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What’s On in the Lake District this Christmas

8 December 2023 Local area

Our pick of Christmas activities taking place in the Lake District during December 2023!

If you’re thinking of spending some time in the Lake District this Christmas, take a look at our what’s on guide. We’ve compiled a list of family friendly activities to help you plan your days out.

What to do in the Lake District this December Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Kicking off the list are Christmas Markets – they’re a classic and are great fun for all the family.

Taste Cumbria Christmas Market

The Taste Cumbria Christmas Market is the perfect day out, if you want to support local small businesses. Browse the fantastic stalls selling Christmas decorations and relax with a warming glass of mulled wine. There will be plenty of tasty food to sample from some of the best artisan producers from across the North-West. Kids can event visit Santa in the grotto!

The market will take place on the 9th and 10th of December 2023 at Market Place, Cockermouth.

Beetham Nurseries Christmas Market Weekend

The Christmas Market Weekend is another unmissable event! Spend a couple of hours browsing the chalets to stock up on gifts, food and drink. Live music performances will take place each day, helping to create a festive atmosphere. Local businesses include Fellside Candle Co, Wildfox Distillery, Zero Pantry and much more!

The event runs from 7th – 10th December 2023 – times vary depending on day.

Beetham Nurseries is on the edge of the Lake District. It’s a short 30-minute drive from Park Cliffe and Bowness-on-Windermere.

Steam train what to do in the lake district this december

Winter Warmer Trains

Hop on a Winter Warmer Train this December for an unmissable family day out. Enjoy the stunning landscape and the beautiful stations, adorned with Christmas decorations! Situated just 1hr away from Bowness-on-Windermere, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Station Railway Station is easily reachable from Park Cliffe. Make a day of it and enjoy a scenic walk at either end of the line.

With festive food, alcohol free drinks, and staff dressed with Christmas outfits, enjoy this unforgettable ride. If you’re lucky enough to get a bit of snow, you can even pretend you’re on the Polar Express.

Winter Warmer Trains run from Boxing Day all the way to New Year’s, to book tickets and for more information.

Meet Santa at Walby Farm Park

Meet Santa at Father Christmas on the Farm

Last but not least, get your little ones excited for the big day by exploring the magical Walby Farm Park. There are 10 interactive activities to enjoy, including:

  • Wander through the Enchanted Forest with 3D glasses
  • Meet Reindeers
  • Take a photo with Santa.

The event runs every weekend throughout December until Christmas Eve. Book your tickets now!

The farm is about 1hr away from Park Cliffe by car, making it the perfect distance for a magical day out that you kids will never forget.

Enjoy December at Park Cliffe

If you’re looking for luxurious getaway to the Lake District this December, consider a stay with us at Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Park. Our multi award-winning holiday park offers a tranquil retreat in the countryside, with beautiful views over Windermere and the surrounding fells. While most of the accommodation is closed during the colder months, you can still enjoy our beautiful self-catered cottage.

Book online 24/7. If you have any questions beforehand, get in touch with us at 015395 31344 or info@parkcliffe.co.uk.