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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

3 - 4 hours
20 - 50
Main season only (Easter - end of October)

Rails, Sails and Tails Includes:

Rails, Sails and Tails

More information about this package

About your Yellow Cruise on Lake Windermere

Windermere Lake Cruises

  • 40 minute ride on historic 'Steamer' vessel (from Bowness to Lakeside or Lakeside to Bowness)
  • Full bar facilities on board serving hot drinks, alcohol and soft drinks and snacks
  • Inside and outside seating with stunning views over the Lakeland Fells
  • Toilet facilities on board
  • Free coach parking at Bowness Pier, Lakeside Pier or Haverthwaite Railway Station
  • 90 minute return cruise option also available

About The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter

  • The World of Beatrix Potter brings to life 23 enchanting stories in a magical recreation of the beautiful Lake District Countryside
  • The exhibition features favourite characters from the famous books, an award-winning outdoor Peter Rabbit Garden
  • Children can enjoy a free activity sheet and there is also a fascinating virtual world and interactive area

See their website for more information

About Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway

Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway

  • Steam locomotives pull traditional 1950’s carriages through stunning Lakeland scenery
  • 20 minute single train journey (Lakeside to Haverthwaite or Haverthwaite to Lakeside)
  • Licensed restaurant at Haverthwaite Station
  • Explore the engine sheds and woodland trail at Haverthwaite Station
  • Children's play area
  • Lakeside Station is a 1 minute walk from Lakeside pier
  • Trains wait for connecting boats and boats wait for connecting trains

See their website for more information

Prices (Valid until April 2025)

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


How to book

  • One call books it all!
  • Book your group of 20 or more at all three attractions by calling us on 015394 43360.
  • No obligation or payment required when booking, simply pay on the day you arrive.

Practical Information for Tour/Group Leaders

See our practical information page for information on coach parking, toilets, facilities and more.

Sample Itinerary

This package for groups can be done in any order, but for ease, we'd recommend:

  1. 🚌 Coach drop-off at Haverthwaite where there is free parking
  2. 🚂 Take the train from Haverthwaite to Lakeside
  3. 🚢 Get on the vessel at Lakeside to Bowness
  4. 🐰 Head up the road to The World of Beatrix Potter
  5. 🚌 Coach pick-up from Bowness coach park
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