10 Things to do Good for Kids in Carlisle That You Shouldn't Miss

October 20, 2021 Frederic Celentano

Discover the best top things to do in Carlisle, United Kingdom including Urban Adventure, Eden Rock, Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre, Red Herring Escape Rooms, VR Gateway, Carlisle Cathedral, Hammonds Ponds, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Walby Farm Park, Solway Aviation Museum.
Restaurants in Carlisle

1. Urban Adventure

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5.0 based on 67 reviews

Urban Adventure

High Ropes Adventure Centre in the beautiful city centre Bitts Park in Carlisle. Includes 8m and 4m aerial trek, zip wire, fan descender and climbing wall plus unique infant ropes course for smaller adventurers

2. Eden Rock

9 Brunel Way Durranhill Industrial Estate, Carlisle CA1 3NQ England +44 1228 522127 [email protected] http://www.edenrockclimbing.com
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5.0 based on 124 reviews

Eden Rock

Eden Rock is one of the largest indoor bouldering walls in England. We have something for everyone, even if you've never tried bouldering or rock climbing before.

Reviewed By annel824 - Carlisle, United Kingdom

An excellent facility for young, old, experienced or novice climbers. Very friendly atmosphere, staff and other users only too happy to help you figure routes out. The routes are changed regularly so little chance of getting bored with the same climbs. The cafe is cheap and cheerful. I’m a regular visitor, once or twice per week.

3. Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre

Moorhouse Road (B5307), Carlisle CA5 6HB England +44 1228 576158 [email protected] http://www.birdofpreycentre.co.uk
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5.0 based on 53 reviews

Cumberland Bird Of Prey Centre

The Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre offers activities lasting from 1 hour up to a full day, 2 day and 5 day course. All set within the beautifully landscaped 3 acre centre and adjoining farm land. Guests can opt for a family, couples, group or personal bird of prey experience all under the guidance of a fully trained falconer. With species includingHawks, Falcons, Eagles, Owls and Vultures this is guaranteed to entertain everyone especially those with an interest in raptors.

Reviewed By bj18

This was such a great trip out. Gary and Keith are super friendly & knowledgeable, you get really up close to the birds & see their characters. Totally recommend any of the experiences, we did the hour hawk walk. Could do it all again tomorrow!

4. Red Herring Escape Rooms

Unit 8b English Gate Plaza, Carlisle CA1 1RP England +44 7792 461415 [email protected] http://www.redherringescaperooms.co.uk
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5.0 based on 183 reviews

Red Herring Escape Rooms

Cumbria has a new & exciting real-life escape room experience. Locked in a room.. only 60 minutes to escape. Use IQ & eye-clues to fathom & solve puzzles.

Reviewed By carolbP158NM - Winchester, United Kingdom

We visited on the 25th August as a damp day in Cumbria and we had great fun Three adults and a teenager and we worked well as a team to unlock the door We did the Surelock Holmes room which was well organised and interesting mix of clues Definitely recommend this for an alternative to the lakes and castles!

5. VR Gateway

Unit 8b English Gate Plaza Entrance is at the rear of the Plaza, facing Cecil Street, Carlisle CA1 1RP England +44 1228 217848 [email protected] http://vrgateway.co.uk
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5.0 based on 139 reviews

VR Gateway

Cumbria's First Virtual Reality Arcade, opened in June 2019! We host various types of games and experiences from Educational to F1 racing, Flying planes, or zombie survival. Solo and multiplayer games are available. Suitable for ages 12+, seating area for spectators, parties, and corporate bookings available.

Reviewed By J9JVE - Carlisle, United Kingdom

Amazing experience, fantastic fun, very knowledgeable staff, definitely worth every penny and will certainly be visiting again.

6. Carlisle Cathedral

7 The Abbey, Carlisle CA3 8TZ England +44 1228 548151 [email protected] http://www.carlislecathedral.org.uk/
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4.5 based on 1,528 reviews

Carlisle Cathedral

Discover 900 years of faith and history the heart of Carlisle at one of The Border City's most visited attractions. Discover rare treasures, medieval paintings, stained glass and stunning architecture... Discover the turbulent story of the Borderlands - of kings, queens, bishops and rebels... Discover worship and music beneath our heavenly starlight ceiling... Discover peace and tranquility in the city centre... Discover more... Treasury exhibition, Gift Shop, expert Guides and Welcomers, and a treasure trail for young explorers. Free entry. Open daily.

Reviewed By frankart_10 - Lymington, United Kingdom

I love visiting cathedrals. I love the architecture, the magnificence, and the peace that they bestow upon the visitor. This is something a bit different. It's a very small cathedral, as cathedrals go. I'm not sure if it qualifies as being the smallest, but it will be thereabouts. It has an exceptionally fine painted ceiling, beautiful choir stalls of carved oak, and a wonderful organ, with majestic organ pipes. One might imagine, with all the stops out, the blast and vibration this makes must totally fill this small cathedral. There is good stained glass, a goodly collection of statues and monuments, and plenty of decorative silverware on the high altar and elsewhere. It's set in very pleasant grounds and adjacent to the cathedral is the old Abbey, currently undergoing a modern extension to provide a refectory snd learning centre. That I think is a good idea, but I"m not totally convinced by the design. The cathedral is pretty much in the heart of the city. Carlisle is not a large city, so it's walkable from almost any point in the town, and it's well worth a visit.

7. Hammonds Ponds

Durdar Road, Carlisle CA2 4SD England http://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Residents/Leisure/Parks-and-Open-Spaces/hammonds-pond
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Hammonds Ponds

Tullie House Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP England +44 1228 618700 [email protected] http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/
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4.5 based on 871 reviews

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Reviewed By TurkeyTwizzlerMark - Sunderland, United Kingdom

Tullie house is a fantastic little museum, Roman section is excellent and very informative, the staff on reception desk are welcoming and very informative, interactive areas for children around the museum are well thought out and keep the children interested. Cafe is also worth a visit, I left my reading glasses in the cafe during my visit, rang the museum the following day and they posted them to my home address as we were heading home that day. All in all a informative museum with friendly and dedicated staff, well worth a visit.

9. Walby Farm Park

Walby, Crosby on Eden, Carlisle CA6 4QL England +44 1228 573056 [email protected] http://www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk/
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4.5 based on 456 reviews

Walby Farm Park

Looking for things to do or places to visit in the Lake District & Cumbria? For children’s days out in the Lake District & Cumbria, Hadrian’s Wall or South-West Scotland Walby Farm Park has it all! Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park!Fun for all the family come rain or shine! Walby Farm Park, just 4 miles from Carlisle and the M6 motorway (J44), is a great day out for the whole family. Exciting outdoor play areas, lots of animal friends, including many rare breeds and Cumbria’s biggest indoor play area, there really is something for everyone! Families, schools, groups and birthday parties can ‘Meet the Animals’, take a stroll along the farm’s nature trail or just relax in our Curly Tails Cafe, open daily serving delicious hot and cold home-cooked food.

Reviewed By L1418VGlouiseb - Carlisle, United Kingdom

Just returned from a brilliant day at the farm park Christmas Experience. I booked online about 6 weeks ago. Was there with my 3 year old, 9 year old and my husband. I did think it was quite expensive (which has put me off in the past to be honest) but after being today it is worth every penny. The girls loved having the passports to get stamped at different stations. The elves were all fab specially the lady elf taking the pics of people at the snow globe. There was so much to do! Meet santa (who was so friendly and lovely) choose a present, make some reindeer food to take home for christmas eve, write a letter to santa, the nativity, the panto and to top it all off the girls got to choose a bear to build. We then went into the play barn for some lunch and they played in there for a couple of hours. Would definitely recommend this event and will be back again next year.

10. Solway Aviation Museum

Block B Aviation House Carlisle Airport, Crosby on Eden, Carlisle CA6 4NW England +44 1228 573823 [email protected] http://solway-aviation-museum.co.uk
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4.5 based on 419 reviews

Solway Aviation Museum

The Museum is open from Easter until the last weekend in October on a Friday & Saturday. We are also open on the Bank Holiday Mondays. We have some exciting new exhibits demonstrating the close ties that existed between the RAF and the City of Carlisle. We're also home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifact's and displays some reflecting Britain's position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation and the main developer and manufacturer of a reliable jet engine. The museum's primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland or climb aboard a Vulcan Bomber and experience the conditions the crew faced that would have had to deliver Britain's nuclear deterrent in the 60's. The museum is a Registered Charity and is run by a dedicated team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge they are preserving aviation history for generations to come.

Reviewed By PWMcC - Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

Visited here with a friend and my 9 year old son. There is an excellent variety of civilian and military aircraft including a Vulcan which is impressive. You can access to the inside of the Vulcan which I would recommend. There is also an indoor exhibition and the staff here were extremely helpful explaining things to my curious 9 year old. There is also a cut away section of a BA trident where you can see the cockpit of this classic aircraft.

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