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 There's no denying that the Lake District is known for it's gorgeous landscapes and for what it can offer in the outdoors but there's also so much adventure behind closed doors. When the weather is a little sad, you can guarentee to find something brilliant to do indoors and suprisingly, outdoors too. Here we have a few recommendations of what you can get up to in the Lake District, rain or shine. 
 
beatrix potter
 
 
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
 
Come on, a visit to the Lake District doesn’t count without a visit to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction; the most popular attraction in the Lakes. Its character perfectly encapsulates the beauty and charm of the Lake District, where Beatrix Potter found inspiration for her stories and children’s classics, such as Peter Rabbit. There is the attraction itself, but also the Peter Rabbit garden and the theatre to enjoy; endless family fun! Visit here for more information.
 
Lakes Distillery
 
The Lakes Distillery
 
Founded by a gentleman with “whiskey in his blood", the Lakes Distillery produces world-class spirits with a team immersed in experience. Visitors can take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of England’s largest award-winning whiskey distillery, and a sensory tour is available where you walk amongst the spirits in the cask warehouse. The distillery certainly has a family-friendly atmosphere – don’t forget to visit the café and say hello to the resident family of Alpacas!
 
rheged centre
 
Rheged Centre
 
Family fun, arts, good food and shopping; there’s nowhere quite like the Rheged centre. You will be spoilt for choice with films and theatre, workshops, arts exhibitions, children’s activities, both indoor and outdoor play areas and a whole array of shops to choose from. Visit here for more information.
 
king kong climbing wall
 
King Kong Climbing Centre/Lakeland Climbing Centre
 
King Kong Climbing Wall – King Kong have over 20 years of experience building state-of-the-art climbing walls, so there’s no doubt that the King Kong Climbing Centre in Keswick is of the highest quality. You are given the opportunity to try your hand at one of the more extreme forms of climbing with their indoor ice wall, however don’t be put off if you’re a beginner or an anxious climber as there are ‘Taste of Ice Climbing’ sessions available for all levels of experience. The centre also has indoor caving and kids climbing sessions.
 
The Lakeland Climbing Centre – Featuring the tallest indoor climbing wall in the country and Europe’s first indoor Via Ferrata, the Lakeland Climbing Centre is Cumbria’s premier climbing centre. An incredibly friendly, experienced team is on hand to guide you through what really is a unique and memorable adventure. A wide range of sessions, courses and climbing facilities are available for all ages and abilities; the finest bouldering walls in the Lake District and North West of England, dedicated Training Room, Skyline Indoor Ariel Adventure and Kendal CrazyClimb.
 
honister slate mine
 
Honister Slate Mine
 
Get an entirely different (and underground!) perspective of the Lake District with a tour of the Honister Slate Mine. Visitors are offered a host of different tours and experiences, including ‘Climb the Mine’ for the adrenaline junky and a historical tour for the avid learner. Visit here for more information.
 
aira force waterfall
 
Aira Force Waterfall
 
You wouldn’t believe that this attraction is actually much better when wetter! You can’t help the weather so why not make the most of it at the Aira Force Waterfall, where it’s trails and wet weather galore. It is both dog-friendly and child-friendly and is fantastic in all seasons. Visit here for more information.
 
 
...or
 
Simply head into town for a coffee…
 
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more on the relaxing side, why not make your way into the nearest town and find a lovely café or enjoy the shops. The Lake District is full to the brim with charming cafés and shops which you can endure till your hearts content. 
 

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