There are many activities for children:
On the outskirts of Cockermouth, the Lakeland Sheep and Wool Centre
tells all about the most numerous resident in the Lake District and has a sheep
show every day.
Trotters Farm is close by at Bassenthwaite where animals can be studied
and fed at close quarters.
Maryport Aquarium has wonderful exhibits of local sea life forms and also
in Maryport is Clown-a-Round a soft play centre for children.
Down the coast, the famous 'Ratty' - Ravenglass to Eskdale small guage
railway is a great family day out.