Lake District Spring and Summer Holidays and Short Breaks

We have a great choice of Lake District holidays and short breaks in the Lake District, with plenty of ideas on how to spend your time when you are here.

Are you starting to consider the best place to spend your well-earned Spring Summer break or Bank holiday? Take a closer look at both Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa as well as The Wild Boar Inn Grill and Smokehouse which are perfectly placed for discovering all that the Lake District has to offer.

The Lake District has got to be one of the most popular and the most beautiful area to explore this year. Perhaps you need that romantic get-away with your partner, the promised family holiday after a long winter hibernation, or an opportunity to have a Lake District action and fun-filled break with friends. There are many Lakes attractions opening their doors again in the Spring, when the weather is starting to warm up, the many Lake District lakes have their sparkle back and the landscape has a rich new coat of many colours.

Bluebells in the Woodland at The Wild Boar Inn 


Spring and Summer in the Lake District

Spring is the season when the Lake District explodes into new life, seen immediately through the variety and vibrancy of our trees. There are 100 native tree and shrub varieties in the UK, and most can be found in the Lake District. Add to that a host of exotic trees, ancient trees and veteran trees  – just 200 to 250 years old – and you have trees of interest around just about every corner of the national park. Spring is an amazing time to see these countryside cathedrals wake up from their winter sleep and delight with their amazing shapes and colour.

It wouldn’t be the Lake District in Spring without mention of the host of daffodils, enjoyed every year and which brought such contentment to William Wordsworth, and described by him in his poem Daffodils. There are many gardens to visit that show off the county’s horticultural prowess, as well as wild nooks and crannies that can take your breath away with the sheer spread and depth of colour. Every year we enjoy a magnificent display of bluebells in The Wild Boar woodland that adjoins the Inn.

Daffodils in park close to Low Wood Bay resort

Summer in the Lake District ushers in lazy hazy days that can be spent on the shores of the many lakes and bodies of water, ambling through quaint villages or, for the more adventurous, exploring the higher peaks and mountains. Although summer is a busy holiday season in the Lake District, it is always possible to find a quiet place to appreciate the beauty of the area in all its warmth and splendour.  

Things to Do in the Lake District in Spring and Summer

Lots of Walks

Before we list all the specific Lake District attractions, it would be wrong not to mention the thousands of walks that bring people to the area. Spring is a great time to stride out – the paths should be clear of ice and, although there are the inevitable spring showers, it should be possible to start getting a little bit higher and enjoying the magnificent Lake District views – here are some of our favourite Lake District views  Ask our Reception teams who will be happy to advise on some walks close to the hotels. Here are just five that are within easy distance of Low Wood Bay.  

There are a growing number of wheelchair and pushchair friendly walks, some listed in a previous blog.  It is also worth mentioning Tarn Hows, a National Trust owned and run lake near Coniston. The scenic circular path around the tarn is less than 2 miles long and Tramper Mobility Scooters can be borrowed making it accessible for all.

Lakeland Villages Full of Character

Just ambling through the quaint and characterful streets of our Lakeland villages can provide hours of enjoyment. Browse the independent shops and treat yourself in the boutique or local art stores. Then, of course, there are the thousands of quirky and cosy coffee shops to choose from. Here’s a blog on some of our favourite Lake District villages.  

Best Places to Eat in the Lake District

There are many fantastic places to eat in the Lake District. Call us biased, but we believe our three Lake District restaurants are up there with the finest.

Blue Smoke on the Bay

Comfortable relaxed dining with mouth-watering dishes from around the world prepared on our 3-metre-long open grill. Blue Smoke on the Bay is warm, friendly, vibrant, and inviting. During day enjoy lunch or our very special Afternoon Tea with beautiful views over the lake. Evening sunsets behind the Lake District hills bring an extra romance making it a very popular place to enjoy dinner with family and friends.  

The Grill and Smokehouse at The Wild Boar

Enjoy the theatre of Chef preparing your meal at our open kitchen and grill. Head Chef, Dylan, will certainly add a bit of colour, flavour and spice to your Lake District get-away. He chooses wholesome fresh ingredients and is not afraid of a bold flavour-punch when it’s called for. The Wild Boar Grill and Smokehouse restaurant will always have a great reputation for steaks cooked just how you like them, but there is so much more to the menu these days, including our Alternative Afternoon Tea. The on-site Smokehouse lends an additional depth to the offering, as does the choice of beers and ales from our onsite Brewery.


The Windermere at Low Wood Bay

Re-opening early 2022, The Windermere – fully refurbished with bags of style and a sumptuous menu.

Lots More Spring Summer Activities in the Lake District

Check out our other pages to discover what else there is to do in the Lake District, including Spring Summer Lake District Activities for Children and Families, Lake District Houses, Castles and Museums, Spring Summer Attractions for Adults and Couples and Unusual Spring Summer Activities in the Lake District

 Star Gazing in the Lake District is gaining popularity