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Family Adventures at Armathwaite Hall

We are very lucky that Armathwaite Hall is ideally placed in the very heart of the Lake District, meaning there is so much to see and do with the family in the surrounding area when you stay with us! Not only that, but we are running some fantastic events suitable for all the family this summer, here at the Hotel. Whether your family love nature, adventure or good food, there will always be something for you to enjoy together here at Armathwaite Hall.

Need some inspiration? Take a look at our fantastic ideas for family fun at Armathwaite Hall and the Lake District:


Fun For Free At Armathwaite Hall

Have you got a family who love playing sports? Check out our croquet lawn and tennis courts, and decide once and for all who the sporting hero really is! If you are looking for something a bit more relaxed, take in the beauty of our surroundings with a walk round our Estate’s woodland and garden areas. Ensure you keep quiet – you might spot some of our resident wildlife!

Water babies are also welcome at Armathwaite Hall! Children can enjoy our swimming pool from Monday-Saturday, from 8:30am-10:30am and then 4:30pm-6:30pm in the afternoon. Each Sunday, children can come and splash about in the pool to their hearts’ content, between the hours of 8:30am and 10:30am and then from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times!

As you explore our estate, make sure you snap some great pictures and tag us in them on social media, alongside using the hashtag #Armathwaite Hall

Foodie Fun For All The Family!

It does not come better than enjoying a luxury hamper or picnic down by the stunning Bassenthwaite Lake – see our reception staff for more details when you stay with us and arrange your very own family Lake District picnic.

Are you and your children fans of pizza? Head to our Courtyard Bar and Brasserie to enjoy our ‘Build Your Own’ pizza menu – let the kids choose the toppings as they step into Chef’s shoes for the day. Available 12pm-9pm, for just £7.95! Each child also receives a special chef’s hat to take away as a memento of their time with us. Buon appetito!

Sightseeing In The Lake District

If you are a fan of historic landmarks, Castlerigg Stone Circle in Keswick is one of the finest of its kind in Cumbria, situated in a spectacular panorama of rugged hills. Ensure you go early to beat the crowds! A short way up the A591 towards Ambleside are Rydal Caves – a fantastic place for donning your explorer’s hat and walking shoes for a day of exploring.

The views of Derwentwater in Keswick are ideal for those who appreciate beautiful scenery. Hire a rowing boat or sit back with all the family on the shore and feed the ducks, swans and geese. Looking for something a bit more fast-paced? Chasing waterfalls at Aira Falls in Ullswater will show you the true power and beauty of nature in the Lake District – imagine walking through the undergrowth to be met with the sound and then the sight of 65 feet of falling water rushing down the cliff faces. Magical!

The Victorian seaside resort of Silloth is also a site to behold – drive past Roman forts, miles of sandy beaches and arrive this beautiful seaside town before having an unforgettable day with the family. Make sure you make a stop at the village of Allonby on your way back to Armathwaite Hall for some delicious ice cream and breath-taking sunsets.

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Only 3 miles away from Armathwaite Hall lies Go Ape! at Whinlatter Forest, the perfect place for families who need to let off some steam and explore their adventurous side. Soar through the treetops at this high-altitude forest park, or maybe try your hand at orienteering, fell walking or mountain biking!

Situated right on the Armathwaite Hall Estate is the wonderful Lake District Wildlife Park, home to hundreds of rare and endangered species of animals, birds and reptiles. The park is fantastically family-friendly, featuring daily demonstrations, an outside playground, mini tractors and an inside soft play area for the little ones. Children who are guests at Armathwaite Hall also receive free entry to the Park, when accompanied by an adult. Adults staying with us also receive 2 for 1 entry!

Get even closer to action at the Lake District Wildlife Park, with our range of exciting experiences, all £40.00 per person:

  • Apprentice Keeper: groom, prepare meals for and entertain our resident animals.
  • Meet the Meerkats: resist the charm of these adorable animals no longer! Come and join our mob of meerkats and learn all about their ways.
  • Hawk Walks: let our expert falconer teach you how to recall and hold these special birds, as well as owls and magnificent eagles.
  • Lemur Encounter: what has frogs feet with fur on, eats fruit, has a very inquisitive nature and a black and white fluffy tail? Our enigmatic troop of ring-tailed lemurs of course! Get up and close and personal with them in this experience.

Please visit the Lake District Wildlife Park website for more information on these wonderful experiences.

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