It’s a lovely feeling when we get to February. The nights are getting lighter, the snowdrops have been and gone, the daffodils are out and there’ll be some lambs scampering about the fields.
If you’ve a family, February half term is a great time to get together and have a week away or a short break together – and breathe some lovely Lakes fresh air again!
Our lodges are perfect for families because they have lots of space, are modern and warm. many of them near Windermere (the lake itself) others with countryside views, and lots of them are dog-friendly.
Don’t forget though especially at this time of year to keep your dog on your lead especially when you are near sheep as lambing is happening.
Whilst you’re here, head over to the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness for your Peter Rabbit fix…
There’s always lots of half term fun at Brockhole – with Go Ape in full swing (see what we did there..) the fabulous Adventure playground for hours of fun and boat trips across the Lake.
Brockhole has lots of cafes and eating options galore, including the rather fabulous Gaddum restaurant if you fancy something a wee bit posher.
Get yourself on the water – all the boats will be running: Windermere Lake Cruises, Ullswater Steamers and Coniston Launch. They also have warm indoor seating with good views, and a snack bar for a warming cuppa or hot chocolate!
Explore Bowness, Windermere, Ambleside and further afield for loads of different things to do. Everywhere starts to open up again in February, and half term is the first real bustling week for our lovely family visitors. Check out the National Trust offerings of Wray Castle, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top & Beatrix Potter Gallery, Townend, Fell Foot Park for lots of ideas of things to do. A lovely walk at any time of the year is Tarn Hows, or along the lakeshore from Wray Castle.
Join the Trust and save yourself lots of money on entry fees, knowing that your membership fees go right back into conserving the beautiful Lake District (and you get free parking too!).
Of course, walking and outdoor fun is available all year round, just remember to bring the right clothing and footwear to match whatever the weather throws at you.
Cumbria’s fabulously scrumptious cafes, restaurants and pubs are all open and awaiting your visit and don’t forget you can collect and use the unique Lake District ££ !