What is MyCumbria?

For those who live and work in Cumbria offers and discounts are available on food & drink, things to do and shopping when you purchase a MyCumbria card. From sweet treats, romantic meals and family days out the MyCumbria card is able to offer hundreds of local discounts. Here at MyCumbria we spoke to Laura Earl, mum to four young children and founder of The Hiking Household, on how she is able to save her family money this summer while using her MyCumbria card.

Having four small children to entertain over the 7 week summer holiday the task to entertain everyone can often feel daunting. This is why The Hiking Household jumped at the chance to offer ways to save families money this summer! All of the discounts listed below can be enjoyed with a valid MyCumbria card.

The Hiking Household were offered a complimentary MyCumbria Card as well as a complimentary trip to Maryport Aquarium and Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in return for an honest review and social media coverage. All other trips were paid for by The Hiking Household at their own discretion.
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South Lakes Safari Zoo:

Found in Dalton-in-Furness, LA12 0LU, this wonderful Safari Zoo will provide you with a family day out you will never forget! With the opportunity to hand feed giraffes, lemurs, penguins and much more this is a fabulous summer day out. Home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals my little ones are always in awe when we visit. They also offer some fantastic family events – the Dino Days are a particular highlight. To be redirected to the Safari Zoo website to find out What’s On please click here. 

MyCumbria Cardholders are offered a 50% discount on day or annual tickets. That’s a saving of at least £36 for a family of four! To find out more about South Lakes Safari Zoo, and the MyCumbria offer, then please click here


My children and I adore it here, we visit at least a few times a year and each time we have even more fun than the last time! There is always a huge array of activities to enjoy, from Treetop Trek to bike hire and mini golf, all ages are catered for! Here at The Hiking Household we love a day out that involves the great outdoors, the trails at Brockhole are fantastic and we can often be found paddling by the shore line. With so much to do here this is a fantastic full family day out.  

You can claim a 10% discount on boat/bike hire and mini golf with a valid MyCumbria card ,as well as 10% in the cafe (applies to 2 adults and 2 children in the cafe only). You are also able to claim 20% off a Treetop Trek. To read more please click here. 

Lowther Castle & Gardens:

This is a truly fantastic family day out! We have had so many brilliant days out here as a family. The Hiking Household love the vast amount of space the children have to play and explore at Lowther Castle & Gardens. 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, not to forget the epic outdoor adventure playground found in the Lost Castle. Hours of fun for children of all ages, and adults too! 

2-for-1 admission with a valid MyCumbria card, click here for further information. 

Ullswater ‘Steamers’:

Ullswater Steamers create the perfect opportunity to combine a lake cruise with some of the most famous and spectacular walks in the Lake District around the Ullswater Way. The Hiking Household LOVE exploring the Ullswater Way and you can find many wonderful family friendly walks in Ullswater over on our website. Click here to view our map and search for your favourite walk today. Why not team a walk around Ullswater Way with a trip on the Ullswater Steamers? My children love nothing more than a boat ride to entertain their walk!

10% discount off Ullswater Steamers admission with a valid MyCumbria Card when pre booking tickets online, click here for more information. 


Lowther Castle & Gardens

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maryport

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway:

For anyone who follows The Hiking Household’s activities on social media you will know that we are huge fans of the Ravenglass railway! Please click here to be directed to a review of our fabulous Ravenglass day out – families you will not be disappointed with this narrow gauge steam engine situated at the foot of some of England’s largest mountains. 

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway are kindly offering a 10% discount to MyCumbria Cardholders potentially saving a family of four up to £9.20! Click here for more information on the MyCumbria offer. 

The World of Beatrix Potter:

My children adore this attraction, they couldn’t believe their luck when I told them we were able to visit again this summer. What’s more with a MyCumbria card you are able to get one free child for every paying adult. This summer you are also able to receive 10% off all tickets to the 3.30pm showing of the Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit theatre show at The Old Laundry Theatre, across the road from the World of Beatrix Potter (this offer applies to online booking only). Keep your eyes peeled on The Hiking Household’s social media pages to see how we get on when we visit here later this summer – we have four very excited children!

To read more about The Hiking Household’s trip to The World of Beatrix Potter please click here, it is not to be missed!

Lakes Aquarium linked with Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway:

For those with a MyCumbria Card you are able to receive a 30% ticket reduction on adult and child tickets when visiting Lakes Aquarium, Ulverston. You are also able to receive 10% off food & drink and 10% off in the shop all year round! Not forgetting a further 50% off train fares on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway (applies to a maximum group of 6 people). 

This is a huge family saving and is somewhere that we love to visit when we are in South Cumbria. Please click here to read more about The Hiking Household’s day trip to the Lakes Aquarium and an incredibly exciting train ride on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railways! If you, like me, have little ones who are train obsessed then this is the day trip for you! 

Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport:

Save the best till last!? This is one of my children’s favourite days out. With fish displays, a SeaLab, Mini Golf and an outdoor adventure playground there is something for everyone to enjoy. You can read all about our most recent trip to Maryport Aquarium here. Fun for the whole family!

MyCumbria cardholders recieve 25% off admission for a party of up to ten people. This is a huge saving on a truly fantastic day out. Why not team your day out with a trip to the Senhouse Roman Museum where those with a valid MyCumbria Card are able to receive 2 for 1 entry. Click here to read more about this offer.

There you have it! A full round up of all our favourite adventures this summer using our MyCumbria card. We hope that this has been helpful and that you will enjoy many family fun days out during the summer months. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @thehikinghousehold and tag us in all of your family adventures. 

In partnership with

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

Lakes Aquarium

The World of Beatrix Potter