7 reasons to spend New Year in the Lake District

There is nowhere better to celebrate New Year’s Eve than in the Lake District. Already well-known for its picturesque scenery and those views that take your breath away, when the festive season comes around, there’s no denying a special buzz in the air that you don’t get at any other time of the year.

Full of atmosphere and charm, the community spirit couldn’t be any stronger than it is around Christmas-time and that is especially true in the Northern Lake District. Quite honestly, we couldn’t think of anywhere else in the world we would rather ring in the new year.

With all this in mind, it’s no surprise that the Lake District is one of the most popular places to spend the holidays, which is why we designed our magical, 3-night Christmas and New Year packages with you in mind.


If you weren’t already convinced that the Lake District is the place to celebrate this New Year, here’s 7 more reasons why you should want to spend the season with us:

1)     Stress-free celebrations

As much as New Years is the ideal time to celebrate with friends and family, there is no denying that it comes with its fair share of stress and pressure. Do you stay at home and organise a party? Do you decide to go out for the night and struggle to get in places? Will New Year’s Eve live up to your expectations? Not only do you have to organise everything, but you’ve got to come up with a plan that will entertain everyone!

With our sparkling New Year’s Eve packages, we take the stress out of the season! You won’t have to do any organising in the run up because we’ve already done all the hard-work for you. Book an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve package with us and the only thing you need to worry about is which sparkly frock you want to pack.

What’s more, we even let you bring your dog along! All of our hotels are dog-friendly so you don’t have to leave any of the important family members behind when you spend New Year’s Eve in the Lake District with us.


2)     Beautiful scenery

The beautiful nature of the Lakes is already the predominant reason for visitors flocking to the area, however the scenery during the festive period is next level. Imagine waking up and looking out your window on New Year’s Day to be greeted by snow-capped mountains towering over a misty lake.

Stay in the heart of the Lakes and feel the crisp, fresh air roll across your cheeks as you step out on a morning. Wander outside and hear the crunch of the frosty ground under your walking boots.

Certain beauties in this world are completely unparalleled, and the winter scenery in the Lake District is one of them.


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3)     Unforgettable festivities

As previously mentioned, you don’t have to do any of the stressful organising when you book onto one of our 3-night New Year packages. However, what we didn’t mention is just how exciting our all-inclusive festivities are!

Celebrate harder this New Year than you ever have any New Year’s Eve before. We’ve put together an inspiring New Year’s itinerary that includes activities that you would not get the chance to do if you simply stayed at home.

Our all-inclusive festivities are traditional in nature, while making the most of what the area has to offer.

Examples of just some of the festivities include:

  • Discos with live singers and DJs
  • Gala dinners
  • Live music events
  • New Year’s Day Jazz Brunches
  • Cocktails & canapes
  • Gin Afternoon Teas
  • Guided walks to surprise locations
  • Entry to Lake District Wildlife Park
  • Casino nights
  • Plus many more

Please note, festivities differ on a package basis. Each hotel offers different activities so please consult the New Year’s Eve brochures for each individual hotel.


4)     Idyllic countryside setting

Close your eyes and imagine a traditional festive setting… Now, how many of you pictured a quaint Christmas and New Year in the countryside?

At some point in our lifetime, we have all dreamed of a cosy  New Year’s Eve in the countryside. You still get to enjoy all the excitement of a show-stopping New Year’s Eve celebration without the franticness of  busy city life.

What’s more, after a night of partying, you can spend the rest of your time relaxing in the comfort of our hotels. Our all-inclusive 3-night New Year’s Eve packages will get you off on the right foot and help you welcome in a new year by supplying plenty of food and leisurely entertainment so you can be as active or relaxed as you want.


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5)     No cooking!

Not only will you have to do any organising this New Year, but more importantly, you won’t have to do any cooking! Not just on New Year’s Eve, but every day across the period. Hurray!

We all know the struggle of catering for many guests on New Year’s Eve or getting up on 1st January and preparing a New Year’s Day feast. Or even if you plan on going out, the stress of not having anywhere booked and not being able to get in anywhere. Equally, the pain of not being able to get through to the takeaway is another New Year’s Eve struggle faced by many.

Imagine heading away for the New Year period and knowing you don’t have to do any cooking at all! Realising that your meal is going to be prepared for you by some of the best chefs the Lake District has to offer and the only finger you have to lift is when you go to pick up your knife and fork to dig in.

You don’t have to worry about pleasing any fussy eaters or trying to find something that everyone likes. All you need to do is be our guest, sit down and enjoy; as this New Year’s Eve, we’re feeding you.


6)     No tidying up!

What’s more, when there is no cooking or using your own plates, there’s also no washing up! Families who are used to smaller kitchens will know the struggle of finding room for all the crockery amidst the various courses being plated up.

Even if you’re lucky enough to have a large kitchen with plenty of space, it’s no fun having to leave the party to get cleaned up – or worse still, leave it for the next morning when you’ve got a bad head!

When you book onto one of our 3-night New Year’s Eve breaks we promise to get rid of your plates as soon as you’ve finished eating and allow you to dance the night away then we’ll tidy up the mess. We want this New Year’s Eve to be all about you, so spend that extra time celebrating with loved ones.


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7)     Witness magnificent decorations

The final reason to spend New Year’s Eve with us this year is because our incredible Christmas decorations are still out on display which will bring joy to your heart. It’s also an excellent excuse for a photo opportunity as each of our hotels go ALL OUT when it comes to incredible Christmas displays.

We have Christmas decorations like you have never seen before – who says you need to spend Christmas in New York to witness magnificent Christmas decorations? This coupled with the friendly atmosphere, it’ll feel just like your home away from home.

Enjoy a sparkling New Year’s Eve celebrations surrounded by twinkling light and glistening baubles. Be greeted by our grand Christmas trees and stylishly coordinated ornaments.


Book your New Year’s Eve Break

Have we successfully tempted you? Treat yourself to unmissable celebrations unlike you’ve ever experienced before and spend New Year’s Eve in the Lake District. Book your 3-night New Years celebrations today by calling 0800 840 1240 or book online by clicking here.