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Visit the Pumpkin Festival at Castle Ward Bunkhouse.. 26th 27th October.

Join us for our annual Pumpkinfest event on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October for a fabulous autumn adventure. Pick, scoop and carve a pumpkin, enter a scarecrow into the scarecrow competition and solve the clues on the trail. Accommodation is available for up to 14 people at the bunkhouse on the estate and you can discover Games of Thrones film locations while you are here.

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pumpkin festival at castle ward

Summer breaks in the Lakes!

It’s not too early to book your Summer break in the Lakes! Located on Derwentwater at Hawse End, we also offer a variety of on site outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking and sailing.

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Hawse End Centre on Derwentwater

Alstonefield Camping Barn available for half term escapes from 18 Oct to 24 October

Embrace precious family time this October half term with a stay in a remote camping barn located in a meadow with no electric, Wifi or tv. With no distractions everyone can switch off technology and switch on to nature. Cosy up around the log burner with board games and cards, the old fashioned way. The barn enjoys unrivaled views and is perfect for star gazing!

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Alstonefield Camping Barn

Autumn Half term holidays at Lake District Backpacker in Windermere

The Lakes are looking lovely with all the autumn gold colours on the trees. Every where is less busy and so easier to explore the lakeside walks and mountains. Great to get the all day bus explorer ticket from £8.50 and combine a bus journey with a cruise on a lake steamer. There are lots of local walks from our door too! Prices from £18.95 per night inclusive of light breakfast. We also have a fully equipped kitchen.

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Lake Windermere