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April Showers …… Where to hide from a sudden downpour

April Showers …… Where to hide from a sudden downpour

We hope you will enjoy lots of fabulous sunny weather during your stay in the Lake District, but there are, of course, times when the sunshine just won't come out to play! So if you'd rather cosy up somewhere nice and warm than brave the elements, here are some fantastic ideas for places to go on a rainy day!

Cosy up by the fire in a Lakeland pub! Where better to hide from a sudden downpour than a traditional Lakeland pub or inn?! Stop off for a leisurely lunch, and enjoy one of the many fantastic local ales the area has to offer!

Enjoy the views from Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere We absolutely love a visit to Blackwell on a cold, drizzly day! The house itself is an important example of architecture from the Arts and Crafts movement and the iconic White Drawing Room is a great vantage point from which to look out over Windermere - even if it is a little misty! The ever-changing exhibitions feature the creations of a variety of artists, and there's a lovely tearoom with great food, too.

Take a nostalgic look at transport on a visit to The Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow While in the South Lakes, car fans will definitely want to check out the Lakeland Motor Museum for a fascinating look at historic cars, motorcycles and bicycles. The museum is situated on the former Backbarrow Blue Mill site, which originally manufactured the laundering product known as Dolly Blue! There's also an exhibition dedicated to the life of legendary speed record breaker Donald Campbell. Stop off at neighbouring Café Ambio for great food in a lovely setting by the river.

Seek out the Lake District's indoor climbing walls If you're looking for somewhere the kids can let off steam, an indoor climbing wall is the perfect place to go! Kong Adventure (Keswick), Keswick Climbing Wall, Lakeland Climbing Centre (Kendal), and Ambleside Climbing Wall all have cafés, too, so if climbing isn't everyone's thing, there's somewhere to sit and relax in comfort - perhaps even with a slice of cake!

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