Things to do in winter in the Lake District
Cumbria is one of England’s most stunning regions – even in winter. Things to do in winter in the Lake District range from a train ride in the warm to some unusual local museums.
If you are thinking of booking a winter trip to the Lakes, why not book into a spa hotel in Windermere and make the most of your stay? The Lakes in winter is known for its rainfall, and cold temperatures. What better excuse to snuggle up in a hot tub hotel and enjoy the undercover attractions in the Lake District?
If you manage to drag yourself out of your room, some of the best things to do in the Lakes during winter include:
The Lakeside Railway
Take a trip on board the full size steam train at the Lakeside Railway, which runs from Haverthwaite to Windermere and visit the Aquarium at the end of the line before the journey back. The journey may be short but the train is so slow, it gives you plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings.
Rheged at Penrith
Rheged is an award winning family day out which is named after Cumbria´s Celtic Kingdom. Attractions include a cinema screen which is the size of 6 double decker buses. Rheged does get very busy so if you want to make the most of it, arrive early.
The Puzzling Place, Keswick
The Puzzling Place is a gallery-style exhibition that is different to anything experienced previously in the area and offers a relaxed and informal atmosphere and a host of interactive exhibitions. A great day out for all the family.
The Armitt Museum at Ambleside
The Armitt Museum combines a library and a museum and offers fun, art and entertainment for all ages. The Museum offers all that is best about the Lake District and explains the lives of its people and history for future generations to enjoy. The Armitt offers a superb collection of books and manuscripts, drawings and paintings and archaeological objects which relate to a gallery of famous Lake District characters.
Whitescar Caves at Ingleton
The Whitescar Caves at Ingleton may be at Ingleborough Hill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park but are well worth visiting if you are in the Lake District. This hidden world has been sculptured by nature over thousands of years and includes a subterranean landscape lit with streams and waterfalls. This is the longest show cave in Britain.
The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick
The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick boasts views over Derwentwater, Borrowdale and the Western Fells and hosts a vast choice of productions throughout the year.
The Pencil Museum at Keswick
Lastly on our list of things to do in winter in the Lake District, is something a little different. Discover the history of pencils and pencil making at this intriguing museum which covers the History of Graphite Mining in Borrowdale, including a replica of Seathwaite Graphite Mine, Machinery Displays, Video shows of Pencil Making and Artists´ workshops.
Whatever time of year you decide to visit the Lake District, there will be no shortage of things to see and do, and many attractions are open all year round. Make the most of your stay and book into a luxurious spa hotel in Windermere.