Things to do in the Lake District in December

Things to do in the Lake District in December

While staying in the Lake District in December at the Windermere Tranquil Retreat, we have a few suggestions of what to get up to. Here we take a look at 5 things to do, from the obvious to the more unusual. As well of course, ideas on how to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

It’s the perfect way to travel through Cumbria and the Lake District in December, whatever the weather. If it’s raining you can keep dry without needing to worry about taking the car, giving you more time to appreciate the scenery. What’s more, if you’re in the festive mood then there’s the special Santa Express service.

Take a tour of the Museums

With a number of museums, there’s plenty to do indoors in the Lake District in December. Whether that’s the likes of the Lakeland Motor Museum, Blackwell Arts & Craft House or Dove Cottage. Alternatively, the Derwent Pencil Museum is maybe a rather surprisingly popular attraction in the Lake District.

The World of Beatrix Potter

As well as following the life and times of Beatrix Potter, next door is the Old Laundry Theatre. Which provides a variety of live entertainment in the Lake District in December. Featuring plays and stage productions, live music, classic films and of course, Peter Rabbit.

Windermere Christmas Market

There are several popular markets in the Lake District in December, none more so than right here in Windermere. In fact the Windermere Christmas Market is one of the biggest events on the calendar. Expect to find stalls with plenty of local produce available, along with an outdoor ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and much more.

Celebrate New Year in the Lake District

If you’re after a last-minute package break in the Lake District in December for Christmas, then why not stay for New Year. See in 2020 with a spa break in Windermere while relaxing in your private hot tub as the clock strikes twelve. If it’s a romantic night out, then take a walk down to the Lake Windermere jetty, where you can watch the fireworks.

Winter Break in the Lake District

Book a spa suite with hot tub in Windermere and enjoy a winter break in the Lake District at the Windermere Tranquil Retreat. Where you can not only have a spa suite and private hot tub, but also include special offers with additional pamper packages.

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