The family friendly Langdale Valley in the Lake District

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As the days get longer and Easter is getting ever nearer, families are looking to organising their holidays for the year. Whether its shorts breaks to take advantage of Bank Holidays, making full use of the two week school Easter holidays or looking to book the main event, THE summer holiday.

In terms of British summers, we all know they can be hit or miss, you just never know! But for various reasons the “Staycation” becoming more popular again. Well quite rightly so as the UK has everything you need for a family holiday on the doorstep so with a bit of sunshine, why feel the need to get on a plane with the threat of delays, disappointment and dent in the pocket?

Take the Lake District for example. Located with the county of Cumbria, such a diverse part of the UK with the lakes and mountains surrounded by and vastly undiscovered and lesser known coastal buffer. Hop between the coast to the fells, lakes and rolling hills all in a day if you like. In between enjoy walking, cycling, adventure and the arts. Sustenance is never far away with plenty of family friendly eateries.

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Finding a central base is a great idea for exploring the whole county. The Langdale Valley is an excellent choice being the gateway (well England’s steepest road, the Hardknott Pass) to the Western Lake District and West Coast on the doorstep yet the South and Central Lakes within easy reach too, just 15 minutes to both Ambleside and Coniston. Enjoy from the doorstep fell walks, road and mountain biking routes, electric car hire, nature trails, swimming and boat rides.

Where to stay:
The Langdale Estate has a choice of Lake District hotel rooms but extremely popular with families are the Scandinavian self catering lodges. Dotted around the estate amongst the trees on the edge of becks and tarns, the 5 star Lake District lodges are practical for families whilst taking advantage of the estate’s facilities such as the pool and leisure amenities and the fabulous restaurant, Stove with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. The lodges and self catering properties can be booked for 3 to 7 nights by telephone on 015394 38014 or online. To view the fill facilities and stunning location of the Langdale Estate visit