What Christmas in Cumbria Really Looks Like

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There are plenty of reasons to dream of a white Christmas in Cumbria – and these 10 top pictures of the picturesque place will prove why!

There aren’t many places that look insta-worthy all year-round. But the rambling Northern Fells, the quaint towns and cosy villages, and the serene lakes are what makes Christmas in Cumbria picture-perfect.

It’s easy enough for us to say that Lyons Manor House Park, located in the farming village of Edderside, boasts an absolutely stunning surrounding. With the Solway Firth to one side and Skiddaw to the other, the only English park in the Lyons portfolio really is in the perfect location for those seeking natural wonders.

This is why we’ve brought to you a selection of our favourite Instagram pictures to show you just how magical Christmas in Cumbria can be. Whether you’re looking to buy a holiday home in this rural retreat, or your soul – and feet – is craving a short winter break in the country, we’re confident these pictures will stir up that winter wanderlust.

Christmas in Cumbria through pictures

1. Buttermere by @lee_farthing

Buttermere Valley is a beautiful area encompassing woodland, grassland, and of course, three stunning lakes. However you spend your Christmas in Cumbria, be sure to visit Loweswater and Crummock Water.

2. The Lake District by mountainsanmacros 

Did you know you can actually ski in the Lake District?! There’s a 360-metre button tow lift in the national park itself, but most winter sports include rambling and mountaineering.

3. Glenriddig Village by a.calm.walk

Literally translated as ‘glen overgrown with bracken’, this quaint postcard-style town is the perfect place to spend an afternoon over Christmas in Cumbria. There’s ample opportunity to take in the stunning views next to this pretty village on the southern edge of Ullswater.

4. Tarn Hows by onelakedistrict

This attraction is one of the most visited places in the Lake District. Many walkers and take the circular route to soak up the views of the thick woodland, Wetherlam, Helvellyn and the Langdale Pikes.

5. Helvellyn Ridge by kate.s.applebee

One of the most popular climbs in the eastern fells is Helvellyn and at 950m tall there’s sure to be plenty of snow to make climbing over Christmas in Cumbria that bit more magical!

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6. Elterwater by seanhowellphoto

This small village to the south of Grasmere and to the west of Lake Windermere offers spectacular views of the Langdale Pikes.

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7. Kendal by familyadventureproject

Kendal is no ordinary market town! Throughout the year, its historic streets are alive with festivals, art & culture events, history and of course, plenty of shops.

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8. Harter Fell by snapshotdev

This modest peak of 650m is a fell located among the western Lake District, nestled between the Eskdale and Duddon valleys.

9. Ambleside by northernhabits

Standing at the head of Lake Windermere, the district’s largest lake, is the small town of Ambleside which has become on of the most popular tourist destinations in Cumbria.

10. Buttermere by ben.bush

Christmas in Cumbria under a starlit sky sounds like the stuff of fairytales. According to locals, the Northern Lights can often be seen under the brazen clouds too!

Where would you like to visit over Christmas in Cumbria? Leave your bucket list locations in the comments below!

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A group of Zebras is called a Dazzle, and ZeZe certainly Dazzles with her hip dance moves and rocking smusic taste

The latest member of the Beach Buddies is ZeZe! After Leo, Milo and Hetty enjoyed the delights of Mombasa Beach and the Chalbi desert on their backpacking trip through Kenya, they made a friend in ZeZe, the sassy, rockin’ and dazzling Zebra. ZeZe has a natural flair for playing any instrument available to her and she loves writing songs for her friends. Much to the delight of Hetty who loves a boogie.

You can catch ZeZe at ZeZe’s Eco Fashion, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and ZeZe’s Birthday Party. Check the events calendar for more details.

Milo loves to tell jokes… “Why did the monkey take its banana to the doctors? It wasn’t peeling good.”

A cheeky-chappie who loves to joke, Milo is enthusiastic about EVERYTHING! You will often see Milo bounding around park, full of energy. Milo absolutely loves all things bananas; Banana bread, banana
cookies, banana milk! Milo’s favourite dance move is the “banana split!”, letting his creativity shine when he’s rapping and dancing, Milo loves joining Hetty in making up new, cool moves. The laughter never stops when Milo is around with his funny jokes, friendly pranks and infectious chuckle! Milo’s good-nature and zest for
life, means you just want to be around him all the time.

You can catch Milo at Milo’s Make a Mess, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Milo’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details!

Cool and smart, Leo is definitely, the “mane” man!

Full of energy, Leo is a probably the coolest guy you’ll ever meet and he loves making new friends! You will often find Leo socialising with all his friends and hosting the best parties. Keeping active is Leo’s favourite way to spend his time! Leo will try any sport or activity from playing basketball and football to archery, becoming a master of them all! Smart, logical and grounded, Leo leads his Buddies, always thinking of games and exciting activities. You can’t help but smile when Leo is around.

You can catch Leo at Leo’s Sports Day, Beach Buddy Pap Call, Beach Buddy Showtime and Leo’s Birthday Party.

Hetty always says, “I’m gonna hippo-pot-a-miss you!” When it's time to say goodbye

The quietest of all her friends with a big imagination, Hetty always has the most fantastical, creative ideas and believes that all dreams can come true! Hetty can often be found dancing around park and making up new moves with Milo for her friends to join in all her dances. Hetty loves all things colourful and covered in sparkles, her favourite colour is pink… all shades of pink! Baby pink, bubble-gum pink, flamingo… She loves them all! Kind-hearted and loveable, Hetty loves to meet new friends and giving them all a big hippo hug. You can’t help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you meet Hetty.

Come and see Hetty at Hetty’s Sensory Play, Beach Buddy Showtime, Beach Buddy Pap Call and Hetty’s Birthday Party. Check your parks event calendar for more details.