As winter draws in you may struggle for inspiration as to how to entertain your family over your break away in the Lake District. Here are some ideas to keep the whole family occupied and get in the Christmas spirit.
Ambleside Lights Switch on
A fun filled day to keep the little ones entertained with a special Santa cruise on Lake Windermere, stalls with good quality food, crafts and souvenirs, a lantern Procession and finally, a fireworks display to end the day!
Ambleside light switch on is a fun filled day for everyone to get in the Christmas spirit.
Date: 17th November 2018
More Information: http://www.amblesidechristmaslights.co.uk/docs/programme-map2018.pdf
The Swan Christmas Markets and Grotto
Located just 10 minutes down the road from Graythwaite, The Swan Hotel have put together Christmas markets and Santa’s grotto. This one is perfect for entertaining the whole family with artisan stalls to wander round whilst the little ones meet Santa!
Date: 18th November 2018
Location: The Swan Hotel
More Information: https://www.swanhotel.com/christmas/
Attracting thousands of people each year, Ulverston Dickensian festival is not to be missed.
Celebrating the tradition of a market town in the Dickensian era, the festival is one for the whole family, it has everything from traditional stalls on the cobbled streets to the fun fair with lots of quality food and drink around the town.
Date: 24th & 25th November 2018
More Information: https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/ulverston-dickensian-festival-p803100
The Santa Express @ Hayes Garden World
This one is perfect for the little ones in the family.
Taking a trip to the north pole to meet Santa with lots of different activities along the way in the winter wonderland. Hayes garden world is located just 25 minutes from Graythwaite so is a perfect way to keep the children entertained.
Date: 1st – 23rd December 2018
Location: Hayes Garden World
More Information: https://www.hayesgardenworld.co.uk/event/santa-express-hayes-garden-world
Windermere Christmas Celebration
Why not pop over to the other side of the lake for some Christmas fun and enjoy the local Christmas markets with local food, crafts and a Santa’s grotto. This is the perfect way to relax, get in the Christmas spirit and enjoy the lake District.
Date: 8th&9th December 2018
More Information: http://windermerechristmas.co.uk/