Explore Lakeside


Local Activities

Taste the Outdoors

We are fortunate to have so many activities for all ages within a close proximity. Here are a few favourites that are close by.


Lakes Laser Tag

Located just a short distance from the Hotel – It’s a fun, zero impact, action game played outside in the fresh air by all ages from age 6 upwards.

Mountain Biking

Explore the Lake District on two wheels at Grizedale Forest. With woodland trails suitable for all, bring you own bike or even hire one for the day.

Off-Road Driving

Take to the Hills – get straight behind the wheel of a specially prepared 4×4 vehicle for your own personal off-road driving experience in the Lake District. Drive rough and rocky off-road trails in breathtaking mountain surroundings with Kankku.

Tree Top Trek

A great high wire adventure for the whole family at Brockhole, Windermere. Open all year round with 35 exciting treetop challenges to swing, climb, balance and fly your way through the ancient woodland canopy.


Based in nearby Grizedale Forest, Go-Ape is a network of rope bridges, trapezes and death slides that stretches for roughly a mile through the tree canopy…this impressively extensive cat’s cradle of ropes, netting and platforms, set high in the trees is an aerial assault course – one of the most fun things to do in the lakes.



Indoor and Outdoor Climbing

Kendal Wall offers high quality instruction at all levels. All staff are enthusiastic local climbers with extensive knowledge and experience. Courses are run by nationally qualified instructors with small instructor-client ratios so you get maximum benefit and enjoyment.

Hawkshead Brewery

An independent brewery in the heart of the Lake District. Scheduled guided tours are available on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 2pm. Complete the experience with Food & Drink at the Tap House. Lakeside residents receive 10% of food & drink and tours.


Visit Zeffirellis on Compston Road, Ambleside for a wide range of jazz music and of course the latest films. Zeffirellis Double Feature: A two course dinner and reserved cinema seat for £16.95. Booking essential. For film screening times please call 015394 33845.

On the Water

One of the ‘must do’ things to do in the Lakes whilst you are here is to spend some time on or in the water itself. As well as leisurely cruises, the area offers some great activities:


No visit to the Lakes is complete without some time on the water and Graythwaite Adventure offer an excellent choice of activities from paddleboarding to wakesurfing, from RIB rides to kayaking. Located less than 10 minutes from Lakeside Hotel this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming is a unique way to enjoy the Lakeland landscape, suitable for anyone aged 16+ who can comfortably swim 1,000 metres+ in the pool. Swimmers are advised to follow the Swim Safe code.


Private charter of a 32 foot yacht – depart from our hotel jetties under sail in your own skippered yacht and enjoy an exclusive sail on Lake Windermere


The Lake District has no shortage of water for a variety of fishing. For more information please visit the ‘Fishing in the English Lake District Guide’ Esthwaite Trout Fishery Hawkshead offers year round fishing