Monday, 2 April 2018

A Family Weekend in Kendal

It's been a little while since I've written about our travels. We haven't been away on holiday since last June when we went on our summer holiday to Porto Santo. We had a couple of weekends away for family weddings last summer, but with LO starting school last September, we've been getting used to new routines and as such, haven't got around to going anywhere, bar the occasional trip to Yorkshire to visit family. Last weekend however, we got a little break from our normal routine at home and headed up to Kendal in the Lake District for a family wedding. We stopped en route in Yorkshire for one night as the drive from Lincolnshire to Kendal is quite a way, and then had one night in Kendal. I love nothing more than to travel and explore, and as much as we love going abroad and feeling the warmth of the sunshine on our faces, we do also love visiting different places around the UK too.This was just a really short visit but I've always enjoyed visiting the Lake District, and it's definitely made us want to take the boys back for a longer break there to do more exploring.

When we arrived, we had a wander around the centre of Kendal and headed to our friend's super stylish new cafe called Yard 46, where we had the most delicious brunch. The historic building and stylish interior is Instagram heaven and the brunch menu and coffee is delicious. Mr F had the truffled poached eggs, the boys had toasted crumpies (across between a muffin and a crumpet) and I had the homemade chocolate sourdough with morello cherry jam. It was seriously delicious, and of course I can never say no to a great cappuccino. I'd definitely recommend heading there for coffee or brunch if you're ever in Kendal.

Straight after brunch we headed to the wedding which was at a local golf club. The scenery in Kendal is just stunning and we were so lucky with the weather last weekend too. The boys looked so sweet in their wedding outfits (most items from Next) and I wore a navy dress from Lipsy. 

The wedding was held at Carus Green golf club, so we booked for the four of us to stay at The Lodge Carus Green, which is room only boutique accommodation on the site of the golf course. It's always nice to have a night away, especially when it's quite luxurious! It would make the perfect base to stay if you wanted to go out explore around the area, though there's no meals provided. 

We had a really lovely weekend and it felt really good to have a break from our normal routine. It's definitely something we'd love to do more and I'm sure we'll head back to the Lake District to explore it more with the boys. 

Have you visited Kendal or the Lake District? I'd love to know of any family friendly places to head back to with the boys. 



  1. That chocolate sourdough that James makes is really special stuff.
    Nice blog.

    1. It really is delicious isn't it? I may need to learn to make some myself! Thank you!


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