Tourist attractions

Grizedale Forest Park and Visitor Centre

Grizedale Forest Park offers a fantastic day out for everyone. You can enjoy gentle meandering walks around the Forest and hunt for the Gruffalo, take a low or high adrenaline mountain bike ride and try  out your head for heights at Go Ape. As well as their traditional adults course Go Ape now also offer a new junior course, a Forest Segway journey and their brand new Zip Trekking adventure.

Grizedale Forest is full of art and sculptures to discover and you can finish your day with a refreshing drink and bite to eat at the cafe in the heart of the visitors centre.

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers is an award winning Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating lake cruises on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Ullswater Steamers create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District.

Whinlatter Forest Mountain Biking

Whinlatter Forest Park is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District.  It has two trails, the Altura Trail, a Red grade 19km Trail and the Quercus Trail, a blue grade 7.5km trail.  The trails all start from Whinlatter Visitor Centre where there is also a Bike Shop run by Cyclewise, cafe, bike wash and bike hire and large pay and display car park.

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker is at the heart of 17,000 acres of rural Cumbria encompassing a major proportion of the Cartmel Peninsula.  Whether you are planning a visit to the historic Holker Hall and its award winning Gardens or you fancy a thrilling day out at the Cartmel Races, the Holker website gives you all the information you need for a wonderful holiday.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere is England’s largest lake, in the heart of the Lake District. Windermere Lake Cruises offer trips from 45 minutes to 3 hours – or you can even spend all day on and around the lake.  Windermere Lake Cruises Park & Sail allows you to depart from Lakeside, just 5 minutes away from Lakes Camper Hire, enjoy the fantastic scenery and activities near Lake Windermere, and return to your car at the end of a full day out!

The Lakes Aquarium

The Lakes Aquarium is one of the top places on the list of where to go and what to do in the Lake District. You can visit them on the tranquil shore of Windermere for a great family day out. Lakes Aquarium welcomes families, schools and educational trips and offers wheelchair friendly access. Only 5 minutes drive from Lakes Camper Hire.

Rheged Center

The award winning Rheged centre opened in 2000 and is part of Westmorland Ltd, a local family business which has grown out of a farm at Tebay. It was designed to celebrate Cumbria and strives to showcase its excellent food producers, craftspeople, landscape and heritage.

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Would you like to meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix Potter? Well, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many other delightful characters.

Sizergh Castle and Garden

An imposing Castle at the gateway to the Lake District, in a rich and beautiful garden, including a pond, lake and superb gardens. This National Trust property of 647-hectares (1,600-acres) includes, orchards and ancient woodland.

Muncaster Castle World Owl Centre

Muncaster Castle is home to the World Owl Trust.  It is home to a diverse range from bizarre fish owls to diminutive pygmy owls which are not much bigger than a sparrow and has more than 40 different types on public display.  The World Owl Centre is open every day and entry is included in your Gardens ticket.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Welcome to steam in Lakeland! Lovingly-restored steam locomotives haul comfortable coaches through the contrasting lake and river scenery of the beautiful Leven Valley. From the Victorian station at Haverthwaite, through scenic Newby Bridge to the terminus at Lakeside, the southern tip of Windermere – a journey not to be missed!

Only 5 minutes’ drive from Lakes Camper Hire.

The Dock Museum

Built over an historic graving dock, the museum is home to a wealth of objects and information on the social and industrial history of the Furness area. The site is landscaped and there are Channelside walks linking to the Cumbria Coastal Way.  The museum has been awarded the Quality Assured Visitor Attraction awarded by Visit Britain.

Brockhole Visitor Centre

Enjoy the gardens, treat yourself in the café, try a Treetop Trek, let the children play … Brockhole has events and lots of fun attractions to experience come rain or shine. Free entry to gardens, adventure playground and Visitor Centre. Pay to park or arrive by bus or boat. Situated between Windermere and Ambleside.