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Top Kendal Family-Friendly Hotels

Luxury Lakeland Cottage With Gorgeous Private Garden
Great for families
The Coach House, Millbridge Lane, Kendal, ENG
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5/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, games and toys, washer and dryer
Lovely break

"Lovely clean, modern house in convenient location close to Kendal with stunning local walks."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Luxury Lakeland Cottage With Gorgeous Private Garden
Meadowcroft Country Guest House
3 out of 5
Ings Village, Kendal, England
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4.7/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)

"Lovely and clean warm the hosts were brilliant breakfast excellent what more could you ask for would definitely recommend this guest house to all my friends thanks debbie and hubby will return thank you carol &steve 21 feb to 23 feb room 5 xxx"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Meadowcroft Country Guest House
The Eagle and Child Inn
3 out of 5
Kendal Road, Kendal, England
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The price is £90 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr
4.5/5Wonderful! (177 reviews)
Fabulous

"We spent a fabulous 4 nights at The Eagle and Child. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was really comfortable with a lovely view of the river. Breakfast was amazing and even though we were the only people staying one night there was ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

The Eagle and Child Inn
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The Gateway Inn
3 out of 5
Crook Road, Kendal, England
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4.4/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"Lovely peace and homely place. Didnt like that they allowed dogs to stay there. Food was expensive and not much choice."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2020

The Gateway Inn
Castle Green Hotel In Kendal, BW Premier Collection
Great for families
4 out of 5
Castle Green Lane, Kendal, England
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The price is £110 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.3/5Excellent! (308 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"Had a lovely friendly check in , covid safe and secure , all straight forward , reassured from straight away hand sanitiser , screen etc , booked slots for meals , room comfortable, spotless and perfect little stay with a bit of normality"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Castle Green Hotel In Kendal, BW Premier Collection
Riverside Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Beezon Road, Kendal, England
Free cancellation
The price is £145 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr
4.2/5Very Good! (776 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots
Safe hotel in great position to explore Kendal

"Comfortable spacious room with river view. COVID precautions well in place and implemented. Staff very attentive and helpful. Will definitely return to this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

Riverside Hotel
Damson Dene Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Crosthwaite, Near Bowness on Windermere, Kendal, England
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4/5Very Good! (416 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travellers say...

"Lovely setting. Food and drinks rather expensive."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2020

Damson Dene Hotel
Gilpin Bridge Inn
4 out of 5
Bridge End, Levens, Kendal, England
The price is £92 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr
3.8/5Good! (118 reviews)
Great Stay

"Lovely quaint inn , great location for some walks. Food was exceptional. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Gilpin Bridge Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Kendal Killington Lake
2 out of 5
Roadchef Motorway Service Area, M6 South Cumbria, Kendal, England
The price is £33 per night from 24 Mar to 25 Mar
3.7/5Good! (553 reviews)
Good Stay Here!

"It was a good stay. We do not have a car but the staff especially Roxanne the receptionist went out of her way to show us nearby trails for sight seeing as well as getting the bathroom light fixed ASAP! Overall the entire staff seemed very hard working and pleasant :) Oh and the scenic view at a ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Kendal Killington Lake
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Where should we stay in Kendal?

The welcoming destination of Kendal is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The lake views and museums are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Take to the air and fly into Carlisle (CAX), which is located 42.7 mi (68.7 km) from the city centre. Kendal offers 11 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have plenty of options when deciding where you want to stay.

Families on holiday have good things to say about these types of accommodation:

The Gateway Inn – Offers a restaurant, free parking and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort and helpful staff at this 3-star inn.

Castle Green Hotel – Features an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. The comfy beds and helpful staff make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

Damson Dene Hotel – Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the comfy beds and central location at this 3-star hotel.

When should we visit Kendal?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use this information to plan when to grab the children and head to Kendal.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: May, June, July and April, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, December, January and February, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches

What should we see and do in Kendal?

While you are visiting Kendal, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Brewery Arts Centre, Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as The Quaker Tapestry Museum & Exhibition and Kendal Museum.

Kendal is also well-known for its:
  • Riverfront
  • Cultural attractions
  • Museums
  • Rock climbing

Getting around Kendal

If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Kendal Station, Kendal Oxenholme Station or Burneside Station. Kendal may not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Kendal like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Kendal is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children. The lake views and adventure tours are just a couple of things that make this the ideal place for a family holiday. Fly into Carlisle (CAX), which is located 42.7 mi (68.7 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for a family trip to Kendal?
Watermill Inn & Brewing Co is a top 4-star inn on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include Riverside Hotel and Gilpin Bridge Inn.
How many family-friendly hotels will I be able to find in Kendal?
Expedia has 12 family-friendly hotels and other accommodation options in Kendal.
What's the seasonal weather like in Kendal?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Kendal is 629 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Kendal?
Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park and Brewery Arts Centre are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Kendal. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Lake Windermere, Ullswater and World of Beatrix Potter.
What's the best way for us to get around Kendal?
If you want to see more of the area, take a train from Kendal Station, Kendal Oxenholme Station or Burneside Station. Kendal may not have many public transport choices, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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