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Family Holidays

Brackenrigg is the ideal base for fun family holidays in Keswick.

Clockwise from top left: (1) Aerial view of idyllic grounds at Brackenrigg. (2) Family cycling at Whinlatter with (3) Ball play paddock at Brackenrigg. (4) Canoes on Derwentwater.

Woodland & Wildlife

Brackenrigg is the perfect venue for a family holiday with extensive gardens and an acre of woodland for kids to roam and explore.

You’ll find the woodland is home to an abundance of wildlife including badgers, red squirrels, deer, owls, buzzards, and many flowers. Explore the network of pathways and picnic spots. Watch the Red squirrels playing in the grounds.

Ball Play Paddock

There’s a large ball play paddock with a new commercial quality play tower with climbing area, platform and slide, child size football nets and outdoor games box which typically contains a football, frisbees, boule, and a cricket set.

The Great Outdoors

There are lots of easy and challenging walks from the door. The fell behind Brackenrigg is a natural adventure playground with fells, crags, rocks, paths, streams, waterfalls and a tarn. You can access the fell from the ladder stile just 200m from the holiday cottages.

Family Activities in Keswick

You can borrow from our extensive range of guide books and maps, plus our own local knowledge, to help you get the best out of your stay in this most beautiful corner of the world. Timetables and contacts for the Leisure Pool, Derwentwater launch, bike hire, water sports and horse-riding are all available.

Rainy Days

To help with the kids, a Children’s toy box is available, with a selection of games, such as Duplo, farm animals, Marble Run, dolls and dressing up costumes.

All holiday cottages have a TV and DVD player, free wi-fi, and iPOD docs. Brackenrigg House and The Sett also have a cd player.

Brackenrigg House has a games room with an air hockey table, lots of board games and books.

Cots & Highchairs

And for very little ones you can hire a cot and high-chair. Please contact us to book in advance.