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Children splashing about in Ullswater during their family hotel break at Another Place in the Lake District
Another Place, The Lake
Dappled sunlight through trees in the Lake District


With 18 acres of National Park to roam, Ullswater on your doorstep, a library, treatment rooms and a warm pool, The Lake has inspiration for everyone. All the family, from parents and teens, toddlers, babies and their grandparents can have a holiday here they’ll love. We know that for many of you that means spending a lot of time together and a little time apart. And that while for some of you ‘holiday’ means having a massage in Swim Club, for others it means hanging out in trees and making new friends.

Little girl standing on the shores of Ullswater

Children’s spaces

For children aged 3-12, our dedicated, activity-led, kids’ spaces are secure buildings within the grounds, including separate zones for different age groups. These areas are suited to a variety of activities including games, arts and crafts, puppet shows and storytelling.

The spaces extend to an outdoor play area and small woodland where children can start honing their forest and bush craft skills. The lake is not accessible to unaccompanied children.

Ofsted-registered, the kids’ space is run by experienced, qualified staff. All staff have valid DBS (formerly CRB) checks in place. Supervised sessions run daily.

Supervised sessions

Supervised sessions run daily and give your children the chance to be independent while you take some time for yourself. Our team create daily activities for the children in a safe environment. Evening supervision gives you opportunity to get to Swim Club or dine together, after the children have been to Early Supper. Activities include bush craft, cookery workshops and role play.

Morning supervision: 10am – midday for 3-7 and 7-12 years in school holidays

Evening supervision: 6.30pm – 10pm for 3-7 years everyday

Evening supervision: 6.30pm – 10pm for 7-12 years on Friday’s and Saturday’s and school holidays.

Toddler sessions: 10am-midday for 6 months-2 years outside of school holidays.

Family entertainment

Come together and work as a team in our range of fun family activities including archery, raft building and various workshops. Famiy entertainment dates and times will be advertised at the hotel when you arrive.

Children’s food

There’s a range of different food options for children. We have a children’s menu in The Living Space, simplified dishes in Rampsbeck Restaurant and most of our dishes can be made child-friendly from the main menu on request. All are fresh, healthy and home cooked and both restaurants have high chairs. Secure parents’ kitchens are in the hotel with a microwave, washing up facilities and fridge.

Early Supper is in Rampsbeck Restaurant each evening between 5pm-6pm. The dishes are served buffet style and created for children up to 12 years old, including children’s favourites and healthier options. There is no extra charge for those staying on a dinner inclusive basis.

Baby monitoring

Our tablet baby monitoring and telephone baby listening service can be used in Rampsbeck Restaurant and The Living Space. However, if using the service, you are not permitted to leave the hotel grounds.


We can provide a babysitter between 6pm and 2am, allowing you to have an evening out. All our babysitters are Kids’ Zone staff with up-to-date DBS checks and Paediatric First Aid.

Babysitting is available on request – £12/hr, minimum three hours.



Raft building at Another Place, The Lake
Stand up paddleboarding at Another Place, The Lake

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Sports for children on Ullswater

We work with a range of different partners to provide water sports at The Lake. Kayaking, canoeing, wild swimming, sailing and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) are some of the most popular watersports in the Lake District. You can join in our lessons and be collected from our private jetty. Children five years and over are able to book lessons for SUP, kayaking or canoeing and sailing leaving you ready to explore as a family. All children under 18 years must be accompanies by a parent or guardian.

Sailing lessons with Ullswater Yacht Club include taster days as well a RYA Level 1 and 2 courses.

The Sheep Shed at the lakeshore will have all the equipment you need to have fun paddling and swimming in the lake, including swim wetsuits.

If you want to take the day at your own pace, we can provide you with a map and point you in the direction of the Ullswater Way walking route, cycling and running trails, or the Ullswater Steamers.

Raft building at Another Place, The Lake
The Kids Zone at Another Place, The Lake
Two boys chatting lakeside by the bonfire at Another Place, The Lake - a new hotel beside Ullswater