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Adventure Smart

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AdventureSmart is your first stop to ensure you have the knowledge and essential equipment needed to safely enjoy the outdoor activities in the Lake District.

Be adventure smart and plan for a great day.  Whatever your activity, some simple steps will keep you safe and sound looking forward to your next adventure.

Before you set off ask yourself three questions:

1.Am I confident I have the knowledge & skills for the day?

2.Do I know what the weather will be like?

3.Do I have the right gear?

Find all relevant advice from experienced professionals in Fell Walking, Boating, Canoeing, Paddle Boarding, Mountain Biking, Open Water Swimming and Horse Riding to ensure you and your family stay safe on your adventures.

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Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

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The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop is the Lake District’s tastiest visitor attraction. Nestling beside St Oswald’s Churchyard in Grasmere, it is the ONLY place in the world where Grasmere Gingerbread® – which was invented in 1854 by Victorian cook Sarah Nelson – is made. Visitors are served by staff wearing traditional period costume. Grasmere Gingerbread® also runs a second shop in Hawkshead.

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Theatre by the Lake Keswick

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

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We are proud Ambassador of Theatre by the Lake, all of our guests can get £3 off each ticket you book at the theatre.* Not applicable to some shows; terms and conditions apply – see www.theatrebythelake.com/terms-and-conditions for details.

Holidaymakers will be sent a unique code with their booking confirmation to take advantage of this offer.

See whats on and make a reservation

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Icon Beauty

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Relax, Unwind and Pamper

Icon Beauty bring the Spa experience to your holiday cottage.  Take the stress out of driving to and from hotels, especially during high season in the Lake District and let the qualified therapist come to you.

Marie and her team have been offering a range of treatments, using the very best products for nearly 20 years and have built up a reputation for providing a friendly experience in the comfort of your own holiday cottage with a range of treatments and massages for every budget.

Contact Marie on 07733 320 701 to arrange your Spa experience.

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Wordsworth Grasmere

Wordsworth Grasmere

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Nestled away in a beautiful historic hamlet in Grasmere sits Dove Cottage, home of the great English poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. The Cottage transports you back to the early 1800s, where Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her Grasmere journal. Enjoy the Museum, gardens and views of Grasmere from the Viewing Station, visit the Café serving locally sourced food and drink. 20% off admission when you arrive by bus. Buses stop right outside.

 

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Lakeland Segway

Lakeland Segway

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Segway Tours from the beautiful village of Cartmel in the Holker Estate.

01539 261000

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Cliffhanger Escape Rooms

Cliffhanger Escape Rooms

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Themed escape rooms in Backbarrow, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere near to Newby Bridge. Suitable for all ages.

 

01229 846727

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Living Life

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Charter your own captained motor yacht on Ullswater.

You and a group of friends or family (up to 6 people) can charter Living Life and enjoy a special day out exploring Lake Ullswater.  John will captain your yacht and provide a glass of prosecco, soft drinks and nibbles and you can bring your own picnic.

For further details and to make a booking, please visit Living Life website.

Contact John on 07707 832945

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Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park

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Walby Farm Park, an award-winning visitor attraction – boasting Cumbria’s largest Indoor Adventure Play Barn!  Spend a whole day exploring over 30 acres of outdoor play, the undercover Roamn Fort and get up close and personal with an array of Animals in the Animal Barn.  The perfect day out for all the family whatever the weather!

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Hawkshead Grammar School

Hawkshead Grammar School

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A Grammar School Education, Wordsworth’s Inspiration’. Situated in the quaint Lake District village of Hawkshead, the Hawkshead Grammar School Museum gives insight into school life from 1585 to 1909. The classroom houses a collection of historic classroom furniture and artefacts used in the School, some of which date back to the 16th and 17th Centuries. Upstairs, visitors can see the permanent and temporary exhibitions, with books from the historic library on display.

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Long House Studios

Long House Studio – Art School

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Long House Studios is an independent Art School in the heart of the Lake District.  We offer high quality, artist led, classes for adults and young people of all abilities.

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solway aviation museum

Solway Aviation Museum

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The Solway Aviation Museum, based at Carlisle Airport, is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts, and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.

The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, it’s display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in World War II.

The museum is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge, they are preserving aviation history for generations to come.

Access into our Vulcan B2 XJ823 is included in the admission charge and the tour can be booked upon arrival at the museum, access is based on first come first served basis, due to the limited space within the cockpit.

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Shed One Distillery

Shed One Distillery

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Cumbria’s award-winning micro distillery is located in the beautiful market town of Ulverston, Cumbria.
Book yourself on one of our experiences: Afternoon G&Tea with Tour, Distillery Tour & Tasting, Make Your Own Spirits (Gin or Botanical Vodka).

Also open as a bar and shop. Check the website for opening times.

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Talkin Adventures

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Fun activities for families, groups and school holiday clubs.

Based at Talkin Tarn, Talkin Adventures have a number of activities running throughout the year and during the school holidays, there is something for everyone and activities for the whole family to get involved with.  The range of activities include archery, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, raft building, stand up paddle boarding, axe throwing and medieval Tebuchet building all with qualified instructors.

Visit Talkin Adventures website or call them on 01228 420123 to find out more and make a reservation.

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The Hiking Household

The Hiking Household

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With a wide selection of family friendly walks throughout Cumbria and the Lake District, you are sure to find a walk perfect for little legs.

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Save the Date Bridal Wedding Makeup and Hair

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Whether you’re a bride, member of a bridal party or a wedding guest; Save the Date Bridal is here to offer all things hair and makeup. Hoping to make your stay easier, Hannah will come directly to your holiday cottage, to get you ready for the big day ahead. 

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or visit @savethedate_bridal on Instagram 

Lake District Prints

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Take a little bit of the Lake District home with you.

See all prints by local artist Abi Brown.

Visit her website Abi Brown Art

Private Swimming Pool Hire, North Cumbria

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Carrock View Leisure Pool is located at Heads Nook within a short drive for our guests staying in our Brampton, Talkin Tarn or Castle Carrock cottages.  The pool is available for private hire and has disabled access, changing rooms and baby changing facilities.

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Maes Tearoom & Gallery Uldale

Mae’s Tearoom and Gallery

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Delicious home cooked food in the village of Uldale, enjoy a cuppa and cake whilst taking in the scenery towards Skiddaw.

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If you have a business or attraction throughout Cumbria and the Lake District you feel would enhance our guests holiday then please contact us on 01228 597136 or email us on info@cumbriancottageholidays.co.uk to discuss our marketing opportunity.