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Top Windermere Family-Friendly Hotels

Applethwaite Cottage, Cosy, Log Burner, Wifi, 15 Minute Walk to Lakeside,
Great for families
5/5Exceptional! (92 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, extra beds/cots, games and toys, washer and dryer
Applethwaite

"Wonderful cottage with everything you need and more. Fabulous location to enjoy Windermere and The Lakes ⛰"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

Applethwaite Cottage, Cosy, Log Burner, Wifi, 15 Minute Walk to Lakeside,
Lingwood Lodge
4 out of 5
Birkett Hill, Windermere, England
The price is £100 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
4.9/5Exceptional! (50 reviews)

"Excellent stay, very clean and welcoming. Breakfast was substantial. Hosts very hospitable. Location also very good for direct access to Bowness."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

Lingwood Lodge
Stunning Lodge set in Relaxing Surrounding With Leisure Facilities and Free Wifi
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, games room, games and toys
Gorgeous cabin, beautifully furnished

"It’s obvious that this is a well loved cabin, with the owners decking it out beautifully. We loved the design and found it really cosy and comfortable. Great to have all en suites and the kitchen was really well equipped. Bear in mind it’s on a substantial Parkdean site though, which might not be ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2020

Stunning Lodge set in Relaxing Surrounding With Leisure Facilities and Free Wifi
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Lindeth Fell Country House
Great for families
5 out of 5
Lyth Valley Road, Windermere, England
The price is £163 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.8/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Families like: free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"The property was in a beautiful setting and the staff were extremely friendly. The breakfast choice was beyond what we expected and the service was excellent. Felt extremely safe during Covid! Would love to go back!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Lindeth Fell Country House
Log Cabin On Shores Of Lake Windermere, Surrounded By Breathtaking Scenery
Great for families
4.8/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cots
Lovely little getaway!!

"Wonderfully kept little cabin within walking distance to Lake Windermere which has access on the park site. Very quiet and respectful neighbours. Beautiful surroundings and easy access to the little townships along Lake Windermere and in the Lake District. We all had a wonderful and relaxing stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

Log Cabin On Shores Of Lake Windermere, Surrounded By Breathtaking Scenery
Spacious House By Lake Windermere In World Heritage Lake District National Park
Great for families
4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Families like: water park, kitchen, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Great property in a fab location

"Wonderful"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Spacious House By Lake Windermere In World Heritage Lake District National Park
Holly Lodge Guest House
4 out of 5
6 College Road, Windermere, England
The price is £89 per night from 30 Dec to 31 Dec
4.6/5Wonderful! (106 reviews)

"The location of the property is excellent with most shops and restaurants within a couple of mins walk. Breakfast is outstanding, the hosts are friendly and offer a discount at their cafe in Bowness and check-in/ out is very easy. I would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Holly Lodge Guest House
Langdale Chase Hotel
4 out of 5
Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £128 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
4.4/5Wonderful! (241 reviews)

"Beautiful location with stunning views. Helpful friendly staff , lovely food. The only thing that lets it down is some of the decor and carpets are a bit tired."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Langdale Chase Hotel
Hillthwaite
Great for families
3 out of 5
Thornbarrow Road, Windermere, England
The price is £99 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (175 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, bicycle rentals nearby, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"It is a lovely hotel great location very clean and the staff were very friendly and made you feel very welcome the bar staff went out there way to accommodate your needs and was very chatty , breakfast was superb Lots to choose from and all the waiters & waitresses were lovely , we had a meal at ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Hillthwaite
Laura Ashley - The Belsfield
4 out of 5
Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £139 per night from 23 Dec to 24 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (723 reviews)

"We stopped for something to eat on the way to Scotland a month ago and instantly wanted to come back, even in this current situation all the staff were very professional. We had an amazing time we both needed a break and would recommend to anyone a real treat. Thank you. Clean with a very safe ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Laura Ashley - The Belsfield
Melbourne Guest House
4 out of 5
2/3 Biskey Howe Road, Windermere, England
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4.2/5Very Good! (179 reviews)

"It was a quiet, and clean place."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Melbourne Guest House
Lonsdale House
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Lake Road, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £104 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (217 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Very friendly & great for dogs, she loved the sausage for breakfast. Clean & Covid 19 measures appropriate. Downside a bit noisy from street so maybe request room at rear."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Lonsdale House
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Great for families
4 out of 5
23 Church Street, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £137 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (795 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...

"The hotel looked lovely and old from the outside, inside was quality, furniture, rooms , staff all perfect. The only downside was the cramped car park ( and the hotel was not at full capacity) and we had to pay £15 to be almost blocked in by a member of staff !"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Craig Manor Hotel
3 out of 5
Lake Road, Bowness On Windermere, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £97 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (240 reviews)

"Lovely quiet hotel. Rooms could do with a little updating but we’re comfortable and clean. Tea and coffee facilities were good but could have done with some water too. Staff all excellent especially reception and staff in the restaurants. Would happily stay again."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Craig Manor Hotel
Rayrigg Villa Guesthouse
4 out of 5
Ellerthwaite Square, Windermere, England
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4/5Very Good! (81 reviews)

"Very comfy place to stay with good food and friendly owners"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Rayrigg Villa Guesthouse
Perfectly Located Apartment Near the Lake Shore, in the Heart of Bowness Village
Great for families
Ash Street, Admiral's Nest, The Ginnel Flats, Windermere, ENG
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4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, bike rentals, games and toys, washing machine
noisy

"The property was very dated, it was also very noisy until early hours which disturbed our sleep. The steps leading up to the apartment were a hazard which needs attention a s a p. The top stone step is much larger than the others and I fell and hurt both of my knees,"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Perfectly Located Apartment Near the Lake Shore, in the Heart of Bowness Village
Beech Hill Hotel & Spa
Great for families
4 out of 5
Newby Bridge Road, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £104 per night from 8 Dec to 9 Dec
4/5Very Good! (427 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"Rooms are excellent with very comfortable beds and superb views.Location is very good but slightly isolated.Breakfast was adequate with very little choice.Staff were lovely friendly and helpful.The car park would possibly benefit from having marked out bays to prevent moron parking"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Beech Hill Hotel & Spa
All Seasons Guest House
3 out of 5
3 High Street, Windermere, England
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3.9/5Good! (40 reviews)
No sleep

"Room was nice, but didnt realise it was like a camp bed,suffer with back problems and i felt like i had slept on the floor all night,so no sleep at all,the lady was lovely and so was the breakfast,i wouln't stay again unless it was a proper bed."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

All Seasons Guest House
The Elleray
4 out of 5
2-6 Cross Street, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
3.8/5Good! (215 reviews)

"Really friendly staff! Cosy rooms, lovely pub and the breakfast was great!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

The Elleray
Windermere Hydro Hotel
3 out of 5
Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
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3.4/5 (412 reviews)
Stefan W

"All good but despite paying in advance reception where unaware of this."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2019

Windermere Hydro Hotel
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Where should we stay in Windermere?

The secluded destination of Windermere is a great choice if you've been considering a holiday with the children. The popular aquarium, lake views and sunny weather are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Windermere, you might want to consider one of the 55 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

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

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield: Offers 2 restaurants, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 4-star hotel.

Windermere Hydro Hotel – Features an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. The overall comfort and clean rooms make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Beech Hill Hotel & Spa – Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 4-star hotel.

When should we visit Windermere?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. Use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Windermere.

  • Hottest months: August, July, 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: April, May, June and July, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, August, March and October, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches

What should we see and do in Windermere?

While you are visiting Windermere, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as World of Beatrix Potter and Old Laundry Theatre. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre and Townend.

Getting around Windermere

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Windermere Station. Windermere might not have many public transport options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Windermere like for family-friendly holidays?
The remote destination of Windermere is a great choice if you’ve been considering a holiday with the children. The popular aquarium, lake views and sunny weather are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Windermere?
Log Cabin On Shores Of Lake Windermere, Surrounded By Breathtaking Scenery is a lodge with an indoor pool and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your child-friendly holiday include Lonsdale House and Holly Lodge Guest House.
How many family-friendly hotels can I expect to find in Windermere?
Expedia has 53 hotels in Windermere that are rated for being family-friendly.
What's the seasonal weather in Windermere?
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 Windermere is 629 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Windermere?
Lake District National Park, World of Beatrix Potter and Brockhole - the Lake District Visitor Centre are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Windermere. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Lake Windermere, Scafell Pike and Ullswater.
What's the best way for us to get around Windermere?
If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Windermere Station. Windermere might not have very many public transport options, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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