Best Lakes In Cumbria

We've rounded up the best lakes in Cumbria in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 6 Cumbria lakes to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the lakes 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

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...

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...

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...

Coniston Water

  • Coniston
  • Outdoor
  • Lakes

Weather’s nice and you feel like escaping the city? Pack a lunch bag and take the kids to Coniston Water - the 5th largest lake near Coniston village...

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...

Fell End Nature Reserve

  • Milnthorpe
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Enjoy a good family day out in nature? Then Fell End Nature Reserve is a great place for you to visit! Go for a leisurely stroll through the reserve...

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