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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Kendal, Cumbria

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 347 fun things to do in Kendal for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 224 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Kendal 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 Kendal 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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Pandemonium Pots

  • Kendal
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

For the perfect rainy day activity, or any day come to think of it, get crafty with paint and pottery at Pandemonium Pots. The idea is simple: you’ll...

Curious About Kendal

  • Kendal
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Kendal is a unique way to explore this bustling Cumbrian town. The two walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together if you want...

Lakeland Climbing Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Kendal
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

Whether they’re first-timers or seasoned pros, Lakeland Climbing Centre is a great way to get your kids active and up on the wall! Kids are free to g...

Live For Today Adventures Kendal

  • Kendal
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Live For Today Adventures at The Castle Green Hotel is an Outdoor Activity centre 5 minutes from Kendal. Do you ever worry that your children are alw...

Climb 365

  • Lake District
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Climb 365 offer family adventure days which are specifically designed around the ages, abilities and needs of your family. It allows you to design yo...

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...

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...

Crags Adventures

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Crags Adventures Crags Adventures is a small, family run business offering exciting outdoor activities in the Lake District. We meet at different loc...



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The World of Beatrix Potter

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The World of Beatrix Potter is a vibrant family attraction, bringing to life all 23 enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake...

Bowness on Windermere Treasure Trail

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

There's something for all the family on the Bowness on Windermere self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. The whole family (6 and up) will n...

Windermere Canoe Kayak and Bike Hire

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Taste adventure in the Lake District with Windermere Canoe and Kayak. Located on the shores of England's longest lake, they can provide everything yo...

Windermere Quays

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Windermere Quays is a Marina which as well as offering permanent and holiday birthing for boats, also provides boats for hire so you can go sailing w...

Lake Windermere

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Lake Windermere is one of the most popular places to visit in the Lake District and there‘s a reason why! The area is absolutely stunning - you’ll fe...

Lakes Aquarium

  • Ulverston
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

More than 30 spectacular, naturally themed habitats show the diversity of life in the Lakes. See Lakeland's menacing pike, eels, perch, char and many...

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...

Treetop Nets5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

You'll have made it to the top (literally) at Treetop Nets in Cumbria. Let your kids enjoy this unique experience that will leave them feeling like t...

Treetop Trek Windermere

  • Windermere
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Adventurers assemble! The treetops are calling with 35 daring challenges at Treetop Trek Windermere. Experience life above the clouds as you climb 40...

Predator Experience

  • Lake District
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

In the natural world it doesn’t make much sense to actively seek out and get close to predators. However that’s what you’ll get at the Predator Exper...

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...

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Milnthorpe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Get up close with nature at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. Venture through the tropical halls where bats, butterflies and birds fly freely, become a zookee...

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