Entertaining the kids over summer can be tricky, especially when finding the perfect combination of enjoying the outdoors and keeping busy. In such a beautiful National Park, there are plenty of opportunities to blend a family day out with a good adventure.
MireHouse, Keswick is full of natural play areas concealed within the extensive grounds. From zip wires, balancing bridges and rope swings, Mirehouse provides endless messy adventures.
The owls at Muncaster Castle are a constant winner with children, with 70 acres of grounds to explore and home to the World Owl Trust. Muncaster is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in England, and provides entertainment for the whole family,
Grizedale Forest near Hawkshead is known for great mountain bike trails and 'Go Ape!' treetop adventure course, theres even orienteering courses and great views across Coniston Water.
And if thats not enough, The Lake District is teaming with hikes and walks of all different kinds, just grab a map and get out there!