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Top Penrith Family-Friendly Hotels

Stafford House Guest House
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night
5/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)
Families like: bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Lovely hidden gem

"From the warm welcome to the incredible breakfast Stafford House is amazing. Quirky building with rooms furnished to a high standard. We had a shared bathroom but it was well stocked with towels and toiletries. The English breakfast used local ingredients and was super. The only down side was its ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Stafford House Guest House
The Black Swan Inn
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
The price is £109 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Definitely recommend The Black Swan Inn

"Friendly service, excellent food and rooms would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2019

The Black Swan Inn
YHA Patterdale - Hostel
Great for families
2 out of 5
Patterdale, Penrith, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, extra beds/cots, laundry facilities
Honeymoon stay

"Lovely stay. Part of our honeymoon Travelling down from Gretna."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

YHA Patterdale - Hostel
Tebay Services Hotel
The price is £89 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (475 reviews)

"Well presented and maintained hotel. Perfect for our 1 night stop driving north."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Tebay Services Hotel
The Inn On The Lake
Great for families
The price is £220 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
Families like: mini golf, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Stunning view of the Lake. Excellent room, helpful and welcoming staff, lovely atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and would definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

The Inn On The Lake
Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge
The price is £135 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (225 reviews)

"Really enjoyed my stay... would highly recommend. The room and breakfast were both great. Staff were lovely. My only criticism was the shower - it kept running hot"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge
Acorn Guest House
The price is £88 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)

"Very comfortable, plenty of space, spotlessly clean and friendly owners."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2019

Acorn Guest House
Abbey House Bed and Breakfast
The price is £85 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (96 reviews)

"Abbey house is in a great location for the central town of Penrith The property has a number of different rooms available with en-suite facilities The bed was very comfy and dispute bing near the road your sleep will be undisturbed Just a one minute walk is a nice weatherspoons pub serving all day ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Abbey House Bed and Breakfast
Whitbarrow Hotel
Great for families
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4.6/5Wonderful! (55 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, mini golf, laundry facilities
Whitbarrow Hotel

"Really nice hotel situated in a an excellent location, the hotel facilities are very good including a pool/sauna/steam room/jacuzzi. Very spacious rooms with self catering equipment if required. My only negative point with this hotel is that they serve breakfast at 08:30am which is way too late for ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Whitbarrow Hotel
Edenhall Country House Hotel
3 out of 5
Edenhall, Penrith, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £105 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)

"bathroom needs updating all staff very pleasant and helpfull"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2019

Edenhall Country House Hotel
The White House Guest House
Great for families
The price is £110 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)
Families like: indoor tennis court, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Would have preferred a bathroom that was attached to the room, otherwise very pleasant and good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

The White House Guest House
The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Great for families
The price is £81 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (105 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry facilities
Dog Friendly comfortable hotel

"Really friendly, Dog bed provided which was a great touch. Will stay again"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Queens Head Inn
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (206 reviews)

"Loved it so quirky and different very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Queens Head Inn
The Royal at Dockray
Great for families
The price is £107 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (72 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry facilities
Great stay

"Great stay ... The Royal is a great getaway and the staff are very pleasant, this is our second time staying and won’t be our last ...."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

The Royal at Dockray
North Lakes Hotel And Spa
Great for families
The price is £100 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (483 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travellers say...

"Staff all very friendly, spa was lovely and the swimming pool managament was brilliant so everyone could enjoy the pool"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

North Lakes Hotel And Spa
Macdonald Leeming House
Great for families
The price is £220 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (253 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Charming property with lovely grounds. Cosy bar and lounge areas with open fires. Breakfast good although they were reluctant to serve before 8am. Dinner was very reasonable the food was delicious and well presented. and Rooms well furnished, comfortable and clean with Elemis toiletries."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Macdonald Leeming House
Brackenrigg Inn
3 out of 5
The price is £90 per night
4/5Very Good! (135 reviews)

"Staff is lovely and it's nice and quiet, I got a nice sleep."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Brackenrigg Inn
Shap Wells Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night
3.9/5Good! (220 reviews)

"Hotel was lovely surrounded by rolling countryside. Due to covid we weren't able to utilize all the facilities on offer, which took away from some of the enjoyment"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Shap Wells Hotel
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Where should we stay in Penrith?

The historic destination of Penrith is a great choice if you've been considering a holiday with the children. The lake views, parks and castle are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into Carlisle (CAX), which is located 23 mi (37 km) from the city centre. Penrith has 28 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when you're choosing where to stay.

When should we visit Penrith?

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

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 18°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February and March, with an average temperature of 0°F
  • Driest months: April, May, June and July, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, December, January and October, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

What should we see and do in Penrith?

While you and your family are visiting Penrith, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Mayburgh Henge, Brougham Hall and Brougham Castle. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Penrith & Eden Museum and Hutton in the Forest.

Penrith is also known for its:
  • Historical sites
  • Parks
  • Cultural attractions
  • Countryside

Getting around Penrith

If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Penrith Station, Langwathby Station or Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station. Penrith might not have as many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Penrith like for family-friendly holidays?
The remote destination of Penrith is a great choice if you’ve been thinking about a holiday with the children. The lake views, forests and chocolate shops are just a few things that make this an attractive spot for a family holiday. Take to the air and fly into Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.), which is located 53.9 mi (86.7 km) from the city centre.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Penrith?
North Lakes Hotel And Spa is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay with the children include Abbey House Bed and Breakfast and Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge.
What's the seasonal weather like in Penrith?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 12°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 3°C. Average annual rainfall for Penrith is 618 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Penrith?
While you and your family are visiting Penrith, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Ullswater, Derwent Water and Lodore Falls.
What's the best way for us to get around Penrith?
If you’d like to explore more of the area, take a train from Penrith Station, Langwathby Station or Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station. Penrith may not have many public transport choices, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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