With the Summer seemingly a distant memory, and with a long and potentially chilly few months ahead, there’s no better time to consider taking a short break within the UK. With so many beautiful, uncovered corners within the Lake District, and with so many different accommodation options available, the Cumbrian countryside makes for the perfect holiday location. Whether you’re a lakeside newbie or you’re a Cumbrian veteran looking for a unique trip, there’s something for everyone when it comes to holidaying within one of the most sought-after districts in the UK.
Lake District self-catering accommodation experts Lakelovers have outlined their ultimate Autumn holiday guide on the best family-friendly activities and days out across the UK, plus accommodation ideas suitable for couples, families and everything in between.
When it comes to accommodation, long gone are the days of pitching up tents or hiring a caravan for the week. These days there are a huge variety of luxury accommodation options available which give the opportunity to divulge into the countryside without having to be too closely exposed to the elements. Whether you’re looking for a staycation in a home away from home such as one of the many Lake District cottages available, or if you’re wanting to divulge in a unique experience such as a log cabin or a treehouse, there’s something for everyone. Below is a handy guide covering the many different variations of accommodation available this summer.
Things to do in the Lakes this Autumn
Once your accommodation is ticked off the list, you’re going to want to begin planning which activities your group are going to indulge in throughout your break. With so much going on throughout the Lake District, there’s events in an abundance come rain or shine. Whether you’re looking to experience something new for the very first time, or if your Lake District break has become something of a tradition, there’s something for everyone across the Autumn months.
World of Beatrix Potter –Bowness on Windermere – September – December
If you’ve entered the world of Beatrix Potter before, you should be familiar with the fact that Peter Rabbit and friends have strong roots within the Lakes. The world of Beatrix Potter is a fabulous interactive experience which follows the story of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and others, perfect fun for little ones and grown ups alike.
Kendal Torchlight Carnival – Kendal – 27th– 28th September
The torchlight carnival is a one of a kind experience and a fantastic weekend of celebrations. Each and every year, crowds of locals and visitors alike line the streets to watch the evening procession which involves members of the local community. With everything from floats and vehicles to marching musicians and entertainers, it’s a real spectacle to behold!
Taste Cumbria Flagship Festival – Cockermouth -28th September
An event not to be missed from the calendar, the Taste Cumbria Festival sees up to 40,000 people come together to indulge in the county’s most delicious culinary treats. The festival showcases over 80 local businesses with everything from restaurants to local bakers.
Lakes International Comic Art Festival – 11th – 13th October – Kendal
Quite simply the only event of its kind within the UK, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival brings together over 70 years’ worth of the best comic artistry around. With everything from masterclasses, workshops and expert talks to entertainment and signings there’s something for every comic lover.
This October the Lakes Distillery open their doors and invite guests to enjoy a day sampling the regions finest whiskies. With an outdoor bar, BBQ food, live music and entertainment throughout the day – what’s not to love!