Day Trip Itineraries

For those who just can’t wait until we can welcome overnight visitors to our hotels, there are some fabulous days out to enjoy. We’ve put together a couple of itineraries to tempt you back. 

Remember, our attractions and hotels will need you to book in advance to guarantee your seats and table reservations.

Itinerary One - Take in the views
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - al fresco dining at Lakeside Hotel - Windermere Lake Cruises

Park at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and step back in time as you explore the history of this Lakeland line, before boarding one of the fabulous steam locomotives for a scenic trip to Newby Bridge at the bottom of Lake Windermere. You can pause here for a bite to eat at the Lakeside Hotel & Spa, and enjoy the view across to Gummers How from their terrace by the lake’s edge, or save it for the way back and hop straight on a lake cruise.

Windermere Lake Cruises operate a number of routes on the lake so you can book to Bowness, or travel further up to Ambleside, take in the amazing views from the deck, enjoy a walk around and hop back on for the return trip.

A fabulous day out involving two different modes on transport with spectacular scenery.

Itinerary Two - In search of adventure
Treetop Trek and Nets - afternoon tea on the terrace at Langdale Chase

A visit to the Lakes is an adventure from start to finish, but if you need a bigger adrenaline fix or just something to brag about when you get home, then you need to know the options.

Treetop Treks and Treetop Nets are based at Brockhole Visitor Centre and offer a fun aerial adventure, ideal for the whole family and friends. The treks are designed to make you swing, climb and balance through some accelerating challenges, whilst the nets offer an amazing adventure high up in the tree canopy with giant trampolines, walkways, slides, and tunnels all made out of netting and suspended up to 12m off the ground.

After such an energy sapping activity we would recommend the short drive further into the lakes to Langdale Chase where you can enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea on their terrace overlooking Lake Windermere. The perfect way to end a day of adventure.

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