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Take Advantage of a Rainy Day in The Lakes

Spring is officially in the air at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, but in true English fashion, the weather remains completely unpredictable. However, even when the weather disappoints, the Lake District is still a beautiful place to be, with a whole host of activities perfect for keeping the family entertained on a rainy day.

We’ve put together a quick guide of waterproof attractions to ensure you’ve got plenty to see and do during your stay, come rain or shine!

 1. Experience the wild at The Lake District Wildlife Park

Get up close and personal with over 100 different species from Anaconda to Zebra as you endure an exciting tropical downpour at the Lake District Wildlife Park.

If the rain gets too much you could always take the time to refuel in the tearoom, browse the goodies in the gift shop, or burn off energy in the Clown Around soft play area before heading back to Armathwaite Hall to get changed. After all, it’s only moments away, and our guests receive an exclusive admission rate of 2 adults for the price of 1 and free entry for children!

 2. Take a step back in time at Muncaster Castle

Built in 1208, this historic haunted castle offers more than meets the eye in the way of family fun, with everything you would ever need to make the most of a rainy day in the Lakes.

Bask in a treasury of traditional furniture, roam untamed woodlands, meet a resident collection of birds of prey, and get lost in the Meadowvole Maze before making your way back to our luxurious facilities.

What’s more, our guests receive a 10% discount on all entry types, from the full Castle experience, to the Owl Centre alone.

 3. Put your foot down

Become the next Lewis Hamilton as you embrace the twists and turns of West Coast Karting’s 520m indoor racing circuit, the closest a thrill seeker can get to professional racing that is sure to keep the family entertained for hours.

Children over the age of 8 can also join the fun on their own 330m track before letting off steam in the video game arcade, all with no rain in sight and 20% discount for our guests.

 4. Explore the culinary delights

Bad weather will never put a dampener on good food, and here at Armathwaite Hall, our chef’s pride themselves on serving mouth-watering dishes day in, day out.

Choose to dine in the relaxed atmosphere of our Courtyard Bar and Brasserie with a contemporary, modern feel, or treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgent afternoon tea in our Conservatory restaurant and lounge, looking out over the serene waters of Bassenthwaite Lake.

5. Preen and pamper with a spa day

When the weather disappoints, our spa will always be on hand to keep you entertained – take a dip in our hydrotherapy pool after working out in our state of the art gymnasium, before choosing from our vast selection of manicures, facials, massage treatments and more to take your mind off the grey skies outside.


To book your stay at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa, or to find out about our current offers, call us on 017687 76551.

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