12 Places to visit at Lake District in summer with the kids

For our week long summer holiday this year, we decided to visit the Lake District. It is our first time and we just have a vague idea on the places we want to see. I did a bit of research but most of the things to do are hiking and boating… which is not really our “thing”. So, we kept it simple and created a short list of must-see/do. The aim is for it to be interesting for both children and adults.

The drive from North East London is roughly 300 miles and it took about 6hours with a couple of power nap breaks and lunch.

The green points are our must-see and the others are a result of our curiosity, we either drove past them or saw a form of advertisement locally.

Lake District Plan..

We decided to stay in a gorgeous flat in the centre of Windermere village, very close to all amenities. The reason behind this choice is we want to be able to just walk to the shop to buy last-minute food and so that we don’t have to use the car for shopping or dining out as everything we’d want will be within walking distance.

We roughly covered the area by driving alone which in itself is interesting with an odd stop here and there. Further posts will go into detail for each trip otherwise it will be a very long post.

Ullswater Lake. We drove this way after we visited Lowther Castle.

Overall, it was a great holiday. Hectic but fun.

So here’s the 12 places we visited during our week long holiday with links so you can check them out.

  1. Windermere
  2. Wray Castle
  3. Stott Park Bobbin Mill
  4. Lowther Castle and Gardens
  5. Castlerigg Stone Circle
  6. Wast Water for Scafell Pike view
  7. Muncastle Castle
  8. Sizergh Castle
  9. Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s farmhouse
  10. Brockhole Leisure Centre
  11. Townend Farmhouse
  12. Derwent Pencil Museum
Wast water. Scafell Pike is hidden behind those low clouds. Which is a shame.
At Brockhole Leisure Centre where it suddenly rained. It stopped after a few minutes so we were able to enjoy more activities.
Brockhole Leisure Centre. Fun after for the children.
Lowther Castle
Muncaster Castle
Sizergh Castle
Silly family selfie at Carlisle Castle

What do you think of these places? Have you been to any of them? Let us know in the comments below.