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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Ravenglass & Eskdale

The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is the English Lake District's longest and most spectacular steam railway! The line runs for seven miles (11.3 kilometres) from the Lake District National Park's only coastal village of Ravenglass in the Western Lake District, through hidden Miterdale, to the grandeur of the Eskdale valley. The terminus at Dalegarth for Boot - home to a new visitor centre - nestles at the foot of England's highest mountains.

W: www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk  T: 01229 717171 A: Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW

Lakes Aquarium, Newby BridgeLakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge

At Lakeside, on the southern end of Englands largest lake, Windermere, you can discover in over 30 displays the fascinating and often secret world of wildlife and freshwater creatures dwelling in and alongside these magnificent waters.

Open 7 days a week, 10am- 6pm (last admission 5pm)

W: www.lakesaquarium.co.uk  T: 015395 30153 A: Lakeside, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AS


The Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness.jpgThe Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness 

A unique building in a stunning coastal setting built within a Victorian graving dock. The museum tells the story of Barrow and its' rapid growth from a small farming village in the early 19th century to a town famed throughout the world.

Open 5 days a week: Wednesday to Sunday 11am - 4pm, Last Admission: 3.30pm

W: www.dockmuseum.org.uk T: 01229 876400 A: North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2PW

South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton in Furness.jpgSouth Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton in Furness 

See over over 100 different species on a unique safari on foot amongst many animals wandering free. As well as being the home of The Sumatran Tiger Trust - the largest conservation programme for Sumatran Tigers anywhere in the world South Lakes Wild Animal Park is working around the world protecting endangered species and habitats.

Open 7 days a week - 10am – 5pm

W: www.southlakessafarizoo.com  T: 01229 466086 A: Dalton-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8JR

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is located in the scenic Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere.

The railway runs for 3 1/2 miles from Haverthwaite Station, along the banks of the River Leven, to Lakeside Station where passengers can alight and board one of the ‘steamer’ services cruising to Bowness and Ambleside or visit the Lakes Aquarium.

W: www.lakesiderailway.co.uk  T: 015395 31594 A: Haverthwaite Station, Nr Ulverston, LA12 8AL

Lakeland Segways, Grange-Over-Sands

Lakeland segwaysLakeland Segway is the best place to Segway in the Lakes. Offering guided Segway tours around the beautiful grounds that surround Cartmel Racecourse and The Holker Estate. All tours include professional training, safety instruction and lots of safe practice to make sure you're ready to set off on the tour.

Open Times:

Thursday to Tuesday 

8.30am-6.00pm (April to Sept)

11.00am-4.00pm(Oct to March)

W: www.lakelandsegway.co.uk T: 0845 619 3456 A: Grange-over-Sands, LA11 6QB

motor.jpgLakeland Motor Museum, Ulverston

There's something for everyone - cycles, motor cars, scooters, motorcycles, pedal cars and a 1920s garage recreation, plus Campbell Bluebird exhibition, the Isle of Man TT tribute display and the Leven Vallery Heritage Centre.

Open daily 9:30am - 4:30pm

W: www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk T: 015395 30400 A: Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, LA12 8TA

holker.jpgHolker Hall Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel

Holker Hall is the home of the Cavendish family who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay. Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.

Open Times:

Holker Hall & Gardens: 28th March - 1st November, Wednesday - Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays).

Hall: 11.00am - 4.00pm  Gardens: 10.30am - 5.00pm

W: www.holker.co.uk T: 01539 558 328 A: Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7PL

Rheged, Penrith.jpgRheged, Penrith

Housed under a unique grass roof, Rheged has 10 lovely shops, 3 tasty cafes, a giant 3D cinema screen, indoor and outdoor children’s play, pottery painting workshop, gallery and spa! A whole host of interesting and quirky family events run throughout the school holidays as well.

Open daily, free entry and free parking.

W: www.rheged.com T: 015395 31594 A: Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ

puzzling place.jpgThe Puzzling Place, Keswick

Blurring the Boundary between reality and illusion... do you believe your eyes?

Open times: School Holidays:
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5.30pm

Summer Hours: 21st March to 31st Oct:
Open 7 days a week 11am to 5.30pm

W: www.puzzlingplace.co.uk T: 017687 75102 A: Museum Square, Keswick, CA12 5DZ

cumberland_pencil_museum_larg_20110223042016.jpgThe Pencil Museum, Keswick

Nestled into Keswick, the heart of the Lake District, come and discover the colourful world that is home to a giant, an escape artist’s pencil, art adventures and the world’s longest colour pencil.

Open 7 days a week, 9.30 til 5pm

W: www.pencilmuseum.co.uk


The Lake District Wild Animal Park, Keswick

wild life.jpgWander around our beautiful 24 acre parkland and see over 100 species. The magical Bird of Prey flying displays have been a regular feature since the park opened and we have gathered an eclectic mix of over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra.

Open 10am to 5.30pm - daily, (Last admission 1 hr before closing)

Winter closing 4:00pm

W: www.lakedistrictwildlifepark.co.uk T: 01768 776239 A: Bassenthwaite Lake, CA12 4RD

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museumthrelkald

The museum of Lakelands industrial heritage - narrow gauge railway using steam and diesel locomotives

Open 7 days a week Easter to October

T: 017687 79747

W: www.threlkeldquarryandminingmuseum.co.uk

A: Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, CA12 4TT