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Another Place, The Lake
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Our secure buildings within the hotel grounds include separate spaces for different age groups. These areas are suited to a variety of activities including games, arts and crafts, and campfire cooking.

Children’s spaces

Kids’ Zone

Our space for supervised sessions. Child-centred indoor and outdoor activities make the most of our environment. Helping the children to hone their bush craft and orienteering skills, or simply grabbing a beanbag and reading amongst the wooden toys.

The den

A games room for the older children, challenge your friends to a game of chess, create master pieces in the creative area, relax on the bean bags, as you watch a movie. Designed for 8-12 years.

Our staff

Ofsted-registered, the Kids’ Zone is run by experienced, qualified staff. All staff have valid DBS checks in place. The Kids’ Zone is open everyday.

Two children playing chess in Kids Zone
Kids' Zone
campfire and marshmallows at another place

Supervised sessions

Our supervised sessions are up to two hours long, enough to give you time for an extended lunch, a swim in the pool or a sports lesson.

Supervised sessions can be booked through the Another Place App.

Kids’ Zone terms

16 April to 26 May
4 June to 30 June
3 September to 13 October

6mths to 5yrs
Sunday to Friday 9.15-11.30am, 1.15pm-3.15pm & 3.45pm-5pm
Saturday 1.15pm-3.15pm & 3.45pm-5pm

3-7years and 8-12 years
Saturday evenings 6.30pm-9.30pm

29 October to 15 December
6mths to 5 years
Sunday to Friday 9am-11.15, 1-3pm & 3.30-4.45
Saturday 1-3pm & 3.30-4.45pm

3-7years & 8-12 years
Saturday evening 6.30pm-9.30pm

Book sessions through the App.

27 May to 3 June
1 July to 2 September
14 October to 28 October

Two sessions can be booked ahead of your stay and further sessions on arrival.

In the school holidays we have sessions everyday:
1.15-3.15pm & 6.30pm -9.30pm for children aged 3-7 years, and 8-12 years
3.45 -5.15pm for children 6mths to 5years

Book sessions through the App.

Up to 5 September. Two sessions can be booked ahead of your stay and further sessions on arrival.

Kids’ Zone supervision

  • 6mths to under 3 years: 3.45pm to 5.15pm everyday
  • 3-7 years: 1.15-3.15pm and 6.30-9.30pm everyday

Safari Tent supervision

  • 8-12 years: 1.15-3.15pm and 6.30-9.30pm

6 September to 15 October.

Kids’ Zone supervision

6mths to under 5 years:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9.15am-11.30am,  1.15pm-3.15pm   3.45pm-5pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 1.15-3.15pm,   3.45pm-5pm

3-7 years:

  • Friday and Saturday evenings: 6.30pm-9.30pm

Safari Tent supervision

8-12 years:

  • Friday and Saturday evenings: 6.30pm-9.30pm

Family entertainment

Come together and work as a team with our range of fun family activities including, archery, kayaking and workshops on the shores of Ullswater. Family entertainment dates and times will be advertised at the hotel when you arrive.

Kayaking (5+), paddleboarding (7+), wild swimming (10+) and archery (7+) will be running on selected days.

Raft building for families on the lake
Claire's Cool Creatures

Claire’s Cool Creatures

Meet animals from all over the world right here on our Living Space terrace. Come face to face with a giant African land snail, a Giant African millipede, a tree frog, a royal python snake, a silkie hen and a crested gecko. Find out more about where they are from, what they eat and their habitat.

Wednesday 31 May 11am

Everyone welcome, no need to book.
Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian.

Action-Ants sports

Junior warrior obstacle course, archery, and ball games.

Thursday 1 June 1.30 to 3.30pm

Every Tuesday through the summer.
25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August.
1.30 to 3.30pm

Book Action Ants as part of a supervised session. Spaces are limited. This is an outdoor activity so may be cancelled due to rain or high winds.

Boy shooting arrow during archery lesson

Half term entertainment

Boy shooting arrow during archery lesson

Kids’ sports

Tuesday 26 and Friday 29 October, 1.15-3.15pm

Have fun with friends and make some new ones in our Junior Total Warrior, archery, crossbow, and ball games.

Book into the Kids’ Zone supervised session on our app to take part.

Explore the Lake District with the family