• It’s now December which means the Christmas countdown has officially begun!

    And what better Christmas present than a trip to the Lake District this festive season?

    While the Lakes is superb in the summer, you can’t beat coming here in the winter. Just picture the scene – wrapping up warm and going walking with stunning backdrops for views, then refuelling in a cosy pub or restaurant with a glass of mulled wine, a slap-up meal and a mince pie for dessert. Then coming back to Lakes Lodge and getting nice and snug in a warm and comfy suite, ready for a good night’s sleep.

    Sounds rather lovely, doesn’t it?

    We certainly think so. And luckily, the Lake District has a number of brilliant things to do for all the family, whether it’s dry and sunny, or chilly and rainy.

    When it comes to arts and culture, there’s plenty to choose from – and many offer free entry for kids. Favourites include Sizergh Castle, Blackwell, Holker Hall and Levens Hall. And of course, there’s Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere. There’s also the Lakeland Motor Museum, the Laurel and Hardy Museum, and The World of Beatrix Potter.

    Zeffirellis Cinema and Jazz Cafe Bar is close by Lakes Lodge in Ambleside. Offering two multi-screen cinema, showing the latest releases, there’s also a great café, bar and an award-winning pizzeria.

    Or if you fancy wrapping up and braving the winter weather, there are many wonderful walks to choose from. The National Trust has put together a great list here, including Derwentwater and Brandelhow, Tom Gill to Tarn Hows, and the Windermere western shore.

    If you need accommodation for your winter getaway, look no further than Lakes Lodge – we’re in the perfect location for a Lake District weekend. Get in touch here to book your accommodation.

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