In a really difficult start to the year, we’ve come up with 10 Things to do in the Outdoors,...
Lose yourself in the Lake District mazes and take an adventure through this magical neck of the woods…
Swap your Lakelovers map for one 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 epicentre 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 farm animals to feed, a petting barn to get up close and personal 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 District.
The Meadow Vole Maze is in the heart of Muncaster gardens, an adventure tailor-made to younger explorers.
Now imagine yourself as a Meadow Vole, just five centimetres tall – living in meadowland where the danger of being eaten lurks around every corner.
You have been warned, life as a vole is no walk in the park! Here, where the grass towers above you at seven feet tall, you’ll experience what life is really like for these tiny creatures. You’ll also meet Max Meadow Vole, who needs your help to get home safely. So, answer the questions correctly, follow the path and guide him to the other side. You may even win a prize!
If you’re visiting Muncaster during Halloween week, you’ll see the Meadow Vole adventure transform into the Scary Maze! If you dare to enter, be prepared to be scared!
Finish your day off with a visit to the real Wildflower Meadow at Muncaster, enjoy some much-needed peace and tranquillity after all that excitement!
A mystical delight in the heart of the Gardens at Holker Hall.
The 24 acres of woodland and formal garden, voted Countryfile’s Garden of the year, display unparalleled gardening worthy of its many awards, and are certainly worthy of a visit all year round.
The labyrinth is incorporated into the wildflower meadow, acting as a link between the formal gardens at Holker, the parkland and the natural landscape beyond.
Emerging from the midst’s of ancient history, from early mythology to the present day, Labyrinths have been used in a myriad of different ways. From dance traditions to magic, and everything in between.
Built from slate from Holker Estates Burlington quarry, the twelve slate monoliths echo the Cumbrian tradition of stone circles.
The site is peaceful; neither too exposed nor enclosed. Set against a backdrop of the gardens and ancient parkland trees, you’ll enjoy views of the lake hills, and in winter, glimpses of the bay. A peaceful place for reflection, that sparks interest and curiosity for all its visitors.
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The long zigzagging approach to Go Ape Grizedale is an adventure in itself!
A journey to this magical neck of the woods, nestled between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, is an experience you won’t ever forget.
Other than it’s mystical, natural beauty, Grizedale is also home to some super high, adrenaline-pumping adventure courses. We don’t recommend you look down, and not just because of the gigantic drop below, but because you’ll miss the stunning views that greet you from the top.
With Mountains and Lakes as your backdrop, we can think of worse places to be!
This place is a heaven for zip wire lovers, with the ‘Zip Trekking Adventure’ taking the number 1 spot – an aerial adventure with some seriously long flights spanning over 3km.
And if that doesn’t sound sufficient not enough to satisfy all your adrenaline needs, then how does tackling one of the many cycling routes at Grizedale sound?
There’re are bikes to rent and routes for most abilities, so you’ll have the choice of attempting the casual forest roads, or pursuing something extreme for the daring cyclists amongst you. However, if something a little less daunting is what you had in mind, then don’t fear, there’s plenty more at Grizedale to explore.
Try one of the 10 walking trails at Grizedale (all ranging in length). And if you’re feeling adventurous, then head up to the highest point in Grizedale where you’ll enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of the Lake District fells.
Grizedale is home to the largest site-related ‘Sculpture in the Forest’ exhibition in the country, so keep your eyes peeled! Oh, and don’t forget to pack up a picnic or bring some charcoal, there’re plenty of picnic and BBQ areas to take advantage of too!