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7 Unique Things to Do in the Lake District and Cumbria

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Have you visited all the main tourist attractions in the Lake District and Cumbria? Are you looking for some unique things you can enjoy with the family? If you are searching for something different to do, do not worry. We have found some fantastic things you can do to keep everyone entertained. Let’s take a look at seven unique things to do in the Lake District and Cumbria!

  1. 1. Do a Llama Trek at Llama Karma Kafe

The first thing on our list is llama trekking! You can enjoy a fun Peruvian adventure right here in Cumbria. This is your opportunity to bring the whole family and go on a mini trek with llamas. They are friendly and love to go on walks and you can enjoy the countryside with your new furry friend. This is definitely an unforgettable experience that will make your holiday! Plus, you can stop by the café afterwards and enjoy a bite to eat after your adventure.

2. Cycle Hire at Lowther Castle and Gardens

In the heart of the Lake District is Lowther Castle. This is a gem you cannot miss when you are visiting the area. It was built in the 19th century and has beautiful gardens you can explore too. There are so many stories you can hear about. But if you want to add some more fun to your day out, why not hire some bikes? You can go on an adventure to surrounding areas, such as Askham Bridge, Lowther Church and Low Deer Park. You can enjoy some fresh air, new sights and exercise all rolled into one.

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3. Have the Best Ever Hot Chocolate

If you are a fan of hot chocolate, you have got to head to Kennedy’s Fine Chocolates. This is a family company that are based in Orton. They have been making and serving luxury chocolate since 1991 and they are known for their amazing hot chocolate. This is exactly what you need to warm up on a cold day. Plus, you can try out more than 100 chocolate varieties. You might have to visit this place more than once to get through all the amazing flavours!

4. Hold an Eagle at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

At the Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, you can have your chance to get up close and personal with an eagle. You can enjoy being part of the day and also learn more about conservation. Keep an eye out for other birds of prey, including hawks, falcons and vultures. The whole family will have a great day out visiting this sanctuary outside of Penrith.

5. Row a Boat on England’s Largest Natural Lake at Windermere

If you really want to experience Windermere, hire a boat and head out on the lake. This is a fantastic opportunity to see your surroundings and it is a fun activity for the family. You can admire the mountain and greenery around you. You can hire a boat or even try out kayaking, canoeing or paddleboard.

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6. Take a Distillery Tour and Meet Alpacas at The Lakes Distillery

Whisky enthusiasts have got to stop by the Lakes Distillery. You can go behind the scenes and see exactly how whisky is made. Plus, you can enjoy tasting of whisky during the process. But this distillery is not all about whisky. In fact, you can also meet the alpacas that live here! You can hand feed them since they are friendly and feel how soft they are. So, while you enjoy the distillery tour, your kids can look forward to making new furry friends afterwards.

7. Walk through Peter Rabbit’s Garden at The World of Beatrix Potter

If you like Beatrix Potter, you are going to love visiting this attraction. You can now walk through the Peter Rabbit Garden, checking out Benjamin Bunny’s favourite spots, as well as where Peter was caught by Mr McGregor. This is a fascinating walk around for the afternoon that can bring the stories to life. You and the kids will love it!

Where to Stay

Of course, your accommodation when you are on holiday is just as important as the activities you enjoy. The Wild Rose Holiday Park can be your home away from home. You will find this family-friendly holiday park in the heart of the Cumbrian Valley, with beautiful surroundings and plenty of facilities. We are talking about an outdoor swimming pool for the summer, a shop for gifts and souvenirs and a games room for some fun in the evenings. Kids will love the outdoor play area and you can stop by the bar and grill for some dinner when you are all hungry. You can stay in one of our caravans, lodges or glamping hives for your vacation. What are you waiting for?

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