Three family-friendly winter favouritesfrom Hawksmoor

While offering the perfect peaceful haven for couples, the Lake District is also the perfect location for a family retreat. Aside from being a prime location for cycling, hiking, water sports and boating, Lake Windermere and its surrounding environs offer a vast array of winter-friendly activities for adults and kids alike - the perfect solution for when the weather gets a little too ‘fresh’.

1. 1657 Chocolate House

The 1657 Chocolate House in Kendal is the Lake District's equivalent to Disneyland. A paradise for children, the budding chocoholic will also love the cosy 1600s tearoom-style atmosphere. The Chocolate House serves 16 different chocolate drinks commemorating moments in Cumbrian history including ‘Cromwell’s Downfall’ and ‘Scurvy Knave’. With educational storyboards and a documentary film about the production of luxury chocolates, both you and the kids will come away with more than just a sugar rush.

2. Aquarium of the Lakes

On the shores of Lake Windermere, the Aquarium of the Lakes offers an aquarium experience with a difference. With activities ranging from rainforest meet and greets with creepy crawlies and an otter talk and feed, the Aquarium of the Lakes provides an educational focus for all ages.

3. Beatrix Potter Gallery

Why not take a trip to the National Trust's Beatrix Potter Gallery during your trip and educate the clan about the golden era of Peter Rabbit? With an annual changeover in the exhibition's focus, there is always something new to see and learn about these much loved children’s tales. With children’s quiz sheets and goody bags on offer, the gallery boasts a fun day out for adults and kids alike.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin