Zoo And Wildlife Parks
The Lake District is the perfect year-round holiday destination, with stunning countryside, pretty villages and many tourist attractions to keep you occupied. There’s so much to do in the Lake District with endless walking trails, boat trips across Lake Windermere and exploring the lanes in local villages such as Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Kendal. There’s plenty to do on and off the Park during your stay.
Famous for the breathtaking mountains, hillsides and lakes that give the region its name, you may be surprised to know that you can also find plenty of beaches in the Lake District, helping to make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, and one that draws around 15.8 million visitors every year.
A trip to the Lake District has to include a visit to two of its most iconic landmarks: the Old Man of Coniston and Scafell Pike. But if you don’t plan on travelling that far once you’ve arrived at our Lakeland Leisure Park there are still plenty of other amazing lakes and mountains closer by that will give you the full experience of this remarkable region.
The Lake District is steeped in history and you’ll have a great time discovering more about its past from the abandoned mines around Honister and the ruined abbey of Furness, to the literary landmarks of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of William Wordsworth. If you’ve brought the kids on holiday with you, make sure you visit The World of Beatrix Potter, a wonderful experience that brings Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and the rest of Potter’s remarkable characters to life. Even if you’ve never read the books, your whole family will be enchanted by the magical world she created during a trip to this attraction.
Grizedale Forest, in the heart of the Lake District, offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. You can find walking & cycling trails or simply discover a quiet spot to admire the wildlife, amazing sculptures, a place to relax and enjoy some great food.
Williamson Park in Lancaster is home to the iconic Ashton Memorial and 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks, play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. The park features a cafe and shop, Butterfly House (formerly a tropical palm house), and resident mini beasts and birds.
The Lake District's natural beauty and abundant wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much-loved stories. Come and explore this wonderful landscape at The World of Beatrix Potter, where all 23 magical Tales are brought to life, recreating sights, sounds and aromas. MEet your favourite characters including Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs Tiggy-winkle, not forgetting the mischievous Peter Rabbit! A wonderful experience for all the family.