Events on and around Windermere

Events for the family in and around Windermere

Categories: Days Out Events

With so many great events and attractions within a few minutes of our boats, there’s no better time to take a cruise with us.

Our cruises offer the flexibility to disembark and explore various attractions along the way, providing a cost-effective way to experience the finest offerings of Windermere.

Explore each activity by clicking on the links below. We've also provided guidance on the optimal boat routes for your journey to and from each destination.

Explore Fell Foot, Newby Bridge

Explore Fell Foot

Shuttle back running from the 25th May

Why not combine your visit to Lakeside Pier with a trip to Fell Foot Park, a popular National Trust lakeside park with a picnic area and children’s adventure playground. Family-friendly park, perfect for paddle sports and canoeing.

⛴️ There is a regular boat service from Lakeside to Fell Foot.

Explorer packs and wildlife trail @ Windermere Jetty museum

Explorer packs and wildlife trail @ Windermere Jetty museum

From the 25th May

Explore the natural world both indoors and outdoors at Windermere Jetty Museum this summer. Pick up a trail guide and explorer pack from the front desk to embark on your discovery. This activity is included in museum admission.

⛴️ Get there by taking the Islands Cruise from our Bowness Pier.

Pet Encounter @ Brockhole, Windermere

Pet Encounter @ Brockhole, Windermere

From the 1st June

The Lake District is set to enchant visitors with a pet encounter experience divided into four diverse zones, each offering a unique interaction with various animals.

⛴️ The Red Cruise stops at Brockhole Pier and the main house/exhibition hall is a 5-minute walk away through the gardens. Direct boats to Bowness (via
Ambleside) & Ambleside throughout the day.

Creative fun @ Windermere Jetty museum

Creative fun @ Windermere Jetty museum

25th May - 2nd June

Take inspiration from Windermere Jetty Museum’s collection and build your own model boat from recycled materials. Visitors’ creations will form part of a display in the museum’s Learning Centre throughout half term.

⛴️ Get there by taking the Islands Cruise from our Bowness Pier.


Explore Wray estate

Head to Wray estate for fun packed adventure. Relax by the lake, explore the castle and play on the immaculate lawns. You can also purchase our walkers ticket, this allows you to embark on a scenic lakeside stroll along the shore to Ash Landing.

⛴️ Get there by taking the Green cruise.

Family at Waterhead

Explore Ambleside

Why not head to Waterhead, take a picnic and head to Borans park where you can paddle in the Lake. Or head over to Rothay park, just a 15 minute walk in to Ambelside, where there is a children’s adventure playground.

⛴️ The Red Cruise direct boats to Ambleside throughout the day.


Pirate Experience @ Brockhole, Windermere

22nd June and 23rd June

Learn to be a Pirate! Pirate Show + Treasure Trail + Meet a Mermaid (all included in the ticket price)

Enjoy a 30 minute show and learn how to fight like a pirate, bury treasure like a pirate and sing like a pirate! Meet a Mermaid, a magical, interactive encounter. Set in a beautiful setting, this enchanting activity appeals to all ages, creating a memorable, fairy-tale-like experience.

⛴️ The Red Cruise direct boats to Ambleside (stops at Brockhole).

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