Matterdale and the neighbouring Lake District areas offer a plethora of activities and entertainment. Here is just a small selection.
National Trust's Aira Force and Ullswater, Cumbria, is a beautiful waterfall set amongst ancient woodland and landscaped glades.
Historic Dalemain house and gardens near Ullswater in the English Lake District. One of the most beautiful stately homes in the North West of England
Go Ape, Whinlatter
Swing through the trees in Whinlatter Forest, north of Keswick
Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Old-school, theatre-style picture house with a balcony and a programme of mainstream blockbusters.
Kong Adventure, Keswick
Huge variety of adventures - indoor climbing wall, via Ferrata, Ghyll scrambling
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre
A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards, set in a walled garden.
Dramatic ruins, exhibition, gardens within gardens, children's adventure playground, cafe
Penrith Alhambra Cinema
A two screen cinema for latest films and live New York MET opera and National Theatre screenings
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Wonderful small railway in beautiful Eskdale
A destination for family activities, food, cinema, shops, playground, arts and culture and for topping up on fuel.
Rookin House Farm Equestrian and Activity Centre offers exciting outdoor activities in Cumbria - the Lake District: Quad biking, horse riding, pony trekking, clay pigeon shooting.
Theatre by the Lake
Beautiful local theatre in Keswick with acclaimed wide-ranging productions and concerts.
Cruise around Ullswater lake taking in Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force along the way.