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What's Open in the Lake District in January

The following table has been compiled using the information published by each attraction. Not all attractions have been listed. Opening times may be subject to alteration without notice, particularly in poor weather. Before visiting you are strongly advised to check on the relevant attraction web site.

Note that in some cases not all elements of an attraction may be open, or some facilties may be limited. A red cross denotes that the attraction is closed.

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Check out our Show and Festival calendar here

Attractions are listed alphabetically. For post codes and telephone numbers, see the attraction web site.

Bridge House Hotel

Bridge House Hotel, Grasmere, a lake district hotel

Winter Breaks

From only 49.50 pp pn

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

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16th January onwards

Abbott Hall, Kendal

Allan Bank
Armitt Library & Museum Monday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Beatrix Potter Gallery
Blackwell (Bowness)

16th January onwards

Brantwood Open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 am to 4 pm
Brockhole Open daily 10 am - 4 pm
Coniston Launch Sailings on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st
Cumberland Pencil Museum January 5th onwards


Dove Cottage

1st - 4th January only

Duckys Farm
Fell Foot Park (No catering facilities open) Open daily
Go Ape Grizedale
Go Ape Whinlatter
Gondola (Coniston Water)
Grizedale Forest Open daily 10 am - 4 pm
Hawkshead Grammar School
Hill Top (Sawrey)
Holker Hall
Honister Slate Mine 20th January onwards
John Ruskin Museum Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
Keswick Launch 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st
Lakes Aquarium Open daily 10.00 am - 3.30 pm
Lakeland Maze Farm Park
Lakeland Miniature Village
Lake Distrixt Wildlife Park 2nd - 31st 10 am - 4 pm
Lakeland Motor Museum Open daily 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Open daily 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway
Muncaster Castle
Museum of Lakeland Life 16th January onwards
Penrith Castle Open daily 7.30 am - 4.30 pm
The Puzzling Place

Weekends only

Quaker Tapestry

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway 1st - 4th
Rheged Centre Open daily
Rydal Mount
Sizergh Castle (Cafe, Garden and Shop only) Weekends only from January 10th
South Lakes Safari Zoo Open daily 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Theatre by the Lake (check for availability)

See website for details of special events

Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum
Ullswater Steamers Open daily
Windermere Lake Cruises Open daily
Whinlatter Forest Open daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Wordsworth House
World of Beatrix Potter 1st - 4th January only
Wray Castle Castle Closed. Grounds open daily dawn to dusk.

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth Elegant Lake District Guest House, Ambleside, the Lake District

3 nights for the price of 2

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The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

3 night Winter Breaks
£109 pp

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