Rainy Day Activities for Families in Cumbria/Lake District

Planning a day out with the kids can be a challenge, especially when the weather doesn’t cooperate. But don’t worry, there are plenty of fun and exciting activities for families in Cumbria and the Lake District even when it’s raining.

One of the best options for a rainy-day activity is to visit a farm park. There are several attractions in Cumbria and the Lake District that offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children of all ages, including Walby Farm Park, where we have lots of activities to keep the kids entertained.  The kids can learn about farm animals and participate in hands-on activities too. Our Indoor Adventure Play Barn offers a safe and fun environment for children to play and burn off some energy, while outdoor areas provide fresh air and opportunities for exploration.

Another option for a rainy-day activity is to visit one of the attractions, museums and art galleries in the area that can provide hours of entertainment for families indoors. The World of Beatrix Potter, Rheged, The Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery, the Beacon Museum, and the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery are just a few examples of the many cultural attractions in the area that offer a break from the rain.

Of course, sometimes the best rainy-day activity is simply to get out and explore. The Lake District region is full of natural beauty and stunning landscapes, even on a rainy day. Take a drive along one of the many scenic routes or explore a historic town or village, such as Keswick, Cockermouth, Kendal or Penrith. These places are full of independent shops, cosy cafes and great little pubs for some local grub and real ale.

We recommend getting your waterproofs and boots on and visiting some iconic places that are stunning even in the rain, such as Rydal Caves, Aira Force waterfalls or visiting Whinlatter Forest. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure and discovery, even when it’s wet outside – it often adds to the fun and memories you can make too!

So, the next time the weather forecast calls for rain, don’t let it ruin your plans for a day out with the kids. There are plenty of rainy day activities for Ffamilies in Cumbria/Lake District, from farm parks and indoor attractions to museums and art galleries, that will keep the whole family entertained and engaged. Simply search for “days out near me” or “things to do with the kids” and you’ll find plenty of options in this beautiful part of the country and of course, we hope to welcome you to Walby Farm Park too!