lake district activities

Let their imagination run wild

From swimming pools to playing pool

Here at the Swan, we’re so much more than a place to sleep. We’re family friendly for a start, and for that reason, it’s important to us that every member of the family feels at home when they visit – including the pooch!

We’re based in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and we want to show that off – our grounds are home to a whole host of exciting activities for the family to enjoy on a short break to the Lake District. Our adventure play park is perfect for little ones to let their imaginations run wild, while our family-friendly pool is the perfect place for a splash around. Over hot chocolates, enjoy a game of pool in our cosy library, or take your pick from our selection of board games.


Take your pick of Health Club classes

From Boxfit to Burlesque, we have a roster full of classes for members and guests alike to enjoy.

During your stay with us, you can join in on any of our class offerings for just £10.00 per session.

Find out more about classes View Class Timetable

The paddle hut at The Swan!

Paddleboard hire from our wonderful partners ‘Paddleboard The Lakes’ from our very own marina based at The Swan.

From April through to October, come grab your boards from our lovely little paddle hut, and hop aboard. We welcome the whole family, so grab your kids and your dog and let’s go!

Board hire only:

£30 per board for 2 hours
£60 per board for 4 hours
£80 per board for 6 hours

XL Ride Paddleboard:

£20 per person for 1 hour hire (minimum 3 people)

Master The Basics Lesson (1.5 hours):

£40pp for a group of 3 – 6 Adults
£50pp for 2 Adults
£65pp for private one-to-one tuition for 1 Adult

Family Session (1.5 hours) – up to 6 people

£40 per Adult (18+)
£35 per Child (Ages 8 – 18)

Board hire is on a first come first serve basis. (Both hotel guests and non-residents are welcome)

Any sessions from the paddle hut that require an experienced paddleboarder to join will need to be pre-booked using theironline booking enquiry form with at least 24 hours notice to ensure availability.

Book a paddleboarding session New to paddleboarding? Read more on our blog!

Graythwaite Adventure!

Whilst you’re staying with us, why not visit Graythwaite Adventure? They are Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Experience of the Year’, who provide outdoor experiences right here on the shores of Windermere.

Guests can choose from 4 x 4 off-road driving with majestic views of the lake, clay pigeon shooting, archery and axe throwing from the nestled shooting site and bushcraft in the ancient woodland.

From April – October, watersports are available at Grubbins Point (arguably one of the best locations on the lake!) for paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing and RIB tours.

Any of these activities are exciting additions to your stay and are perfect for couples, families, groups and corporate clients!

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Contact Information

The Swan Hotel & Spa

Newby Bridge,


LA12 8NB

United Kingdom