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Family-friendly places to stay in the Lake District

The Lake District is jam-packed with family-friendly hotels and self-catering options, including holiday villages, farmstays and cottages, but prices do reflect the region’s popularity. Book well in advance for high season. 

Alternatively, some of the UK’s best no-booking campsites are in the Lake District: see our feature on the Top 5 No-Bookings Campsites Around the UK

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Cottages in Cumbria

Self-catering properties from which to explore the many family-friendly activities and attractions of the beautiful Lake District.


An all-inclusive activity holiday centre perched on a mountainside in the Lake District.

Brockwood Hall Lodges

Luxury lodges with options sleeping up to 8 people on the edge of the Lake District.

The Swan Hotel & Spa

Luxury, comfort and a warm welcome await at this typically English boutique hotel in the Lake District, with hotel rooms and cottages.

Another Place, The Lake

A stunning lakeside property in Cumbria offering everything from watersports to camp-fire dining, and with a top childcare service from newborns to pre-teens, and dog-friendly too.

Lake District Farm

An intimate glamping site on an organic farm at the foot of the Skiddaws in the Lake District National Park.

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Lodore Falls Hotel

An ideal spot for relaxing breaks with kids near Keswick – plush but genuinely family-friendly, with an outdoor pool.

Armathwaite Hall

A dog-friendly 4-star stately home on the edge of a lake near Keswick, with family rooms, indoor pool and tennis court.