Family Friendly Hotel Ambleside

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Family Friendly Hotel in the Lakes

The Kings Arms Hotel in Hawkshead is open to the whole family, inviting kids as well as parents to enjoy everything that the lake district has to offer. From the restaurant to the hotel suites, we want families to have the chance to use our great hotel as the base for their exploration of one of the most beautiful parts of Great Britain. If you want to bring your four-legged friend along then that’s fine too, as we also welcome well-behaved dogs through our doors.

To make your family comfortable, we can provide appropriate accommodation for your kids, and ensure that they’re well catered for with a delicious children’s menu complementing our main pub grub. However, important though these factors may be, it’s also true that there are other factors that go into making a family holiday extra memorable – such as the activities that you find for the family.

Well, with the Lake District you’re in luck, as the whole area is absolutely full of activities and attractions that are great for families. You can take a look at our ‘things to do’ page for a more general sense of what’s on in the area, however here we’d like to spotlight some of the activities that make Hawkshead such a family friendly holiday location.

Just a few things to do

The World of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter may have been born in London, but it was the Lake District that really became her home – and she went on to buy farms around the area, and to marry a local solicitor from Hawkshead itself. This means that the beautiful Lake District countryside now comes alive with celebrations of her life and work, with key attractions including The World of Beatrix Potter and her house on Hill Top, just a little distance from our village.

Windermere Lake Cruises

No matter where you start your journey, be it Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole or Lakeside Pier, you’ll be treated to stunning views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the many wooded islands.

Many of the cruises visit popular locations such as the Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakes Aquarium and more.

GO Ape Grizedale

Go Ape offers you a fantastic opportunity to discover Grizedale Forest from the air! This tree-top adventure will test your nerves with its mix of high ropes and huge zip wires.

There is also the opportunity for youngsters to experience the action with the Tree Top Junior experience.

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