Lake District Family Attractions
The areas of the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales offer families an array of things to see and do. There are many interesting family attractions, which can help to make an exciting and fun filled family holiday. Here are some of our favorites, which are within fairly close proximity to Appleby Manor Hotel:
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The Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick
Set just ten minutes from Keswick. The Lake District Wildlife Park is an award-winning attraction, and the only wildlife park in the North of Cumbria. It offers a fun day out for all the family. You can wander around the 24 acre site and see over 100 species of animals ranging from Anacondas to Zebras, including Bird of prey flying displays that have been a regular feature since the park first opened. The park also offers unique experiences such as encounters with leemurs and meeting meerkats.
Rheged, Near Penrith
An all-weather, all year round attraction Rheged is named after Cumbria's Celtic Kingdom. Rheged is an international award winning visitor attraction, providing an excellent day out for all the family. It is Europe's largest grass-covered building- designed to resemble a Lakeland hill. Inside you will discover a cinema screen that's bigger than six double decker buses! There are 4 spectacular giant movies: Rheged - The Movie, Everest, Forces of Nature and Dolphins. There is also Everest - the Top of the World Exhibition The Helly Hansen National Mountaineering Exhibition, a restaurant and coffee shop and specialty shops / artists galleries offering the very best that Cumbria has to offer.
World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere
Say 'hello' to Peter Rabbit and friends including Miss Moppet , Timmy Tiptoes and Jemima Puddleduck. The family can enjoy a magical re-creation of all the sights and sounds of Beatrix Potter's books, complete with sights, sounds and smells. There is even a recreation of Mr McGregor's greenhouse. Learn more about the life of Beatrix Potter at the display of her Lakeland Farm: Hilltop and how it inspired her. There is also a shop with souvenirs and the Tailor of Gloucester Tearoom.
Beatrix Potter's home: Hill Top is located at Far Sawrey in the Lake District, it is owned by the National Trust and is also open to the public.
Throughout the Lake District there are numerous Lakes, many of which have boat rides which the whole family can enjoy, including the nearby Ullswater Steamers.