18 Things to do in the Lake District on a Rainy Day

A rainy day in the lakes?  It happens now and then…. As my dad always says, ‘Where do you think the Lakes come from?’ Weather in Cumbria certainly isn’t boring. The phrase ‘all four seasons in one day’ applies here much of the time. Rainy days can blow through in hours, leaving clear, gorgeous light …

A weekend at High Borrans Farm

I was lucky enough to arrive for a High Borrans weekender, on one of those fantastic, early-spring, blue-sky Lake District days. The route is easy – just 3 miles or so off the busy A591, and you feel like you’ve arrived in a little piece of heaven. The drive up has views back out to …

6 great bluebell walks

Bluebells are one of our most beautiful native flowers, and are in flower during May here in the Lakes.  You’ll begin to spot the gorgeous blue or purple haze spreading like wildfire around our woodlands and hillsides. Here’s a few facts about the lovely blooms, thanks to our friends at Cumbria Wildlife Trust: Britain hosts …

Top 10 Screen-Free Day Activities

With today’s generation becoming increasingly addicted to technology, it can be hard to draw children (and adults) away from their screens. Whilst on holiday in the Lake District, spend some quality time together as a family with our top 10 screen-free activities for everyone to enjoy! The weather forecast predicts a beautifully sunny bank holiday, …

Summer Holidays in the Lake District

Spend summer in our beautiful World Heritage Site and you’ll be spoilt for choice on things to do, whatever the weather. Here’s some ideas for you to get planning your next trip! 1. To September 2017: Kids of all ages are loving ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ at the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness. 2. …