20 Best Things To Do Indoors In Lake District Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do Indoors In Lake District

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Rainbow at The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere

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...

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...

Outdoor picnic tables at Wray Castle in Ambleside

Wray Castle

  • Ambleside
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Wray Castle is a veritable king of castles: turrets, towers, period dressing-up, castle building room, hidden treasure to find, the new Peter Rabbit...

Sunset at Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness

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...

Climbing walls at Ambleside Climbing Wall

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...

Millipede at Lakes Aquarium in Ulverston

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...

Fire place in Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere

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...

People climbing at Lakeland Climbing Centre in Kendal

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...

Kids painting at Pandemonium Pots in Kendal

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...

Classic motor cars at Lakeland Motor Museum in Newby Bridge

Lakeland Motor Museum5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Newby Bridge
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Little car enthusiasts will love exploring transport of the past at Lakeland Motor Museum. From futuristic vehicles to those of the 80’s there’s plen...

People riding horses at Bigland Hall Equestrian in Backbarrow

Bigland Hall Equestrian

  • Backbarrow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approvedBigland Hall Equestrian offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available for all ages, scenic hacks and cross cou...

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...

Entrance to Lakeland Wildlife Oasis in Milnthorpe

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...

Outside view of Leighton Hall in Carnforth

Leighton Hall

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Leighton Hall near Carnforth, is the family home of the famous Gillow furniture making family. Famous for its' Objects d'art and stunning pieces of G...

Woman on rope ladder in cavern at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata in Keswick

Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata

  • Keswick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Go overground, underground and simply get grubby at Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata. Your journey begins with a fully guided tour into the mine...

Goat at Greenlands Farm Village in Carnforth

Greenlands Farm Village2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Greenlands Farm Village is all about bringing people together to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures.  It is completely free to come and explore th...

The Scarborough Spa Express Train passes countryside

The Scarborough Spa Express

  • Carnforth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

While there are plenty of differing trips available, the charming vintage steam engines at the Scarborough Spa Express are perfect for a family trip,...

The model railway at Millom Discovery Centre

Millom Discovery Centre

  • Millom
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take kids on a journey through time with quizzes, toy trains and dressing up at Millom Discovery Centre. Who says history has to be boring?! Located...

Swimming pool at Dalton Leisure Centre in Dalton in Furness

Dalton Leisure Centre

  • Dalton-in-Furness
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Dalton Leisure Centre's new poolside Splash Zone for kids has 16 fun features including the overhead tipping buckets, spray rails, giant spraying sna...

Kids in mine at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum in Keswick

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...

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