I love Whinlatter forest. We get our Christmas tree from there every year and it is the perfect place to explore for all ages and abilities.
They have just had a Gruffalo trail which was absolutely perfect for families. And big kids in our case! It's in an interactive trail which tells the story of the Gruffalo and leads to some beautiful views.
I know it's for children but somehow we managed to miss the Gruffalo (who is apparently 7 ft) at the end of the trail?! It was only around until the end of February so this is just in case you missed it like us ;)
To make ourselves feel better we wandered around Keswick afterwards and enjoyed lunch at the new Wetherspoons which has just opened. It's in the old courthouse and they have cleverly kept all the unique features such as cells and the court sittings layout.
What do you like to do in Whinlatter? Or are there any others forests you love in the Lakes?