Family Attractions in Cumbria and the Lake District

Cumbria has a good variety of places to cater for lovers of animals in Cumbria, from the specialist centres for birds of prey and fishes, to Lakeland’s only Zoo at Dalton-in-Furness where tigers and other rare animals can be seen.
Visitor centres, such as Brockhole and Whinlatter cater for children, and some attractions, such as the Beatrix Potter attraction are aimed especially at children.
Cumbria has three historic steam railways, with children especially welcome.
Some of our many museums will offer plenty of interest to the family.

Animal Attractions


Visitor Centres in Cumbria and the Lake District :


Rheged Centre

Lowther Castle

Whinlatter Forest


World of Beatrix Potter

Museums in Cumbria and the Lake District :

The Beacon

Dock Museum

Tullie House

Keswick Museum


Pencil Museum

Wordsworth House

Preserved Railways

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

South Tynedale Railway


Lake Cruises

Steam Yacht Gondola

Coniston Launch

Keswick Launch

Ullswater Steamers


Windermere Cruises

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