Destination Ambleside & Windermere for 2019 summer holidays

Whatever the weather, Ambleside and Windermere can engage, entertain and be the locations for enjoyment for families of all ages during the 2016 summer holidays.

Starting over in Windermere and The Lake District National Park Authority Visitor Centre at Brockhole which always has a diverse line up of events aimed at the whole family. This July and August enjoy everything from bird watching to bush craft and survival skills, guided bikes rides to just for adults, creative workshops. A comprehensive details and a full schedule of events can be found at with some events and activities being free.

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Close to Ambleside and either a walk, bike ride, boat ride or drive is the ever popular Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s home. Look around her home, the stunning gardens that inspired her writing and illustrations and really step back in time. It is imperative tickets are booked in advance though due to it’s popularity. The Western side of Lake Windermere is well worth a discovery and easily accessed from Ambleside.

Thursday 25th July is where Ambleside is #theplacetobe. Ambleside Sports on its 203rd year will be taking place on Rydal Park, just outside of Ambleside. This popular show has lots of traditional events such as Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, hound trails, cycling and fell races as well as trade stands, food, crafts and events especially for kids.

Other walks and places of interest include:

Loughrigg with its ever popular caves
Low Sweden Bridge
Fairfield Horseshoe
Skelwith Bridge and Chesters

Look to for accommodation in the form of Ambleside hotels, B&B’s, self catering and camping/glamping. This website also lists great places to eat and other activities not mentioned above.