Family half term activities

Family half term activities

For a wide range of fun indoor and outdoor activities in the Lake District, for families and friends over the half term holiday take a look at Distant Horizons.  Choose from 1 hour sessions to full days and even overnight bivouacs.  Either pick from the activities detailed here or call us if you have something different in mind and we'll plan the perfect session for you.

Established in 1993 Distant Horizons UK is a professional Lake District based outdoor activity provider offering a wide variety of outdoor activities and outdoor equipment hire.  The company is based in Ullswater in the Eden Valley in Cumbria, which hosts the second largest Lake in England.

Indoor activities

During the half term holidays Distant Horizons have a variety of indoor activities on offer in our superb indoor activity centre based at our 30 acre estate in Watermillock in the Lake District.   The indoor activity centre has a climbing wall, abseiling, archery, crate stack and more which are great activities individually or combined as a multi-activity session.  With an instructor at your disposal you can pick which activities you want to do and for how long.  Our indoor activity centre is a great wet weather alternative and with activities suitable for young and old.

Outdoor activities

Our outdoor activities over the half term holiday include canoe and kayak tours, gorge walking, raft building and guided walks in and around the Ullswater valley.   We provide all technical clothing and equipment and have showering facilities at our estate for after the sessions.  All our activities can be tailored to the group so let us know your preferences and we will organise a session just for you.

All our activities are family friendly and can also be tailored to adult only groups.   All activities are professionally organised and delivered by highly experienced and qualified instructors.  Distant Horizons provide transportation to activity locations from our outdoor activity centre at Watermillock or provide pickups at locations throughout the Ullswater valley.

For more details on our activities contact us on 017684 86465 or

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