Plans for Half term? Here are some great family things to do in Kendal.

We are pretty sure most parents would agree that keeping the kids entertained is a challenge! If you are thinking about a stay with us over the February half term and you’ve simply run out of ideas, do not fear, inspiration is... well, here!

Kendal Castle

Take a family stroll up Kendal Castle. This accessible walk is great for families and offers stunning views of the town and fells beyond. The Castle, estimated to date back to the 12th Century is a ruin, steeped in history. Most famously it is a known residence of Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII. Now that’s a historic tale that will grab the attention of the kids!

Kendal Museum of Natural History and Archeology

Kendal Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country and is home to a fantastically eclectic mix of artefacts, archaeology and natural history. We’re sure the children will be curious of the rare and extinct animals on display from all over the world! There are also exhibits of local history, notably the Wainwright gallery and artefacts from the Galava Roman Fort at Ambleside. If that doesn’t capture their attention, then the children’s area with dress-up, toys and games certainly will. Admission is a reasonable £2 per person and under 5’s go free!

Lakes Climbing Centre

If the weather isn’t ideal but you are still looking to get active on your holiday Lakes Climbing Centre is definitely the answer. Taster sessions are free, and kids can go free at this fantastic indoor climbing wall. If you the parent are a novice to climbing that is no problem, the centre has an auto-belay system enabling newcomers to try out climbing without having any falling fears! Plus if you are attending as a group you could opt for a private family session with one of the team.