Lake District fun for all the family this half term

Looking for some half term inspiration? Take a look through our guide to planning a great half term for all the family!

Take a cruise on Ullswater

Cruise across Ullswater on one of the famous steamers and take in all the wonderful sights of one of the Lake District’s most famous bodies of water. See the magnificent Aira Force waterfall or visit the pretty Lakeland village of Pooley Bridge. Nothing builds up an appetite like a day of sightseeing so hop off at Glenridding and take the short walk to Inn on the Lake for a fantastic choice of delicious dining. Tuck in to a decadent Afternoon Tea in the Orangery or enjoy a hearty pub meal in Ramblers Bar.


Enjoy live music in Keswick

After a day exploring the bustling market town of Keswick, stop in on Friday and Saturday evening for live music at the Skiddaw Hotel. With a host of local talent, sit back and lounge in the cosy bar or relax in the conservatory with a drink as you enjoy the entertainment. FREE entry!

Catch a movie at Keswick Cinema

Get the kids together for the much anticipated Lego Movie 2. One for all the family, this one will having the kids and the grownups laughing and the only thing that makes a movie night even better? Pizza, pizza and more pizza! LB’s Pizza House’s cinema deal is the perfect deal for those looking to make a night of it. Enjoy 2 pizzas, 2 desserts and 2 cinema tickets for £29.90.


Relax at the Falls Spa

If you’re lucky enough to have some “me time” left over in your half term, then why not indulge in a relaxing spa day at the Falls Spa? Leave your stresses at the door and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Lake District from our infinity edge vitality pool, overlooking Derwentwater and the surrounding mountains.

*Please note: Children under 16 are not permitted to use the spa facilities.


Get together for a Sunday Lunch

Catch up with the extended family over a delicious silver service Sunday Lunch at the Borrowdale Hotel. The perfect spot to escape from a cold Lake District day, the hotel’s warm and inviting atmosphere is perfectly suited to host a get together. Even better, bring along the whole family and receive a free glass of fizz with your meal!

T&C’s apply. Minimum 8 adults to redeem offer. Must be prebooked. 


Hop, Skip and Jump your way through the Lakes

Visit the World of Beatrix Potter and take in the lovely town of Windemere to meet Beatrix Potter’s famous characters. Even better, see some of the real inspiration for the tales in and around Derwenwater. Take a walk around the lake shore and see St. Herberts Island where the inspiration for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin began, or explore Newlands Valley where the inspiration for Mrs Tiggwinkle’s hill side home was found.

Whatever you decide to do this half term, all six of our dog-friendly Lake District Hotels located in and around Keswick, Borrowdale and Ullswater, offer excellent dining options and entertainment for all the family.