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More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Solve all the clues to win your prize. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today to Sat 1 Jun

More details - Townend - Guided Tours
Want to find out how you can ’burn a candle at both ends’ and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant' Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited. Our guided tours are very popular and places are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Collaborative embroidered banner
Head to our studio where you’ll find all you need to make a small piece of embroidery by hand to add to our banner or take home. By the end of the year, the complete banner will be on display for visitors to admire.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today to Tue 28 May

More details - Ever-changing Forest
A fun interactive children’s experience following the forest through spring, summer, autumn and winter. Name the lambs in spring, fish off the pier, dig in the sand, help Sammy the Squirrel collect treats, play snow games and so much more. Finally rest in the Woodland Cafe and eat your picnic.
Hayes Garden World, Lake Road, Ambleside
Today to Fri 31 May

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Easter crafts
Get crafty this Easter; make your own Easter cards to send to your best friends and family and Easter pompoms to hang at home. A great activity for all who want to get into the spirit of Easter.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Townend - A Taste of Townend
The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We’ll be cooking all afternoon where we’ll recreate some of the recipes. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today

More details - Much More Than Meets The Eye! - James Owen Thomas
An exhibtion of work in Dover Gallery by James Owen Thomas, a young artist who creates his art from things other cast aside. ‘From an early age, I always preferred to see litter in bins rather than it is spoiling the countryside, parks and seashore.
Farfield Mill Garsdale Road Sedbergh
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Sizergh - The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp
Follow the threads of Sizerghs textile history from the Anthony and Cleopatra Flemish tapestries, to the newly rediscovered bedspread of James II. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sun 28 Apr, Tue 30 Apr

More details - Sizergh - Garden walks
Discover the variety in Sizerghs seven-hectare garden on a guided walk. Theres been a garden at Sizergh since 1239, so you can imagine how many hands have tended to it since then! Let our garden guides help you discover some of Sizerghs brightest gems. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Fri 26 Apr, Mon 29 Apr, Tue 30 Apr

More details - Footprint - Pilates with Libby Dixon
Be supple and strong in 2019 - develop core and back strength and be more agile, help prevent injury and increase sports performance. Booking Not Needed.
Footprint
Today

More details - Sizergh - Spring flowerpot trail
Follow the flowerpots to discover how our garden grows this spring. Spring is here and it’s time for the flowers to put on a show! Find the clues and learn what Sizergh’s plants have been up to. Take home a prize and see if you can grow one of your own. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Sizergh - Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters
Explore Cecilia Strickland’s life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words. Uncover the story of Sizerghs 18th century lady of the house, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life inspired by her surviving letters. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sun 28 Apr, Tue 30 Apr

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Matters of life and death
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved. Join us for a 30-minute guided house tour and enjoy a personal insight into the family life that forged one of our greatest poets - plus the story of how this special house was saved from demolition. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Mon 29 Apr

More details - Whitehaven Coast - Whitehaven beach clean
We’re joining up with the Colourful Coast Partnership to help remove marine litter and beach plastics. We provide all the equipment you’ll need (litterpickers, bin bags, gloves, sometimes even biscuits!). Just come along and join in. Booking Not Needed. Families welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Whitehaven Coast
Today

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Langdale's wild nature trail
Discover Langdale by becoming a nature detective for the day and finding everything on the Ranger’s spot sheet. Ask a member of the team in the Sticklebarn pub or in Stickle Ghyll car park for your copy. Booking Not Needed. Phone: 015394 37356. Children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Wray Castle - The survival of Wray Castle
A 10-minute talk explaining the journey this extraordinary building has been on; from family home to institution to public place. Wray Castles life has been divided equally between family home and institution. Laboratories and training colleges occupied it until recently when the last tenants left.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 24 May

More details - Wray Castle - Upping sticks at sixty
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, a middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District. James and Margaret Dawson were a middle-class couple, products of the Industrial Revolution in Liverpool.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 24 May

More details - 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 magnificent views of the Lakeland Fells.
Rydal Hall, Ambleside
Today, Sun 19 May

More details - Wray Castle - Birds of Wray Castle quest
On your quest, you’ll need to imagine yourself in the feathers of one of the resident birds, and explore what lifes like for each of them around the grounds. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Wray Castle
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
During the Easter holidays, drop in between 10am and 4pm, and take part in an Easter egg hunt around the gallery. You’ll be helping Mrs Tiggy-Winkle find out more about her family. Follow the clues on your hunt map, and be rewarded with a Cadbury’s chocolate prize (while stocks last). Booking Not Needed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - This Land is Our Land
Our first exhibition of 2019 explores humankinds relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape through a range of thought-provoking voices. An exhibition exploring natures power to shape us and the impact we, in turn, have on the environment.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Sat 27 Apr to Tue 30 Apr

More details - Wray Castle - Landmark in the landscape
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.
Wray Castle
Today to Fri 24 May

More details - Hill Top - Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
During the Easter holidays, go on an Easter egg hunt around Beatrix Potter’s much loved Hill Top. You’ll be searching for some prickly creatures hidden in the garden, and some long-tailed creatures hidden in the house.
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Sizergh - Heritage Open Days: Sizergh’s Gunpowder Works
Join this guided walk to Sedgwick gunpowder works and learn some of their secrets. The remains of the gunpowder works are a fascinating feature of Sizerghs landscape, so explore their history with the help of our volunteers.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Fri 26 Apr, Sat 27 Apr, Mon 29 Apr

More details - Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
YOUR CIRCUS is back for 2019. GANDEYS returns with ’The Greatest Show Tour!’ Staged in the fully-heated 1,000-seat Big Top and equipped with theatre-standard lighting, this is the greatest show for all the family! Even bigger! Even more spectacular!
Theatre Big Top (Penrith) Frenchfield Penrith
Fri 26 Apr 19 to Mon 29 Apr

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