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Something for everyone with a mix of heritage, culture and beautiful scenery

Something for everyone with a mix of heritage, culture and beautiful scenery

Rails, Sails and Tails

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Cruise and visit to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

This great value option combines a ride on a steam train, a scenic cruise and a trip to the world-famous Beatrix Potter Attraction. 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 World of Beatrix Potter brings to life 23 enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake District Countryside. Children can enjoy a free activity sheet and there is also a fascinating virtual world and interactive area.

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Prices (Valid until 31 March 2024)

Prices for this package start from (see table below). Contact us for more information.


Coach Drivers

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.

On-Board Facilities

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).

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