20 Mar Things to do near Keswick with Kids
When you bring your family to Burleigh Mead B&B you can be sure of a warm welcome and plenty of suggestions of things to do in and around Keswick with older kids!
To get a good feel of the town we suggest you start with the Keswick Treasure Trail. You can get these treasure maps for most towns in the UK now, and ours is a great one. Starting off in the middle of Market Place you’ll do a 2.5 mile loop taking in Fitz Park and Derwent Water solving lots of fun clues along the way before ending up back where you began.
You can’t come to Keswick and not visit the number one Cumbrian Attraction of The Year 2017. Mirehouse is a beautiful historic stately house, complete with gardens, woodland and shoreline to explore. Not to mention the amazing adventure playgrounds which have sections suitable for older children and teenagers (and grown adults who just can’t resist a monkey bar)
If you are adventurous types you will probably want to visit Whinlatter, England’s only mountain forest which is just under five miles away. As well as the stunning views, wildlife and hiking it’s also home to those strange sorts who love climbing up very tall trees and swinging amongst them. No, not Bigfoot – Go Ape! A must for adrenaline seekers aged 10+. You might want a nice cup of tea afterwards…
There are also some nearby indoor climbing centres that might appeal. Not that it ever rains in the Lake District (ahem). The Keswick Climbing Wall is great for older children and their parents and has an onsite café and plenty of other activities such as archery going on, making it a great day out (locations of activities can vary though, so check before you go!).
You can’t possibly visit Keswick and not get the family out for some lovely long walks. Fresh air, amazing scenery and lots of wildlife to spot. Burleigh Mead is ideally placed for The Derwent Water Walk which takes in the Lake and the surrounding areas and is nice and flat (unusual in these parts!) It is 10 miles though – are you up for it? It’s worth it!