Things to Do

Situated in the Heart of the Lake District between Windermere and Ambleside, you will find that there is loads to do around Pudding Cottage. 



Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre is right opposite the cottage. There is a fantastic range of activities on offer to suit people of all ages, including a children's adventure playground, ferries, lake walks, tea rooms and for the very brave – swimming in the Lake!

Visit to find out more.

Family Days Out

Family Days Out

Go Ape (one for the teenagers) (Beatrix Potter attraction in Windermere)

Lakes Aquarium (Lakeside, Newby Bridge)

Lakeside Railway (Newby Bridge)

Lakeland Motor Museum (near Grange)

Windermere Lake Cruises (Ambleside, Brockhole, Bowness)

Wray Castle (Opposite side of the lake)

Windermere Jetty (Boat museum)

Ambleside Climbing Wall

Eating / Drinking Out

Open all day to eat

If you fancy a bite to eat whilst you're out and about during the day we recommend that you visit these great places:

Wateredge Inn
(Ambleside - child and dog friendly)

The Mortal Man
(Troutbeck - accepts dogs)

Lucy's of Ambleside
(recommended by many guests)

(Ambleside – dinner and cinema)

The Jumble Room

Cragwood Hotel

Langdale Chase
(Lovely setting for a lakeside drink)

Fine Dining

If you want to treat yourselves or celebrate a special occasion then these venues are great places to visit:

The Old Stamp House
(Ambleside - This is the owners' personal favourite recommendation)

Merewood Country House Hotel
(Just a stone's throw from Pudding Cottage)

The Samling
(Close to the cottage)

Hrishi at the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House
(Windermere - Michelin-starred)

Forest Side
(Grassmere - Michelin-starred)

(Cartmel - Two Michelin-starred restaurant. Voted "Britain's best restaurant" in the Times.)

(Bowness on Windermere)

Lake Road Kitchen

Miller Howe

Holbeck Ghyll

Rainy Day Activities

Health Club

Guests at Pudding Cottage can enjoy complementary membership of Choices Health Club in nearby Troutbeck Bridge. The cottage has membership for five people, plus children under five


If you want to go out and catch a movie then we have two great local cinemas nearby:

(Dinner and cinema experience)

Royalty Cinema
(Bowness- built 1926)

Nearby Pubs

To kick back and relax with a drink at the end of each day, why not visit our local pub:

The Mortal Man
(Troutbeck - accepts dogs)

Langdale Chase Hotel
(On the edge of Lake Windermere)

Merewood Country House Hotel
(Just a stone's throw from Pudding Cottage - accepts dogs)