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Child-Friendly Places Around Ambleside, Cumbria


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Child-Friendly towns nearby...

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Lancaster, Lancashire

(27.19 miles away)
Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, England It is situated on the River Lune and has a population of 45,952. Lancaster is a constituent settlement of the wider City of Lancaster, a local government district which has a population of 138,375 and encompasses several outlying settlements, including neighbouring Morecambe....

Burnley, Lancashire

(52.96 miles away)
A market town in the heart of East Lancashire, Burnley is ideally located for exploring the North West’s major cities or the countryside. Burnley is a short drive from Preston, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and also close to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Pennines and Trough of Bowland.

Burnley hosts a two-day Internationa...


Some of our childrenarewelcome articles

Peppa Pig Pancakes - essential for this Tuesday! - by Andy

children at Peppa Pig Pancakes - essential for this Tuesday! - by Andy
No Shrove Tuesday would be complete without being able to make your kids face light up with one of these bad boys...

Written by Andy

Holgate Windmill - by Mother of Dragons

children at Holgate Windmill - by Mother of Dragons
Holgate Windmill is a beautiful and fascinating building preserved through the hard work of a group of volunteers, and for any curious toddler the idea of being allowed to climb about inside what is essentially an enormo...

Written by Mother of Dragons

A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy

children at A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy
Statistically speaking around 50% of us were small boys once. Many of us still act like one. And you know what all small boys love? Dinosaurs dinosaurs dinosaurs....

Written by Andy

How to be the best dad ever - by Andy

family How to be the best dad ever - by Andy
I doubt that many of us could beat this idea of how to keep the kids amused whilst the wife is at work....

Written by Andy

The Sidings - by Mother of Dragons

family The Sidings - by Mother of Dragons
A restaurant in a location which overlooks railway lines, featuring several tables set within disused railway carriages is surely a paradise for any train lover. Welcome to The Sidings Mediterranean Bar and Restaurant in Shipton, just outside York....

Written by Mother of Dragons

Some child-friendly places to eat around Ambleside, Cumbria

Quite Simply French, Lancaster

(5.64 miles)
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Quite Simply French is an authentic French restaurant and one of the very best places to dine in North Lancashire and South Lakeland. Located in the historic city of Lancaster on St George’s Quay, the 18th century conver...


Some child-friendly places to stay around Ambleside, Cumbria

Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

(4.73 miles)
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Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa is one of the finest 4-star Lake District hotels and part of The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection....


Travelodge - Penrith

(17.11 miles)
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Take in the majesty of Cumbria and the Lake District with a stay at Penrith Hotel, walking and hiking in the surrounding hills and exploring the history of the town....


Premier Inn - Kendal Central

(10.94 miles)
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Our Kendal Central Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Table Table restaurant for a fresh new twist on eating out....


Some child-friendly days out around Ambleside, Cumbria

Sticklebarn and Great Langdale

(2.95 miles)
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An adventure playground of rugged slopes, craggy summits and a cracking pint...


Brougham Castle

(18.42 miles)
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In a picturesque setting beside the crossing of the River Eamont in Cumbria, Brougham Castle was founded in the early 13th century. This great keep largely survives, amid many later buildings - including the unusual doub...


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It is not known who the architect of the new Abbot Hall was, and it was evidently not terribly successful as a home. The newly-married Wilsons moved out and went to York after just a few years, and then it was lived in by a succession of different families over the next century, finally being owned by a local bank at the end of the 19th century.|Text3=All of the Lakeland Arts Trust galleries and museums are FREE for children up to the age of 16, making them ideal for a family gallery or museum visit.

The gallery is fully equipped for your visit, with baby changing facilities and a cloakroom with lockers, so there's no need to struggle!

To help youngsters get the most from their visit, we have Explorer Sacks which are full of fun activities and the free children's trail Look, Explore, Discover which was developed by year 3 pupils from Heron Hill Primary School in Kendal, Cumbria. Every Friday Crawl at the Hall lets your young ones get creative in the gallery and every Saturday during term time is INK u bet! the early morning weekend club to help young people explore their creative flair.|SubHead2=School Holiday Fun!|Text4=

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