Things to do in the Lake District During August Bank Holiday 2023

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Don’t miss out this August Bank Holiday!

1. Horse Riding at Parkers Riding Centre

Whether you’re a keen horse rider or a complete beginner, Parkers Riding Centre has something for all abilities! Offering riding lessons spanning from 30 minutes to an hour and pony treks around the surrounding area. Or even have a half day riding experience and a stop for a picnic on your travels! Not to mention the Centre’s tiny pony time sessions, Adult only club and Own a pony experience! Based in Cockermouth this haven of all things horsy is only a short drive away from our Lake District park, Lyons Manor House !

2. West Coast Karting

West Coast Karting is biggest and longest go-karting track in the North West of England! If you’re looking for a fast-paced and adrenaline fuelled experience then this one is for you.

3. The Wave Centre

Discover the adventures to be had at the Wave Centre in Maryport! Get the blood pumping in the spacious and kitted out gym. Or challenge yourself on the area’s first Clip ‘n Climb! With a series of fun and funky climbing walls.

The must do activity here is the ‘Cave the Wave’ complex, boasting 75 meters of indoor caves, climbs, slides, ball pools and chambers to replicate pot holing and caving! You really never know what might be around the next corner! Click here to book for a day of adventures!

Solfest is back this August bank holiday weekend! With a stacked line up offering live performances from a huge range of artists and genres. Solfest’s aim is to create an immersive and enjoyable environment.

With everything from a creative kid’s area to an array of interactive art displays and even a healing garden where people are welcome to meditate, do yoga or even participate in a Shamanic ritual! If this sounds like something that you’d be up for and need a place to stay then Lyons Manor House Holiday Park is only a 5 minute drive away!

Become an owner of your very own static caravan or lodge, and benefit from a 12 month season at Manor House. 

5. International Market

From the 24th of August to the 28th of August the Summer International Market is back in Carlisle City Centre only 26 miles from Lyons Manor House!

Organised by Market Place Europe, Shoppers will be spoiled for choice with more than 40 traders and stalls bringing an array of flavours and treats from across the globe! Take a walk through the stalls in the city centre and allow yourself to be transported by the different foods and cultures. Through the art, crafts and mouth watering street food!

6. Climb in the Slate Mine

7. Infinity Bridge

Are you feeling brave this bank holiday weekend? If so then this one is the one to go for! At Honister Slate Mine in Keswick experience walking on air and get your heart racing while you take in the beautiful views.

Cross a 2,000 feet drop over the valley floor across the infinity bridge, that got its name because you often cannot see the end! click here to book now if you’re brave enough!

8. Visit Viking Settlements

Moorforge is a Viking heritage discovery settlement, focusing on the lifestyle of Viking Communities in the 10th century. The settlement is located just outside Gilcrux, on the edge of the Lake District National Park!

9. Lakes Escapes

To finish off our list of things to do in the Lake district this August bank holiday, why not try your luck in Cumbria’s premier escape rooms!? Are you smart enough to find all the clues and crack the codes to help you and your team escape?

Lakes Escapes in partnership with Lyons Holiday Parks offers all Lyons holiday home owners have a 10% discount on entry to the escape rooms! Find out about the wide range of owners discounts for local attractions and businesses available to all our owners here!

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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.