The Lake District is magical playground for us as well as our children, with its spellbinding landscape, mystical woodlands, incredible mountains, and shimmering waters. There are so many magical places in the Lake District to capture the imagination of little ones and give them a great day out.
We have chosen a few of our favourite's below, hopefully they will allow you create your own adventures and make magical memories that will last a lifetime.
1. In Borrowdale Valley, near Keswick you will find the Bowder Stone, it's 30 feet high and has a ladder to climb to the top! The Bowder Stone balances on one edge in a seemingly "gravity-defying" way. Children will love the 2000 ton, approximately eighteen thousand year old Borrowdale stone. It is just a short walk from the National Trust car park on the Keswick to Borrowdale road.
2. Hire a boat and get out on the water at Windermere or Ambleside. Why not head out to Wray Castle with its turrets, towers and adventure play area in the woods. Climb, scramble, explore the grounds and be king or queen of the tree-castle! Let us know if you can find the spider high in the tree above his web!
3. Feel the wind in your hair at one of Cumbria's beach's. St Bees stretches out below the dramatic headland of St Bees Head. It is the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales. It's mile long sand and pebble beach with a promenade and visitor facilities makes it popular for families. Look to the North and you will see the towering red sandstone cliffs. Don't forget to take your kite!
4. Discover wildlife at Arnside and Silverdale. It is the perfect habitat for species that wouldn’t exist anywhere else in the U.K. Look out for one of the 32 different species of butterflies in the summer months. At Arnside Knott there are some great old yew trees which you can climb. Why not make a den in Red Hills Wood or find one of the dens that have already been made. With so much to do in this beautiful coastal location make sure to pack a picnic!
Thank you to Megan, her children Max and Wren for the dreamy pictures. Taken in and around the Lake District. To see more of Megan's photography, slow outdoor lifestyle and adorable children you can visit her page on Instagram Click Here