Whether it is for green motives or cost constraints, families who would normally go abroad for their holidays are in for some surprises when they head for the Lake District this summer.
Savvy guests are demanding more from Lake District hotels who in turn, are being more creative in what they offer guests. Guests are re-introducing their families to the Lake District because it is compact (35 miles) and offers very diverse attractions that will appeal to all members of the family.
The UK in general, of course does have a downside in the weather but what the UK lacks in sunshine, it makes up for in activities and good old fashioned fun. The Lake District is especially suited to families with its vast choice of activities. Firstly there are the fells. Walking and taking in the spectacular scenery in the Lake District is not only good exercise but it is free. Other activities in Cumbria and the Lake District are Muncaster Castle, the World Owl Trust, Ravenglass Steam Railway, Lake District Coast Aquarium, Puzzling Place and Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, Beatrix Potter Museum and cycling tours at Grizedale Forest. A trip to the Lakes isn't complete without a boat trip. Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater and Derwentwater are the main lakes for boat trips. It gives a different perspective on the fells from the water than on land.
An organized Lake District holiday break takes away all the stress of having to think of what to do each day. An organized package takes care of all the booking of venues and has an itinerary each day. This kind of holiday helps families get the most out of their Lake District holiday and can include activities such as sailing, walking, museum trips, picnics and cycling. Many have been designed to enable families to spend time together but also making consideration for the parents by giving them a few hours of freedom with the children only activities.
The Euro is not the only reason UK family holidays and Lake District holidays are predicted to increase. The awareness of climate change and the impact of flying on the environment is something that is making families think twice about going abroad. A return flight from London to Barcelona for example produces half of tonne of carbon dioxide per person. That is an awful lot when compared with a return car journey from London to the Lake District which creates a 10th of a tonne of carbon dioxide. Once a family has realized what good they are doing for their children's future, money saved and most importantly, how much fun can be had on a holiday in the UK, it is sure to make the UK tourism industry flourish once again.
So really, who needs the hassle of travelling abroad, waiting around in depressing airports and arriving at disappointing destinations anymore? You can choose a destination like the Lake District where you and the children can arrive and leave, when it suits you and the hospitality is second to none. Educationally, children get so much more out of an activity holiday where they are challenged, learn and experience new things. As with a selection of these special activity packages available in places such as luxury hotels in the Lake District, parents can enjoy their Lake District holiday just as much as the children.