IT'S The Final Run in for Summer Holidays and many Cumbria families will be preparing for ways to keep their kids entertained

We have gathered six family-friendly options for people to do in the county. 

1. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Spanning seven miles in the west of the county, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, known to many as La’al Ratty, it is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England.

The journey takes 40 minutes each way from Ravenglass and passes seven intermediate request stops.

Events coming up For the Grown Ups; The Ratty Arms Beer Festival, Spirit of the Lakes Evening Train. For Families, first ever visit from Bluey and Bingo. 


2. Carlisle Castle

While the castle looks best in the sunshine, it still offers an entertaining and historic day out in the border city.

The castle itself is over 930 years old and by visiting you can explore the medieval castle rooms, discover a turbulent history with the exhibition, and walk some of the castle walls. 

It is also home to Cumbria's Museum of Military Life. 

3. Visit Game On!

Game On! is a relatively new addition to Carlisle but it is proving very popular with locals, thanks to its wide range of options including bowling, mini-golf, darts and arcade games. 

4. Keswick Alhambra Cinema

The old-school style cinema is a refreshing change from more modern venues, but it still offers all the latest blockbusters. 

A number of family-friendly options, including The Garfield Movie and IF, can be seen at regular intervals during this half-term. 

5. Lowther Castle

The imposing castle ruins and its gardens were home to the Earls of Lonsdale in medieval times but offer a great family day out now. A short walk around the gardens should be manageable with children.

The Story of Lowther Castle 2.0 exhibition is now open.

6. The Maryport Aquarium

The popular aquarium is a fantastic option if you want to stay indoors, thanks to its aquatic display hall and adventure park with model boats, crazy golf and a cafe.