Keswick

A weekend in the Lakes

This weekend we had our first adventure of the Summer and it didn’t disappoint. After a bit of a stressful start to June with birthdays, parties and sickness (all Harri) we were looking forward to spending a weekend away together. We booked a weekend away to Keswick in the Lake District. It truthfully didn’t start off well. We got stuck in so much friday traffic that it actually took over fours hours to get there instead of 2. You can imagine the grumpiness of three kids in the back of the car.  Also to make matters worse a warning sign came up on our car adding to the stress of the journey.

However once we arrived the journey was immediately forgotten. We were staying in a place called Keswick Lodge Retreat  and  I was a little worried at first. The resorts we usually stay in are a little more child friendly with a swimming pool, parks and even sometimes a little arcade – and Keswick Lodge Retreat had none of these. However the resort was simply stunning, from the setting to the lodge itself – it was just perfection – and although a park would of been nice we didn’t actually miss it.

Keswick Retreat Lodge
The view from our lodge.

The girls were so excited choosing their room and unpacking their bags and Alfie was crawling around opening every cupboard!! It was by far the nicest place we have ever stayed in the UK (quite a statement hey!)

The HIghway Rat activity trail at Whinlatter.
The HIghway Rat activity trail at Whinlatter.

We spent the weekend pottering around in some lovely places – the scenery in the Lake District is just beautiful. We visited Cockermouth and had a picnic in the park, the girls went on a boat ride with Daddy at Keswick and we ate lots of ice cream. We also managed to squeeze in a Julia Donaldson trail at Whinlatter Forest.  Although I think the most stunning place we discovered was Ullswater – we went to the park, had some lunch and dipped our feet in the lake. All the little simple things that made it such a fun day.  We can’t wait to go back.

Have you visited the Lake District before?

Country Kids

Tammymum

Spectrum Mum

12 thoughts on “A weekend in the Lakes

  1. Yes I love the Lakes we used to holiday there regularly when we were young. In a place called Pooley Bridge but we regularly went to Keswick and Ullswater too. I agree Ullswater is stunning. I have a large panaramic photograph of the Lakes on my living room wall too to remind me of the hills. I love the feet in the water shot. Your girls dresses are so pretty too. Thank you for linking up to #pointshoot 📷

  2. Perfect weather by the look of it and so glad the Lakes atmosphere took away all that weekend traffic stress! I love Cumbria, such a stunning county. We’ve been twice in the last year, just love it #CountryKids

  3. I have never seen the Lake District in the sunshine, it must be incredible. I’m sure having the sun totally made up for the lack of park where you stayed. Sometimes it is the natural things like paddling in the water and discovering a park on a day trip that are best. The Lakes are a long way from Cornwall, but may be we will get there again one day, I think it was pre kids when we last went!

    Thank you for sharing your weekend on #CountryKids

  4. I live so near here but so often avoid it because of the sheer amount of tourists. I have explored a lot of where you’ve been though. It’s a beautiful place and so good that you got a good break away with no rushing around! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

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