Top Attractions to Visit in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful areas of the country, and every year, tourists, holiday-makers and school groups flock to the area to see everything the Lake District has to offer. So, if you wish to take your school group to this stunning part of the country, take a look at a few of the things you could enjoy during your visit.

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The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Windermere

Serving as the inspiration behind much of the works of Beatrix Potter, the Lake District is the perfect place to home the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

The attraction really is a world of its own, taking you back to the stories of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and more. The exhibition displays 3D scenes from the stories, putting you into scenes such as Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’s kitchen and Peter Rabbit’s garden.

School groups are welcomed to the attraction and group rates are available.

Wray Castle, Ambleside

Wray Castle is the perfect place for a school visit as there are plenty of interactive activities for the children to get stuck into. The Beatrix Potter connection even reaches the castle with a Peter Rabbit Adventure.

You can even arrive to the castle by boat, giving your school trip a whole new element of excitement!

Lakes Aquarium, Ulverston

The Lakes Aquarium provides everything you want from an aquarium, with a huge selection of species, from piranhas to seahorses and even otters, this is a firm favourite with visiting children.

There are plenty of talks and feeding sessions throughout the day, allowing your pupils to learn more about the creatures that are sure to fascinate them for hours!

Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal

This is a great way to get your school party to run off a bit of steam and get some exercise at the same time as having plenty of fun.

Lakeland Climbing Centre isn’t just for experienced climbers, but for adventurers of all ages. There are instructors on hand to teach your students to climb as well as a ‘free-climb’ area which features 12 different climbing walls to explore.

This is a great way to encourage confidence in your pupils as they take on heights in a safe and secure environment.

The Lake District is full of fun and exciting attractions that are sure to keep your pupils entertained as you explore this beautiful part of the country. Of course, there are many more attractions to visit other than the ones mentioned here.

With Fussell’s Travel, you can rely on us to provide the perfect school trip that will mix education and excitement. If you would like to find out more about our Lake District School Trips, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team. You can call us on 01229 826861 or drop an email to and we will be more than happy to advise you further.

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