…then suddenly it is all about the little people in our lives and, like all breaks away, the hope that we will fulfil their holiday expectations too are very high. Fear not, dear friends, as Coniston and its surrounding areas have barrels of such hope in abundance. If they are water-babies in nature and relish in wet feet, then head over to Coniston Boating Centre and satisfy their need for a good old splash. Here you can hire motor and rowing boats, as well as having a go on the paddle boards and gliding the ripples in canoes. A splendid way to experience the joys of the lake and take in the views of its summits, peaks and valleys.
Do you have adventurous little buddies that like nothing better than to get their knees dirty and swing to their hearts content? Let them release their inner primate and venture out to Grizedale’s Go Ape activity park. Explore the vast forest via air, rope and swings and realise that you are also just a big kid too, as you close your eyes and just go or it. A zip trekking adventure for the whole family, which will fast become one of your favourite holiday memories that you will cherish.
Along with other children’s novels, the Lakes were the perfect backdrop and home for Beatrix Potter’s favourite wayward bunny, Peter Rabbit. These stories come alive within the walls of her dwelling place, Hill Top House in Hawkshead. This is where she was truly inspired to write about the little quirky tales of this rabbit, his friends, enemies and partners in crime. This untouched house has such soul that you can almost hear the sound of scribbles of stories yet to be told at the old wooden desk. Gaze upon her belongings, literature and correspondences to family and friends, in the loving style that we know so well. Capture the true heart of this awe-inspiring lady that gave children hope, happiness and something to dream about.
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