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Find the password hidden in this article and collect your Lakelovers ‘Magic Finding Pack’ from a member of staff in the Lakelovers Windermere office. T&C’s Apply. Your pack will contain:

  • Your very own Marauders Map of the Lake District
  • The sorting ‘Buff’
  • And a special bag to keep all your potions and treats.

That’s not all, for all you Harry Potter fans, there may be something of interest just outside the Lakelovers office! Follow this link to download the Wizards Unite App to find out more!

Magic within the Lake District

The Lake District has long been regarded as a truly magical place. A spellbinding landscape, abundant in rich woodland, mesmerizing mountains, shimmering waters, and emerald pastures.

However, it is that which lies within this natural landscape that makes this land truly enchanting.

Those who are curious enough to venture across this realm will discover something wondrous around each and every corner. You’ll uncover Castles, meet mythical beasts, and be spoilt by plenty of potions and treats!

As your guide, we’re here to help you on your journey to discover everything that is great about the Lakes, leaving you with a ultitude of magical memories that will last a lifetime.

‘It was a moment of magic, a revelation so unexpected that I stood transfixed, unable to believe my eyes.’ – Alfred Wainwright.

Viewpoint at Orrest Head

Chocolate Factory Hawkshead

Anything from the Trolley?

Don’t fancy taking the risk with a Bertie Botts every flavour bean? We don’t blame you! How does a Chocolate frog sound instead? Head over to the Chocolate Factory Hawkshead to make some of your own!

As you enter, you’ll be greeted by an exhibition of mouth-watering chocolate and fudge to get you in the mood. And if that doesn’t quite do the trick, we’re sure the chocolate fountain will.

Time to make the magic happen…

Embark on a chocolate making masterclass and indulge in an interactive experience for children and families that will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip.

You’ll have the chance to design your own chocolate bars and favourite plastic shape creations, decorating everything along the way. You can even get your face painted…in chocolate of course! And if you’re lucky, you might get to guzzle some liquid chocolate straight from the tap.

Everything you make you can take home with you, so make sure to keep your creations safe inside your Lakelovers bag…we don’t want any chocolate frogs hopping out!

The chocolate factory Hawkshead is the perfect spot for a sweet afternoon of fun. Time to make some magical (and very messy) memories in the lovely Lke District.

Discover all the potions and treats of the Lake District.

Alpacally Ever After

It can be a challenge to track down the Phoenix, Unicorn and Thestral that live here in the Lake District, however, we do know for sure where we can find another species of fascinating creatures.

Meet the wonderful Alpacas of Alpacally Ever After!

Take a uided alpaca walk through the private grounds of the Lingholm Estate – Keswick, where another favourite author of ours, Beatrix Potter, spent many of her summer holidays.

You’ll get to know your alpacas close up as you take them for a paddle (or swim) on the shores of Derwentwater, before meeting the whole herd to take part in feeding time. You’ll get to meet over 80 fluffy residents, all with their own unique style and personality.

Alternatively, for those of you who love adventure, you have the opportunity to take part in a Llama trek! Grab your Lakelovers Buff for the journey and travel through one of the most captivating and picturesque valleys in the national park, the Newlands Valley. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the World Heritage Site as you hike beside your new furry friends between the summits of Catbells and Maiden moor, taking in the views as you look down over Derwentwater.

Voted TripAdvisor’s number one activity to do in the Lake District, you’d be bonkers to miss out. So, now you know where to find these fantastic beasts, you can book your place and live Alpacally ever after…

Discover the Lake District beasts and where to find them here.

Lowther Castle and Gardens

Troll! Troll in the dungeon!

Experience your very own Hogwarts for the day! A real treasure waiting to be discovered in the magical Lake District.

Let your imagination run wild as you explore the grounds. Journey through the ruins, the gardens and woodland, and you’ll find plenty of food for the imagination.

Get an insight into the history of this wondrous and mystical place by uncovering ‘the story of Lowther’ exhibition, and learn more about the Lowther family who occupied the Castle since 1150.

Now, imagine being greeted by a ruined castle, venturing through its magnificent gardens and very own forbidden forest, and stumbling across one of the largest adventure playgrounds in the country!

A miniature replica of the castle itself – ‘The Lost Castle’ is filled with a maze of turrets, zip wires, walkways and slides; a place to lose yourself in a whizz of excitement and fun.

The most magical aspect of the lost castle is that is set high above the ground, within the tree canopy, fitting seamlessly within the natural world around it. Lost deep in the woods, you really do feel it is an imagined place

Voted large visitor attraction of the year 2018 in the Cumbria tourism awards, Lowther Castle is undoubtedly a must-do on your magical tour of the Lake District.

Create your own story in the heart of the Lakes and dscover Lowther castle.

Lakeland Maize Maze

Did you put your name in the Goblet of fire?

Swap your Lakelovers map for one that that will help you navigate your way through the Lakeland Maize Maze, as you relive the final stage of the Triwizard tournament. Journey through the labyrinth of maize, challenge yourself to reach the middle and be victorious!

There’s no such thing as bad weather here in the Lakes, just bad clothing. So, whatever the weather during your holiday, the Lakeland Maze farm will always be a go-to for a great day out with the little ones.

There are plenty of friendly farm animals to feed, a petting barn to get up close with cuddly rabbits and ferrets, indoor and outdoor go-karts, trampolines, picnic areas and loads more!

And if you’re not in the mood to prepare a picnic (or if the weather doesn’t permit), the on-site Café will be on hand to fill your bellies with some good grub after an afternoon of activities.

The Lakeland Maize Maze is the ideal spot for a fun-filled afternoon with the family, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered on your adventure in the Lake Distrit.

Visit us this summer and discover the magic of the Lake District for yourself!