Autumn has arrived and as the days become shorter and rain makes the days dull and dreary, we know that you’ll be struggling for ideas to have fun whilst keeping dry. It is the high amount of rainfall that keeps the Lake District looking so beautiful so don’t let it put you off getting out and about. At the Days Inn Kendal, we’ve put together 5 of the best ways you can enjoy the Lake District whatever the weather:
Situated in Kendal, The Brewery Arts Centre is one of the UK’s leading arts centres. It boasts a varied programme of world-class theatre, music, art and events all year round so there’s something for all the family when you’re looking to take shelter.
Stay dry with some retail therapy in one of the Lake District’s finest shopping areas and take some unique gifts home for loved ones. Near to our Days Inn Kendal hotel is the K Village Outlet where you can expect a number of popular brands at low prices and in Carlisle you’ll find the largest shopping centre in Cumbria, The Lanes.
Explore life underwater without getting wet at the Lakes Aquarium! Situated in Newby Bridge, the Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in the Lake District and is ideal for a fun family day out. See all sorts of exotic fish as well as chameleons, frogs, otters and diving ducks and make sure you take in views of Lake Windermere in the café and restaurant.
Honister, situated in Keswick is the last working slate mine in England. Hide away from the rain deep underground on a mine tour exploring the caverns and learning how Victorian miners used to work. If you catch a dry spell, be sure to try the Via Ferrata, the very first in the UK!
If you don’t want to be stuck up a mountain in the rain, visit the Lakeland Climbing Centre in Kendal that has the tallest indoor climbing wall in the country. The centre caters for children and beginners right through to climbing experts and also offers a number of outdoor activities for when the weather picks up including adventure courses, walking and mountain navigation.