Summer holidays in and around Keswick


Friday 12 July – Sunday 1 September 2019

This Summer experience an interactive and fun-filled LEGO® laboratory, featuring dozens of things to do across 6 science themes!

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Complete the Keswick Mouse Trail

All the mischievous little mice from the Keswick Cheese Deli have escaped and are hiding in lots of wonderful shops around the town.

Can you help to find all 22 of them? Collect a map from the Keswick Cheese Deli in Packhorse Court, or download one here.

Follow the Zog Activity Trail at Whinlatter Forest

Head on an exciting forest journey with Zog and his friends! Follow the trail markers through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at dragon school, and complete interesting challenges along the way.

Enjoy a full day out in Whinlatter Forest with fun for all ages - walking and cycling trails, wild play trail, Segway, Go more

Family Walks

Whether you are looking for a pram friendly walk, a family stroll or a scrambly climb to challenge the older ones our family walks page will give you plenty of ideas.

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Free family Fun

We've put together a list of some of our favourite free things to do with the family.

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What's On

Check out what's on this summer in and around Keswick.

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Parks in Keswick

We're lucky in Keswick to have two parks in town plus an adventure playground in a mountain forest  Why not read our blog post all about Keswick parks to find out more.

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Try something new

Why not try something adventurous this summer - experience something new as a family.Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as go ape, cycling, rock climbing, via ferrata and zip wire adventures plus water sports such sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding and kayaking,

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FREE weekly storytelling sessions which take place on Fridays from 10.30am to 11.15am at Theatre by the Lake.

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Join in a Lake District National Park guided walk

Let someone else do all the planning and just enjoy the walk.

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Keswick Parkruns

Did you know we have not one but three parkruns? - not only in Keswick but also at Whinlatter Forest on Saturday mornings plus a junior parkrun on a Sunday morning.

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There are a wealth of adventurous activities both indoors and outdoors to be enjoyed from tree top adventures to biking, canoeing to climbing walls, ghyll scrambling to horse riding More info.

Food and Drink

From fish and chips to a freshly prepared baguette you'll find a a great selection of cafes, takeaways and delis in Keswick. For dinner you'll find an equally impressive choice. More info.


For a bit of retail therapy we have a wide range of independent shops and a twice weekly market on Thursdays and Sundays. Perfect for your everyday needs or a souvenir to take home. More info.


There is a good choice of attractions, museums, wildlife park, visitor centres, leisure pool and parks just waiting to be explored with something for every taste and age group. More info.

Visit Keswick Blogs

Read our blogs for some great ideas for fun family days out around Keswick.

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Visit Keswick Itineraries

We've put together some of our favourite things to do in and around Keswick allowing you to mix and match and create your own itinerary.

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The Derwentwater Walk

A scenic 10 mile waymarked walk around Derwentwater, Queen of the Lakes. On flat and easy paths, the walk passes through ancient woodlands and along the shores of the lake. The scenery is stunning, with perfect picnic stops and cafes and restaurants en-route. More info.


Go for a bike ride, bring your own or hire. Hire a bike in Keswick town centre or up at Whinlatter Forest. If you want a bit of extra help up the hills there are electric bikes aswell. Visit our cycling page for details of bike hire & cycle routes around Keswick.