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Family Friendly hotel in Lake District recommendations please

(15 Posts)
yohoohoo Thu 16-Feb-17 15:42:27

3 of us just want a week away in August...anything hotel, cottage needs to be cheap and what is there to do for a 12 yr old boy!!!

Ferguson Thu 16-Feb-17 20:42:44

I'll come back with more information; but there are 214 mountains a 12yr old can climb!

PatsysPyjamas Thu 16-Feb-17 20:45:02

Not sure about hotels but booked a cottage through Lake Lovers - lots of choice and good price range

SirNiallDementia Thu 16-Feb-17 20:50:36

How about a hobbit hole?!

www.thequietsite.co.uk/accommodation/hobbithole

Ferguson Fri 17-Feb-17 20:29:26

Apologies for curt initial reply, but my dinner was on the table!

The 214 mountains ('Fells') referred to the ones in the seven guidebooks by Alfred Wainwright, which he compiled between 1952 and 1966. These handwritten and hand-drawn works of art have given inspiration to all true fellwalkers for the past forty years. For this labour of love, as he called it, he was awarded the MBE.

The following 'link' gives details of many of these walks and routes:

www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/

www.lakelandcampingbarns.co.uk/welcome-lakeland-camping-barns-0

melbreakcommunities.wordpress.com/services/commercial/accommodation-self-catering/

www.geog.port.ac.uk/webmap/thelakes/html/lgaz/lk14488.htm

www.sallyscottages.co.uk/rannerdale-close

ravenglass-railway.co.uk/about-us/

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/steam-yacht-gondola

www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/walking/wainwright

lovelyupnorth Sat 18-Feb-17 07:44:25

Premier inn in Kendal or Penrith.

Loads to do depends on budget. Favourite of my kids is tree top trek at Brockhole.

MrsT2007 Sat 18-Feb-17 07:45:55

Wild boar at crook

WingMirrorSpider Sat 18-Feb-17 07:46:19

Try the YHA at Ambleside. It's really good value and lots of facilities.

Cosmo2908 Sat 18-Feb-17 07:51:17

We stay in the Old Vicarage in Ambleside with our boys. Its a b&b but has a swimming pool & a pool table & board games in the lounge.
They do good breakfasts too!

reallyneedmoresleep Sat 18-Feb-17 16:35:00

We've just come back from Ambleside YHA and it's brilliant! Would definitely go again. My 12 yr old enjoyed playing table tennis and pool in the games room and we had a great walk up to Rydal caves

yohoohoo Tue 21-Feb-17 09:58:21

Looked at the YHA and it's more money than a cottage.

reallyneedmoresleep Tue 21-Feb-17 12:56:33

Are you sure? Bear in mind if you look at a 4 person room, that's the cost for the room, not per person.
Don't mean to sound patronising- I made this mistake at first.
In half term last week, a 5 person en suite room at Ambleside YHA was about £50 per night

yohoohoo Tue 21-Feb-17 15:15:25

£800 for a week I can get a cottage on Lake Lovers for £465

yohoohoo Tue 21-Feb-17 15:15:43

we are talking August though

reallyneedmoresleep Wed 22-Feb-17 09:59:22

Gosh that's prohibitively expensive!

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