We have been visiting the lake district in October, most years, for a good few years now. Before we had Children we would stay in bed and breakfasts in Ambleside or Keswick. We once even camped in pods near Windermere (very cold in October). Since the ladybird was born we have been staying in self catering cottages in Ambleside, with my parents.
This year we were fortunate with the weather. We had a lot less rain and it was much milder than last year. I also enjoyed our holiday a lot more, as I was 7 weeks pregnant last year and suffering badly with sickness and tiredness.
We managed to pack a lot in to our week especially as the tiny one was just 4 months old.
We explored Ambleside, Bowness and Keswick.
We even managed a meal out one evening, just the two of us. We went to Lucy’s on a plate and had the most delicious meal. I can highly recommend the place. Make sure you save room for dessert as they have two sides of A4 to choose from!
We also took the girls to Hayes garden world which has a fantastic Christmas decoration section. Our youngest was mesmerised by the twinkling lights and our eldest by the dancing trees and frozen themed area. The big tree with singing trolls was a big hit with our eldest last year however this year she seemed a bit nervous of them.
I have a few blog posts to share with more detail of some of these days out we enjoyed which I plan to publish in the new year.