A family adventure in February

A Family Adventure

A family adventureWhat do you do on a wet day in February whilst on a family holiday?  You go on an adventure of course!

Find out how our family spent a wet winters day in the Lake District.

We are a multigenerational family including grandparents, parents and children ranging from 1 to 13 years old, finding an activity to suit all age groups can be challenging but, no matter your age, who doesn’t love spending time with brothers, sisters, cousins, parents and grandparents, especially when, even on a wet day, yes we do get a few of these in the Lake District, the views are rewarding.

A family adventure

We hired two adjoining cottages in Grasmere, Bakers Rest and Old Bakers Cottage.  The cottages are located in the centre of Grasmere, an ideal base with pubs, cafes and shops on the doorstep and many low level walks around the village.  The 2 cottages are well equipped and furnished, we spent most of our time together in Bakers Rest which sleeps 8, it had everything we needed to make and enjoy a family meal together and afterwards relax in front of the TV or on a few occasions a game around the dining room table.

As evening descended the Grandparents would disappear downstairs to Old Bakers Cottage to enjoy a little well deserved “peace and quiet” and catch up on the soaps.

A family adventure

On a wet February day we set out on our adventure with 8 excited children.  We took a short drive over Red Bank to the Langdales.  Setting off from Elterwater we walked alongside the River Rothay and then followed the footpath to the former gunpowder quarry before meandering down to Chapel Stile where we enjoyed refreshments at the family friendly Wainwright pub.


Our family day was completed with an evening at the local cinema, Zeffirellis in Ambleside, with the “cinema and pizza” deal.

The perfect end to a wet February day in the Lake District spent with family.



Chapel Stile Co_op