The Lake District knows a thing or two about creating a family friendly holiday to remember. Forget the boring, lacklustre beach package holiday and do as an increasing amount are doing and have fun and adventure in the Lake District for all ages.
The Lake District offers family friendly places to stay, activities, restaurants and events with no children’s resort or club in sight adding to the enjoyment of the holiday for children and adults alike.
One such extremely family friendly destination is Coniston in the true heart of the English Lake District. This village and surrounding area has everything required for a family holiday from accommodation to food outlets to shops and activities……lots and lots of activities.
The standard of places to eat in drink in Coniston is, as the rest of the Lake District, very high. Anyone that has been to any of the other nearby locations such as Ambleside or Grasmere will know the choice and quality is a delight, who doesn’t enjoy a post walk pie and REAL chips!. Pubs are always popular in the Lake District with a great choice of food, a great range of children’s meals and of course, for parents excellent liquid refreshment in the form of local real ales.
The real draw to Coniston is its location surrounded by some of the best scenery in the Lake District and the lake which is just a stone’s throw from the village. The lake has activities galore around it and on it including the steam yacht gondola where a different view of the lake and the fells such as the Coniston Old Man can be viewed. This is well worth a trip on and is a great activity whatever the weather. And there are many other activities on Coniston Water also endless paths for walking and other outdoor pursuits as well as the Ruskin Museum and Brantwood, the once home of John Ruskin so even some educational time can be included!
Where to stay? The area has a fantastic choice of self catering cottages, B&B’s, campsites and some smaller hotels. Self catering whether that be in a cottage, camping, hiring a caravan or when visiting in a motor home are the easiest and most practical when holidaying with children and also allows the family pet to go along too. Whether camping or staying in a cottage, there is typically outside space so even if the kids haven’t been tried out completely throughout the day, there’s a space for them to on site.
To sum up Coniston, it really does have all the ingredients for a family holiday and most importantly, a family holiday that both the kids and parents will enjoy (and any 4 legged members of the family too!). Being smaller than Ambleside, Windermere and Keswick makes it very relaxing offering peace and tranquillity without being off the beaten track and with the endless activities. For a guide to Coniston, where to stay and what to do, visit https://www.allofthelakedistrict.co.uk/coniston/. This new website offers an easy way to search for accommodation along with all the other things you’ll need to create a family holiday to rival any.