The weather in the Lake District on a rainy day shouldn’t ever put you off having fun. After all, staying at guesthouse and hostel in Windermere still gives you lots of options.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of our 10 favourite things to do when it rains. Although that’s not to say you can’t give these a try all year round, whatever the weather.

Things to do in the Lake District on a Rainy Day

In alphabetical order, here are just 10 of suggestions for a rainy day:

Abbott Hall Art Gallery

The award-winning art gallery showcases local artists, alongside those from further afield. What’s more, there’s also the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry located just next door.

Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal

Staying within the arts, there’s a whole host of things to do in the Lake District on a rainy day all under one roof in Kendal. Affordable cinema tickets, free art exhibitions, alongside theatre productions and live music.

Honister Slate Mine

What better way to escape the worst of the weather than to head underground. The Honister Slate Mine was once fully operational, offering a great insight into Cumbria of yesteryear.

Lake District Aquarium

There may be aquariums up and down the country, but when it comes to things to do in the Lake District indoors, the Lakes Aquarium takes some beating. After all, when it’s raining outside, the fish don’t mind still getting wet!

Lakeland Motor Museum

Even if you’re not a petrolhead, the Lakeland Motor Museum is still a great day out for all the family. It’s something to do on a budget too, as the entry price isn’t too expensive, although some of the cars may still be out your price range.

Derwent Pencil Museum

It may sound a strange one, but the Derwent Pencil Museum has become famous world-wide. It is also home to the world’s largest pencil, which is displayed proudly at the centre of the attraction.

The Ruskin Museum

While there’s much to learn about Windermere, further down the Lake at nearby Coniston there’s much history to be uncovered. With the Ruskin Museum covering everything from the local farmland to Donald Campbell’s water speed records and the famous John Ruskin himself.

The World of Beatrix Potter

If you want to stay a little closer to your Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel due to the weather than have no fear. After all, one of the most popular attractions in the Lake District is right on our doorstep. As you can rediscover the works of childhood author Beatrix Potter.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Even when the rain sets in Windermere Lake Cruises will be determined not to spoil your day out in the Lake District. So just sit back and enjoy the relaxing boat ride, you can even buy combination tickets for other attractions. Helping you make the most of your holiday while keeping a close eye on your budget.

Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants

Finally, if all else fails there’s an array of local pubs, cafés and restaurants within Windermere and the surrounding areas. As to which to choose, take a look at some suggestions within our very own blog.

Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel

Book a room online at the Windermere Guesthouse and Hostel, conveniently located near both Windermere train and bus station.