Things To Do

Matterdale and the neighbouring Lake District areas offer a plethora of activities and entertainment. Here is just a small selection.

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Aira Force

National Trust's Aira Force and Ullswater, Cumbria, is a beautiful waterfall set amongst ancient woodland and landscaped glades.

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Dalemain

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

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Go Ape, Whinlatter

Swing through the trees in Whinlatter Forest, north of Keswick

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Dalemain

Old-school, theatre-style picture house with a balcony and a programme of mainstream blockbusters.

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Kong Adventure, Keswick

Huge variety of adventures - indoor climbing wall, via Ferrata, Ghyll scrambling 

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Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

A large collection of birds of prey - hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and buzzards, set in a walled garden. 

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Lowther Castle

Dramatic ruins, exhibition, gardens within gardens, children's adventure playground, cafe

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Penrith Alhambra Cinema

A two screen cinema for latest films and live New York MET opera and National Theatre screenings.

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Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Wonderful small railway in beautiful Eskdale 

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Rheged Centre

A destination for family activities, food, cinema, shops, playground, arts and culture and for topping up on fuel.

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Rookin House

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.

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Theatre by the Lake

Beautiful local theatre in Keswick with acclaimed wide-ranging productions and concerts.

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Ullswater Steamers

Cruise around Ullswater lake taking in Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force along the way.

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