Our partner Greenlands Farm refurbished Kitchen & Bistro not only looks fabulous inside, it also has a fresh exciting new menu and Wood Pizza Oven .
NOTICE: Please note that due to current government restrictions on capacity, it is essential that you book early to avoid disappointment.
A SHORT WALK AWAY. Fancy eating out or enjoying a drink or two then closest to home is Longlands. Turn left out of the main gates and over the bridge (opposite Greenland’s Farm Village). Very attractive pub with outdoor seating, family and dog friendly. Sky TV for the sport’s fanatics. From here take a lovely walk down the canal where you will probably see narrowboats moored up. The walk along the Canal connects to walking paths all throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.
Old School Brewery In the beautiful village of Wharton this Micro Brewery has made excellent beer since 2012 with local ingredients. Enjoy pub food and entertainment on select nights.
DAY TRIP. If you are in Windermere for the day then you can get on the ferry across Far Sawrey (a bit of a novelty for the kids on the ferry!) and there is a lovely pub called Cuckoo Brow Inn just up the hill from where you get off the ferry. The food is lovely, nice place for an evening meal and family friendly.
A SHORT DRIVE Drive through Carnforth and you will come to Canal Turn. Great location overlooking the canal offering good British pub food at reasonable prices. Family and dog friendly. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Call 01524 720546 to reserve a table.
The Eagles Head, Over Keller, is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Twin Lakes, nice pub food and family-friendly but you need to pre-book
Call 01524 732457
If you want to go out for breakfast one day then we would suggest the Archers at Red Bank Farm, it’s less than 15 minutes’ drive away. The food is lovely and its very family-friendly and right by a little beach. You will need to book as it’s not that big.
FISH AND CHIPS For the best fish and chips head to Arnside about 10/15-minute drive is the Arnside chip Shop. Currently, all food has to be pre-ordered on their website for pre-allocated time slots. This system is working well but you will need to place your order early to get your preferred time. Well worth the effort it is great food.
Alternatively, there is The Packet Bridge Chippy in Bolton-le-sands on the way to Morcombe. All food is pre ordered via their website currently, where you will be given a time to collect. Great fish cooked to order.
CHINESE For Chinese food and a short drive into Carnforth, is Trung’s restaurant offering both dine-in and takeaway. Great Chinese food offering both your favourites and some delicious specialities.
Call 01254 723841
Greenland’s Farm Village
Lots of animals for the kids to see and they have a lovely cafe (amazing ice cream for the kids) you can reserve a table for lunch. Build-a-bear, soft toys and clothing very reasonably priced. There is also a farm shop selling fresh produce and some nice wines.
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis which is only 3 miles away. Small, well-kept wildlife park with some beautiful snow leopards along with many other exhibits. A great place to visit with the kids. This also has a good cafe. Currently Restricted entry numbers so pre-booking essential.
Leighton Hall is a nice afternoon out. Lots of little walks that the kids will like, they have a caterpillar maze, woodland walk and big outdoor play area.
Brockhole on Windermere Another great day out the children. Lots of activities on offer, treetop trek, zip wire, archery, crazy bugs, mini golf and boat hire. Prebooking required.
Windermere Cruises has plenty of speciality shops and many cafes, pubs and restaurants. Take a sightseeing cruise from Bowness-on-Windermere. Various trips available.
Alternatively hire a self-drive boat. All safety equipment and life jackets provided. The kids will have great fun taking the wheel and being captain. Take a picnic and the dog (if your best friend is holidaying with you).
Bowness Bay Marina Boat Hire
Beatrix Potter There is also The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction which celebrates everything about Beatrix Potter. Step into a magical world and feel as if you are walking through the pages of the little books. Some great photos to be got with the kids.
If you have taken the car over on the ferry a short drive from the ferry terminal will bring you to Hawkshead Village. It is an attractive pedestrianised village with a good selection of gift shops, tearoom and pubs. Two excellent family and dog-friendly pubs are the Queen’s Head and Kings Arms which also has outdoor seating.
South Lakes Safari Zoo is in Barrow-in-Furnace has a wide range of animals on a large 51-acre site. There is also a huge adventure playground for the children to enjoy. There is Timor’s plaice of Savannah’s takeaway from when you’re feeling hungry.
Numbers are restricted with allocated entry time slots being given so prebooking is essential.
The Beach at Morecambe is a 10-minute drive away with a long promenade and sandy beach. There are 3 children’s playgrounds dotted along the front to let the kids work off some energy.
Closer to home is the Beetham Garden Centre which sells homeware and gifts as well as the expected plants. There is a lovely Garden Cafe, the food is good. There is some outdoor seating where your four-legged friend can accompany you.
The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are a walkers paradise. You can explore the beautiful mountains, lakes and moorlands or choose to meander through forests and country lanes before stopping for lunch at a quaint village pub.
The breathtakingly beautiful area of Langdale runs west of Ambleside up to the Langdale Pikes and is well worth exploring. You can walk for miles in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy spectacular views that stimulate the spirit and nourish the soul.
This is a super walk taking you high up to view the vista and what a vista it is! Fields, sea, the coast it’s just fantastic. It’s very dog friendly, a few areas you may want to keep them on lead as there are a couple of cliff faces but overall, mine loved it! It appears there are several different walks within the natural park so you could probably spend a good day there. Take your own food and drink if you do that as there is nothing on the walks you’d have to go down into the village.
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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve
This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures - from birds and bugs to bats and otters. If you are lucky, you may even spot our largest residents, the red deer. There is plenty to do at Leighton Moss - explore nature trails, take a stroll around our sensory garden, treat yourself in our gift shop and enjoy a home-made meal in our award-winning cafe.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
A 4½ mile trail, via a series of spectacular waterfalls, through ancient woodland and beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery.
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Summer walks in the Lake District
We cannot think of a better place to take to the fells, paths, or lakeshores than here in the heart of the Lake District. Pull on your boots and step outside in the summer sun. Here is a selection of our favourite walks this summer.<strong> Visit the National Trust Web page.
GENERAL HIKING AND RAMBLING ADVICE
Twin Lakes is stocked with a variety of fish including Carp, Pike and Perch. Fishing is an exciting and relaxing sport for all the family to enjoy. While fishing you can enjoy the views, sound and scents of the surrounding woodlands which are home to a variety of wildlife. You will need a current rod fishing license as well as your own fishing equipment.
Please contact the site manager for further information.
Holmescales Equestrian Centre offers horse riding to the Lake District, Kendal & Cumbria areas. Holmescales’ horse riding also includes trekking and hacking tuition, a service which they are able to offer to people of all ages who are visiting the Lake District. Holmscales, have horses to suit all; from novice to experienced rider, age 4 and above.
SHOOTING The Crabtree family have been running Crabtree Clay Shoot for a number of years. They made the move to diversify their scenic farm land in the southern Lake District and began a friendly shoot with only one automatic trap, two traditional manual traps and a whole lot of enthusiasm. Now, Crabtree Clay Shoot has over 50 automatic traps and plenty of guns for hire.
GOLF The surrounding scenery may be breathtaking, but the course is special too. The course is beautiful, the quality of their greens exceptional, and the changing character of each hole ensures you have an interesting and enjoyable round. Whilst there are opportunities for birdies, there are also challenging holes, and this is why the course appeals to golfers of all ages and abilities.
ARCHERY If you are looking to take up archery as a sport, or you are an existing club archer you will find all the equipment to hand. If it’s a one off session you want, they can offer a 60 minute session on the target range or 90 minutes on their woodland ranges. Northern Archery is run by experienced archers.
With over 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a unique and exciting blend of wildlife and interactive hands-on displays.The zoo is home to lush indoor tropical halls, walkthrough enclosures and picturesque outdoor spaces – making the zoo great fun no matter the weather.
Twin Lakes is nestled between the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Natural Beauty and Kirkby Lonsdale and offers easy access to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Unique historical sites within one hour drive. CLICK HERE FOR BOOKING INFORMATION AND TERMS (C) 2023.
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