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Lake District with baby - recommendations?

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Fluttershy Mon 15-Apr-13 10:41:39

Thinking of going this summer with a baby of ten months or so... Any advice? Thanks!

cazzybabs Mon 15-Apr-13 22:41:25

if you want to walk invest in a decent carrier.

cazzybabs Mon 15-Apr-13 22:41:56

and don't underestimate how cold they might get on exposed fells

VivaLeBeaver Mon 15-Apr-13 22:47:03


Also a south lakes version.

Fluttershy Wed 17-Apr-13 09:56:32

Thanks both smile

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Apr-13 12:24:48

I've rememebred the name of the nice forest with a sculpture trail and visitor centre - Grizedale. Well worth a visit.

Gales Wed 17-Apr-13 12:35:33

The Lake District with DC is fantastic. I found it really hard going with tiny ones. Hard to find things to do. I'm quite happy for Dc to get soaked to the skin, but not so sure about babies. Agree you need a carrier, even in towns, the pavements are too narrow and crowded for a pushchair.

See if you can get a weeks membership for one of the hotel health clubs if you're not staying somewhere with a pool, then at least you can swim when the weather's awful (although I'm sure you'll get wonderful weather grin Other than that, get a book on low level or waterside walks. We're quite adventurous walkers, but my bottle went when it came to taking a tiny one into the hills.

I love the Lake District and so do my DC. we're going on a our first foreign holiday in more than 10 years this year, but it was very much booked on the condition that we can manage a week in the Lakes too. Have a great time

danigraves84 Fri 26-Apr-13 12:20:17

Hi Fluttershy,
We are a family owned group of hotels in the Lake District which are family friendly. We have a baby-listening service which means that in the evenings you can put baby to bed and you and your partner can have a bit of time together and enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant and have your baby listened in on. Have a look here -

Hope that is also helpful in your decision to come to the Lakes!

bagp Thu 09-May-13 21:24:59 - amazing!!

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