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Brass At The Castle

A celebration of Cumbria’s Brass Band heritage. The event will launch the Cumbria Brass Network which will promote cohesion, inclusivity and youth..... more >
Lowther Castle Lowther Penrith CA10 2HH
Today

The Three Inch Fools UK Tour: Hutton-in-the-Forest

The Three Inch Fools, known for their contemporary spin on the traditional touring troupe, are preparing for a summer that will go down in (Early... more >
Hutton-in-the-Forest Penrith Cumbria CA11 9TH
Today

Rachmaninov: Vespers

Rachmaninov: Vespers Cumbria Festival Chorus, conducted by Ian Jones, presents Rachmaninov's ethereal hymn of praise. With saxophone interludes by Lynne Williams. more >
Kirkby Stephen Parish Church Vicarage Lane Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QX
Today
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Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A series of terraces lead down to the River Leven and wooded area... more >
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite LA12 8AJ
Sat 20 Jul

27 Haverigg Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

27 Haverigg Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Relaxing 300ft cottage style garden backing on to sheep fields with views to Blackcombe and the Coniston hills... more >
27 Haverigg Gardens, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 3TH
Sat 20 Jul, Sun 21 Jul

Cartmel Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

Cartmel Gardens - Open Garden for NGS A group of 3 diverse gardens in the lovely medieval village of Cartmel, all within easy reach of one another... more >
Cartmel Gardens, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6PP
Sun 21 Jul

Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS Forty acres of park, woodland and gardens to explore. The formal Thomas Mawson garden has fine examples of herbaceous planting, seasonal displays and..... more >
Rydal Hall, Ambleside LA22 9LX
Sun 21 Jul, Sun 18 Aug

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Join the HandleBards here at the beautiful Castletown Gardens for a hilarious, high-octane production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s... more >
Castletown House and Gardens, Rockcliffe, Carlisle CA6 4BN
Tue 23 Jul

Robin Hood

Join utter legends Robin, Marian and the Merry Men in Sherwood Forest for a hilariously adventurous take on the timeless tales of everyone's... more >
Talkin Tarn Country Park CA8 1HN
Thu 25 Jul

Westmorland Dales Festival

Join us to celebrate the landscape, heritage and people of the wonderful Westmorland Dales - the corner of Cumbria that's also part of the... more >
Kirkby Stephen CA17 4QX
Sat 27 Jul and Sun 28 Jul

Cumbria Steam Gathering

This is a very well established steam gathering taking place every year. Lots of things to do. Steam engines classic cars & motor bikes Fairground..... more >
Carl Air Field Flookburgh Grange Over Sands LA11 7LS
Sat 27 Jul and Sun 28 Jul

Monthly Friday Coffee Mornings

Beaumont Parish Hall's Monthly Coffee Morning Come along and enjoy tea or coffee and a scone. Everyone is welcome... more >
Beaumont Parish Hall, Kirkandrews on Eden, Carlisle CA5 6DJ
Fri 2 Aug

Holly House - Open Garden for NGS

Holly House - Open Garden for NGS Tucked behind a large Grade II listed Georgian house, the gardens of Holly House are a hidden gem. Split into 3 sections they comprise the top garden..... more >
Holly House, Whitehaven CA28 8RF
Sat 3 Aug and Sun 4 Aug

Traditional Afternoon Tea every Sunday in August

Traditional Afternoon Teas including a selection of sandwiches and home made cakes will be served at Beaumont Parish Hall... more >
Beaumont, Kirkandrews on Eden, Carlisle CA5 6DX
Sun 4 Aug, Sun 11 Aug, Sun 18 Aug, Sun 25 Aug

Grange Fell Allotments - Open Garden for NGS

Grange Fell Allotments - Open Garden for NGS The allotments are managed by Grange Town Council. Opened in 2010, 30 plots are now rented out and offer a wide selection of gardening styles and..... more >
Grange Fell Allotments, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6HB
Sun 4 Aug

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS

Yewbarrow House - Open Garden for NGS More Cornwall than Cumbria, according to Country Life, a colourful 4 acre garden filled with exotic and rare plants, with dramatic views over... more >
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6BE
Sun 4 Aug, Sun 1 Sep

Cragwood Country House Hotel - Open Garden for NGS

Cragwood Country House Hotel - Open Garden for NGS The gardens at Cragwood Country House are an integral part of the property's rich history and charm... more >
Cragwood Country House Hotel, Windermere LA23 1LQ
Mon 5 Aug

Flash Art Workshops: Raise Your Flag

Flash Art Workshops: Raise Your Flag Our Flash Art Workshops for children will return this summer for five fun-packed, all-day tutoured sessions themed around festivals and carnival... more >
Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane Beetham LA7 7PQ
Mon 5 Aug

Flash Art Workshops: Supersized Outdoor Games

Flash Art Workshops: Supersized Outdoor Games Our Flash Art Workshops for children will return this summer for five fun-packed, all-day tutoured sessions themed around festivals and carnival... more >
Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane Beetham LA7 7PQ
Tue 6 Aug

Flash Art Workshops: Carnival Thrills & Skills Day 1

Our Flash Art Workshops for children will return this summer for five fun-packed, all-day tutoured sessions themed around festivals and carnival... more >
Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane Beetham LA7 7PQ
Wed 7 Aug

Flash Art Workshops: Carnival Thrills & Skills Day 2

Flash Art Workshops: Carnival Thrills & Skills Day 2 Our Flash Art Workshops for children will return this summer for five fun-packed, all-day tutoured sessions themed around festivals and carnival... more >
Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane Beetham LA7 7PQ
Thu 8 Aug

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS A unique nursery and garden designed and built over the past 35 yrs. The gardens inc lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs,..... more >
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith CA10 2DR
Thu 8 Aug, Thu 5 Sep

Flash Art Workshops: Uke Can Do It!

Flash Art Workshops:  Uke Can Do It! Our Flash Art Workshops for children will return this summer for five fun-packed, all-day tutoured sessions themed around festivals and carnival... more >
Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane Beetham LA7 7PQ
Fri 9 Aug

Ivy House - Open Garden for NGS

Ivy House - Open Garden for NGS Approx 2 acres of sloping fellside garden with meandering paths leading to a series of rooms: inc pond, fern garden, Acer terrace, shrubberies,... more >
Ivy House, Cumwhitton CA8 9EX
Sun 11 Aug

Abi and Tom's Garden Plants - Open Garden for NGS

Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants - Open Garden for NGS The 1 acre nursery garden is a fusion of traditional horticultural values with modern approaches to the display, growing and use of plant material... more >
Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RT
Sun 11 Aug

Galesyke - Open Garden for NGS

Galesyke - Open Garden for NGS 4 acre garden combining formal areas, shrubberies and woodland, dissected by the River Irt which can be crossed by a suspension bridge... more >
Galesyke, Wasdale CA20 1ET
Sat 17 Aug and Sun 18 Aug

Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS

Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS One acre garden the largest part of which was started 35 yrs ago. Planted with many unusual trees, shrubs and large collection of hydrangeas... more >
Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2JW
Sun 18 Aug

Netherby Hall - Open Garden for NGS

Netherby Hall - Open Garden for NGS Netherby Hall Garden is 36 acres, consisting of a 1½ acre walled kitchen garden which produces fruit, vegetables and herbs for the Pentonbridge Inn... more >
Netherby Hall, Carlisle CA6 5PR
Mon 26 Aug

Our Amazing Universe - An Illustrated Talk with Stuart Atkinson

Our Amazing Universe - An Illustrated Talk with Stuart Atkinson Amateur astronomer and author Stuart Atkinson returns for an illustrated talk, where he will take you on a breathtaking tour of the universe,... more >
Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane Beetham LA7 7PQ
Wed 28 Aug

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sir John Falstaff, everyone's favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his finances he plans to seduce the..... more >
Talkin Tarn Country Park CA8 1HN
Thu 29 Aug

Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS

Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS A beautiful garden tucked away in a small hamlet. Meandering gravel paths lead around the garden with imaginative, colourful planting and quirky..... more >
Woodend House, Egremont CA22 2TA
Sat 31 Aug and Sun 1 Sep

Middle Blakebank - Open Garden for NGS

Middle Blakebank - Open Garden for NGS The garden extends to 4½ acres and overlooks the Lyth valley with extensive views south to Morecambe Bay and east to the Howgills... more >
Middle Blakebank, Kendal LA8 8HP
Sat 31 Aug

Monthly Friday Coffee Mornings

Beaumont Parish Hall's Monthly Coffee Morning. Come along and enjoy tea or coffee and a scone. Everyone is welcome... more >
Beaumont Parish Hall, Kirkandrews on Eden, Carlisle CA5 6DX
Fri 6 Sep

Carlisle Inflatable 5km

Get ready to bounce your way through The World's BIGGEST and most EPIC Inflatable 5K Obstacle Course!... more >
Carlisle Airport, Aviation Way, Carlisle CA6 4NZ
Sat 7 Sep

Westmorland County Show

Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by... more >
Lane Farm Crooklands LA7 7NH
Wed 11 Sep and Thu 12 Sep

Heritage Open Days: Family Fun Day

Heritage Open Days: Family Fun Day Join us at Heron Corn Mill on Saturday 14th of September, as we throw open our doors and celebrate Heritage Open Days with an extra special family... more >
Heron Corn Mill Mill Lane Beetham LA7 7PQ
Sat 14 Sep

Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS

Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A series of terraces lead down to the River Leven and wooded area... more >
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite LA12 8AJ
Sat 14 Sep

Furness MRC 61st Model Railway Exhibition

This year there will be working layouts including a Thomas layout for the youngsters to drive. The Rev W... more >
Walney School Sandy Gap Lane Barrow in Furness Cumbria LA14 3JT
Sat 12 Oct and Sun 13 Oct

Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS

Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS This 2 acre woodland garden in the tranquil Winster valley has extensive views to the Pennines. The four season garden, restored since 2003, inc..... more >
Low Fell West, Kendal LA8 8JG
Sun 20 Oct

Lake District Photography Workshops | Autumn in the Lakes

Capture breathtaking images at our autumn Lake District Photography Workshop. Enhance your skills and discover iconic vistas with expert guidance. more >
England, , United Kingdom CA12 4RL
Fri 15 Nov to Sun 17 Nov

Night of The Stars Show

A stylish celebration of music from some of the most legendary Artistes of all time. From Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand & Adele, right up to..... more >
Kirkgate Arts & Heritage, The Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ
Sat 16 Nov

Rustic Afternoon Tea

Rustic Afternoon Tea Volunteer bakers, Kate and her team invite you to an afternoon of indulgence, with our Rustic Afternoon Tea!... more >
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe LA7 7PQ
Sat 16 Nov

Lake District Landscape Photography Workshop | Winter

Lake District Photography Workshop - Enjoy the iconic Cumbrian scenes in winter with snow-topped mountains and frosty/frozen vistas.| Join Now more >
B5291, England, , United Kingdom CA12 4RE
Fri 24 Jan 25 to Sun 26 Jan 2025

Things to do around Cumbria

If you're planning a day out in Cumbria, England's most northern-west county, you're in for a treat. Cumbria covers the Lake District, Eden Valley, the North Pennines, and a small part of the Yorkshire Dales. Here are some delightful activities to consider:

1. Conquer the Old Man of Coniston:
- Situated in the heart of the Lake District, the Old Man of Coniston is the highest point in traditional Cumbria. Choose from different walking routes, which can take up to 3 hours. The direct route starts from Coniston and offers amazing views of Lake Coniston once you reach the top. Be prepared for strenuous hiking, but the vistas are worth it! Best attempted in good weather due to strong winds and rain risks.

2. Explore Eden Valley and North Pennines:
- Eden Valley, flowing through Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, offers stunning beauty between the North Pennines and the Lake District. Enjoy riverside walks, sandstone cliffs, and picturesque landscapes. It's a professional walker's dream.

3. Visit South Lakes Zoo:
- Located in Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakes Zoo is a family-friendly day out. Get up close to endangered and rare animals, hand-feed giraffes, kangaroos, penguins, and lemurs. A smaller zoo, but cute and fun for all ages.

4. Discover Ambleside Roman Fort:
- Explore the Ambleside Roman Fort, tentatively identified as Galava. Learn about its history and enjoy the ruins. The fort overlooks Lake Windermere and offers a glimpse into ancient times.

5. Go Ape Whinlatter:
- Head to Go Ape Whinlatter for high ropes and Forest Segways. Enjoy views across Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater. Located in Whinlatter Forest, it's an adventure-filled day in the great outdoors.

Remember, Cumbria's natural beauty, historic sites, and outdoor adventures promise an unforgettable day out!