Askham Hall Gardens

Askham Hall is situated just outside of Penrith in the village of Askham, it is also very close to Lowther which is home to Lowther Castle – another fabulous family day out! Askham Hall Gardens is a stunning place to visit, not just with the children! There is a car park within the courtyard and you are able to stroll all 12 acres of gardens, please note there is a small garden entry fee. The children particularly loved the map that they received on entry and enjoyed navigating through the different trails. The views down to the River Lowther are spectacular, along the family friendly route there is the chance to see cattle, pigs, goats, ducks and chickens! Always a favourite for the children!

Terrain can be rough in parts, especially through the fields to see the animals. We did have the pram when we visited but I found it quite difficult to push and so we ended up leaving it by the cafe area and took the baby carrier.

We visited Askham Hall just as lockdown was being lifted and enjoyed a wonderful outside wood fired pizza while the children played on the outside play park. You don’t have to pay the garden entry fee to visit the Kitchen Garden Cafe, please check the website, or see @askham_hall for current up to date covid hours and regulations.

This is a lovely, quiet, slow paced stroll that suits all family members – it’s a firm favourite to take any grandparents who would enjoy spending outside time with their grandchildren.

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