What to Do On A Rainy Day in the Lake District

Today’s Culture with Travel post is by Georgia Davies

If you’re thinking of heading to the Lake District to take in its beautiful scenery or just to get away from it all, with an average of 200 days of rain per year, you must ensure that you’re prepared for downpours as well as sunshine. Even if it’s more of the former, there’s plenty to keep you occupied throughout this stunning region.

Activities for the Whole Family

  • The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis boasts all-weather indoor and outdoor attractions, a huge variety of animals and interactive experiences which let you get hands on.
  • The Honister Slate Mine offers fascinating guided tours. Also, there’s the chance to climb the ‘Via Ferrata’ up Fleetwith Pike and cross the famous Infinity Bridge.

Activities for Children

  • Immerse yourself in The World of Beatrix Potter, learn more about the characters and maybe even grab a souvenir to remember this magical experience.
  • Crafty Monkeys allows kids the chance to unleash their creativity, learn how to make stylish pottery and decopatch, and relax with painting sessions for all ability levels.
  • The Puzzling Place in Keswick is filled with mind-bending optical illusions designed to alter your perception.

Activities for Grown-ups

  • Aira Force on Ullswater is a must-see. This beautiful waterfall is at its most dramatic when it’s raining and there’s even a café close at hand to get yourself warmed up afterwards.
  • The Ullswater Steamers allow you to cruise the lake in style. Offering guided tours and special events such as photography seminars – you’re guaranteed an engaging trip.
  • The Lakes Distillery offers sampling sessions of whiskey, vodka and gin. Learn the process behind their creation and storage and head out to meet their on-site herd of alpacas.

For more information on the locations discussed (plus a few more) check out this infographic from Craig Manor Hotel:

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Lake District by Craig Manor.

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