Whinlatter Mountain Forest | Day Out With The Kids

Your shopping basket

Your basket (0 tickets)

Whinlatter Mountain Forest

Keswick, Cumbria, England

  • Shop at Whinlatter Mountain Forest in Keswick
  • Visitors playing in the adventure play area at Whinlatter Mountain Forest
  • Children climbing the logs at Whinlatter Mountain Forest

Attraction Information

  • National Parks icon National Parks
  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Whinlatter Forest features the Whinlatter Wild Play Trail: 9 very different and exciting play areas direct your adventurous journey through the forest with highlights including a climbing wall, stunning water feature, cool giant swings and a toddler play area with secret paths! Shhh!  

The forest has walking trails of varying lengths to suit all abilities, giving you lovely views ideal for family photos, stretching from Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water, to Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn.

You can even find the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child on the Gruffalo orienteering course. It's common to encounter wildlife such as red squirrels, woodland birds and deer so keep your eye out, maybe even take binoculars! This is also the base for the worthwhile Lake District Osprey Project which runs April to September.  

Active families can try the Altura or Quercus mountain bike trails, which make full use of the stunning mountain setting to give you a challenging but pleasingly satisfying ride experience.

Or if you've got a head for heights, swing through the trees on the Go-Ape course, which has its own listing easy to find if you go back a page!

The team at the Visitor Centre and Forest Shop can help you plan your day and sell forest maps, and you can refresh yourselves in the Siskins Cafe, with great views of Grisedale Pike from its balcony.

Cyclewise is the onsite bike shop and hires out a variety of metal mounts as well as selling a range of them too and relevant kit. For older types who can handle it they are also running mountain bike training courses from here! Pick up some mad skills today!


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Whinlatter Mountain Forest, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW, England


Click here to visit Whinlatter Mountain Forest's website
017687 78469

You must enable JavaScript to see this map

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday:10:00 - 16:00 for the Information point 


Free admission

More Information

Eating information

Cafe & Shop opens: 10:00 - 17:00

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed.

Parking facilities

Parking fee

Up to 20mins: free

Up to 1 hour: £2

Additional time: 45p per 20 minutes.

All day max charge: £8


Sorry, no reviews are available for this attraction.

Please sign in or register to write a review

Whinlatter Mountain Forest


Inspiration to your inbox + exclusive partner benefits

Want to know more?

Book Online

Whinlatter Mountain Forest

Keswick, Cumbria, England

Step 1: Choose a date

Step 2: Available Tickets

Please select a date above to see available tickets

Step 3: Who's going

Please select a date and ticket above to choose

Total: £00.00