Leven Valley Special
The Lakeland Motor Museum, The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway and The Lakes Aquarium
This great value option combines the excitement of a visit to the museum with a scenic ride on a steam train and then a visit to the freshwater Lakes Aquarium. The museum’s eclectic collection can be used for observation and comparison work and to demonstrate how, when and why advancements in technology have allowed for changes in materials, design and features. A complimentary educational quiz is free for each child, which encourages engagement, imparts knowledge and stimulates learning.
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway links in with the science aspect of the national curriculum eg. physical processes, history and changing transport methods. The Lakes Aquarium is the ideal environment for learning about the secret world of the lakes including habitats the water cycle and conservation. Free guided tours and teacher resource packs, risk assessment and teacher familiarisation visits are available. This is an indoor attraction so the fun happens whatever the weather.
The Leven Valley Special Includes
- A fun-filled visit to the thought provoking Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow
- A one way ride on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway
- A visit to the freshwater Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside
Prices (Valid until March 2023)
Prices for this package start from (see table below). Contact us for more information or to discuss a return price option.
For great incentives and useful information for tour operators and drivers call 015394 43360. Windermere Lake Cruises has ample parking for coaches at both Lakeside and Bowness piers and there is space for dropping off at Ambleside (Waterhead) Pier. View our interactive map with information about parking, piers and their location around the lake.
Toilets are available on all of our ‘Steamers’ and modern launches (check for disabled access). Many of our Vessels have licensed bars and/or tea bars. So whilst enjoying the marvellous panoramic views, why not treat yourself to a tipple of your choice, or how about a warming soup to prepare you for your journey home?
Facilities for Wheelchair Users
Wheelchair users are strongly advised to call and confirm which vessel is operating which service. Our ‘Steamers’ are suitable for wheelchair users but onboard toilet facilities can only be reached by means of stairs. However there are adapted toilets at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside, and ‘Radar’ facilities close to Ambleside and Bowness Piers. The Main saloons are wheelchair accessible on the Teal and the Swan but not on the Tern (although there is ample covered accommodation).
This package can include a return option on the train