Lake District Local Information

In our Local Information section, you'll find useful directories for sports and fitness options, such as gyms, leisure centres, and swimming pools, as well playgrounds and soft play centres for children.

Leisure Centres in the Lake District

Sports & Fitness

The Lake District has a great selection of leisure centres scattered throughout the area, as well as traditional gyms and also both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Whether you're a local looking to get a membership somewhere or a visitor wanting to visit on a one-off occasion, there are plenty of sports and fitness venues to choose from.

Children swinging on monkey bars

Public Playgrounds

You will never be far from a playground in the Lake District with 25 different location for your little monkeys to romp, swing, jump, and slide. Here we list all of the public playgrounds in Cumbria organised by area with practical information detailing parking, as well as nearby facilities, such as toilets and cafes.

Soft play centres in the Lake District

Soft Play Centres

The Lake District is green for a reason and that's because it gets a lot of rain. Soft Play Centres offer an excellent indoor activity for your toddlers and younger children, providing a safe and padded jungle gym for your children to burn off some energy.