Day Trips

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a unique and exciting blend of exotic wildlife and interactive hands-on displays, which take you through 3,000 million years of evolution and follows the development of life on Earth – from magic molecules to mischievous monkeys.
Exhibits range from curassow to computers, from fossils to fossas and include some of the world’s most threatened species which are kept here as part of international breeding programmes.

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Greenlands Farm Village

Couples, friends and families can have a wonderful day out with us (whatever the Lancashire weather brings!). On our open farm you can pat storybook farm animals, ride a horse and trap, pedal (size permitting!) a mini tractor, lark about in a straw play barn, race round the barn on the go-carts and picnic by the paddocks.
In our artisan village, you can meet talented crafts people, discover regional produce, savour home cooked fayre, and treat yourself to hand-selected gifts, plants and wines

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Lakeland Motor Museum

The fascinating Lakeland Motor Museum nestles in the picturesque Leven Valley, at Backbarrow, close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

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Holker Hall

Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay. Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

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Ravensglass and Eskdale Railway

Welcome to Lakeland’s oldest, friendliest and longest most scenic railway. Starting from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park, across the estuary, through the hills some seven miles up the line to Dalegarth for Boot Station.

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Image:Dave Willis courtesy of Cumbria Tourism

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmental accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.

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William Wordsworth’s Home (Dove Cottage)

Dove Cottage was the home of William Wordsworth from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet. It was probably built in the early part of the 17th century as a small hostelry, with its oak-panelled hall and floors of Westmorland slate, Dove Cottage never fails to give pleasure to the visitor.

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The World of Beatrix Potter

Situated in the centre of nearby Bowness-on-Windermere, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters.

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Treetop Trek

A new addition to Brockhole. It’s a fun aerial adventure for the whole family, 35 exciting treetop challenges through the ancient woodland canopy – the outdoors has never been this much fun!

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