Cumbria, in the heart of the Lake District, is a great all weather...

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Askham Outdoor Swimming Pools is an ideal location for families and friends to cool down in the summertime plus stay fit and healthy and build up the...

Greystoke and District Outdoor Pool

  • Penrith
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Greystoke and District Swimming Pool offers an open air swimming pool, a football playing field and 2 children's adventure play areas! An ideal combi...

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...

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...

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