Give praise to rain… top 7 things to do on a rainy day in the Lake District!

One of the best kept secrets of the Lake District is that it doesn’t rain half as much as people think, however when it does we all know about it! Here are some positive suggestions to help our visitors enjoy an occasion downpour. Rainwater can be used for a rain filled bath, to wash your muddy boots, add to your scotch or a bowl to wash your hair in – on top of that there’s heaps to see and do on a rainy day in the Lake District.

We’ve teamed up with local shops and attractions to make a wet day in the Lakes a memorable occasion; and if you are looking for a cosy bed to lay your head whilst in the area, click the below link to view our best offers at our seven Lake District Hotels.


Get Outdoors

A little bit of rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun, so don’t let it put a dampener on your holiday, just come prepared for it and then if the sun is out it’s a bonus! Guests staying at our seven Lake District Hotels can hire walking boots from George Fishers in Keswick for FREE. So what’s stopping you from getting out and about, if you’re unsure where to go pick up one of our Hike & Bike books from reception, it’s packed full with 16 guided walks that start and finish at our Lake District Hotels.


Indoor climbing

Determined to burn those calories and gain some altitude on a rainy day. Kong Adventure in Keswick is a fantastic place for beginners and advanced climbers alike. A great place to take the kids to keep them busy, there are supervised climbs and caving routes to keep them happy for an afternoon. For those of you craving the cold get your crampons on and ice axe at the ready and have a go at ice climbing at their indoor ice climbing wall. If you are staying at one of our hotels, take advantage of 10% OFF activities at Kong Adventure.

Explore the culinary delights

If you are a foodie chances are you won’t mind the rain too much because it means you can indulge with a guilt-free conscience. Our hotels offer the perfect base to enjoy morning coffee, a sweet treat afternoon tea, delicious lunches and dinners, cocktails and much more.


Go deep underground

Take a beautiful drive in the jaws of Borrowdale and up to Honister slate mine where you can enjoy an epic day of adventures. Take a tour deep into a real working mine or get strapped in and have a go at climbing the via ferrata on the inside of the mine, a great activity for all you adventurers out there.

Shop till you drop

A great advantage of staying at one of our Lake District Hotels is that you can use our discount vouchers to local shops in Keswick, Penrith and Glenridding. With these you can get a great deal on some fabulous goodies, such as; 10% off dog jackets and harnesses at Podgy Paws in Keswick, recieve a free pack of socks at Catstycam in Glenridding when you spend over £50 and much more!

Go on a brewery or distillery tour

What could be better, than an indoor activity with a tasty tipple at the end of it. There are 2 tours close by, Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth has recently received a full refurbishment, and for spirit lovers try the Lakes Distillery at Bassenthwaite for a taste of whisky, gin and vodka. When staying with us you can enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1, these offers are included on your discount voucher sheet which will be available in your bedrooms.

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