We recently went on an amazing mini break to Penrith! I love the Lake District and was super excited to get exploring. Unfortunately Storm Brendan ruined our plans! We drove up to Lowther Castle & Gardens first to check it out as our check in wasn’t until 4pm.
If you want to read all about Lowther Castle, check out my post here – Lowther Castle & Gardens.
We then drove into Keswick to visit family. We were showed around their beautiful Guest House, which I know I’m definitely going to need to check out! If you want a look at somewhere gorgeous to stay in Keswick then take a look! – Babbling Brook Keswick.
We were also taken to lunch at The Square Orange Cafe in Keswick which was so nice! I got the pulled pork and cheese ciabatta which was amazing and the hot chocolate was great for the cold windy day that it was!
We then made it to Ullswater Heights Resort, where we’d booked to stay in this amazing safari tent!
Unfortunately because of the weather we couldn’t stay in the tent! But the lovely staff did transfer us to an amazing lodge instead, so we couldn’t complain. Just means we’ll have to come back again to stay!
If you want to hear all about our stay at Ullswater Heights check out my blog post – Ullswater Heights.
Unfortunately the weather continued through the night and all the next day. And unfortunately there aren’t many things to do inside in the Lake District! There’s a few cinemas about and some shopping malls but luckily we were recommended Kong Adventure in Keswick!
With most of their activities inside, it’s perfect for a rainy day! We went and did the escape room, which was actually my first escape room, and had so much fun! We succeeded with only a few seconds to spare. It was full of puzzles that make you think but also some active work too! I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t recommend it enough!
They also have plenty of indoor climbing walls, perfect for adults and children. There’s also bouldering, and I heard there’s an ice wall which sounds so good but we didn’t see it when we went. They do outdoor activities too like caving and walking across a huge metal bridge with beautiful views! It looks like a great place to visit again, especially when the weather is better!
Check out their website here – Kong Adventure Keswick
So although the weather was awful whilst we were there it didn’t stop us from having an amazing time and we’ll definitely be back in the future!