Family Holidays in the Lake District: Memorable Stays at Langdale Chase

Embracing Tranquility: the Lake District’s Allure for Families

The Lake District is an ideal destination for a family holiday, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences. With its picturesque lakes, heritage valleys, and iconic fells, the National Park provides a stunning backdrop for memorable family moments.

For the active ones amongst us, embark on scenic walks through woodlands, around lakes and up to the summit of fells, where imaginations can run wild and breath taking views add that little extra to each moment. Fancy a change of activity, there are forests nearby for bike rides or in the warmer months pick up a paddle and head out on the water by kayak or paddle board. For more genteel days, or perhaps those rainy ones, immerse yourself in the culture of the Lakes. Museums talk of the landscapes heritage and also who they inspired. You can even take a journey into history aboard steam trains and yacht gondolas.

Welcome to Langdale Chase: A Family-Focused Retreat

At Langdale Chase you can be reassured you’re all in good hands. We’re part of a family business that is over 200 years old, so we know how important these moments are with your closest loved ones. To make you feel at home we’ve created two family suites, both overlooking the lake with separate bedrooms and bathrooms for parents and children, don’t worry about being on top of eachother here – it’s a holiday afterall. Our suites also include living rooms to relax in for when you really just want to chill. Downstairs you’ll find a number of spacious lounges to sit back and unwind, sipping on a drink or perhaps grabbing some lunch. We’ve plenty of books to read but also plugs to charge those dreaded iPhones, we know how hard it is to get them off them.

See our family suites

For more special moments have a wander down to our cellar where you’ll discover our cinema room. Playing a number of films that everyone will enjoy throughout the day you’ll all be entertained whilst hidden away from it all. Popcorn is on hand and the fridge is stocked with ice cream, tuck in. Keep this one a secret if you wish but you’ll find sweet treats dotted throughout the hotel for the younger ones (or older we don’t judge) to enjoy. A treasure hunt around an old house anyone?

Our waterfront location is also great for you and your family, no busy roads to cross here. Instead once you drive through our gates get out of the car and let the children be free. They can explore our Thomas Mawson gardens, marvel at just how tall the trees are and set foot on our jetties. Just please keep an eye on them, the water is always cold and we’ll have other guests relaxing in our gardens.

Whilst we’d love for you to stay with us all day, we know the Lake District is about exploring, that’s why we’ve partnered with some local activity providers and expert guides to make everything as easy as possible. Our friends at Graythwaite Adventure are on hand for axe throwing, archery, 4×4 off roading, as well as watersports in the warmer months. Steve Watts MBE is our in house walking guide, getting you all out on the fells and discovering hidden secrets from caves to waterfalls.

Exploring Nature’s Playground: Activities for Families

We’ve created a list of some of the local family friendly attractions nearby, if you’d like more information or help on booking please let us know at reception.

  • Graythwiate Adventure
    Found on the Eastern shore of windermere amongst the stunning Graythwaite Estate, our friends at Graythwaites Adventure offer archery, axe throwing, clay pigeon shooting, 4×4 off roading, bushcraft and watersports in the warmer months. Speak to a member of our team to make a booking.
  • Lakeland Walks and Talks
    Steve Watts MBE is a local fell expert, he offers bespoke days exploring some stunning spots in the local Lakeland landscape. Speak to a member of our team to see if Steve is available during your visit.
  • Herdwick Experience
    Symbolic with the Lakeland fells, Herdwick Sheep have been taming the landscape for centuries. At nearby Yew Tree Farm you can learn all about these beautiful animals and how they have become so iconic in the Lake District. Speak to a member of our team to make a booking.
  • Grizedale Forest
    Visible on clear delays, Grizedale Forest is found above Coniston Water. Featuring forestry and specific mountain bike tracks, the forest is the go to place in South Lakeland for mountain biking.
  • Brockhole
    Owned by the Lake District National Park, Brockhole on Windermere is perfect for a family day out, with plenty of activities to enjoy, including watersports and boat hire, a number of food options, and plenty of space to be free. Just a short drive south from us, you can actually see their jetty from ours! 
  • Windermere Lake Cruises
    Windermere Lake Cruises have been ferrying passengers around the lake for centuries. Hop on to one of their island cruises to learn about the history of the lake, or travel on one of the larger ‘Steamers’ to visit Lakeside or Ambleside.
  • Haverthwaite Steam Railway
    Step back in time and enjoy a scenic journey on an old steam locomotive. The short journey passes through woodland and along the river making it perfect for spotting wildlife and taking in the views. You can connect to the railway by catching the ‘Steamer’ to Lakeside.
  • World of Beatrix Potter
    Delve into the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere. You’ll step into the pages of her timeless tales as you explore interactive exhibits, meet beloved characters such as Peter Rabbit, and wander through beautifully recreated landscapes straight out of her stories.
group enjoying sports activity at lake Windemere