6 independent reviews for Lake District family activity holiday

Reviews for Lake District family activity holiday

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review 27 Aug 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Ghyll scrambling down Stoneycroft ghyll - going head first down a waterfall down the hillside - incredible!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take plenty of changes of clothes and towels as you will get wet. Try everything - you'll be amazed what you can do even if you've never tried it before. And this is a fantastic holiday for parents and children to try things together where you're all out of your comfort zone.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely. Everything we did was directly with local providers. The outdoor activities team were very knowledgeable about the area so we learned lots about the history of the place, and the impact of their work. They were also great at educating the children (and adults) about nature and doing things naturally which we have carried with us.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was truly amazing and we will definitely be going again.

review 24 Aug 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Watching my son abseil without any sign of fear

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

1- that there is a half day free 2- that it is possible to change the activities if you don't like them 3 - that warm over clothes are provided for the gyll scrambling (not really mentioned in the trip details) 4 - book table for dinner in the restaurant at latest in the morning if eating in the hotel 5 - bring more clothes than you think you will need

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I suppose it helped support local employment

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very enjoyable and offered both something for adults and children. Although you were with a group for activities you could still do your own thing in the evening which meant that it still felt like an independent holiday.

review 19 Aug 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We had a great guide for the week - Simon. Also Ghyll scrambling and rock climbing with the whole family (children from 4 to 19) was special.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go for the full board option at the Keswick hotel - the food is excellent.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - our guide was local.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great fun. Unfortunately we had very wet weather but managed to keep busy everyday nonetheless.

review 19 Nov 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We thoroughly enjoyed it all - the walking and scenery was spectacular and the activities just pitched right for both adults and children. The trip was made even more enjoyable by the expertise, knowledge and personalities of the guides who were great fun.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Eat at Casa Bella as they are very welcoming and the food was good.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Certainly apart from our travel the impact was probably minimal. The guides were local and the activities focused on a small area. We stayed at a very good local hotel and of course remained in the UK.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was great, the breakfast at the hotel was fabulous and set us all up for the day, the activities were exciting and the guides lovely. We would thoroughly recommend it for an active break.

review 24 Aug 2009

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The opportunity to try new things with the children - the leap off a rock into a small pool during the ghyll scrambling was fabulous, and scary.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

All activities great for all family members - our party was 8 to adult and all had a great time.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We had a fabulous week. Good accommodation, great guides and lots of adventure.

review 9 Aug 2009

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Going sailing - for the first time in my life - round Derwentwater on a perfect summer day. (Though I did so many new things on the holiday that there are lots of memorable experiences.)

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pack quite a lot of changes of clothes as even if the weather is fine you will get wet! Keswick has an excellent theatre and cinema, so you can do culture as well as exploring the countryside.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

It was good to travel in minibuses rather than by car, and the distances travelled were fairly short. Our guides were very good at recommending local restaurants and pubs. Keswick is also full of independent shops rather than big chainstores, so money spent by holidaymakers does benefit the community. It also made me realise that there is no need to fly abroad to find beautiful landscape....

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

My partner and child had a great time - and so did I. I've come back determined to go sailing again, and also to revisit the Lake District.

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