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A group kayaking on Ullswater



Try a kayaking lesson with the children, or if alone time is needed, we have supervised activities in the Kids’ Zone so you can make time for a treatment.

Ghyll scrambling

5+ years | £30 per person

Friday 19, Monday 22 and Tuesday 25 October: 9.30am
Friday 2 November: 1.30pm
Saturday 3 November: 9am

Our instructors will help you to ascend a water filled gully by scrambling over rocks and climbing waterfalls around Ullswater. It is a 20 min drive and a short walk.

Kids’ Zone Activities

Kids Zone October Half Term

All ages | Free for guests

Get back to basics with crafts and nature walks. Boats made from natural resources, red squirrel spotting, cooking over the fire pit and star gazing, back in time for hot chocolate. Then, for Halloween…

Saturday 27 October: Halloween Party with fancy dress. 6.30pm-10pm
Wednesday 31 October: Spooky supper and games. 6.30pm onwards.

Book on the day at Kids Zone reception from 9am.

Raft building

Raft building for families on the lake

All ages | Free for guests

Saturday 21 October: 2pm
Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 October: 1.30pm

Build rafts out of barrels, posts and ropes with your family. Qualified instructors will be on hand for advice. Will it float?

5+ years | Free for guests

Wednesday 31 October: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Through the woods and fells around the Ullswater Way. Starting from the hotel, night walks are a wonderful way to gain a new perspective on our surroundings.

Rock climbing

5+ years | £30 per person

Friday 26 October: 9.30am
Sunday 28 October: 9am

Our instructors will teach you to climb a rock face at a rocky out crop on Ullswater. Half day. Transport is included.

Canyoning around Ullswater

10+ years | £30 per person

Saturday 20, 27 and Wednesday 24 October: 9.30am

Descend a ghyll or gorge where water has carved a deep groove into the rock and left an obstacle course of waterfalls, climbs, caves and slides. It is a 40 minute drive to Keswick and transport is included. Half day.

Stand-up paddleboarding on Ullswater

Ages 11+ | £40 per person

Fridays and Saturdays: 2pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays: 9.30am

Stand Up Paddleboarding is fun and easy to learn. Our fully qualified instructors tailor each session.

Summer activities for families in the Lake District

Family session 7+ years | £30 per person

Saturdays and Sundays: 11.30am – 1pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11.30am – 1pm
Fridays: 11.30 – 1pm

Our fully qualified instructors tailor each session. Stand Up Paddleboarding is a great family activity.

Kayaking on Ullswater

Family sessions ages 5+ | £30 per person

Saturday 13, Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Friday 19, Monday 22, Thursday 25 and Wednesday 31 October: 11.30am
Saturdays: 3.30pm
Sunday 21 and Tuesday 23 October: 9.30am
Sunday 28 October: 1.00pm
Friday 2 November: 9am

Set off from our jetty and paddle around Ullswater in a canoe as a family.

Woman kayaking on Ullswater

10+ years | £30 per person

Friday 12, Monday 16, Wednesday 18, Friday 19, Monday 22, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October: 9.30am
Sunday 21, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 31 October: 11.30am
Saturday 20 and Saturday 27 October: 1.30pm
Sunday 28 October: 2.30pm
Friday 2 November: 9am

Starting from the hotel, paddle and float your way around the lake in the company of a qualified instructor in a kayak and take in all that the valley has to offer.

Swindale Valley

10+ years | £30 per person

Thursday 18 October: 10am

The Swindale Valley is one of the Lake District’s most secluded valleys, making it the perfect place for wildlife spotting.

Walk with an RSPB wildlife expert through tranquil Swindale

Children's archery

7+ years | £5 per person

Saturday 21 October: 4pm
Wednesday 24 and Friday 26 October: 3.30pm
Wednesday 31 October: 3pm
Saturday 3 November: 2.30pm

Our coaches run through the basics of archery for children. Theory and safety, then shooting at targets in the hotel grounds.


We’ve spent some time curating a list of local events so you can strike out for Lakeland adventures with your family.

Friday 26 October
11.30am – 2.30pm

From the peaceful river bank to the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with Badger and Toad. Featuring handmade puppets, props and costume, and a charming original score.

funny looking kids

Saturday 27 October
11.30am, 2.30am and 5pm

Back by popular demand. Comedy club show for kids. Expect: Sketches, Jokes, Quizzes, Prizes, Chaos

Rules: No Swears, No Peanuts, No Uniform, Bring Jokes

Lowther castle halloween

Sunday 28 October
5pm – All ages welcome

A ghoulish ghastly ghostly walk through Lowther’s past. Prepare to have your hair raised and your spine tingled. Delicious street food, autumnal cocktails and real ale, live music, circus performers, Hallowe’en fancy dress and much more.

Lowther Castle

Tuesday 23 October
Entry: £3.50 per child

Zoolab are back for Hallowe’en with Wizard Rob on hand to do spells and make animals do surprising and unexpected things. A chance to get up close and hands on with Snakes, Snails and Spiders.

The Kids' Zone

3-7 years & 7-12 years | Free for guests

Afternoon supervision: 1.30pm to 4pm
Evening supervision: 6.30pm to 10pm

We have a programme of activities and games in our supervised sessions. Book on arrival.

The Winter Droving

Friday 26 October and Saturday 27 October

Five stages across the town showcase live musicians, bonfire, street performances, marching bands and carnival street shows before this year the headline act Electric Swing Circus take to the stage for the town centre finale.