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Top Things To Do In The Lake District

If you have a real sense of adventure, then you need to visit the Lake District. With its beautiful landscapes and beaches, it makes a wonderful place to visit with your family. It’s an ideal place to try out new things and to get back in touch with nature. Here are some of the best attractions you won’t want to miss on your trip to this amazing part of the UK.

The Lake District

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Helicopter and Boat Rides

A great way of seeing the Lake District is from the skies. Pleasure Flights Ltd offers helicopter rides to cater for all party sizes. It’s a fantastic experience your whole family will enjoy and you’ll be able to sit back and take in all of that beautiful scenery. This will be something your family will never forget.

Another way of discovering this beautiful place is by boat. There are some wonderful lake cruises available. These tours are a relaxing way of finding out about local life and history of the area. Keep a lookout for seals and other local wildlife when sailing past the smaller islands.  There are also options to dine on board too. This will be one of the highlights of your trip.

Game and Activity Centres

The Lake District is full of many different types of activity centres, to keep everyone in your family entertained. No matter what you enjoy doing, there will be something to cater to you. Make sure you go to a climbing wall or laser tag centre. There are many located throughout the area and it’s a lot of fun. If you prefer arts and crafts, try out Craft Monkeys. You can paint pottery pieces or make your own tiles. It’s great fun for all ages. Blackpool pleasure beach is also not far from the Lake District and can provide plenty of family fun.

World of Beatrix Potter

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History

If you want your family to have fun and learn, you have plenty of museums to choose from. One of the highest rated attractions is the World of Beatrix Potter. It is ideal to take small children to and will fill them with imagination. It also has plenty of information about her life story, which is great for adults. The Lakeland Motor Museum is another wonderful attraction situated in the area. Wander around and find out all about vehicles from the past.

Shopping

The Lake District has many wonderful shopping destinations. Particularly if you like homemade food and produce. All of the villages have wonderful gift and farm shops where they sell jams, cakes and cheeses. Another great place to visit is the Lakelands shopping centre. This also features a wonderful restaurant and cafe. You’ll find plenty of shops selling unique and locally made products, which won’t be found anywhere else. If you want to go on a huge shopping spree, try out Westmorland shopping centre in the south lakes. It’s got plenty of well-known brands from the high street to keep you shopaholics satisfied.

I hope I’ve tempted you into visiting this wonderful place. Book your trip now and find out how amazing it is for yourself!


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