How to Best Spend the School Holidays in the Lake District

6 June 2023

The Lake District is the perfect choice if you're looking for a family-friendly holiday destination during the upcoming school summer holidays. With its stunning scenery, charming villages, and range of outdoor activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Read on to discover how your family will get the most out of your school holidays this year.

Family-Friendly Attractions in the Lake District

Whether you're planning to visit North Lakes or South Lakes from your 5-star luxury cottage, you'll find plenty of family-friendly activities to keep you busy.

North Lakes: Hiking and Adventure

The Borrowdale Valley is a must-visit destination for families north of the Lake District. This beautiful valley is home to various walking trails, from gentle strolls to more challenging hikes, and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. For a more relaxed activity, take a boat trip on Derwentwater and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the water.

If you're looking for adventure, head to the Keswick Climbing Wall, where you can try indoor climbing in a safe and controlled environment. The wall offers a range of climbing routes suitable for all ages and abilities, making it an excellent activity for families to enjoy together.

South Lakes: Stunning Views and Famous Rabbits

In the south of the Lake District, Lake Windermere is a must-visit destination for families. First, take a boat trip on Lake Windermere and enjoy the stunning scenery from the water as you conveniently travel from one village to the next. Alternatively, if you’re interested in getting hands-on, try paddleboarding or kayaking in Low Wood Bay near the top of the lake.

For a more relaxed activity, visit the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Windermere town, where you can explore the world of Peter Rabbit and his friends. The attraction features a range of exhibits and interactive displays, making it a great activity for children of all ages. If you're looking for a unique way to explore the south lakes, take a steam train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. The railway offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and is a great way to experience the beauty of the Lake District from a different perspective.

Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, the Lake District has something for everyone to enjoy during the school summer holidays. So book your family-friendly holiday cottage today and start planning your perfect family adventure in one of the UK's most beautiful destinations.

Benefits of a Holiday Cottage for School Holidays

A holiday cottage offers the perfect home away from home for families, with all the comforts and amenities you need to enjoy a relaxing and stress-free holiday. Unlike hotels, holiday cottages offer plenty of space for families to spread out and enjoy their private space. This is particularly important for families with young children needing a quiet space to nap or play.

Many cottages are located in charming villages or the heart of the countryside, such as our range of holiday cottages in Kirkby Lonsdale. This allows families to explore the local area at their own pace and discover hidden gems they may not have otherwise. With all these benefits and more, it's no wonder that holiday cottages are popular for families looking for a relaxing and enjoyable school holiday.

Browse Our Range of Luxury Holiday Cottages

Mill House Cottages offers a range of family-friendly properties perfect for families of all sizes. So whether you're travelling with a large group or a small family, we have a property to suit your needs. Here are a couple of great examples from our extensive catalogue.

Ruskin's View Cottage is an ideal luxury holiday destination for families looking for a relaxing and comfortable getaway. This beautiful holiday cottage is located in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale, in the Lune Valley, and offers a range of features that make it perfect for families. The cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests in 5-star comfort, with two spacious bedrooms, one super-king bedroom split into two singles, and a spacious king-size bedroom that opens onto a roof terrace with a seating area. The bathroom features a large bath, a luxurious walk-in shower, a wash basin and a toilet, while a downstairs toilet room is also available.

The cottage also has a spacious kitchen/dining room with modern appliances, perfect for preparing family meals, and a sitting room with access to a private courtyard where families can relax and spend quality time together. The cottage also features free Wi-Fi access, making it easy for families to stay connected and entertained.

For families looking for outdoor activities, Ruskin's View Cottage offers easy access to various day-out locations such as Arnside and Silverdale and the Forest of Bowland. Families can enjoy various outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, fishing, and boating, or enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Bective House is a stunning period property located in the heart of Kirkby Lonsdale that offers a perfect family holiday experience. The house is set over three floors and can sleep up to 6 adults and two children.

Bective House offers contemporary living within a fabulous traditional period home, with parking permits and an outdoor patio, making it a gem for central Kirkby Lonsdale. The ground floor boasts a spacious, fully equipped kitchen diner, a downstairs loo, and patio doors leading to a secure outdoor area.

The first floor comprises a modern family bathroom with a shower, a spacious king-size bedroom, and a child's room with a cot, a small child's bed, books, and toys. On the top floor are a second family bathroom with a shower over the bath, two double bedrooms, and another relaxing lounge area with a TV and views over the mountains.

Families can enjoy plenty of walking routes from the doorstep, including Ruskin's View and a walk down the river towards Devil's Bridge. The area is a hot spot for motorcyclists, cyclists, walkers, and holidaymakers enjoying picnics in the local park and swimming in the River Lune.

Cumbrian Luxury Holiday Cottages from Mill House Cottages

At Mill House Cottages, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality holiday accommodation perfect for families. Our 5-star luxury cottages border the Lake District in some of the most beautiful locations in the North West, with stunning views and easy access to the broad range of outdoor activities and attractions within the national parks borders.

Whether your family is looking for a peaceful retreat or an action-packed adventure this school holiday, our family cottages near the Lake District are the perfect base for your family holiday in the Lake District. So, book your holiday cottage today and start planning your family’s school holiday adventure in one of the UK's most beautiful destinations.

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