The Lake District is an incredibly popular holiday destination in the UK. It’s England’s largest national park and has so much on offer. We’ve listed some of the best activities you can take advantage of if you decide to venture there on a holiday trip.
The World of Beatrix Potter
We all know and love Beatrix Potter, not just kids. The World of Beatrix Potter is a great place to visit if you are on a family holiday. You will be able to meet Peter Rabbit himself and enjoy a great adventure. You can expect to watch a movie to start things off, then go for a walk through Jemima Puddle-Duck’s glade, pay Mrs Tiggy-Winkle a visit in her kitchen, go on a carrot hunt in Peter Rabbit’s garden – and you can even go in Mr McGregor’s greenhouse if you dare.
The Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage
William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy bought the beautiful Dove cottage in 1799, and not much has changed since. This is where the infamous Wordsworth wrote some of his most renowned poetry, and where Dorothy wrote Grasmere Journal. Once you have explored the cottage, you can then visit the Wordsworth Museum. Here you will find letters and poems by Wordsworth himself, as well as other items like maps and interactive displays.
Go Kayaking to Explore the Lakes
You can explore the lakes whilst on a cruise, or alternatively you could do so in a kayak if you are looking for something more adventurous. One a kayak you will be able to get to the nooks and crannies, that you wouldn’t be able to on a boat. It’s also great exercise if you have been indulging in some of the local foods. It is a great destination for those of you who are already experienced kayakers as well as those of you who are new to the sport. If you are looking to invest in your own kayak for the trip see bestkayaks.reviews for details on inflatable kayaks which are what we’d recommend travellers to use.
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
For the foodies out there, you will love the Grasmere Gingerbread shop. It was created by Sarah Nelson in 1854 who was a house-maid who decided to turn into an entrepreneur. She had created a gingerbread recipe which she spent a huge amount of time perfecting. Through word of mouth – the little shop soon became famous. As well as selling gingerbread and other items – they also have award-winning rum butter on offer.
The Armit Museum
If you are looking to find out more about the history of the Lake District – then the Armit Museum is the place to go. You will find a library, gallery and museum. There are first editions of some of the Beatrix Potter books, as well as a fantastic artwork collection by Kurt Schwitters.
If you are thinking of paying a visit to the Lake District – this is only a small selection of attraction that awaits you.