Welcome to

Kids jumping for joy at Honister.

Welcome to

Kids jumping for joy at Honister.

Lake District half - term family fun guide

Welcome to Allerdale. If you’re not familiar with the name, we’re the north-west bit of the Lake District – and we think you’ll find we’re a little bit special. Yes, we have lakes and iconic mountains, and all the amazing views the words ‘The Lake District’ conjure up, but visit Allerdale and you’ll find even more than that.

Half – term fun

The Lake District in Allerdale is the backdrop for fun and enjoyment during half – term.  Add in our wonderful Solway Coast, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site and our lovely towns and villages, there is almost unlimited scope for exciting and pleasing things to do. See our guide here.

World Heritage

Here, you’ll discover two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the world-famous Lake District National Park and the amazingly historic Hadrian’s Wall. Beyond both of those, there is the chance to discover the hidden charms of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beaches, dunes and wetlands galore.

Perfect places to stay

Then there are the Lake District hotels – from the small and quirky guest houses to the most luxurious of country houses. Or perhaps you’re looking for a Lake District cottage? Allerdale has some lovely places to stay, whether you want something small and cosy or a huge self-catering hideaway with family and friends.

Eating out

And then there are the Lake District restaurants, cafes and pubs with flavours to suit all tastes, whether that’s fine dining or the simplest home-cooked fare. You should seek out our award-winning food producers too. They’re making everything from coffee, gin and beer, to bread, cheese and even muesli.

Great outdoors

There are so many things to do in the Lake District and this corner of Cumbria called Allerdale. You could swing through the mountains and the trees, cycle and walk on the fells and the coast, or paddle, sail or row on our lakes and rivers.

You could discover history in our unique museums, find some culture in our theatres, admire some outstanding architecture or enjoy some retail therapy in lovely independent shops – or you could just sit and admire one of those outstanding views.

Culture and heritage

Whatever you decide, your next adventure begins here – in Allerdale, the home of the Lake District World Heritage Site, Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site and lovely towns and villages such as Keswick, Caldbeck, Hesket Newmarket, Cockermouth, Maryport, Silloth, Wigton, Workington and Wigton.