As winter approaches, you’ll want to get a good whiff of the fresh air in the Lake District of the United Kingdom before the snow starts to fall. There is still some time left before the winter season hits, and it becomes too cold to experience what the area has to offer. However, winter means nothing with our Lake District lodges, as you can light a fire and stay warm with the ones you love. 

No matter what season, a Lake District holiday home can be a great place to escape to whenever the hustle and bustle of the city gets too much. Going back into nature and catching the last views of the sunset is a beautiful sight which can prepare you for the darker winter months ahead. 

Five of the Best Ways To Enjoy the Lake District

There are five excellent ways to experience the area, so if you step out of your Lake District lodge, you are indeed in for a treat. Here are family-friendly experiences that will be fun for anyone:

Sail the Lakes

While swimming isn’t advisable during these times, a cruise along the lake on a public boat service can offer you serene sights. Whether you are in Coniston, Derwentwater, Windermere, or Ullswater, these different lakes have amazing boats that offer beautiful sights of the area. Afterwards, you can grab a nice, warm glass of hot chocolate or a bowl of soup to warm yourself after feeling the breeze. 

Pedal On!

Biking is the best way to experience the Lake District, as everything is accessible. You’ll get to enjoy the cool wind blowing past you as you pedal down historic towns and fantastic lake views, which is a priceless experience. While cars are an easy way to access places, pedalling on your bike will slow you down and allow you to appreciate all the nature and scenery the area has to offer. With plenty of easy cycling routes, these can be done by families with younger children for a safe and beginner-friendly ride. 

Mining Tours

With the mining areas being chilly and comfortable enough to visit in autumn, this will be a fun area to take children to learn the heritage of Coniston’s mining industry. The project dubbed “Coniston Copper” has done an excellent job preserving the history and portraying the scene quite well. Walking around this area is also very scenic and shows impressive picturesque views. 

Warm Up In the Visitor Centre

Along the banks of Windermere in the Lake District’s Visitor Centre is where all the fun events occur. You can eat fantastic food in the Gaddum restaurant, visit the beautiful gardens surrounding the area, and even partake in plenty of family activities. This October season also has the Brockhole Halloween Experience that makes for a spooky event if you feel the courage to take on the adventure. 

Western Adventures

Towards the western area of the Lake District, this is a worthy visit during autumn seasons. The Cumbrian Coast has terrific views along the coastline and has beautiful estuaries on its edge. In the Ravenglass area, the steam trains can give you a ride through the Eskdale and Dalegarth valleys. Here, you will find amazing sights and trails to explore with your family. 


There is plenty to do and see in the Lake area, but imagine all the things that are possible with a Lake District holiday home at your disposal every day of the year. It doesn’t matter if you are working, retiring, or just wanting to get out of the city, the Lake District lodges are going to be one of the best investments you make. 

If you are seeking a new way to vacation, consider a lake district holiday home in The Pastures. Situated in a rural setting surrounded by culture and gorgeous views, this is going to be an unforgettable vacation. Contact us to book today or purchase your dream lake house that can be yours to keep!