Staycations are the name of the game for 2020 and most likely into 2021 and beyond. Don't fancy being herded through an airport and onto a packed plane with 150 mask-wearing (or not) strangers?
Well no, nor do we so here's our guide to your hen party in the Lake District, where to stay, what to do, and what to see.
The Lake district maybe isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think 'hen party' and you'll be in for a very different type of experience than if you were jetting off to Vegas, Ibiza or Marbella. What it lacks in nightlife and glamour it more than makes up for in beauty, activities and charm!
Where to stay in the Lake district
The lake district is home to many small hotels, B&B's and guest houses as well as fully-fledged 4-star hotels with Spa's, pools and wine cellars. Which type of accommodation is best for you and your group really depends on how long you see yourself spending there.
If you're going to be spending a lot of time in the hotel instead of walking around then you'll want to pick somewhere comfortable and with plenty of facilities, you can enjoy.
If you're going to be doing loads of walking and not much time in your accommodation then you may be better off somewhere more strategically located which offers a hearty breakfast and somewhere to stash your wellies!
Lake district hotels for Hen Parties
Locally renowned for its excellent food and spa, not to mention its luxury rooms and idyllic setting the Daffodil hotel and spa is the perfect luxury retreat.
Rooms are spacious, modern and comfortable with views over Grasmere,
Something of a Lakeland institution, the Masons Arms overlooks the Winster Valley and offers suites and cottages as well as fine dining and space for events, housed in a 16th Century inn.
Just a short walk from the Lake District's most famous lake, Lake Windermere, the Woodlands guest house offers boutique rooms, world-class service.
If you're going to be doing plenty of walking during your lake district hen, then the full English breakfast served daily will help set you up for your trip.
The reviews comment on the excellent location, friendly attentive staff, and the quality of the rooms.
Lake District rentals for hen parties
Waterside - Entire cottage, sleeps 8
What to do, hen party activities in the Lake district
Walking in the Lake District
The lake district is famous for its scenic walks and has routes and trails to suit all levels of experience and aptitude. You don't need to plan an exhausting 3-day trek to make the most of the miles of well-trodden routes.
Allan Bank woodland walk, 0.7miles
Why not kick off the day with an easy 20 minutes stroll starting at Allan Bank, the former home of William Wordsworth? Sure this is just a warm-up but it will get you in the mood for tackling some of the areas more challenging walks if you feel like it. This route talks
Water sports (the wholesome kind), in the Lake District
Try your hand at standup paddles boarding on the calm waters of the lake or have a go at sailing? make the most of the water in the expert hands of the pro's at Low wood bay watersports.
Cycling in the Lake District
Walking a bit slow for you? Getting on a bike is a great way to up the pace a little and enjoy the views and trials that the lake district has to offer while gliding along and 2 wheels.
There guided tours however you can also hire a bike and go it alone.
Where to drink, great bars and pubs for hen parties in the Lake district
Muddy boots, wet dogs and children welcome this large friendly pub is made for walking parties and even has rooms for weary legs
Roaring fires, a picturesque beer garden and great food await you at the Mortal Man. The site of an alehouse since 1689, the Mortal Man has provided nourishment and shelter to walkers, fishermen and the noteworthy ever since.