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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 25 Aug, Tue 27 Aug to Sun 1 Sep, Tue 3 Sep to Sun 8 Sep, Tue 10 Sep to Sun 15 Sep, Tue 17 Sep to Sun 22 Sep, Tue 24 Sep to Sun 29 Sep, Tue 1 Oct to Sat 5 Oct

More details - Sizergh - Guided Walk: Summer on the Sizergh Estate
The delights of Sizergh change with the seasons, so join our volunteers to discover summer on the estate on this 5 mile walk. Youll see prehistoric sites at Sizergh Fell and Lane End Farm before strolling through Brigsteer Wood.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today

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, Thu 29 Aug, Thu 5 Sep, Thu 12 Sep, Thu 19 Sep, Thu 26 Sep, Thu 3 Oct

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, Thu 29 Aug, Thu 5 Sep, Thu 12 Sep, Thu 19 Sep, Thu 26 Sep, Thu 3 Oct

More details - 'Roots'
Green Door, the region’s leading artists’ collective, is returning to Farfield Mill in Sedbergh for a group exhibition which showcases a wide variety of two and three dimensional work on the theme of ‘Roots’.
Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria
Today to Wed 28 Aug

More details - VIP Afternoon Tea with Peter Rabbit (Show Package)
VIP Afternoon Tea Party with Peter Rabbit (Theatre Show + Attraction + Afternoon Tea with the world’s most famous bunny) This package is loved by Peter Rabbit fans and includes tickets for the 1.30pm show, entrance into the Attraction directly after through the theatre at 2.
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction The Old Laundry, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere
Today to Fri 30 Aug

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 25 Aug, Tue 27 Aug to Sun 1 Sep, Tue 3 Sep to Sun 8 Sep, Tue 10 Sep to Sun 15 Sep, Tue 17 Sep to Sun 22 Sep, Tue 24 Sep to Sun 29 Sep, Tue 1 Oct to Sat 5 Oct

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 Mon 26 Aug, Wed 28 Aug to Sun 1 Sep, Wed 4 Sep to Sun 8 Sep, Wed 11 Sep to Sun 15 Sep, Wed 18 Sep to Sun 22 Sep, Wed 25 Sep to Sun 29 Sep, Wed 2 Oct to Sat 5 Oct

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 24 Aug to Thu 29 Aug, Sat 31 Aug to Thu 5 Sep, Sat 7 Sep, Sun 8 Sep

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Walk on the wild side
Have fun on a family-friendly garden tour. Join a costumed servant on a family-friendly garden tour to taste flowers, touch bugs and discover how to turn your own outside space into a wildlife haven. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Thu 29 Aug

More details - Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore - Claife Crafts on Summer Thursdays
Claife Crafts every Thursday during the summer holidays. Claife Crafts every Thursday during the summer holidays. From 11am-1pm join our team to make your own mini viewing station or postcard, or a view finder, just like the stunning stained glass. Booking Not Needed.
Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore, near Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Today, Thu 29 Aug

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Nature Detectives
Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger. Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today, Thu 29 Aug

More details - Fell Foot - Pizza by the lake
Eating out will never be the same again. Come and join us on the lakeshores of Windermere, where your pizza will be made before your eyes in our wood-fired oven. All you need to do is: pick your favourite spot in the grounds, roll out the picnic blanket and have your tea made fresh for you and your loved ones.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Today, Sun 25 Aug, Tue 27 Aug, Thu 29 Aug

More details - Sizergh - Plants, Poisons and Potions Trail
Beware, the past is full of surprises... Take our family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous! Cecilia Strickland was known to take hemlock for her ailments, but little did she know it was actually poisoning her.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sun 1 Sep

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Nature Discovery Trail
Explore Tarn Hows with all your senses as you encounter tremendous trees and monstrous mini beasts to win a crafty prize on our self-led nature discovery trail. Most visitors to Tarn Hows enjoy the circular path around the Tarn, which is a wonderful walk for all the family.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Today to Sun 1 Sep

More details - Wray Castle - Hoist the sails! (Boat one: families)
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson’s silver cup' On arrival, you’ll be kitted up with buoyancy aids and then led down to the boathouse, which is a 15 minute walk away. You’ll be out on the lake for approx. an hour.
Wray Castle
Today, Fri 23 Aug, Tue 27 Aug, Thu 29 Aug, Fri 30 Aug

More details - Wray Castle - Hoist the sails! (Boat two: 7 - 16 yrs)
A chance to take to Windermere on a sailing boat, learn a skill and compete in a team race. Who will win the Dawson’s silver cup' On arrival, you’ll be kitted up with buoyancy aids and then led down to the boathouse, which is a 15 minute walk away. You’ll be out on the lake for approx. an hour.
Wray Castle
Today, Fri 23 Aug, Tue 27 Aug, Thu 29 Aug, Fri 30 Aug

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2019
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Today

More details - James Richards Circus
James Richards Circus is very pleased to announce It’s return to Kendal with performances daily across the August Bank holiday weekend. Once again the big top will be built up at the Spital farm circus opposite Morrisons on the Appleby road with 8 shows in town.
Kendal Spital Farm Circus site Opposite Morrisons Appleby road
Today to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Holker Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
25 acres of romantic gardens, with peaceful arboretum, inspirational formal gardens, flowering meadow and Labyrinth. Summer brings voluptuous mixed borders and bedding. Discover unusually large rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas, and the National Collection of Styracaceae.
Holker Hall Gardens, Grange-over-Sands
Today

More details - Summer Exhibition: Auto-Destruct
A group show, with works by: Steve Carr, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Cedric Christie, Jean Luc Dubin, Lee Holden, Graeme Miller, Simon Liddiment, Stacie McCormick, Elena Montesinos, ?Owen Oppenheimer, Ben Philpott, Jay Price, Pascal Rousson, Rebecca Scott, ?Gavin Turk and Tisna Westerhof.
Cross Lane Projects
Today to Sat 24 Aug

More details - Alston Art Group Exhibition Plus
Everyone is welcome to this year’s exhibition of works by members and friends of Alston Art Group. Come and enjoy the talents of our exceptional local artists - and why not buy something while you’re here! #AlstonArtPlus
St Augustine’s Church, Alston
Today to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Fell Foot - Summer of Sport
A ball, a bat and a net. All you need for a whole lot of fun! Have a go at a range of outdoor activities throughout the summer holidays and get a taste for the great outdoors.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Fri 23 Aug, Wed 28 Aug, Fri 30 Aug

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday, drop in between 1pm and 3pm and meet the conservation team. Plus you can see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display. An opportunity to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to know about conservation, and hear about how the collection is managed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 23 Aug, Fri 30 Aug, Fri 6 Sep, Fri 13 Sep, Fri 20 Sep, Fri 27 Sep, Fri 4 Oct

More details - Footprint - Positive posture class
Straighten up to strengthen up. If you think that you could improve your posture, and are looking to increase your sense of wellbeing and balance, this is the right class for you.
Footprint
Fri 23 Aug, Fri 30 Aug, Fri 6 Sep, Fri 13 Sep, Fri 20 Sep, Fri 27 Sep, Fri 4 Oct

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