Best Parks and Playgrounds In Lake District, Cumbria

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Lake District in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 45 Lake District 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.

Find your perfect day out

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Beach and Marine Gardens

  • Fleetwood
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

A trip to the beach is always a treat, but taking a dip in a very British (cold) sea isn’t! Instead of taking the plunge, try crazy golf, bowling and...

Gisburn Forest and Stocks

  • Clitheroe
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Gisburn Forest, in north east Lancashire, in the heart of the Forest of Bowland AONB, is a great place for mountain biking with 4 fantastic cycling t...

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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