Fathers' Day is fast approaching and there's no doubt you want to get Dad a gift that's a bit more exciting than socks and a tie this year. If that's the case, then look no further - we've put together a list of days out and gifts from the beautiful Lake District to help get you inspired.
Ullswater is vastly regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the country and the Ullswater Steamer experience allows you to explore this part of the Lake District with ease. Hop on and off at different stops or choose a particular destination to explore. It's a lovely day out the whole family can enjoy and we're sure Dad will be able to enjoy a few pints of Cumbrian ale at one of the many country pubs. Visit ullswater-steamers.co.uk to book your tickets.
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
This journey was one of Wainwright's favourites and once you've taken the trip, you'll be able to see why. Take in the views from the foot of Scarfell Range, one of the highest mountain ranges in England. There's a variety of things to do in this area, such as visiting an ancient roman bathhouse, explore the railway museum and experience England's oldest cornmill. Book tickets from ravenglass-railway.co.uk.
Tree Top Trek
Take Dad to new heights (literally) and treat him to a Tree Top Trek at Brockhole Visitor Centre in Ambleside. A perfect family day out, kids and big kids of all ages can climb high above the ground on bridges and zip wires and enjoy an ice cream in the on-site cafe once you're all done. THere's lots of green space to kick a football around or have a picnic, so why not make a day of it. To book tickets and find out more, click here.
South Lakes Safari Zoo
The most interactive and family friendly zoo around, South Lakes Safari Zoo is a brilliant day out for all the family this Fathers' Day. Get Dad to hand feed giraffes, penguins, kangaroos and even big cats! Have a wild lunch in the zoo cafe before finishing off your day surrounded by lemurs while walking to the aviary, where you can get up close and personal with birds of prey taking flight right above your head. Tickets and information can be found here.
Wax Lyrical Factory Outlet and Chandlers Cafe
Of course we couldn't go without mentioning the best home fragrance store in the Lake District, our flagship store in Lindal-in-Furness! Whether you bring Dad for a browse in our shop to pick a Fathers' Day fragrance (we highly recommend our Fired Earth Black Tea & Jasmine Decorative Candle Tin, all the men in the office love it and it also won Gift of the Year 2016!) or enjoy a lovely Fathers' Day lunch at Chandlers Cafe, both Dad and the whole family can enjoy this lovely day out in the Lakes. If you can't make it to our Lake District store, you can order online at your leisure. Order before Wednesday 15th June at noon and select Next Day Delivery to make sure Dad isn't disappointed on Fathers' Day.