Come to the Lake District and combine Valentines with half term

With Valentines weekend coinciding perfectly with half term this year, most parents will have resigned themselves to the fact, they will be spending the most romantic weekend of the year with their offspring.

But the Lake District could be just the way to combine it all. Locations such as Bowness and Windermere have lots of things to do in the daytime to occupy children meaning Mum & Dad can get the chance to spend some time just the two of them. Have a lovely wander up Orrest Head, sit on the bench up there are take in the view or maybe hire a boat for half a day and sail down the lake.

For the kids then the Lake District National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole where there is a multitude of activities and adventures to experience both indoors and outdoors. There’s indoor soft play for little ones, a cafe selling ice creams, a shop and creative spaces. Outdoors a climbing wall, extensive gardens, lake shore access and walks and the brand new Treetop Nets, the attraction in amongst the trees of Brockhole of over 1500m2 of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made from netting. For more information on Brockhole, click here. http://www.brockhole.co.uk/

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More indoor activities and let’s face it, the weather in February isn’t guaranteed to be warm and dry are the craft days are taking place at The World of Beatrix Potter. The attraction will have only just opened for half term after a 5 week programme of refurbishment. Visit http://www.hop-skip-jump.com for more details.

Onto where to stay if you haven’t booked anywhere yet. Close to Bowness and many other key locations in the Southern Lake District is the Damson Dene Hotel. This hotel is very child friendly and has a good choice of family rooms starting from as little as £105 per night. Make a special note of the “Stay Longer For Less Deal” stay for four nights and only pay for 3. To fin dout more and or booking details of this hotel close to Bowness on Windermere visit, http://www.damsondene.co.uk/.

Jenny Andrew