As always, Christmas feels like it was just yesterday but half term is now looming. In and around Kendal there is a packed programme of events and things to do during the first school holiday of 2017. There’s no ned to worry about the way to entertain children of any age as most of the activity and attractions are open all year round. Choose to spend a week or just a couple of nights, you won’t be disappointed.
Across to the stunning and historic Sizergh Castle go wild on the Wild Play Trail. Help and learn to uncover history, flora and fauna in the grounds of one of Cumbria’s oldest inhabited house.
Volunteers have helped design and plan the trail, which tests balance, stamina, resolve and brainpower taken visitors off the beaten track into the depths of the wood allowing them to experience ancient trees, exotic looking fungus and beautiful ground flora. This trail will both entertain and educate.
As anyone who has visited Kendal already will know there is a great choice of restaurants to eat out at. From British to Indian, Italian to Thai, even the fussiest of kids will be happy. If the weather turns a little inclement than there’s The Brewery Arts Centre which has a cinema as well as theatre productions and art exhibitions including special family friendly events during half term.
But don’t forget the location of Kendal, it really is “The Gateway to The Lakes” with the fells and lakes within touching distance. Family friendly accommodation can be found at the Riverside Hotel in Kendal and which is a 2 minute walk from Kendal train station for jumping on a train to Windermere. Stop off at Staveley and explore the lovely village on the edge of the Kentmere Valley or journey through to Windermere. Family rooms including breakfast and a £10 for spending in either the restaurant or bar during the stay, can be booked from just £88 per room per night based on 2 adults and 1 child and just £15 extra per night for a second child. For more information and to book visit, http://www.riversidekendal.co.uk/