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
- Feed the ducks on Derwentwater
- Go for a paddle in one of our lakes
- Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle
- Walk to Friar's Crag
- Enjoy a picnic in Hope Park
- Walk up Castlehead
- Walk round Derwentwater and find the hands
- Visit Millican Dalton's Cave
- Go over the stepping stones in Rosthwaite
- Visit the locations of Beatrix Potter's books
- Walk round one of our lakes
- Discover a forest path
- Climb a fell and enjoy the view
- Enjoy the fantastic playground, play football or ride the BMX track in Fitz Park
- Wrap up warm and go star-gazing
- Visit the Bowder Stone
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
Accommodation around Keswick
Book local and commission free. Book your accommodation on-line through Keswick Tourism Association and support the local economy.
Self Catering Cottages give great flexibility for a family holiday in village, rural and town locations.
Kids love to stay on a farm and get the chance to experience rural life, choose between B&B, self catering and camping.