The World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction
Cumbria, LA23 3BX
Tel: 015394 88444
The Lake District offers holidaymakers a huge range of attractions from which to choose, from the lakes themselves to challenging walks, sports, pastimes and themed temptations.
Stunning views are plentiful but there are also more focussed attractions in the area. There are many shops and stores, offering retail therapy of all kinds. Theatres, cinemas and nightspots are to be found, while every last desire of the inner man (or woman) will be met by the many restaurants here.
So take a look at just some of what's on offer near Melmore Stables...
Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
About the Museum
Immerse yourself in Lake District History at the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry. Inside you can explore a typical Victorian farmers home from the food in the kitchen, to the elegance of the parlour. Other galleries tell the story of the Arts and Crafts movement, and the industrial history of this beautiful part of the world. Here you can discover the Lake District’s past in farming, mining, tanning, and many other ways that people have made a living amongst the fells.
The Museum allows you to discover how people have lived in the Lake District and how the unique landscape has shaped their lives. You can also find out about Arthur Ransome, one of the Lake District’s most famous authors, and colourful characters. And why not stroll down the Victorian high street before you go to find out about the toys, food, and even medicines of the past.
The Museum of Lakeland life is a must see for anyone interested in the history of this beautiful area, and with changing exhibitions looking at all aspects of Lakeland Life there will always be something new to discover.
Open Mon-Sat 10:30-4
Adults £5.50, Kids FREE
Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
Tel 01539 722464
Fax 01539 722494
Welcome to Holker Hall & Gardens
Holker Hall is the home of the Cavendish family who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay. Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills.
2017 Main Season Opening Dates
Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop
Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October
Wednesday to Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am-5pm (Hall 11am-4pm)
The Ilex Bar & Brasserie
Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Sunday 9th July 2017
Friday 21st July 2017
Wednesday 26th July 2017
Thursday 24th August 2017
Sunday 27th August 2017
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Welcome to Lakeland Motor Museum
Explore our fascinating collection of over 30,000 exhibits that trace the development of road transport throughout the twentieth century - cycles, motorbikes, motor cars and automobilia.
Housed in a converted mill in the heart of the Lake District, we’re minutes from Lake Windermere and offer joint tickets with Windermere Lake Cruises and other local attractions.
Much more than just a motor museum, our local history and period shopping displays, authentic recreations and picturesque riverside cafe makes it a great day out for the whole family.
OPEN TODAY 9:30am to 5:30pm
We're open every day except Christmas Day
Head towards Windermere and at the top of the hill, you'll arrive here. This is Windermere - the town, that is. The 11-mile stretch of water down in the valley is Windermere. This is never 'the lake', it's a mere. There's only one lake in the Lake District - Bassenthwaite Lake.
In Windermere (the town) you'll find shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and takeways. There are plenty of souvenirs, postcards and local produce on sale there.
The Beatrix Potter™ experience
The Beatrix Potter™ experience begins with a 4-minute introductory film. The doors then open to welcome visitors to enter the main exhibition.
Area 2: Jemima Puddle-duck's woodland glade and Mr Toad's underground home
Area 3: The Peter Rabbit™ Garden
Area 4: Visit Mrs Tiggy-winkle's Kitchen
Area 5: Mr. Jeremy Fisher on his lily-pad boat
Area 6: The Virtual Walk
Area 7: Mr McGregor's Greenhouse and The Tale of Peter Rabbi
Area 8: The Beatrix Potter™ Shop
Established for over 25 years, the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis hosts an incredible collection of insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Perfect for families, the zoo is an all-weather attraction combining lush tropical halls and outdoor animal areas. Explore our evolutionary journey spanning over 300,000,000 years.
The on site 'Wild Cafe' is open every day from 10am-4pm. No zoo entry is required to visit the cafe.
Last entry for the zoo is 4:00pm. We are open every day except Christmas and Boxing Day
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
The Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences
Tel - 01539 563027
Registered Charity 1148082