Windermere and Bowness at the heart of Family Holidays

Some family holiday destinations are 100% geared up for one particular age group but should a family have the joyfulness of a toddler as well as a tiresome teenager, family holidays can get that little more interesting.

This is where the destination plays a huge factor. Where is perfect for small children isn’t always a suitable place for the big ones. The beach for instance where a small child can while away hours and hours paddling in the sea and building sandcastle. For a teenager, this a is place where sand gets stuck in trainers (they refuse to take them off at all costs), you can’t skateboard and there’s nowhere to charge a smart phone, ipad or games console, OMG! On the other hand, a city may suit a teenager. Places to hang around at and in, cinemas, shops and plug sockets, they’ll be happy as. Any parent will know, this type of holiday would equal one screaming, irritable and bored toddler.

family friendly hotel windermere

So what to do to suit them all and we’d better not forget the parents hey! A destination such as Windermere is by far one of the best suited to a multi generation family holiday. It is young and vibrant enough to engage a teenager and you may even be able to prise them off Facebook for a while to try out some water sports such as sailing or canoeing. For the youngster, there are boat trips, the World of Beatrix Potter to go round which houses plenty of activities for children and numerous playgrounds. Oh yes, the parents! Well there’s endless walks and hikes, where the children can join in on too, boat rides and in the evening there is a plethora of restaurants to dine in and some fantastic pubs where local ale can be sampled and often much needed on a family holiday!

All in all, a super destination for the whole family which will reignite the joy that is supposed to be experienced on holiday for the whole family.

Family friendly accommodation:
Parents can enjoy their holiday just as much as the kids at Damson Dene Hotel. No cooking, no washing up! Damson Dene is located close to Bowness on Windermere, has a bar and restaurant, large grounds for playing in and leisure facilities. The hotel has a great family friendly annexe as well as family friendly rooms in the main hotel. Visit for more information.