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During the summer holidays we have lots of activities to keep the whole family occupied; try a kayaking lesson with the children, or if alone time away from the little ones is needed, we have supervised activities in the Kids’ Zone so you can make time for a treatment. Spend time raft building or on a stand-up paddleboard, try archery and go on a night walk around the lake. Further afield there are days out everyone can enjoy. Find out what’s on during your stay at Another Place, The Lake.

Kids' Zone activities Another Place


Throughout the summer holidays there is a programme of age appropriate activities and games in our supervised sessions. Visit our cabin for slime sessions, mini raft building, observational and nature walks around the hotel grounds, stone painting, fire pit cooking and camp fire singing, den building, bush crafts, water games, orienteering, lake sketching, giant bubble making, tie-dying, papier mache, pot painting, field games and much more.

3-7 years & 7-12 years

Morning supervision – 10am to midday
Evening supervision – 6.30pm to 10pm




Monday: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Friday: 4pm – 5pm

Our coaches run through the basics of archery for children. Theory and safety, then shooting at targets a stone’s throw from our front door.

Archery is suitable for children 7 years and £5 per person.

Raft building on Ullswater


Friday: 2pm – 3.30pm
Saturday: 3.30pm – 5pm

Build rafts out of barrels, posts and ropes with your family. Qualified instructors will be on hand to adjudicate and offer handy advice. Will it float? Find out as you set out on the lake.

Raft building is for all ages and does not form part of the Kids’ Zone supervised sessions.

Night walks around Ullswater


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. Suitable for confident walkers aged 5 years and over.

Mondays: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Blue sky over the Swindale Valley


Join our RSPB expert who will guide you through the Swindale Valley to see deer, otters and many different species of birds.

Dates: 27 July, 9 August, 16 August, 22 August, 30 August
Suitable for children aged 10 years and over, £30 per person

Trail running on the shores of Ullswater


New to the Another Place activity schedule is rock climbing and ghyll scrambling (5 years and over) and canyoning (10 years and over).

Rock climbing

Our instructors will teach you to climb a rock face at a rocky out crop on Ullswater. There are a number of routes to choose from with different levels of difficulty to suit mixed abilities. Half day. Travel is included from the hotel and the travel time is dependent on the venue. It’s a 5-20 minute drive and short walk to the location.

Wednesday 18 July: 9.30am – 12.30pm. £30 per person


Canyoning involves descending 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.

Monday 20 July: 2pm – 5pm. £30 per person

Ghyll scrambling

Ghyll scrambling is the opposite to canyoning. 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. Half day.

Dates coming soon: £30 per person

For ghyll scrambling and canyoning  please wear swimwear to go under wetsuits which we will supply. Please bring  woolly socks and a fleecy jumper. We will provide wellies and waterproofs.

For rock climbing wear loose fitting or stretchy clothing designed for outdoor use. Please avoid wearing jeans or cotton clothes.

Couple walking down to Ullswater for an early morning swim during their stay at Another Place, The Lake.


19 July & 17 August

Cross Lake swim – easy pace, 9.30am – 10.30am
Cross Lake Swim – faster pace, 8am – 9am
0.75 miles, 12+ years, £40 per person

Open water – easy pace, 1 – 2pm
Open water – faster pace, 11 – 12pm
Introduction to open water, adults and children 12+ £30 per person, children under 12 will be charged £25. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

16 July & 20 August

Length of the lake swim – 9 miles – To learn more, contact Chill Swim directly.

To book a cross water or open lake swim please please call our reservation team on 01768 486442.




Wednesdays: 9.30am – 11am and 2pm – 3.30pm
Thursdays: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Fridays: 9.30am – 11am and 2pm – 3.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 9.30am – 11am and 2pm – 3.30pm

£40 per person, ages 11+

Family sessions for 7+ years
Saturdays and Sundays: 11.30am – 1pm
Wednesdays: 11.30am – 1pm
Fridays: 11.30 – 1pm

£30 per person.

A great family activity, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUPing) is accessible, easy to learn and seriously fun. Our fully qualified instructors tailor every session.



Explore the lake by Kayak

Tuesday: 9am – 11am and 2pm – 4pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 11am and 11.30am – 1pm
Thursday: 1pm – 2.30pm and June dates 2pm -4pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 11am and 2pm – 3.30pm/4pm (Saturday 2 June 11.30am – 1pm)
Sunday: 9.30 – 11am and 2pm – 3.30pm/4pm

Canoe family session

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 11.30am – 1pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm – 3pm

£30 per person.

Starting from the hotel, paddle and float your way around the lake in the company of a qualified instructor in either a kayak (adults) or a canoe (families) and take in all that the valley has to offer.


We’ve spent some time curating a list of local ‘must-see’ events for you and your family so you can strike out for Lakeland adventures at other places.

Roald Dahl at Rheged


Friday 15 June – Sunday 2 September, 10am – 4.30pm

Journey through 6 stories and experience Roald Dahl’s Wondrous World at Rheged this summer!

Immerse yourself in Rheged’s interactive exhibition as you journey through some of his most iconic stories from James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Twits and much more, whilst completing a special activity book along the way. Create your own sweets in Willy Wonka’s factory, dress up as various characters, sneak past the sleeping giant in the BFG’s cave and crawl into the Giant Peach with James, plus much more!

Timed entry every 30 minutes from 10am – 4:30pm daily. Limited capacity, so book now to secure your  preferred entry time. You can spend as long as you want in the exhibition.

Astral Circus


Friday 27 July – 11.30, 2.30 and 6.30pm

Roll up! Roll up! Astral Circus bring their acclaimed Circus Show from the stripy big top to the comfort of Rheged’s  Theatre.  A show for all ages, featuring comedy, aerial acrobatics, fire, balance, juggling and more. So close you could touch (though perhaps best you don’t). We promise you will be entertained!

doctor doolittle


Friday 3 August at 7pm

When Dr John Dolittle of Puddleby on the Marsh is taught by his wise old parrot Polynesia how to talk to animals, news of his skills spreads far and wide. Soon animals across the world send messages asking for his help. So he buys a leaky old ship and together with his trusty crew Jip the Dog, Chee-Chee the monkey, Dab-Dab the duck and permanently hungry Gub-Gub the pig, he sets forth on a mission to heal illness, spread compassoin and gain a greater understanding of the animal kingdom. A funny, much-loved and exciting adventure with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment, this show is created by the same Illyria team who brought you an entire menagerie of animal puppets in Danny Champion of the World and a life-size T-Rex in The Lost World. Suitable for children aged 5 and above. Running time 1 hour 40 minutes including interval.

Entry: Adults £12, Child £8, Family of two adults and two children £35

Bug chase at Lowther Castle


Saturday 21 July – 2 September

Bugs, ladybirds, butterflies and bees – Lowther Castle this summer holidays will be all about insects: their habitats, their ways, their general creepy-crawliness.

Top billing goes to the Bug Chase, a trail throughout the gardens that will teach bughunters, young and old, about an array of insects. Do bees run? Can ants talk? Why do ladybirds have spots? Trail followers will hop from one insect colony to the next, learning and exploring as they go.

Alongside the bonanza bug trail, Lowther Castle will be offering a trail-inspired menu in the courtyard café (think Toad-in-the-Hole and Squashed Fly biscuits). Likewise, there will be the chance to order your very own bughunters’ picnic box.

Entry: Adults £12, Child £8, Family of two adults and two children £35

To learn more about events at Another Place and around Ullswater, take a look at our events page. Book now to spend summer at Another Place.