Family Activity and Leisure Information From Stickle Tarn Lodge,White Cross Bay, Lake Windermere: a self-catering, superior-graded, dog-friendly, family-owned, pine cabin holiday lodge. Sleeps six.

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Family & Lakeland Leisure Activities

Windermere Lake Cruises
Welcome to Windermere Lake Cruises - the most popular attraction in Cumbria. Windermere is England's largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. We offer cruises from 45 minutes to 3 hours - or you can even spend all day on and around the lake with our fantastic 'Freedom of the Lake' ticket.
The Windermere Lake Cruises site includes timetables and prices.
Self-drive motor boats and rowing boats are also available for hire.

Contact details: 015394 43360

(For sailing and other watersport activities, please refer to the Adventure Pursuits page.)

Coniston Cruises
Coniston Launch offers a variety of ways that you can enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water in the Lake District: regular scheduled cruises or special cruises (Swallows and Amazons or Campbells on Coniston)

Contact Details: Coniston Launch, LA21 8AN
Tel: 017687 75753 or 0797 108 0370

Ullswater Steamers 
The Award Winning Ullswater ‘Steamers’ have four vessels operating on Ullswater, allowing you to combine a gentle lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District and some of the most breath-taking views in England.

Contact Details: Ullswater 'Steamers', The Pier House, Glenridding, CA11 0US
Tel: +44 (0)17684 82229

Path to Adventure
"Path to Adventure" offers a wide range of activities for individuals, families and groups.
This includes ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling, bushcraft, hill walking and much more.
The descirtion on their website reads as follows:
"Ideally based in the Lake District, we offer bespoke outdoor adventure holidays, development training courses and outdoor activity days. With over 25 years joint experience, safety and your enjoyment are at the heart of every adventurous experience we provide, along with top quality equipment and instruction."

Contact Details: Path To Adventure
Tel: 01229 889183 or Mb: 07891 798341/07973 776173

The Aquarium of the Lakes
The aquarium is an awarding-winning freshwater aquarium and great family holiday activity. You can discover the life of the creatures living in and around the waters. There are over 30 displays including freshwater fish, otters, ducks, sharks and rays.

Contact Details: Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, LA12 8AS
Tel: +44 (0)15395 30153

The World of Beatrix Potter
Come and meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends at the Magical World of Beatrix Potter as part of your Lake District family holiday. This is the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, kids old and young will love seeing some of their best loved characters and all 23 tales brought to life in this enchanting world.

Contact Details: The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BX
Tel: +44 (0)15394 88444

Lakeland Miniature Village

This miniature village gives you over 100 buildings, farms, houses and farms built from local Coniston slate, which creates a fascinating insight into the Lake District landscape and buildings of Yesteryear. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this miniature world as part of their holiday in the Lake District.

Contact Details: Coach House, Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7LE
Tel: +44 (0)15395 58500
Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole

(The Brockhole Visitor Centre was a favourite place for our family when the children were younger: the adventure playground was a 'must' - and we also had a brief try at some dry stone walling on one occasion!)
The Lake District visitor centre provides visitors with all the information and help you need to enjoy and appreciate England's largest National Park and have a fantastic family holiday in the Lake District. The centre has regular events and there are various activities for children, plus an adventure playground.

Contact Details: Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, Windermere, LA23 1LJ
Tel: +44 (0)15394 46601

Low Sizergh Barn
Low Sizergh Barn is a farm shop, tea room, craft gallery and farm trail on an organic dairy farm near the Lake District national park. The farm shop is filled with one of the best selections of local and speciality foods in Cumbria including organic cheese, eggs and ice cream.

Contact Details: Low Sizergh Barn, Low Sizergh Farm, Sizergh, Kendal, LA8 8AE
Tel: +44 (0)15395 60426

Ruskin Museum
There has been a Ruskin Museum in Coniston since 1901. The museum has a Ruskin collection, they also have coppermines, slate, geology, lace, farming and Donald Campbell exhibitions. This is an interesting and educational stop on your holiday in the Lake District.

Contact Details: Ruskin Museum, Coniston, LA21 8DU
Tel: +44 (0)15394 41164

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