Lowther Castle

This is a truly fantastic family day out! It is about a 30 minute drive from Carlisle, 6 miles south of Penrith and it is definitely a family favourite. Postcode: CA10 2HH. We have had so many brilliant days out here – what we love the most is the sheer amount of space the children have to play and explore. We have a different day out each time we visit. We have had family games of cricket, picnics, hide and seek, tree climbing and all sorts of adventures as a family here!

At the very back of the gardens there is an adventure playground called The Lost Castle which my children LOVE! It is all outside and there are ramps, walkways, slides, sandpits and zip wires! There is fun to be had for all ages, outdoor chairs and tables with a kiosk to buy hot drinks and snacks are also available close to The Lost Castle.

There is an entry price into the castle, gardens and playground so please do check their website for up to date prices (www.lowthercastle.org). There is a free car park and a wonderful cafe that you can access without having to pay for the castle & gardens. We tend to take a picnic and enjoy some al fresco eating! The gardens are brilliant for keeping you sheltered if the weather isn’t fantastic ☔️

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