We're sure you will arrive at the Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa in great company, but there's a lot to be said for getting out and meeting the meerkats... or ambling with the alpacas, for that matter.
As if a luxury break beside magnificent Lake Bassenthwaite wasn't already perfect, you can now add an unexpected twist to your stay.
Sure, the scenery looks wonderful from the shoreline, but why not venture into uncharted waters with a guided canoe tour, or one of the many unique experiences that are now on offer at Armathwaite Hall. Get a different perspective and head out onto Derwent Water, hopping off for a packed lunch on an island for your very own Swallows and Amazons adventure.
Want more thrills still? A full day via-ferrata and mine tour should do the trick. Originally used by troops to cross mountains during the war, via-ferrata us now a spine-tingling way for the adrenaline-seekers among you to reach secluded Lake District cliff sides. A network of bridges and cargo-nets will take you to some of the most spectacular views of the area.
You can still get plenty of kicks on solid ground, too. Or claws, should we say... If you spend the afternoon with the falconer who will teach you how to hold and recall birds of prey, from owls to eagles. And if it's you that has eyes like a hawk, put them to the test with the archery experience, perfect for all abilities.
Whether you do or not, Armathwaite Hall have really hit the bullseye with their new selection of activity options. For the full range of whats on offer, head to their website, be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.