Family Friendly Fun in Keswick the Lake District

Keswick Voted as HomeAway's Most Family Friendly Uk Destination in the Rural Category 

We are delighted that Keswick was named HomeAway's most Family Friendly UK Destination 2020 in the rural category. We received nearly half of all votes in the category (47%) and received comments like “Plenty of family activities”, “nature at its finest” and “the ideal place to remind oneself what life is about”. 

Our Favourite Free Things to do with the Kids 

Keswick Mouse Trail

The Keswick Mouse Trail is back and it's totally free! Collect a map/leaflet from outside Keswick Cheese Deli in Packhorse Court and see if you can find Gerald and all his little mouse friends, that are playing hide and seek around the town. 

The map gives a clue as to where they are, but you've got to spot them! Find all 21 and then pop into the deli to have your map stamped. They have cute little badges you can buy, to show that you've successfully completed the trail. All profits from the badges are donated directly to Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

How long will it take?

Don’t worry, this trail doesn’t have to be completed in a day. Take your time and call into some of the lovely places that the cheeky little mice are hiding in. 

Did You Know?

The name Keswick is first recorded in the 13th century as "Kesewic," It is suggested it is a combination of the Old English word “cēse”, meaning “cheese”, and the Scandinavian initial "k",.  Cheese is still made in Keswick to this day. 

Ideas for Family Days out around Keswick the Lake District 


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Accommodation around Keswick

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