5 Places to visit in the Lakes when it rains

1.The Motor museum at Backbarrow  is a great family day out and ideal if the weather is not very good out side.

The museum is a feast for your eyes and has a  unique collection of 30,000 exhibits, that includes 140 classic cars and motorbikes, all carefully assembled over 50 years.

It’s a few minutes drive or you can walk from Woodside or Low mill,  as it is nestled in the scenic Leven Valley and open 7 days a week. The Museum isn’t just about cars. The entire collection is presented in a social context, with a host of rarities to awaken some special motoring memories.

There’s something for everyone at the museum including:

in its own  unique building, the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. The is a wonderful  tribute to the racing career of Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell. Highlights include full sized replicas of the 1935 Blue Bird car, 1939 Blue Bird Boat K4 and 1967 jet hydroplane Bluebird K7.

Motor Museum
Old car games at the motor museum

2. A steam train back in time . Head for the  Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway at either Lakeside or Haverthwaite , where  you can travel back in time when you climb aboard these amazing  train. If you are staying at Woodside it is a short walk to lakeside to pick up the train.

o    A distant memory of bygone years for some and new experience for others, it’s a unique day out for all.

·         If you want to, you can combine your day out with a visit to The Lakes Aquarium or continue your journey aboard a Windermere Steamer to Bowness or Ambleside. The trains welcome dogs and owners.

Newby Bridge Halt

3.  The Aquarium of the Lakes is an ideal wet weather attraction and a short walk from Woodside and Low Mill at Lakeside.

Lakes Aquarium


Aquarium of the Lakes

4. Sizergh Castle, about 15 mins from Woodside , Low Mill and Fell View,  and owned by the National Trust.

Sizergh estate and garden walks are very popular. Sizergh Castle gardens include the National Trust’s largest limestone rock garden, wildflowers and water garden including two lakes, woodland walks, and follow the National Trust Wildlife Walk to enjoy the rich agricultural landscape of the Lyth Valley. Other popular walks include the The Sizergh Fell walk.

There’s a kitchen garden and greenhouse to explore and then you can enjoy  excellent food in the cafe.
For children there is an excellent play walk.

5.  A visit to the Spa

All guests who stay at Woodside or Fell View have free access to the Spa for Hot tub/jacuzzi, swimming pool, sauna, steam  room, gym, table tennis room, squash court and tennis court.’These facilities can be used all day, every day of your stay.

Check out www.lakesgetaways.co.uk