Celebrate your mum! Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year falls on the last day of March – the 31st, so if you’re heading up to the Lakes and celebrating Mother’s Day,  why not stay the weekend and really indulge mum? You could book in for a weekend break from the Friday to Monday, or if you’ve a bit more time, …

Guest Blog: Explore the quiet side of Windermere as winter turns to spring, with Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises is one of the top ten tourist attractions in the UK, and one of our many popular ways to take to the water, here in the Lakes. Their boat services to the western shore of Windermere allow you to enjoy a circular boat/walk around England’s largest lake. We invited the Morgan family …

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. A woodland walk amongst the hazy hues and heady scent will keep you feeling good all day. Here’s …

Afternoon Tea anyone?

Afternoon tea is always a treat.  So if you’re coming up to the Lakes and celebrating something a bit special there are certainly lots of choices!  Maybe it’s an anniversary, birthday, Mothers Day treat or girlie weekend there is something rather special about afternoon tea. There are so many great places to indulge yourselves in …

Our favourite things to do over the Easter Holidays

Spring is on its way (honest) and with it comes that favourite time of Easter holidays when we all emerge from what has been a bit of  a harsh winter! If you’re coming up to the Lakes, there’s lots of things to choose from – to entertain the kids, get a bit of local culture, …

Springtime in the Lakes

Spring has arrived in the Lakes, and we’re finally coming out of a very long ‘proper’ winter.  We’ve had lots of snow, so the Lakes has been looking very pretty and everyone has had lots of winter walks, sledging and even ski-ing.  (who needs the Alps?)  Easter was early and a bit cold and damp …

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 …