We're all going on a Summer holiday...

“We're all going on a summer holiday No more working for a week or two. Fun and laughter on our summer holiday, No more worries for me or you, For a week or two…”

Who else loves that old classic when it comes to summer holiday season? We certainly do, and we know the best place to enjoy fun and laughter for a week or two… the lovely Lake District of course!

If you’ve decided to spend the summer months with us, we can certainly promise lots of fantastic things to do during your break.

The list of wonderful attractions in the Lakes is endless. Whether you live for an adrenaline rush, or you prefer a gentler pace, if shopping is your favourite hobby, or you’re fully-fledged a culture vulture - we certainly have something for everyone this summer.

Here are three of our top picks this week!

Grizedale Forest
Perfectly placed in the heart of the Lake District, Grizedale Forest offers an unrivalled day out for everyone. Visitors can enjoy walking and cycling trails, or simply discover a quiet spot to admire the wildlife, amazing sculptures, a place to relax and enjoy some great food.

With bike shops and hire, Go Ape high ropes course and segways – from challenging mountain biking to flying through the trees, this is your adventure playground.

Blackwell - The Arts and Crafts House
Blackwell is a beautiful example of an Arts and Crafts house in a stunning location. This amazing house takes in views over Lake Windermere and the Cumbria Fells, with the best view from the exquisite White Drawing Room.

While visiting Blackwell, you can learn about the people who created the house and those that made it their home. You can explore the Arts and Crafts movement through a variety of objects and displays and discover what life was like at Blackwell during its years as a school. Look out for activities for the whole family, fantastic exhibitions, unique gifts in the craft shop and enjoy a sumptuous lunch, morning coffee or afternoon tea in the Tea Room.

Windermere Lake Cruises
A cruise on Windermere is the quintessential way for visitors to experience the stunning scenery surrounding England’s largest lake, including the famous Lakeland fells, wooded shoreline and rolling countryside. So it’s no surprise Windermere Lake Cruises is England’s sixth most popular ‘paid for’ visitor attraction with almost 1.5million passenger journeys every year.

In total, there are 100+ daily scheduled sailings on the lake at the height of the summer season. They vary between 30 minutes and 90 minutes in length and can include round trips or one-way sailings from one part of the lake to another. Passengers can sail from an array of lakeside locations including Ambleside (Waterhead), Bowness-on-Windermere and Lakeside, with easy links to a network of easy walking trails and family-friendly cycling routes.

Whatever your plans are for your Lakes getaway, be sure to uncover some fabulous #RealOffers and have a wonderful summer holiday!

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