Some great things to do on a rainy day
Theatre by the Lake
Our local and acclaimed ‘Theatre by the Lake' in Keswick. Cumbria's only year round theatre. www.theatrebythelake.com
Wellington Farm Stackyard
Only 10 minutes from the hotel, the Stackyard Tearoom at Wellington Farm makes the most fantastic ice cream ever and is made from their own Jersey cows who are there to greet you upon arrival.
It has a licensed tearoom which offers scrumptious hot food and a great selection of locally crafted gifts supporting the made in Cumbria initiative. www.wellingtonjerseys.co.uk
Jennings Brewery Tour
Find out how real local ales are still brewed by visiting the Jennings Brewery in Cockermouth and taking a guided tour and sample some Jenning's superb local ales. www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk
Trotters World of Animals
Only half a mile from the Castle Inn Hotel. Children will be kept busy for hours and there is also a café and indoor soft play area to keep the kids busy should the weather change! www.trotters.co.uk
Honister Slate Mine
An all weather experience in the Lake District. England's last working slate mine. www.honister.com
The Puzzle Place
A gallery style exhibition that was different to anything experienced before, both in content and the relaxed, informal ambience of the place that couples education with the elements of fun and surprise. www.puzzlingplace.co.uk
Eden Ostrich World
Tons to do: African Black Ostrich - Rare Farm Animals - Zebroid (Zebra/Pony Cross)!! - Adventure and pre-school Playgrounds - African Black Ostrich - Giant Maze - Tractor Rides - Indoor heated Soft Play Area www.edenostrichworld.co.uk
The Lake District Coast Aquarium
45 carefully themed and informative aquatic displays, outdoor adventure playground, radio controlled boats and mini golf and café.
Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
It's just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters. This attraction includes all 23 Tales by Beatrix Potter, brought to life in a magical indoor recreation of the Lakeland countryside, complete with sights, sounds and even smells. So you can meet Peter Rabbit in Mr. McGregor's garden, discover Jemima Puddle-duck in the woodland glade and visit Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in her kitchen.
The La'al Ratty
The Railway 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 our new visitor centre - nestles at the foot of England's highest mountains. There are at least six trains daily from 21st March to 1st November, but are also open most winter weekends, and throughout the Christmas holidays and February half term. www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk/
Rookies Soft Play Centre
A fantastic soft play centre about 15 minutes drive from the hotel in Wigton. Ideal for a rainy day way to wear the children out! www.rookies.co.uk
Rookin House Activity and Equestrian Centre
Equestrian and Activity Centre just 8 miles from Keswick.
Activities include Pony Trekking, Fishing, Assault course, Quad biking & Junior Quads, Archery, Zip Wire and many other activities. www.rookinhouse.co.uk