It’s August, there’s still plenty of the school summer holidays remaining and there’s still plenty to do when visiting Cumbria.
Have you thought about venturing to the east of the county? It’s home to Penrith, Orton, Shap and Kendal, all easily accessed from the M6 yet minutes away from the the South and Central Lakes and within touching distance of the North Pennines giving visitors the best of both counties.
It truly is a family friendly destination with quiet lanes if you’re a cycling family, plenty of none scary walking routes for small, fell walking novices and also lots of to when it’s a little damp, well worth bearing in mind for a staycation.
Where to stay
Take the kids, take the dogs, it’s the Tebay Services Hotel, friendly to all serving delicious food, affordable and the Tebay Services Farm Shop on the door step for foodie goodie purchasing.
What to do outdoors
Take a bike ride and discover the scenery on the quite routes of the Eden Valley and Orton Fells. LOts of off road, family friendly routes can be found here http://www.visiteden.co.uk/outdoor-adventures/cycling-in-eden/family-cycling
What to do indoors
Head to Rheged, just up the M6 at junction 40. A lovely cafe and on during the school holidays a Minecraft inspired exhibition as well as 70 events, including 3D printing workshops, film making sessions, Minecraft inspired craft and cookery workshops, Bushcraft, survival skills and 3D films. A day will easily to passed, may be even 2!