5 Ways to Spend Mothers Day in the Lake District

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Make sure you spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with the best gifts.

Normally you would give her a nice bottle of wine, chocolates or bouquet of flowers.

Why not go the extra mile and treat her to something individual and extraordinary such as a delightful day out and experience this special day together.

To inspire you, we’ve put together a short list of unique and different ways to spend Mothers day in the Lake District for that extra special surprise:

Suggestion 1: AFTERNOON TEA AT THE LAURA ASHLEY BELSFIELD HOTEL

An incredible place to relax, take in the lake view and enjoy an afternoon tea.

The Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere to while away a few hours whilst admiring the view of Lake Windermere.

This venue is just around the corner from Holmlea Guest House.

Suggestion 2: A CRUISE ON LAKE WINDERMERE TO AMBLESIDE OR LAKESIDE

From Bowness jetty (3 minutes walk from Holmlea Guest House) you can cruise to either Ambleside at the North end of the Lake or Lakeside at the South end of the Lake taking in the outstanding beauty of the surrounding scenery en-route.

Ambleside is a pretty village approximately 1 mile from the Lake cruise jetty. Meander around the beautiful independent shops and cafes or walk to the stunning Stock Ghyll Force waterfall.

Lakeside is home to the Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway and the Motor Museum at Backbarrow.

Take advantage of 10% off a half lake cruise on Windermere when purchasing a ticket from Gill or John at Holmlea Guest House during your stay.

Suggestion 3: EXPERIENCE DAYS IN CUMBRIA

Does your mum live life on the edge?

Here is just a small selection of extreme experience days in the Lake District to get her fix of adrenaline-pumping action.

Tandem Skydiving in Grange over sands

The ultimate in adrenaline experience brings you the serious thrills of a tandem skydive, free falling 14,500ft with an experienced instructor controlling the skydive. Any skydive is a memorable experience, but when it is enjoyed over the famous scenery of the Cumbria Lake District it becomes something even more unforgettable.

To see the Lake District from the best possible vantage click here to read more.

Canyoning experience – Coniston

This is a high adrenaline action adventure experience of Canyoning in the beautiful Lake District. You’ll be climbing waterfalls, jumping into pools and abseiling into normally inaccessible areas. Be prepared for extreme thrills and incredible fun.

Perfect for adrenaline junkies and the adventurous. The perfect gift for a day to remember.

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Half day horse riding in Millom

Enjoy a heavenly half day’s horse riding along the beach, complete with a rustic picnic in the sand dunes.

This horse riding experience in Cumbria is a really lovely way to spend half a day. Whether you are an able and experienced rider or a nervous novice, this riding experience will be tailored to meet your needs, and you can choose the pace at which you’d prefer to see the stunning Silecroft coastline!

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Suggestion 4: WALK TO WRAY CASTLE ON THE SHORES OF LAKE WINDERMERE

Gothic revival Wray Castle sits on the shores of Lake Windermere with turrets, towers and informal grounds.

There are lots of ways to travel to Wray Castle. Leave the car behind and make the journey part of your day out. Walk directly from Holmlea Guest House and follow our route map or take the boat from Bowness to Ambleside, then board the Cross Lake Shuttle boat (seasonal) from Ambleside which allows you to arrive at Wray Castle in style. A gentle walk from the Jetty makes a perfect start to your visit. This unusual and exciting National Trust castle is a place for all the family to explore and enjoy.

To find out more about this fascinating building, why not join one of the guided tours, which run for most of the year.

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Suggestion 5: HELICOPTER RIDE OVER THE LAKE DISTRICT

Give Mother a gift voucher for a Helicopter flight in the Lake District. Flights take in stunning views of Morecambe Bay before continuing towards the magnificent Lake Windermere.

Departing from the picturesque surroundings of Greenlands Farm Village in Carnforth, you will be treated to views of Bowness, as well as Belle Isle – the largest of Lake Windermere’s 18 islands, and the only one to have been inhabited.

All flights come in the form of a gift voucher, valid for 12 months, and can be booked in on the selected dates below.
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
Saturday 20th July 2019
Saturday 10th August 2019
Saturday 7th September 2019

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We hope you enjoyed reading our blog of things to do this Mothers day.

If you would like to plan your short break at Holmlea Guest House in Bowness on Windermere, please Book Online or give us a call on 015394 42597. We look forward to hearing from you.


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