The historic Lake Country village of Kendal (Cumbria) is one of the best locations in Britain for family
fun. Not only is there a vast amount of history for children to soak up, but there’s also a lot of active fun to keep the young ones busy. The kids will be sure to sleep at night after a day in Kendal.
The Fun Factory in Bowness
This is a play centre in the village of Bowness. Parents can relax and enjoy the tremendous view of Lake Windermere while the children burn off steam. Catered children’s parties are available for those who ask.
The World of Beatrix Potter
Visiting the World of Beatrix Potter is without question one of the top things to do around Kendal Lake District. This place celebrates one of Britain’s most famous children’s authors. Characters including Peter Rabbit and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle are on hand to entertain the children. The Beatrix Potter Tea Room is a family-friendly café that features many healthy fresh vegetables, grown in the facility’s garden.
The Lakes Aquarium
This contains more than 30 spectacular naturally-themed habitats designed to showcase the life in the lakes. Children can see many sea creatures such as otters and sharks up close in the aquarium.
The Predator Experience
This is a wildlife park that displays many of the world’s most fearful predators. Children can see such creatures as hawks, snakes, tarantulas, and boa constrictors at the attraction. You will have to book reservations ahead of time, but it is well worth it.
Greenlands Farm Village
This lovely open-farm is one of the most popular things to do around Kendal Lake District as it allows young and old to see more than 120 animals up close. Kids get the chance to pet, groom, and feed the animals. There’s also a horse and trap to introduce kids to old-fashioned transportation. A big advantage to Greenlands is that it has many indoor attractions for rainy days.
The Lakeland Motor Museum
This contains over 30,000 exhibits and many vintage cars. It is an all-weather attraction that is open seven days a week.
This is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Lake District. It is located in the middle of a landscaped Victorian park. The falls themselves are a tremendous site; they fall 30 metres from a stone footbridge to the river below.
Situated just 30 minutes from Kendal. this is a truly spectacular site. Dogs are also allowed into the cave if they are on a lead. Make sure you call ahead or check the website before going. The cave is often closed because of adverse weather conditions.
Lakeland Maze Farm Park
This offers a large America- style corn maze for the family to explore. Lots of activities are available for busy children, but be aware that it is only open from October to Easter.
This is carefully preserved and it has a really strong Medieval atmosphere. National Trust Members get free admission. The National Trust Café also has a reputation for good affordable food.
Some Tips for Visiting Kendal
There's no doubt a ton of things to do around Kendal Lake District, though make sure that the attractions you want to see are actually open before visiting Kendal. Some of the attractions in the area are only open from Easter through October. Others are all open year round or require special admission. All of the attractions have websites that can be very helpful.
It is always an excellent idea to have two or three attractions listed. That way, you can have something for the kids to do. If you’re coming with small children, book lots of activities. Kids get bored by history and nature very fast, so they need something to do to burn off energy.
So if you are interested in visiting the Kendal region, book a holiday lodge with Southlakeland Parks
and prepare to have a great time! They have self-catering holiday parks in Cumbria, the Lake District
and Lancashire; the Fallbarrow Park is the closest to Kendal.
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