20 Best Tours and River Cruises In Lake District Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Tours and River Cruises In Lake District

We've rounded up the best tours and river cruises in Lake District in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 27 Lake District tours and river cruises to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tours and river cruises 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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Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

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...

Women on boat at Windermere Quays

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...

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...

Map and booklet for The Ambleside Mystery Treasure Trail

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...

Ruins of Kendal Castle on Curious About Kendal trail

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...

Cruise boat at Ullswater Steamers in Glenridding

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...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

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...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Barrow in Furness

  • Barrow in Furness
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Sniff out clues and join the hunt for treasure, on the Hunt Fun Barrow in Furness trail. It’s a great way to get the whole gang working together. Thi...

Ashton Memorial on Curious About Lancaster trail

Curious About Lancaster

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Lancaster is an exciting way of discovering how this Roman city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join them toget...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your brood on a search for lost loot with the Lancaster Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and simply tonnes of fun! As wel...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland

  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Grab your binoculars, get the gang together and join the hunt on the Hunt Fun Appleby in Westmorland trail. It’s the best way to see the sights. You...

Canal boat at Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus

Lancaster Canal Cruises and Waterbus

  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Lancaster Canal Boats offers daily cruises to the Magnificent Lune Aqueduct which has just undergone a substantial £2m facelift making it one of the...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Hunt Fun Kirkby Stephen trail will lead you all over town, to local landmarks and down every intriguing nook and cranny. It’s basically exploring...

Boys on Mystery Treasure Trail

Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Garstang
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Gold jewels and doubloons  If those sound like your bread and butter, you’re needed on the Garstang Mystery Treasure Trail. You and your crew of pint...

Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

Settle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Settle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Pick out a pirate name and with a yo ho ho, join the hunt for buried loot on the Settle Treasure Hunt Trail. Salty sea dogs, young and old, will have...

A family looking at a treasure trails map

Blackpool Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Blackpool
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Two heads are always better than one, so get the whole gang together for a fact-finding mission on the Blackpool Mystery Treasure Trail. The best way...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Carlisle
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take to the streets on the hunt for buried loot, on the Carlisle Treasure Hunt Trail. It’s a great way to see the sights while keeping your crew of s...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

The Clitheroe Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Clitheroe
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Whodunnit? And why, or where?! The Clitheroe Mystery Treasure Trail is full of unanswered questions and needs a crack team of spies to solve the case...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

St Annes Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Lytham Saint Annes
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who doesn’t love a whodunit? This time you’ll be the ones to crack the case, on the St Annes Mystery Treasure Trail. Ready, set, solve! So how will y...

Kids looking for clues on The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail

The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Preston
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The life of a secret agent is never easy, and the same is true of The Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail. It’s packed with devilishly tricky challeng...

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