In addition to our fantastic onsite attractions, the wider Lake District area has so much to offer. So whether you want to potter about the site or adventure a bit further away there’s something for everyone at Wigwam Holidays Baystone Bank. Browse below for some holiday inspiration:
Endless walking opportunities with footpaths scattered throughout the farm.
Magnificent horse riding center, Cumbrian Heavy Horses, the world’s only BHS-approved Heavy Horse Riding Centre. There are miles of riding routes to explore should you choose to and different levels to suit all riding abilities. Speak to the site directly for more information or if you would like to book this during your stay
Onsite dog-friendly cafe, The Big Horse Shop & Cafe
Stream for the kids to explore
The closest of the main lakes nearby. The lake is five miles long and half a mile wide. Above its Western Shore, the Mountain of the Old Man of Coniston towers above the lake and the village of Coniston.
Off-road mountain biking, walking, sculptures, and even a Go Ape course. Only 30 minutes drive away from the site.
Found at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary approx 10 minutes away from site, and has views over the Lake District fells. There are plenty of free parking spaces and a good children’s play area.
Muncaster Castle, Gardens, Hawk and Owl Centre
If you’re interested in a bit of History, why not head to Muncaster Castle during your stay. Still a lived-in family home but open to the public. There are two cafes, a shop, stunning gardens to explore, the Hawk and Owl Centre, and of course, the Castle to explore. You can buy your tickets online to save 10% head to the official website for more information.
Laurel and Hardy Museum
If you are a fan of “the boys” then this is one for you. Approx 30 minutes drive from site and a good wet weather day activity. Check out old films, browse the museum, and enjoy Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s timeless comedy act.
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railways
Open 1st April - 29th October, this is the perfect addition to your Lake District adventure. Take a ride in a 1950s steam train carriage and soak in the beautiful countryside scenery. At the Victorian station you can have a bite to eat at the tea room, browse the gift shop, explore the engine shed and let the kids have a play on the playground. A fun day out for the whole family approximately 30 minutes from site.
The Lakes Aquarium
Open daily from 10am and trains run daily from Lakeside or Haverthwaite if you want to combine the two attractions in one day. A great option for a wet weather day activity, there are fantastic displays from The Lake District, Asia, Africa and more! Buy advanced discounted tickets online if you are wanting to save a bit of money.
Open daily from 10am-5pm, Furness Abbey is an impressive abbey now in ruins. Emergency conservation work is taking place to stop it sinking into the soft ground but it is still well worth the visit. Advance tickets are not necessary but you can get a discount if you book prior to your visit.
Beatrix Potter Museum
Meet your favourite characters, explore the Peter Rabbit garden, browse the souvenir shop, and enjoy some tea and cake at the cafe. Different events take place throughout the year so checkout the main website for more info.
If you feel like a night off cooking, there are some options below to tempt your tastebuds:
The Punch Bowl Inn is a 5-minute drive or a half hour walk into the local village of Hallthwaites. Make sure to call and book first as they are not open every night during the Winter.
Alternatively, drive the 10 minutes to Broughton-in-Furness, where there’s a trio of good pubs open all year round.
The Beach Cafe at Haverigg, 10 mins drive away from the site.
Harbour pub which is reasonably priced and offers a 3-course Sunday lunch which is good value.
We are happy to answer any questions just ask one of the team when you see us around site.