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Are you looking for things to do and don't know where to begin?

Search for fun things to do in our Family Information Directory. 

There are many options available in Cumbria, you can find details of the different activities by searching on the right hand side of this page.

Alternatively if you know of a organisation / service running an activity and they want to advertise.....   

Follow the link below to get instructions on how to create a record and upload information.

Creating a Family Information Directory record [PDF 744KB]

Open space and parks play a critical role in helping residents and visitors get outside and become active. 

ParkPlay offers free, fun games and activities in local parks and green spaces every Saturday morning in Cumbria.  ParkPlay brings together people of all ages and abilities to have fun together, with activities ranging from football and dodgeball, to tag and frisbee. 

ParkPlay is now taking place in various venues across Cumbria - currently Millom, Ulverston, Askham, Aspatria, Wigton, Ormsgill, Barrow Park and Hammonds Pond, Carlisle.

For more information, to sign up visit ParkPlay – #MeetMovePlay (


Find where your local park or open space is below: 

Find my nearest park or green space in the Allerdale area

Find my nearest park or open space in the Barrow area

Find my nearest park or green space in the Carlisle City area

Find my nearest park or open space in the Copeland area

Find my nearest children's play area in the Eden area

Find my nearest park or open space in the South Lakeland area

Whether you're look for an adventure, a great family day out or world class scenery, Cumbria and the Lakes are perfect destinations to ride a bike.

The National Cycle Network is a UK wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, cycling, wheeling and exploring outdoors.

Find a route on the: National Cycle Network

The Hiking Household is a free website that showcases family walks within Cumbria. It is designed to be a go-to guide for families of all abilities who are keen to get outside with their brood.

The website offers a map of Cumbria highlighting where each walk is situated, along with a clear description of each walk. This will include information such as if the walk is pushchair accessible, if there is a car park on site and whether toilets and other various facilities are close by.

There is also a map of each walk showing you the route to take. Laura, mum of 4 young children, designed the website and so all routes are trialled and tested by a real family with small children in tow, making many of the walks extremely accessible.

Find out more at:

Laura also has a monthly newsletter that you are able to subscribe to on her website for further free walking ideas and tips on how to get children outside more.

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