Winter Attractions – Things to do During The Winter Months in The Lake District
As the winter season begins, the Lake District becomes an even more magical place to visit. The colder weather offers opportunities for fun activities; with mini-coach tours and museums nearby, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. So wrap up warm and visit the Lake District this winter for an unforgettable experience!
At Storrs Hall, we believe that our guests should make the most of the surrounding area; so we’ve drawn up a list of activities that you and your family can take part in.
To explore the best of the Lake Windermere in the colder weather, we’d suggest a half-day Winter Southern Lakes Highlight Tour. You won’t have to worry about transport and you’ll embark on a guided tour around several attractions – including places where Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth visited. You’ll also be taken to Tarn Hows where you can admire the picturesque scenery. A Lake Windermere Cruise will end the trip, in which you’ll travel from Waterhead to Bowness Bay.
A visit to Beatrix Potter’s former home, Hill Top, is perfect for those literature lovers amongst you. You can clearly see how the house and gardens inspired her stories and illustrations – see the beehive and gate from the Tale Of Jemima Puddle Duck. The house is full of her most treasured items, and appears just as she left it.
Hill Top is open at the weekends throughout November and December. It then closes on 24th December until 16th February 2019.
The poets amongst you might prefer a visit to the William Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage. Just a 30-minute drive from Storrs Hall, this expedition will allow you to discover Wordsworth’s childhood, his ideas behind the literature and the major impact he had on literature itself. You’ll also be able to discover Wordsworth’s scenic garden, in which he would often sit and compose his poetry. Ideal for visiting all year round, this garden boasts a beautiful array of colours in the autumn and winter seasons.
Autumn and winter are the perfect seasons to embrace warm, freshly baked goods. Created in 1854, Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread Shop is well-known and its recipes are widely enjoyed. This place is definitely not to be missed! Make sure to pop into the beautiful village of Grasmere after visiting Dove Cottage and try some of the delicious bakes.
Just a five minutes drive from Storrs Hall is Blackwell Arts and Crafts House. Begin your visit by exploring this charming historic house, originally used as a rural holiday retreat. You’ll observe local architecture and unique hand-made crafts within the house, whilst taking in the stunning views of Lake Windermere that accompany it. Then settle down for a bite to eat in the Tea Room, situated in the old kitchen.
At Storrs Hall, our cosy and stylish rooms are perfect for unwinding in the winter season. To make the most of the Lake District and explore what it has to offer, why not stay with us?