Uppies and Downies in Workington
Located at the mouth of the River Derwent on the Cumbrian coast, Workington is an ancient industrial port with a proud history of iron and steel production. You can find out more about the area’s social and industrial history at the Helena Thompson Museum. It also has displays of pottery, silver, costumes and furniture dating from Georgian times.
If you’re visiting at Easter, don’t miss the mass football tradition that goes by the name Uppies and Downies. The townsfolk are split into two teams according to where they live, and the object of the game is to score in the opponents’ goal three times.
Pufferfish and baby lobsters at the Lake District Coast Aquarium
With over 75 themed tanks showcasing fish, crustaceans and other marine life, this excellent aquarium has lots to keep families entertained on a rainy day. See porcupine pufferfish, a trout cascade and weird and wonderful jellyfish. Explore the aquarium’s newest attraction Sea Lab - see rays, cat sharks and lobsters at various stages of development.
Red squirrels and mountain walks in Loweswater
Why not head inland to explore some of the quieter parts of the Lake District? Loweswater is one of the smallest lakes on the western edges of the national park, and you can find peace and tranquillity here. The Loweswater Walk takes in breath-taking mountain scenery - you might even catch a glimpse of a red squirrel darting around the conifers along the way. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Workington? Travelodge Cockermouth Hotel is around a 10-minute drive from the town. Further afield is Travelodge Carlisle Central Hotel.