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Attractions South LakesThings to do in the Lakes!

South Lakeland has a wealth of attractions and places to visit which will appeal to the whole family. Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, there are lots of things to explore.

Lose yourself at Lakeland Maze Farm Park or journey through the Quaker influence on the modern world, all beautifully illustrated in the needlework at Quaker Tapestry. Maybe it’s arts and crafts, great music to listen to, or a film you’d like to watch, then a must-visit is The Brewery Arts Centre. All these attractions are available to visit in the bustling market town of Kendal and the surrounding area.

Experience the nostalgia of a steam train on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway located in the scenic Leven Valley at the southern end of Windermere. The railway runs from Haverthwaite Station, along the banks of the River Leven, to Lakeside Station where you can alight and visit the Lakes Aquarium. Then it’s off for a breathtaking cruise with Windermere Lake Cruises, to sail you away to Bowness and Ambleside. Enjoy a heritage boat trip at Cumbria's newest museum, Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, set in a stunning location on the shores of Lake Windermere.

As you step into The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness, you can explore this wonderful landscape, as all 23 of the magical tales are brought to life. There’s also Beatrix Potter’s charming cottage to visit at Hill Top, Far Sawrey, nr Hawkshead. Whatever you choose, there’s a great day to be had for visitors and locals alike.

Want to have a look at more things to do in the Lakes? Then visit GoLakes, and download their Attractions Guide for ideas on fantastic days out.