Great Things to Do Around Windermere is a guide to some of the best places to go and attractions to visit. From hiking across fells to water based activities The Lake District has something for everyone. The Lake District area is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Therefore you can be sure to find an activity or attraction you’ll love.

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction Windermere
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Beatrix Potter features heavily in and around The Lake District having lived in the area. Therefore The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is a great place to start your Windermere adventure. It’s a fabulous day out for all the family with many attractions based around the characters in her books. They have an onsite cafe, rides and educational activities. A great way to Introduce the kids to Beatrix Potter and her books. Fun for all the family!

Check out their website here.

Lakeland Motor Museum

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The Lakeland motor Museum is a treasure trove of all things car related. Located in Newby Bridge, near Windermere, its a great day out for all the family. They have a great selection of cars and vehicles to look at and a huge memorabilia section to peruse. This is an indoor activity so can be enjoyed whatever the weather.

Check out their website for more info here.

Lakes Aquarium

Lakes Aquarium
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Located in Newby Bridge, near Windermere, Lakes Aquarium is an aquarium with freshwater and marine life, featuring an underwater otter tunnel and stingrays. Great for the kids and located on the banks of Lake Windermere its fabulous fun for the whole family. The Otters are especially great to watch.

Take a look at their website here

Go Ape Grizedale

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Go Ape is an aerial adventure course located in Grizedale Forest near Ambleside in the wonderful Lake District. With a zip wire, tree top adventure and a Segway course there is something for everyone here. You need to be an adventurous type though, however they do have things for the kids to do as well.

Check out their site here for further info.

The Ruskin Museum

The Ruskin Museum
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Set in the heart of Coniston, a short drive from Windermere, The Ruskin Museum tells the fascinating ‘Story of Coniston’ and the many heroes that have lived and worked there. It is a Museum for all ages with something of interest for everyone. FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY – The ‘CONISTON HEROES TRAIL’ will help your children discover local history whilst having fun.

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These activities are only a very small selection of things to do in the Windermere area. Check out our full guide HERE for all our listings.