The date has changed for the Lakeside Mud Dash. As the race is now expected to attract around 500 participants and spectators, the inaugural Lakeside Mud Dash will take place Easter 2018. Tony Ball, Programme Operations Manager, explains: “It’s the first time we’ve held such a large charity…

It’s not always easy finding suitable childcare for active children during longer holidays, such as Easter and summer. By suitable, we mean childcare that not only looks after the children but one that gives them an unforgettable experience. Many people we speak to often struggle to arrange care…

How many major lakes are there in the Lake District? You can be forgiven for saying ‘16’ but strictly speaking the answer is just one! The others are actually meres, waters, or tarns. Have a go at our quiz below to find out which one is the genuine ‘lake’. We’ll give you a clue to…

A visit to Lakeside is now a visit to a globally recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site. In summer 2017, the Lake District was officially awarded World Heritage status, giving it the same international status as sites including Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef. What this means…

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase ‘YMCA’? Chance are it will be a cowboy, native American, soldier, construction worker, American cop and biker doing a dodgy dance. But there’s more to the YMCA than a 70s pop song, as you’ll discover at…

We know that we make a difference to the lives of thousands of young people who visit Lakeside each year. The Impact Report, compiled annually by YMCA Fylde Coast and released in July this year, shows exactly how we helped young people from around the country in the year 2016/17. You can read the…

Ever wanted to take part in a Mud Run? Then take the plunge and sign up for the Lakeside Mud Dash. It takes place on Saturday 7th October, at our site on the shores of Lake Windermere in Cumbria. There are two mud-filled courses – 5km or 10km – depending on how much of a challenge you want to…

Do you need child care during the school holidays? Or are you visiting the Lake District and want to give your children a new adventure every day? If your children are aged between 8 and 16, and have a thirst for adventure, then they’d love our Day Camps and Above & Beyond Programme that we…

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