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Whinfell Forest, Our Award-Winning Lake District Village

The location is stunning – Whinfell Forest is in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Lake District. The impressive glass covered Village Centre is a lively focus for a variety of activities and there's a fine tradition of live entertainment in the Green Room. Across the lake, the Sports Plaza offers a full range of sporting facilities. Whinfell Forest is a great place for wildlife watchers and nature lovers, so there are magical moments in store, especially when you catch sight of the red squirrels.

Overview ►


Whinfell Forest is nestled in stunning landscape on the edge of the Lake District and is a wildlife haven, home to one of the few remaining colonies of red squirrels. Lodges for families and groups of all sizes are set in the 400-acre woodland, with lakes and streams aplenty that are befitting of the picturesque Lake District scenery. The Village Centre is home to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise where you can experience the Canyon Ride, a fast-moving daredevil water ride.


Accommodation ►


We offer a range of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets; open plan living and oak-style flooring make our Woodland Lodges a popular choice, while our Executive range features Wi-Fi and daily maid service. Add a touch of luxury to your break and stay in one of our New Style Exclusive Lodges, complete with sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub as well as en-suite bathrooms and flatscreen TVs. See more

Restaurants ►


Dine in high-street favourites such as Bella Italia and Café Rouge, discover the delights of fine Indian cuisine at Rajinda Pradesh and enjoy generous sharing platters, burgers and ribs at Huck's American Bar and Grill. Exclusive to Whinfell Forest is the Lakeside Inn, featuring delicious local produce, handpicked from trusted suppliers within the Lake District and local ales from a Cumbrian brewery. See more

Activities ►


Ride the rapids in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and dive into an aquatic adventure with Aqua Jetting. Explore the outdoors with Tree Trekking and get up close to nature with Wildlife Walks and Falconry. Why not head to the lake and hire a Katakanu or take up tuition in Sailing, Windsurfing and Kayaking? Indoors there's a wide variety of activities such as Badminton, Roller Skating and Pottery, while your little ones are sure to be entertained with activities such as Soccer School and Archery. See more

Aqua Sana Spa ►

Aqua Sana Spa

Slow down and relax completely as you forget your daily routine in the Whinfell Forest spa nestled on the edge of the Lake District. Enjoy views of the forest as you float around in our wonderful heated outdoor pool and indulge in pure luxury as you let yourself go in the World of Spa. Take in the beauty of the ancient forest and listen to the soothing sounds of nature as you unwind and discover a renewed and radiant you. Learn more



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Any additional requirements?

Additional requirements

A range of adapted accommodation is available for guests with reduced mobility. If you have any specific requirements we need to be aware of, or you have any specific questions about the adapted accommodation, then please call 03448 267 708

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