Ullswater, Cumbria United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 15, 2008 -- Savvy guests are demanding more from Lake District hotels who in turn, are being more creative in what they offer guests. The Lodore Falls Hotel in the Borrowdale Valley near Keswick has adapted quickly to the demand for more domestic holidays and has developed a 7 night family break full of fun and activity which ties in with Cumbria Tourismâs 2008 year of adventure in the Lakes. They have done so by researching guest feedback and pulling their guests top ten favourite activities together into one adventurous, all inclusive itinerary as part of their 7 night family holiday.
The Catbells Family Break was appropriately named after the Catbells fell opposite the hotel, popularised by the tales of Beatrix Potter and, more recently, by the Wainwright Walks series on BBC television. This family break is an organised adventure that encompasses some of the most visited attractions and activities in the area and costs Â£1,698 for a family of four*.
Summary of activities included in the break: â¢ Visit to Muncaster Castle and The World Owl Trust â¢ Take a trip on the Ravenglass Steam Railway â¢ Visit to The Rum Story in Whitehaven â¢ Visit to the Lake District Coast Aquarium â¢ Visit to Honister Slate Mine, Borrowdale â¢ Visit to the Puzzling Place and Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick â¢ Visit to Trotters Word of Animals at Bassenthwaite Lake â¢ Boat Launch trip and sailing on Derwentwater â¢ Canoeing Kayaking or sailing on Derwentwater with Platy+ â¢ Guided walks and cycle hire from hotel
Tanya Sentance, Sales Manager of The Lodore Falls Hotel said ââWe know from Cumbria Tourism surveys that more families are coming to the area and we are ideally suited to this market. Coupled with the strength of the pound, growing airline fuel supplements and awareness of climate change issues, we are optimistic that even more will choose to holiday with us this year â especially with the increasing demand for organised family holidays like our Catbells Family Break. It appeals to busy mums who want minimal hassle and families who want their breaks planned so all they have to do is take part and relax without having to work out what to do when and where. This package is a step by step action packed holiday that helps families get the most out of their Lake District hotels visit and has been designed to let families spend quality time together as well as giving parents and children a few hours freedom from each other.â
Stephen Johnson, General Manager at the Lodore falls Hotel said âthe introduction of the package holiday in the late 1960âs/70âs saw a huge number of families taking their summer breaks abroad. We have guests who remember coming here with their parents before the package holiday boom and we have noticed that things are definitely changing. Guests are re-introducing their families to the Lake District hotels because it is compact (35miles) and offers very diverse attractions that will appeal to all members of the family. We are very accessible so the adventures included in the Catbells Family Break take in the far west coast as well as activities around Keswick and Borrowdale. We think thereâs something for everyone for well under Â£2000 for a family of four.â
The Lodore Falls Hotel has a waterfall in the garden and also sits close to the shore of Derwentwater so water activities are a key part of the family fun programme, but that is not all. There are activities on each of the seven days which include a day down the west coast of Cumbria to Ravenglass, Muncaster Castle and the La al ratty steam railway â a 7 mile trip to the foot of Englandâs highest mountain. Another day takes guests to the Rum Story at Whitehaven (winner of best small attraction 2007) and the Lake District Coast Aquarium with its famous sting ray pool. The break includes time to enjoy Derwentwater with sailing and boat trips on the Keswick launch.
For wildlife lovers thereâs also a visit to Trotters World of Animals at Bassenthwaite which is an award winning Wildlife Park with its own Bird of Prey Centre. En-route back to the hotel, guests can call in to the Osprey Viewpoint to see how this yearâs celebrity chicks are progressing.
Thereâs more action on the Derwentwater, canoeing or kayaking with Platty+ as well as recommended walks and cycle rides with bikes provided by the hotel. In Keswick guests will also visit The Puzzling Place and the Pencil Museum, which houses the largest pencil in the world, and a trip down Borrowdale Valley to the last working slate mine at Honister.