Group of children running alongside Ullswater
Another Place, The Lake
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 this summer holiday.

Kids playing in the gardens at Another Place, The Lake - a family-friendly hotel in the Lake District

Our half term supervised sessions run from Friday 28 June to Sunday 1 September.

3 – 7 years and 7 – 12 years

Daily afternoon supervision – 1.15pm to 3.45pm

Daily evening supervision – 6.30pm to 10pm

Our Kids’ Zone team will be in contact 7 – 10 days prior to your arrival, to assist with booking sessions.

Children's archery

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.

Dates available throughout July and August.

Woman kayaking on Ullswater

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 for £30pp.

Dates available throughout July and August.

Stand-up paddleboarding on Ullswater

A beautiful way to see the lake and feel at home amongst the mountains. Suitable for beginners, our fully qualified instructors tailor every session. £30pp.

Adult session 11+ years

Dates available throughout July and August.

Family Stand Up Paddleboarding

A great family activity, Stand Up Paddleboarding is accessible, easy to learn and seriously fun. Our fully qualified instructors tailor every session. £30pp.

Family session 7+ years

Dates available throughout July and August.

Kayaking on Ullswater

A great way of getting younger ones out onto the water. The whole family can join a fully qualified instructor in a guided canoe session around the lake. £30pp.

Family Session – ages 5 & over

Dates available throughout July and August.

Woman swimming in the lake

Explore the secluded bay of Kailpot on Ullswater with expert tuition from Colin Hill. A short boat-trip away, you will swim close to the lake shoreline, climbing rocks and crags to find the best spot to jump in. £35pp.

Adult session 10+ years

Dates available throughout July and August.

Young couple walking into the lake for a swim with their dog during their hotel stay at Another Place, The Lake

After a briefing on safety and technique, then our experience tutor, Colin Hill, will take you out in to the lake to teach you open-water best-practice and take in panoramic views of the fells. £35pp.

Adult session 10+ years

Dates available throughout July and August.

standing in the lake at ullswater

Push yourself using the safety and knowledge of Colin Hill, who has spent his career training athletes, keeping them safe in an open-water environment. Earn some serious respect points and enjoy your own self-satisfaction, able to say with confidence that you swam across a lake. £50pp.

Adult session 10+ years

Dates available throughout July and August.


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

rheged's lego lab

Friday 12 July to Sunday 1 September 2019

This Summer, experience an interactive and fun-filled LEGO® laboratory, featuring dozens of things to do across 6 science themes! Explore 6 separate zones with fun activities relating to space, sound, forces, electricity, biology and engineering.

Throughout the exhibition, interactive activities will be accompanied by fascinating LEGO® models and plenty of opportunities to play with LEGO® bricks.

taking a tour on ullswater with the ullswater steamers

Daily 9am to 6pm

The steamer boats run daily and are a great way to cruise the nine miles of Ullswater. There are 4 stops which include Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force. The steamer cruises work well in conjunction with walks around the lake.

With ‘Kids Free Fridays’ running from 26 July to 30 August inclusive, just bring along an adult with a valid Cruise All Piers Pass and get free child entry (one free child per full paying adult).

Lowther Castle

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2019

Whether you’re into fun filled family activities, live music, countryside sports or shopping galore – there is something for everyone at the Lowther Show. Shop the wide range of country inspired gifts, clothing and homewares. Sample some of the finest Cumbrian cuisine on offer.

Dogs are always welcome and there is free parking for the show. Tickets can be booked in advance.

ali baba live show

Saturday 20 July 2019 – Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves

Jewels, gold, thieves, caves, magic words and a robber king – Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves is a tale of high Arabian drama, adapted from the ancient classic Arabian Nights. Gates open at 5.45pm.

Monday 29 July 2019 – Gangsta Granny 

Gangsta Granny was written by David Walliams and tells the story of Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at Granny’s. All she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun! Gates open at 5.30pm.

View of Ullswater in winter

Dates throughout July and August

There are lots of events and activities happening in the National Park celebrating local culture, wildlife, scenery and much more. From fabulous family days out to high fell hikes. Many of the guided walks incorporate a cruise on the Ullswater Steamers.

Guided walks around Ullswater include the Cockpit Circle, Aira Force, Place Fell and Martindale Deer Valley. There are a range of difficulties from moderate to very hard with the likes of Blencathra and Helvellyn.

The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive in action

Daily 10am to 5pm

Lowther Castle is working with Arragon’s to offer a top quality cycle-hire experience. There are miles of recommended cycle tracks that start from the castle for you to explore, including Askham Fell Loop.

Arragons Cycles is a highly respected independent family business, that has been part of the Penrith landscape for 50 years. In 2017, the company was a regional winner in the Britain’s Best Bike Shop awards. The team is extremely knowledgeable and will ensure that you embark on your trip equipped with an excellent, well-maintained bike that is specifically suited to your ability.