2 Jul 2014

Win a Staycation in The Lake District

The poet laureate William Wordsworth found his inspiration here. So if you are looking to be inspired or just want to get away from it all and rediscover yourself, there is no place like The Lake District. Or 'The Lakes' as this picturesque area in the north west of England is fondly known.

The Lake District
There was a time when we were actually living in the Lake District. Even after we moved home, the lure of The Lakes was too much to resist. We kept returning to wander the fells, to walk by the lakes, to breathe in the tranquil air. And to make beautiful memories. Memories of walking along the shore of Ullswater, daffodils carpeted at our feet. Of climbing the Lion and the Lamb in Grasmere to be rewarded by the most breathtaking view. Of visiting the extraordinarily atmospheric Wastwater, home to the deepest lake, the tallest mountain and the smallest church in all of England.

Wastwater,  The Lake District
The best part about a staycation in The Lakes is that there is always something to do for everyone. Whatever the weather. Whether it is the rigours of fell walking or the laid back pace of a boat ride on Lake Windermere, you will find something to suit all ages and all abilities. You can opt to go camping. Or book a lovely cottage for a self-catering holiday like we always do. There are a number of hotels and B&Bs dotted around the area as well. The best part is that all The Lakes are accessible no matter where you choose to stay. You can drive, walk or cycle everywhere. Or make it an adventure with one of the hop-on-hop-off explorer bus tickets.

Consiton gondola,  The Lake District
Some of our best holiday memories are from the Lake District. Keswick with its beautiful Theatre By The Lake, Grasmere with Rydal Mount and Coniston with its steam gondola. Every place means something to us. 

Rydal Mount, Grasmere, The Lake District
There is lots of fun to be had in The Lakes by children as well. For what kid would not love to ride on a steam train or visit a haunted castle? The Ravenglass and Eskdale steam railway meanders through some spectacular scenery guaranteed to take your breath away. 

Steam Railway,  The Lake District
Muncaster castle with Tom Fool's resident ghost and owlery are sure to thrill. The Beatrix Potter Museum is another favourite with little ones.

Muncaster Castle,  The Lake District
No visit to The Lakes is complete without a nibble of some Kendal Mint Cake. A must have ration if you intend to scale Scafell Pike. Or if you just fancy a sugary treat.

The Lion and the Lamb,  The Lake District
You can experience all that the Lake District has to offer courtesy the Lake District Tourist Board. They are offering the winner a seven night holiday in the Lake District. Staying in an exclusive Pullman Camping Coach, the break comes complete with a private ride on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway and a trip on one of their famous Ullswater Steamers.

Runners up prizes include days out at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Ullswater Steamers, Muncaster Castle, Lowther Castle & Daleman Historic House & Gardens; shopping vouchers for Rabbit Rabbit Gifts and vouchers against breaks at Waterfoot Park, Woodclose Park & Hill of Oaks.

For more details and to take part in the competition, click here.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.


  1. I haven't taken my kids to the Lake District yet - and really ought to. I remember doing my Geography field trip there and counting the height of the buildings.

  2. I have never been to the Lakes, but it does look beautiful x

  3. Oh how lovely, I've not been there for years - heading over to enter. Thanks for the heads up! x

  4. Idyllic photos. I would love to visit one day.

  5. I love the lake district! haven't been for years though :(

  6. I havent been to the Lakes for ages. We must take the kids!

  7. My mom often visits the Lakes. The views are stunning. I'd love to visit myself.

  8. Wow it looks so beautiful. I have known a few people to visit the lake district. I may look into it for next year.

  9. I visited the lake district a few years ago and loved it, despite the rubbish weather. I would love to go back

  10. We went to the Lake District for the first time recently and absolutely loved it. I can't wait to return.

  11. Looks a great place to stay I love to Lake district

  12. The Lakes are truly romantic - the peak district too in a completely different kind of way. Jewels of England, that's for sure.

  13. Sounds totally wonderful - one of our favourite places to visit too!

  14. I've never been and would love to go to the Lake District! x


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