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More details - Metal Clay Weekend
Make fine silver jewellery with the ease of working with clay. Precious metal clay is an amazing material. Find out secrets to make stunning professionally styled hallmarkable jewellery, creating three pieces to take away.
Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Gandeys Thrill Circus
The UK’s biggest and most spectacular Big Top show, GANDEYS THRILL CIRCUS is coming to Penrith with an all new action-packed star-studded production for all the family.
French Field (Amenity Area), Penrith
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Where Poppies Blow
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War. Where Poppies Blow tells the story of a doomed generation, including poet Edward Thomas, author of Adelstrop, who fought to protect the fields, flowers and birds of Britain.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today to Thu 26 Apr, Sat 28 Apr to Thu 3 May, Sat 5 May to Tue 8 May

More details - Townend - Talk - Life at Townend
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive. Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today, Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

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. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today, Sun 22 Apr, Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, ’The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control’. A 10 minute talk introducing the two prominent female figures of Wray: Margaret Dawson and Beatrix Potter.
Wray Castle
Today to Thu 14 Jun

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Walkers' Cruise
Take in the stunning scenery around Coniston Water on a combined a cruise and walk. Cruise down the length of the lake and then take an energising walk from Lake Bank back to Coniston Pier (12km) or from Parkamoor to Brantwood (7.5km). Booking Advisable. Dogs on leads welcome.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
Today, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May

More details - The Art of Quilting - Dawn Chandler and the Levens Quilters
Dawn has always loved sewing and when she inherited a sewing basket containing vintage sewing items she thought they would make an interesting subject to paint, so she began a series of sewing themed paintings. After visiting an exhibition by the Levens Quilters, she was inspired by the quality of work and artistry.
Farfield Mill Sedbergh
Today to Sun 6 May

More details - Acorn Bank - Spring trail: The creatures of Acorn Bank
Which eggs belong to which creatures' Join us for a self-led Spring trail around the Acorn Bank estate. Booking Not Needed.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Today to Tue 1 May

More details - An Apprentice’s Journey - Sara Dennis Embroidery
Embroiderer and Royal School of Needlework tutor Sara Dennis launches her first collection to be showcased in the north of England on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh.
Farfield Mill Garsdale Road Sedbergh
Today to Sun 20 May

More details - Free 15 minute Meditation in the Temple
Everyone is welcome to join these free 15 minute guided meditations. Give your mind a treat! Experience some inner calm.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Today to Sun 13 May

More details - Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple - Open Garden for NGS
Conishead Priory was founded by Augustinian monks in 1160. 70 acres of gardens and woodland surround the Temple and Romantic Gothic mansion. Temple garden an oasis of peace, arboretum, wildlife and cottage gardens. Map of woodland walks to beach on Morecambe Bay. Free simple 15 min Guided Meditations at 12.
Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple, Ulverston
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle’s story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.
Wray Castle
Today to Tue 1 May

More details - Garden Open Days 2018
National Gardens Scheme - gardening and giving. NGS raise money for nursing and health charities, e.g. Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, Carers Trust etc. Raised over £22 million in the last 10 years. Our 16th year of opening for the National Gardens Scheme.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Today and Sun 22 Apr

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. She sees all of the wild creatures who call Allan Bank home, can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today to Tue 29 May

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition
Featuring Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children’s author. Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix’s sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Hard at work for the Wordsworths
Step back in time with the servants. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about the harsh realities of 18th-century life. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A passionate nature
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth’s secrets. Join a 10-minute talk by a costumed servant to uncover the secret life of Dorothy Wordsworth, the woman behind one of the world’s greatest poets, and how she helped inspire the modern conservation movement. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Wed 25 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Wed 2 May, Sat 5 May

More details - Quaker FHS Spring One Day Meeting - Swarthmoor, Ulverston
Includes - ’A Brief History of Swarthmoor Meeting’ - Prof. Hilary Hinds - ’Margaret Fell & other early Quaker women’ - Oliver Pickering -’The Grindletonians and early Quakerism: Josiah Collier and his grandson Jeremiah Grimshaw’.
Friends Meeting House Barn, Meeting House Lane, Ulverston
Today

More details - Swing Band Evening by Ulverston Victoria High School Swing Band
Swing Band Evening with music and solos from the 1920s up to today. Brilliant evening and not to be missed. Plenty of free parking and disabled access and toilets
Lower Holker Village Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel
Today

More details - Silent Film Presentation - SPEEDY (1928)
A rare opportunity to see the 1928 Harold Lloyd comedy smash "Speedy" on the big screen. The film features Harold as the driver of a horse drawn tram, fiercely trying to drive off the competition that would see him out of a job. Lots of fast chases and wild stunts to enjoy.
Royalty Cinema, Lake Road, Bowness on Windermere.
Today

More details - Orchard Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre sloping garden in old orchard. Plantsperson’s paradise. Winding paths, diverse habitats, secret vistas. All yr interest and colour. Collections of ferns (100+ varieties), hellebores (70+), grasses, cottage plants, geraniums, Acers (36) Hostas. Auricula theatres, ’imaginary’ stream, bog garden.
Orchard Cottage, Kendal
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 27 May

More details - Holker Hall Spring Plant Fair 2018
Holker Hall in the southern Lakes is renowned for its beautiful gardens. We hold the plant fair in the car park beside the cafe and visitor centre and offer FREE entry to all.
Holker Hall, Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Quiz Night
Get your thinking caps on at our weekly quiz night, it’s 1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 29 Apr

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Go wild like William and Dorothy
Borrow an explorer bag and see what you discover. Hunt for amazing animals in the house, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature 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
Sun 22 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May

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.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 23 Apr, Thu 26 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Thu 3 May, Mon 7 May, Thu 10 May

More details - Ring Making
Making rings in metal clay can be one of the biggest challenges when working with this medium. As the clay shrinks during firing, the first and most important thing to consider is making the ring to the correct finished size.
Sooz in The Shed, Ground Floor, Atlas Works, Nelson Street, Carlisle
Mon 23 Apr

More details - Going to the movies - Carlisle -
Lets have FUN and watch great movies !!! The Idea is to get together every Monday and go to see the latest movies at half the price. Come and meet new people, make new friends and enjoy the activity. Today (09-04-18): READY PLAYER ONE
Vue Cinemas - Carlisle
Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Mon 7 May, Mon 14 May, Mon 21 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Sizergh - Estate Walks (1.5 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate. Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside. There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr

More details - Footprint - Yoga with Carly Harding
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment. Carly provides an inclusive and non-intimidating environment with a maximum class size of 15 people. Everyone welcome from complete beginners to experienced Yogis and Yoginis. Booking Essential. Phone: 07841 778 235.
Footprint
Mon 23 Apr, Tue 24 Apr, Fri 27 Apr, Mon 30 Apr

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Tuesday adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn for high-adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 24 Apr, Tue 1 May

More details - Crafternoons
Join Kerry for Crafternoons, a FREE drop-in workshop and social group held in the barn at Heron Corn Mill. The group is for older people to meet up and try new crafts, such as felting, patchwork and crochet, exchange ideas or just enjoy a good natter and a cup of tea!
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beeham, Milnthorpe
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A poet in the making
Get a servant’s eye view of William’s childhood. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about how the happiness and tragedy of William’s childhood turned him into one of the world’s favourite poets. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May

More details - Footprint - Bowl Carving
Come and spend a wonderful day at the Footprint with Gareth and Ro Thomas hand carving your own bowl, or kneading trough, out of local greenwood. A busy day will be rewarded when your creation takes pride of place in your kitchen. Kettle always on the boil and unlimited biscuits! Booking Essential. Phone: 07702256425.
Footprint
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Quiz Night - Carlisle -
Quiz Night. We get together, play, have fun, drink, eat and if we win, we share the price.
The Boardroom
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Meditation Class - Introduction to Buddhism
Learning to be Happy - Introduction to Buddhism Many people these days are interested in learning more about Buddha’s teachings. Buddhism has answers to questions and solutions to problems that cannot be found elsewhere.
Windermere Library, Ellerthwaite, Windermere
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 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
Thu 26 Apr, Sun 20 May

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,
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May

More details - Swansea City Opera present The Barber of Seville
Set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that compliment the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, this production is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.
Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Hill Top - Hill Top Friday tours
Experience Hill Top out of hours and get up close to items from Beatrix Potter’s collection. Step into Beatrix’s beloved farmhouse and view its contents away from the crowds every closed Friday from 10 February. Booking Advisable. Phone: 015394 36269. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday there’s the chance to chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter which are not usually on display to the public. Booking Not Needed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Acorn Bank - Newtopia: Newt population surveys
Discover our newts and help the Rangers with their annual population survey. Hot drink and breakfast butty included. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential. Phone: 017683 61893.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Matinees at the Mine - A FREE Film Every Friday
A classic, a cult favourite or a hidden gem... a FREE film every Friday at 2pm. All welcome! To find out what’s on please email florence@florenceartscentre.com
Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Fri 27 Apr, Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May

More details - The Blackheart Orchestra
The Blackheart Orchestra are a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising long term collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington.
Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 26 May, Sat 23 Jun

More details - When it Rains (A Musical Comedy)
Ulverston AOS When it Rains (A Musical Comedy) A Musical Comedy revolving around the lived of Tim, a nice guy who has no luck with the opposite sex and Rachel who always picks the wrong man.
Greenodd Village Hall Main Street
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Ulverston WalkFest
Saturday 28 April to Monday 7 May 2018. Over 30 walks over ten days. Walks for all the family including themes of nature, local history, map reading and many more covering all abilities. Where can you get better value for money at £3 per person per walk and children go free!
Sat 28 Apr, Mon 7 May

More details - Newton Rigg College Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Our Educational Gardens have much of horticultural interest incl herbaceous borders, ten ponds, decorative and productive organic garden, woodland walk, seasonal borders, Pictorial Meadows, Pleached Hornbeam Walkway and extensive range of ornamental trees and shrubs.
Newton Rigg College Gardens, Penrith
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition
Featuring Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children’s author. Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix’s sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Footprint - Yoga with Carly Harding
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment. Carly provides an inclusive and non-intimidating environment with a maximum class size of 15 people. Everyone welcome from complete beginners to experienced Yogis and Yoginis. Booking Essential. Phone: 07841 778 235.
Footprint
Tue 1 May, Fri 4 May, Mon 7 May, Tue 8 May, Fri 11 May, Mon 14 May, Tue 15 May, Fri 18 May, Mon 21 May, Tue 22 May, Fri 25 May, Mon 28 May, Tue 29 May

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Guided walks
Let our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers take you on an adventure off the beaten track every Wednesday from May at Tarn Hows. Take in the beautiful scenery as you chat about our nature conservation work and hear stories of how this spectacular landscape came to be.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May, Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle’s story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.
Wray Castle
Wed 2 May to Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Railway Children
Furness Youth Theatre By E. Nesbit Adapted by Mike Kenny Directed by Chris Loveless Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family – mother and three children – forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and...
The Forum, 28 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Thu 3 May to Sat 5 May

More details - Alternative Perspectives Lecture: Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and Other Spiritually Transformative
A talk by Rhoda Martin of the Churches Fellowship for Psychical Studies (CFPSS)
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom Branthwaite Brow Off Market Place Kenda
Fri 4 May

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday there’s the chance to chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter which are not usually on display to the public. Booking Not Needed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May, Fri 18 May, Fri 25 May

More details - Hill Top - Hill Top Friday tours
Experience Hill Top out of hours and get up close to items from Beatrix Potter’s collection. Step into Beatrix’s beloved farmhouse and view its contents away from the crowds every closed Friday from 10 February. Booking Advisable. Phone: 015394 36269. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May, Fri 18 May, Fri 25 May

More details - Record and cd fair
Collectable vinyl,dvds cds etc buy sell
Parish hall kirkland kendal
Sat 5 May

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Force Crag Mine Open Day 2018
Accessible only by foot, bike or National Trust 4x4, discover one of the Lakes most quirky yet fascinating secrets located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick - you’ll love it even if you’re not sure mining is quite your thing!
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Sat 5 May

More details - An Evening with Mozrt
St Thomas’s Church, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4QG An Evening with Mozart Kendal South Choir and Orchestra present music by Mozart, including his Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers, both for choir, together with Organ Fantasie in F minor and Epistle Sonata for Organ and Orchestra.
St Thomas’s Church, Striclandgate, Kendal
Sat 5 May

More details - When it Rains (A Musical Comedy)
Ulverston AOS When it Rains (A Musical Comedy) A Musical Comedy revolving around the lived of Tim, a nice guy who has no luck with the opposite sex and Rachel who always picks the wrong man.
Victory Hall Broughton in Furness
Sat 5 May

Printfest 2018 More details - Printfest 2018
Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints, it offers visitors the experience of making an artwork purchase direct from the artists. You get to talk to the artist, hear the story behind the work and find out more about printmaking.
Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May
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More details - Deer Rudding - Open Garden for NGS
Set in the lee of the Northern Fells and on the bank of the Caldew, enjoying views into the wider landscape, notably Carrock Fell. The garden surrounds a former Cumbrian farmhouse and outbuildings with a good range of planting: mixed shrub and perennial borders; woodland and meadow grass areas; extensive rockery.
Deer Rudding, Wigton
Sat 5 May, Sat 2 Jun

More details - When it Rains (A Musical Comedy)
Ulverston AOS When it Rains (A Musical Comedy) A Musical Comedy revolving around the lived of Tim, a nice guy who has no luck with the opposite sex and Rachel who always picks the wrong man.
Lower Holker Village Hall Cark
Sun 6 May

More details - 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, incl expanses of rock planted sympathetically with grasses, unusual trees and shrubs, climaxing for autumn colour. There are native hedges and areas of plant rich meadows.
Low Fell West, Kendal
Sun 6 May

More details - Windy Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Paradise. I was bowled over by the ecologically intelligent approach you and Diane take and the exquisitely planted back garden or hill with rare species and subspecies so elegantly placed where they will flourish. It was truly superb. The garden left a lasting impression on all.
Windy Hall, Windermere
Sun 6 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Brackenrigg Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of wildlife garden run on organic lines with a combination of native and cultivated plants, shrubs and trees. Water features created from a diverted culvert giving streams, waterfall and pond. Woodland area, bog garden, wild flower meadows. The new deer fence works a treat. Stout footwear needed.
Brackenrigg Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere
Sun 6 May, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Quiz Night
Get your thinking caps on at our weekly quiz night, it’s 1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Plans Afoot! Beer and a Band (or two)
As part of our Plans Afoot! event we’re thrilled to present the talented MOUNT HOOLEY BAND (and possibly another band too!) Great music, bar, dancing - what more could you want on a Bank Holiday evening?!
St Augustine’s Church, Alston
Mon 7 May

More details - Sizergh - Estate Walks (1.5 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate. Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside. There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 7 May, Mon 14 May, Mon 21 May, Mon 28 May

More details - 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, incl expanses of rock planted sympathetically with grasses, unusual trees and shrubs, climaxing for autumn colour. There are native hedges and areas of plant rich meadows.
Low Fell West, Kendal
Mon 7 May

More details - Plans Afoot! Activity and Information Day
Information Come and find out about the Community Plan and proposals for * St Augustines’s church building and grounds * Former Primary School * Town Hall * Nenthead Chapel Indoor, outdoor and creative activities for all ages … * Wildlife walk * Try out the organ and the carillon bells * Knit and
St Augustine’s Church, Alston
Mon 7 May

More details - Plans Afoot! Community meal
As part of our Plans Afoot event, we’re delighted to offer a FREE COMMUNITY MEAL Thanks to the generosity of local businesses! Come and enjoy good food and great company in an amazing building!
St Augustine’s Church, Alston
Mon 7 May

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Tuesday adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn for high-adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 8 May, Tue 15 May, Tue 22 May, Tue 29 May

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. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Where Poppies Blow
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War. Where Poppies Blow tells the story of a doomed generation, including poet Edward Thomas, author of Adelstrop, who fought to protect the fields, flowers and birds of Britain.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 9 May, Thu 10 May, Sat 12 May to Thu 17 May, Sat 19 May to Thu 24 May, Sat 26 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A passionate nature
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth’s secrets. Join a 10-minute talk by a costumed servant to uncover the secret life of Dorothy Wordsworth, the woman behind one of the world’s greatest poets, and how she helped inspire the modern conservation movement. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 9 May, Sat 12 May, Wed 16 May, Sat 19 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Painted ladies and lazy housewives
An evening talk followed by coffee, cake and conversation. Amanda Thackeray, head gardener at Wordsworth House, shares the joys and challenges of conserving an award-winning Georgian garden. Tickets 5 including coffee and cake. Booking Essential. Phone: 01900 824805. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 10 May

More details - Rock n Roll Party
Join Reeders Dance for a great night of Rock n Roll dancing Dance class at 7.30pm to get you started followed by non - stop dancing until 11pm Dance to your favourite sounds of the 1950/1960 `s Contact us if you require more information: Email:bill@reedersdance.co.uk Tel:0780 3690549
Burneside Cricket Club, Hollins Lane, Burneside. Nr Kendal
Fri 11 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Hard at work for the Wordsworths
Step back in time with the servants. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about the harsh realities of 18th-century life. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May

More details - National Mills Weekend: Victorian Games
This National Mills weekend we celebrate our milling heritage with Iron Shepherds Living History, as they present an outdoor fun day to demonstrate how the Victorians entertained themselves!
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Sat 12 May

More details - Townend - Talk - Life at Townend
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive. Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Highlands - Open Garden for NGS
More new features added to this 1½ acre gently terraced garden. 3 types of rockery, well-stocked herbaceous borders leading to a tranquil woodland garden. Raised vegetable beds and orchard with mistletoe. Secluded and secret areas throughout. Courtyard garden with water feature and beech tunnel exit.
Highlands, Carnforth
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Fell Foot - Fell Foot Outdoor Festival
Come along and have a go at the sports you’ve always wanted to try. Enjoy free tasters of sailing, rowing and more! Some activities will be bookable. Booking Advisable. Children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Footprint - Adult Hammock Camp with Yoga
An eclectic 2 days of woodland camping in hammocks and cooking on the fire, with yoga, bushcraft, mindfulness and spoon carving. All set in the beautiful and relaxing Footprint woodland.
Footprint
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Sizergh - Countryside Walks (5 miles)
Explore Helsington Barrows on this delightful walk and picnic. Explore the limestone grasslands of Helsington Barrows with botanical surprises and breath-taking views towards the Lakeland fells. The return to Sizergh will be via the park and wetland. Booking Advisable. Suitable for... Dogs on leads welcome.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Sat 12 May

More details - Footprint - Bushcraft Club
Come and join us at Bushcraft Club in the beautiful woods at Footprint. Learn bushcraft skills,woodland games, how to build your own shelter, woodland crafts, foraging, tracking and how to make a fire and try out some campfire cooking. Come play, get muddy and most of all have fun!
Footprint
Sat 12 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Go wild like William and Dorothy
Borrow an explorer bag and see what you discover. Hunt for amazing animals in the house, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature 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
Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Dallam Tower - Open Garden for NGS
Dallam Tower is set in 150 acres of parkland with a large herd of Fallow deer. The gardens have extensive sunken lawns, a natural stream feeding into a limestone rock garden, a gravel woodland path with mature trees and a Yew tree walk.
Dallam Tower, Milnthorpe
Sun 13 May

More details - Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS
An interesting garden tucked away in a small hamlet. Meandering gravel paths lead around the garden with imaginative, colourful planting. Take a look around a productive, organic potager, wildlife pond, mini spring and summer meadows and a pretty summer house.
Woodend House, Egremont
Sun 13 May

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.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 14 May, Thu 17 May, Mon 21 May, Thu 24 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A poet in the making
Get a servant’s eye view of William’s childhood. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about how the happiness and tragedy of William’s childhood turned him into one of the world’s favourite poets. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Footprint - Rustic Bench and Stool Making
Create a rustic greenwood bench or stool using hand tools. Your bench will be ready to take home at the end of the day, and will look fantastic indoors or out. Working with Gareth Thomas, you will learn all the skills to make a fantastic bench for your home or garden. Kettle always on the boil and unlimited biscuits!
Footprint
Wed 16 May

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,
Thu 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Cumbrian Challenge 2018
The Cumbrian Challenge (presented by our good friends at BAE Systems and FDM Group) is Walking With The Wounded’s annual flagship fundraising event for motivated teams of 4 . Meet, walk with and be inspired by our wounded ex-servicemen and women.
Grasmere Sports Ground Grasmere
Fri 18 May and Sat 19 May

More details - Kendal Mountain Tour - Tales of Adventure - Penrith
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Penrith tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Lee Craigie and Greg Boswell.
Rheged, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria
Fri 18 May

More details - Chapelside - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre organic windy garden below fell, around C18 farmhouse and outbuildings, latter mainly open. Fine views. Tiny stream, large pond. Alpine, herbaceous, raised, gravel, damp and shade beds, bulbs in grass. Extensive range of plants, many unusual. Relaxed planting regime.
Chapelside, Penrith
Fri 18 May to Sun 20 May, Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun, Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - Footprint - Family Bushcraft Camp
Two days of fun and memorable experiences. Learn effective fire-lighting and bushcraft skills, build and sleep in your own shelter, greenwood carving skills, campfire cooking, nature walk and storytelling. Specifically aimed at families, all ages welcome.
Footprint
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Hike Lake District
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Take on a new challenge at Race for Life Hike in 2018.
Lake District
Sat 19 May

More details - Langholme Mill - Open Garden for NGS
Approx 1 acre of mature woodland garden with meandering lakeland stone paths surrounding the mill race stream which can be crossed by a variety of bridges. The garden hosts well established bamboo, rhododendrons, hostas, acers and astilbes and a large variety of country flowers.
Langholme Mill, Lowick Green
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Sprint Mill - Open Garden for NGS
Unorthodox organically run garden,the wild and natural alongside provision of owners’ fruit, vegetables and firewood. Idyllic riverside setting, 5 acres to explore including wooded riverbank with hand-crafted seats. Large vegetable and soft fruit area, following no-dig and permaculture principles.
Sprint Mill, Burneside
Sun 20 May

More details - Church View - Open Garden for NGS
Its all about the plants! Less than ½ acre of garden but with layers of texture, colour and interest in abundance, this is a garden for plantaholics. Plant combinations are at the heart of the design.
Church View, Appleby-in-Westmorland
Sun 20 May

More details - Plant and Book Fayre
Sale of plants and books plus tea, coffee and cakes. Tours of Farlam Church to find out more about its history and restoration plans. All proceeds to the Church.
Farlam Church, Kirkhouse, Brampton, Cumbria
Sun 20 May

More details - May Fairy Day
Join us in this mystical location for a fun filled family day out.Meet the fairies and various other characters along the way.Join in dancing,workshops,crafts and explore the fairy dragon trail the grounds and much much more.
Kirklinton Hall
Sun 20 May

More details - ASICS Windermere Marathon
UNESCO’s newest World Heritage Site marathon. A 26.2 mile circuit of Windermere taking in Hawkshead, Newby Bridge and Bowness-on-Windermere along the way. Voted the ’most scenic’ by readers of ’Runner’s World’.
Brathay Hall, Ambleside
Sun 20 May

More details - High Moss OPen Garden
These 4.5 acres of formal and informal terraced gardens, lawns and paddocks all face south, with magnificent views of the fells. There are many fir trees, rhododendrons and azaleas. The former tennis court is now a vegetable patch. There are also herbaceous borders and a Lakeland arts and crafts garden.
Portinscale Keswick
Sun 20 May

More details - Bampton Plants and Produce Fair
Wonderful selection of locally grown plants - herbs, annuals and perennials. Lots of home baking, handmade artisan produce, preserves etc. Café serving delicious home-cooked soups, sandwiches and more fabulous baking. Raffle with excellent prizes. Local artists and craftspeople showcasing their work. Live music.
Bampton Memorial Hall, Bampton, Penrith
Sun 20 May

More details - Mirefoot - Open Garden for NGS
’A mature and relaxed 4 acre country house garden, developed to be enjoyed by the family and neighbours, including young children, cats, dogs and (every gardener’s nightmare), free-range pet rabbits.
Mirefoot, Kendal
Sun 20 May

More details - Cherry Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Relaxed country garden surrounding an C18 cottage on an approx. acre site. It has a wide range of habitats incl herbaceous borders, wildlife pond, bog garden, shady woodland, productive fruit and vegetable area, 2 greenhouses and summer house. Various seating areas connected by grass and gravel paths.
Cherry Cottage, Carlisle
Sun 20 May

More details - Matson Ground - Open Garden for NGS
2 acres of mature, south facing gardens. A good mix of formal and informal planting including topiary features, herbaceous and shrub borders, wild flower areas, stream leading to a large pond and developing arboretum. Rose garden, rockery, topiary terrace borders, ha-ha.
Matson Ground, Windermere
Sun 20 May

More details - Sizergh - Countryside Walks (4 miles)
Discover the Sizergh Estate and Brigsteer Park Wood in this 4 mile walk and picnic. Explore Sizergh estate and take in Brigsteer Park Wood, a semi-ancient native woodland. You’ll emerge close to Park end wetland and have the chance for a quick picnic break in the hide before climbing up to St.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Tue 22 May

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk
Spend the day with our local volunteer Ranger discovering the legacy and impact of Beatrix Potter’s life in the Coniston locality.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
Thu 24 May

More details - International Buddhist Spring Festival
This international festival offers a unique opportunity to spend time with thousands of people from all over the world and to see first hand the universality of Buddha’s teachings and the power of modern Buddhism to transform the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Fri 25 May to Wed 30 May

More details - Arnside Sailing Club, Try Sailing Day
Try out sailing with Arnside Sailing Club on the scenic Kent Estuary with views of the Lakeland Fells on Bank Holiday Monday. The event will run from 1115 to 1315 at high tide from the slipway opposite the Albion on the Promenade. Adults, families and children welcome.
Arnside Promenade
Sat 26 May

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Walkers' Cruise
Take in the stunning scenery around Coniston Water on a combined a cruise and walk. Cruise down the length of the lake and then take an energising walk from Lake Bank back to Coniston Pier (12km) or from Parkamoor to Brantwood (7.5km). Booking Advisable. Dogs on leads welcome.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Nature discovery trail
Leap into action at Tarn Hows. Discover fantastic feathered friends and monstrous mini beasts on our new accessible nature discovery trail. Booking Not Needed. Children of all ages welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Sat 26 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore - Nature discovery trail
Get hands on with our new nature discovery trail. You’ll get the chance to try bark rubbing, mini beast hunting and animal tracking. Booking Not Needed. Children of all ages welcome.
Claife Viewing Station and Windermere West Shore, near Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Sat 26 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Footprint - Woodland Explorer Residential
An exciting and fun three day residential woodland experience for 8 - 14 yr olds. The days will be an inspiring mix of bushcraft, greenwood carving, fire lighting, natural arts and crafts, woodland games, shelter building, storytelling, adventure and sleeping out under the stars.
Footprint
Sat 26 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Beautiful End: A Shared Performance
‘Beautiful End’ is a project led by Artist in Residence Carran Waterfield, and is based on the 1918 novel of the same name by Westmorland writer Constance Holme.
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Sat 26 May

More details - Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre country garden with mixed planting, incl unusual trees, shrubs and some topiary. Small woodland garden and woodland glades. 2 ponds which encourage dragonflies. Several arbours where you can sit and relax. New paved topiary garden.
Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale
Sun 27 May

More details - Tenter End Barn - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres of cultivated and natural areas, in a secretive rural setting. A patio garden, large lawns, herbaceous borders and a small vegetable patch. Walks on the wild side around a mere and woodlands. Many birds can be seen at various feeding stations, also waterfowl on the mere. All managed by one OAP.
Tenter End Barn, Kendal
Sun 27 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Sew a poppy field
Help to create a field of memories. Make a fabric poppy to commemorate someone dear to you and help us create a field of treasured memories. 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
Mon 28 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Make your mark as a Georgian
Write with a quill and ink. Learn about 18th-century letter writing, pen a missive or poem of your own and seal it the Georgian way. 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
Tue 29 May

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. She sees all of the wild creatures who call Allan Bank home, can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Wed 30 May to Sat 28 Jul

More details - Acorn Bank - Newtopia day
Close encounters of the amphibious kind - meet the newts and do some crafting. Booking Not Needed.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Wed 30 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Become a natural artist
Make some wild art. Let nature awaken your creativity and make a piece of wild art from found objects or create a poem out of stones. We supply the materials - all you need to bring is your imagination. 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
Wed 30 May

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2018
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
Wed 30 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Walk on the wild side
Have fun on a family garden tour. Join a costumed servant on a family 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.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 31 May

More details - Alternative Perspectives Lecture: Economics With a Human Face
A talk by Ken Cholerton
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom, Branthwaite Brow, Off Market Place, Kendal
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Trio of Armathwaite Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Coombe Eden is approx 1 acre Victorian garden renovation project of traditional and contemporary beds. Steeply banked to a Japanese style bridge over the stream to a woodland area. Contemporary mixed beds, large rhododendrons give a breathtaking display in May.
Trio of Armathwaite Gardens, Carlisle
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Beckside Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Organic cottage garden with raised beds, herbaceous borders. Many unusual\new varieties of tender perennials and annuals, raised from seed and cuttings each year. Several interesting patio/seating areas. Productive greenhouse, again with unusual varieties. Ferns and summer flowering bulbs in pots.
Beckside Farm, nr Ulverston
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 14 Jul, Sat 21 Jul, Sat 28 Jul

More details - Galesyke - Open Garden for NGS
4 acre woodland garden with spectacular views of the Wasdale fells.The R Irt runs through the garden and both banks are landscaped, you can cross over the river via a picturesque, mini, suspension bridge. The garden has an impressive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas that light up the woodlands in springtime.
Galesyke, Wasdale
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Blues Hall of Fame® British Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band at The Old Fire Station
June 2, 2018 Blues Hall of Fame British Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band will be performing at The Old Fire Station, Carlisle.
Civic Centre | Carlisle | Cumbria
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Country Fest
Celebrate the beginning of British Summertime at Country Fest! A fantastic family weekend filled with delicious food and drink, countryside and children’s activities, spectacular and daring demonstrations, live music and plenty more for the whole family to get involved in.
County Showground,Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - 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. We have orchards, wild flower meadow and more formal garden with a range of outbuildings.
Middle Blakebank, Kendal
Sun 3 Jun

More details - 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 the Morecambe Bay.
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Tithe Barn - Open Garden for NGS
Set on a slight incline, the thatched property has stunning views of the Lake District, Pennines and Scottish Border hills. Planting follows the cottage garden style, the surrounding walls, arches, grottos and quirky features have all been designed and created by the owners.
Tithe Barn, Carlisle
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Low Blakebank - Open Garden for NGS
Charming and secluded 3 acre garden surrounding a C17 Lakeland farmhouse and bank barn. Plenty of seating to enjoy the beautiful views of the Lyth Valley and Scout Scar. Garden under development. Mixed borders, ponds, lawned areas, topiary, small bluebell wood and vegetable garden.
Low Blakebank, Kendal
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS
For 2 days only Larch Cottage Nurseries are opening the new lower gardens and chapel for NGS visitors. The gardens include lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs, trees, small orchard and a kitchen garden. A natural stream runs into a small lake - a haven for wildlife and birds.
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Kendal Mountain Tour - Tales of Adventure - Kendal
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Kendal tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Olly Hicks and Anna McNuff.
Brewery Arts Centre,122a Highgate, Kendal,
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Refresh & Revive
Get away for a night and refresh yourself with these quick breaks. Friday evening starts with a relaxing meditation followed by a tasty vegetarian meal. We are sorry but it is not possible to accommodate special dietary requirements for this meal.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Penrith 5K, 10K & Pretty Muddy 5K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Lowther Castle
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Hike Hadrian's Wall
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Take on a new challenge at Race for Life Hike in 2018.
Lanercost Priory
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Hazelwood Farm - Open Garden for NGS
A theatre of light curtained by backdrops of woodland. Steep paths winding up and through natural limestone cliff, intersected by a tumbling rill joining ponds, provide staging for alpine gems and drifts of herbaceous, prairie and woodland planting. Old and English roses, bulbs and the National Collection of Hepatica.
Hazelwood Farm, Carnforth
Sun 10 Jun

More details - 8 Oxenholme Road - Open Garden for NGS
Artist and potters garden of approx ½ acre of mixed planting designed for year-round interest, incl two linked small ponds. Roses, grasses and colour themed borders surround the house, with a gravel garden at the front, as well as a number of woodland plant areas, vegetable and fruit areas and sitting spaces.
8 Oxenholme Road, Kendal
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Hayton Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A valley of gardens of varied size and styles all within ½m, mostly of old stone cottages. Smaller and larger cottage gardens, courtyards and containers, steep wooded slopes, lawns, exuberant borders, frogs, pools and poultry, colour and texture throughout.
Hayton Village Gardens, Brampton
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Yews - Open Garden for NGS
Medium-sized formal Edwardian garden; fine trees, ha-ha, herbaceous borders; glasshouse (by Messenger). Bog area with, bamboos, primuli, hostas. Young yew maze and vegetable garden. Designed by H. Avray Tipping in 1912. Rose garden under reconstruction.
Yews, Storrs Park, Bowness-on-Windermere
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, ’The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control’. A 10 minute talk introducing the two prominent female figures of Wray: Margaret Dawson and Beatrix Potter.
Wray Castle
Fri 15 Jun to Mon 13 Aug

More details - Allegri perform Handel and Fauré
Allegri Singers and Players perform two great masterpieces for small choir. Handel’s Dixit Dominus was written after he visited Italy and shows the young composer’s mastery of extrovert Italian choral techniques.
St Mary’s Church, Crosthwaite
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie Plus Very Special Guest Shane Filan. Artists performing: Lionel Richie, Shane Filan.: Tickets avaiable.
Brunton Park, Carlisle
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Allegri perform Handel and Fauré
Allegri Singers and Players perform two great masterpieces for small choir. Handel’s Dixit Dominus was written after he visited Italy and shows the young composer’s mastery of extrovert Italian choral techniques.
St Cuthbert’s Church, Kentmere
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Askham Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Askham Hall is a Pele Tower incorporating C14, C16 and early C18 elements in a courtyard plan. Opened in 2013 with luxury accommodation, a restaurant, spa, cafe and wedding barn. Splendid formal garden with terraces of herbaceous borders and topiary, dating back to C17.
Askham Hall, Penrith
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Summerdale House - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre part-walled country garden set around C18 former vicarage. Several defined areas have been created by hedges, each with its own theme and linked by intricate cobbled pathways. Beautiful setting with fine views across to Farleton Fell.
Summerdale House, Lupton
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries
Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time! Take your chance to see a usually private garden by the kind permission of owners Peter and Jo in their support for the British Red Cross!
Melkinthorpe Penrith
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Lakeside Hotel & Rocky Bank - Open Garden for NGS
Two diverse gardens on the shores of Lake Windermere. Lakeside has been created for year round interest, packed with choice plants, incl some unusual varieties. Main garden area with herbaceous borders and foliage shrubs, scented and winter interest plants and seasonal bedding.
Lakeside Hotel & Rocky Bank, Ulverston
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 16 Aug

More details - Haverthwaite Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Traditional Lake District garden that has been redesigned and replanted. A wonderful display of hellebores and spring flowers. Gardens on a series of terraces leading down to the R Leven and incl: rose garden, cutting garden, dell area, rock terrace, herbaceous borders and many interesting mature shrubs.
Haverthwaite Lodge, Haverthwaite
Thu 21 Jun, Thu 16 Aug

More details - RD Glass half day beginners glass fusing course
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at fusing glass then why not come along? Suitable for those with no prior experience, in the course you will learn about different types of glass, compatibility, glass cutting and will come away with 2 to 4 pieces produced entirely by yourself.
4 Listers Cottages, Little Broughton
Sat 23 Jun, Sat 4 Aug

More details - The Beetham Make-Off
Let your child’s imagination run rampant as we present a spectacular one-day Lego workshop for children aged 7 and up! Join STEM’s Fran Ward for a day of Lego based challenges ranging from short and simple to time consuming and challenging.
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Orchard Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre sloping garden in old orchard. Plantsperson’s paradise. Winding paths, diverse habitats, secret vistas. All yr interest and colour. Collections of ferns (100+ varieties), hellebores (70+), grasses, cottage plants, geraniums, Acers (36) Hostas. Auricula theatres, ’imaginary’ stream, bog garden.
Orchard Cottage, Kendal
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Public Talk with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong – Looking with Wisdom
Making everything that happens to you help you to become a better person. Learn how Kadampa Buddhism offers practical advice for busy life Enjoy a guided meditation and experience peace of mind Explore the peaceful grounds, stay for lunch or relax in the World Peace Café
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
5 very different gardens hidden down narrow lanes off the road south out of Grange. Sunbeams and Sunrise are on a steep hillside with views across Morecambe Bay; neither have any flat areas. Sunbeams is managed without using pesticides and has a small pond to encourage wildlife.
Grange over Sands Hidden Gardens, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Sandhouse - Open Garden for NGS
A cottage garden with island beds of herbaceous perennials, foliage plants suitable for the flower arranger. Hidden seating areas to surprise the visitor, and lots of nooks and crannies. John is a multiple award winner for his floral arrangements including Chelsea GOLD, his latest in 2017.
Sandhouse, Carlisle
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Ivy House - Open Garden for NGS
Approx 2 acres of sloping fell-side garden with meandering paths leading to a series of rooms: pond, fern garden, gravel garden with assorted grasses, vegetable and herb garden. Copse with meadow leading down to beck.
Ivy House, Brampton
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Ewebank Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Relaxing, rural, wildlife friendly garden, ’green roof’ and sink gardens. Welcoming hens and suggestions of music. Large lawn slopes down to a stream where curved decking follows the gentle contours of the land.
Ewebank Farm, Kendal
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle’s story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.
Wray Castle
Sun 1 Jul to Wed 29 Aug

More details - Hazel Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Flower arrangers and plantsman’s garden. Extending to approx 5 acres. Includes mature herbaceous borders, pergola, ponds and planting of disused railway siding providing home to wildlife. Many variegated and unusual plants. Varied areas, planted for all seasons, S-facing, some gentle slopes.
Hazel Cottage, Armathwaite
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Ulverston Town & Country Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
7 gardens within a mile of historic market town, with its canal, lighthouse monument to Sir John Barrow and 18thC iron furnace - open to visitors at no extra charge. Hamilton Grove garden slopes down from a large terrace to the, now dry, canal feeder via beds of annuals and perennials.
Ulverston Town & Country Gardens, Ulverston
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Alternative Perspectives: Dances of Universal Peace
With Mary Rabia Dowson. Weaving together movement and sound with stillness and silence we open and deepen into the sacred realm of heart. From here we can expand our horizons, cultivate a radiant attitude and a positive, peaceful atmosphere. Through sound and movement we harmonise and find the rhythm of our breath.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom Branthwaite Brow Off Market Place Kendal
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk
Join Action for Children at their Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk on Saturday 7th July at 12pm. A cross bay walk from Arnside to Kents Bank with refreshments at Abbot Hall Hotel after the walk. Step Out with us and help disadvantaged children in the UK.
Arnside Promenade
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Summer Concert
Furness Music Centre Community Orchestra and Choir present an evening of Summer-themed Music
Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Fernhill Coach House - Open Garden for NGS
Approx one acre garden - a riot of chaotic exuberance. From a stable yard, old tip and remnants of an orchard, seven years of hard work have resulted in a garden. Mixed borders, lots of vegetables, greenhouse, polytunnel, ponds and lots of roses.
Fernhill Coach House, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Cross Bay Walk for Rainbow House
oin Rainbow House and the Queen’s Guide to the Sands Cedric Robinson MBE for a unique and picturesque 8 mile walk from the pretty promenade of Arnside to Kents Bank, near Grange over Sands.
Arnside Promenade, Arnside
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Cliffe Cottage, Kirklinton - Open Garden for NGS
Large garden with mature flower beds and trees. Productive vegetable patch and a small orchard. Wildlife pond with wild planting and bog garden. Homemade refreshments available.
Cliffe Cottage, Kirklinton, Carlisle
Sun 8 Jul

More details - 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. Our full range of perennials can be seen growing alongside one another in themed borders be they shady damp corners or south facing hot spots.
Abi and Tom’s Garden Plants, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 8 Jul

More details - Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Run by volunteers with the aim of promoting knowledge of the cultivation of plants particularly suited to Lakeland conditions. One of the best labelled gardens in the UK. National Collections of astilbe, daboecia, polystichum (ferns) and meconopsis. Set on the fellside with stunning views over Windermere.
Holehird Gardens, Windermere
Thu 12 Jul

More details - Roy Bailey plays Kendal for the Winter Shelter
For over 60 years, Roy Bailey has been one of the UK Folk & Acoustic scene’s most loved and admired performers. Described as having one of the finest voices in the folk world, Roy has a large and loyal following worldwide.
St George’s Church, Castle Street, Kendal
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Kirklinton Hall Opera
Renowned touring opera company, Regents Opera, return to Kirklinton Hall to perform The Barber of Seville a black tie gala event. In the 18th century, at the house of a doctor, Bartolo, keeps his niece, Rosina, confined in his house. He is her guardian. Rosina inherited a great deal of money from her parents.
Kirklinton Hall Kirklinton Carlisle
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Carlisle Pretty Muddy 5K
Race for Life Pretty Muddy is Cancer Research UK’s brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course. Scramble over the A-frame. Crawl through the mud pit. Have fun with your friends. And raise valuable funds for BEATING CANCER.
Bitts Park, Dacre Road, Carlisle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Carlisle Race for Life 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up or help us spread the word. This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. 10k is a great step up from our 5k events.
Bitts Park, Dacre Road, Carlisle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Robin Hood and His Merry Men
Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land as they travel through Sherwood Forest stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
Lanercost Priory, Lanercost, near Brampton
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Winton Park - Open Garden for NGS
4- acre country garden bordered by the banks of the R Eden with stunning views. Many fine conifers, acers and rhododendrons, herbaceous borders, hostas, ferns, grasses, heathers and several hundred roses. Four formal ponds plus rock pool.
Winton Park, Kirkby Stephen
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Holme Meadow - Open Garden for NGS
Village garden developed and landscaped from scratch by owners. Incl shrubbery, perennial beds supplemented by annuals;gazebo, pergola and trellis with climbers, slate beds and water feature, ornamental copse, pond, wild flower meadow and kitchen garden. Designed, planted and maintained to be wildlife friendly.
Holme Meadow, Carlisle
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Dobbies Garden World - Carlisle
Dobbies Carlisle is easily accessible from the A595 and is just a few minutes drive from the popular small village of Dalston.
Orton Grange Carlisle
Fri 20 Jul to Sun 22 Jul, Fri 14 Sep to Sun 16 Sep

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 21 Jul, Sat 18 Aug

More details - Eden Place - Open Garden for NGS
3 acre garden with many large perennial borders and island beds enclosed by tall hedges. Part of the garden is made over to aviaries with exotic birds, some are free - flying. Also a lake and a woodland walk.
Eden Place, Kirkby Stephen
Sun 22 Jul

More details - International Buddhist Summer Festival
It offers a unique opportunity to spend time with thousands of people from all over the world and to see first hand the universality of Buddha’s teachings and the power of modern Buddhism to transform the lives of people of all nationalities and cultures.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston Cumbria
Fri 27 Jul to Sat 11 Aug

More details - Cumbria Steam Gathering
Live steel music performance by Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra from Stockport
Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - Locale
Saturday the 28th of July will see the return of Locale – our tremendously popular one day festival to celebrate all of the great producers, makers and local businesses in and around the Arnside and Silverdale AONB!
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Sat 28 Jul

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. She sees all of the wild creatures who call Allan Bank home, can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Sun 29 Jul to Wed 26 Sep

More details - Beckside Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Organic cottage garden with raised beds, herbaceous borders. Many unusual\new varieties of tender perennials and annuals, raised from seed and cuttings each year. Several interesting patio/seating areas. Productive greenhouse, again with unusual varieties. Ferns and summer flowering bulbs in pots.
Beckside Farm, nr Ulverston
Sat 4 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sat 25 Aug

More details - Crafty Vintage at Lowther Castle
Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas and gather inspiration. We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine.
Lowther Castle. Penrith
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - Vintage and Classic Car Show
We are holding our annual Vintage and Classic Car Show in the grounds of Netherby Hall. Exhibitors can reserve a place now and reservations are FREE. Refreshments will be available.
Netherby Hall Longtown
Sun 5 Aug

More details - 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 the Morecambe Bay.
Yewbarrow House, Grange-over-Sands
Sun 5 Aug, Sun 2 Sep

More details - Hutton in the Forest Open Garden
The surroundings of this historic house include a walled garden, lake, topiary and woodland walk. The house and tearoom are also open For more information on the garden, visit hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk.
Hutton in the Forest Penrith
Sun 5 Aug

More details - HPB Merlewood - Open Garden for NGS
Extensive and varied gardens with a dramatic view to Morecambe Bay from the terrace. Newly planted formal and terraced gardens surround the house. A woodland including a nature trail for children. The wood on the limestone crags contain a variety of tree species many of which are from the original Victorian planting.
HPB Merlewood, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Fell Yeat - Open Garden for NGS
1 acre country garden with mixed planting, incl unusual trees, shrubs and some topiary. Small woodland garden and woodland glades. 2 ponds which encourage dragonflies. Several arbours where you can sit and relax. New paved topiary garden.
Fell Yeat, Kirkby Lonsdale
Sun 5 Aug

More details - The Lowther Show
We are very excited to welcome back the Lowther Show to the sporting calendar in August 2018, welcoming back the local community to a fantastic showcase of countryside living.
Lowther Castle, Penrith
Sat 11 Aug and Sun 12 Aug

More details - Kirklinton Hall Open Garden
Built in the 17th Century and being restored to its former glory, Kirklinton Hall sits on a twelve acre site that features a beautiful part-walled garden. A scented rose maze and rose terraces surround the great hall and a herb garden provides traditional herbal cures.
Kirklinton Hall Kirklinton
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Rose Croft - Open Garden for NGS
Gardening on a steep slope with wildlife in mind. Naturalistic plantings, perennials and grasses pouring away from the top terrace, shrubs, rose arches and silver birches for supporting structure.
Rose Croft, Kendal
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Berriedale - Open Garden for NGS
Suburban garden, surprisingly large with different areas and levels. Incl large vegetable plot (with award winning onions and leeks), pond, Japanese inspired border and many seating areas around the garden. Children love the fairy dell and mini trail.
Berriedale, Whitehaven
Sun 12 Aug

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, ’The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control’. A 10 minute talk introducing the two prominent female figures of Wray: Margaret Dawson and Beatrix Potter.
Wray Castle
Tue 14 Aug to Fri 12 Oct

More details - 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 techniques. The majority of plots grow a mixture of vegetables, fruit trees and flowers.
Grange Fell Allotments, Grange-Over-Sands
Sun 19 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
Thu 23 Aug

More details - The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute
The Story Of The Beach Boys® A Tribute Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will
Wannasee Music Festival, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith
Sat 25 Aug

More details - The Cumbria Guitar Show 2018  - The Rheged Visitor Centre - Sunday 26th August
The Cumbria Guitar Show, now in it’s 20th year - The Rheged Visitor Centre just off the M6 Motorway, Penrith, Cumbria Live Music with Anth Purdy, Ken Nicol, Conor Thomas & The South Lakes Rock School Band Vintage & New Guitars BUY - SELL - TRADE Guitars, Amps, Accessories much much more.
The Rheged Centre - Redhils - Penrith - Cumbria
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Holker Hall Bank Holiday Plant  2018
Holker Hall & Gardens Summer Plant Fair and Producers’ Market Held beside the cafe restaurant and gift shop, this quality plant fair continues to attract some of the top Northern’s plant specialists and growers and offers you a huge choice of plants for your gardens.
Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle’s story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.
Wray Castle
Thu 30 Aug to Sun 28 Oct

More details - Alternative Perspectives Lecture: Walking the Labyrinth
Karen Balmer specialised as a Mental Health Chaplain and has since specialised as a Labyrinth Facilitator with her masters in spirituality and healthcare. Many benefits have been found by those who have walked the labyrinth. It is a personal journey and best discovered with an open mind.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom, Branthwaite Brow, Off Market Place, Kendal
Fri 7 Sep

More details - 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, incl expanses of rock planted sympathetically with grasses, unusual trees and shrubs, climaxing for autumn colour. There are native hedges and areas of plant rich meadows.
Low Fell West, Kendal
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Sizergh Castle - Open Garden for NGS
acre limestone rock garden, largest owned by National Trust; Wild flower areas, hot wall and herbaceous borders, Productive ornamental kitchen garden and fruit orchard with spring bulbs. Terrace garden and mirror lake. Holders of the National Collections of Asplenium scolopendrium, Cystopteris, Dryopteris and Osmunda.
Sizergh Castle, Kendal
Mon 10 Sep

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries
Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time! Take your chance to see a usually private garden by the kind permission of owners Peter and Jo in their support for the British Red Cross!
Melkinthorpe Penrith
Wed 12 Sep

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
Thu 13 Sep

More details - Westmorland County Show
Awarded Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year for 2015, Westmorland County Show is one of the UK’s favourite agricultural Shows and Cumbria’s largest livestock Show. Come and enjoy a premier event that celebrates the best of farming, food, and country life and is always a fantastic day out.
County Showground,Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Thu 13 Sep

More details - Heritage Open Days 2018
Free admission Heritage Open Days is your chance to visit thousands of buildings and places across England for FREE. Our 12th year of being part of this national voluntary event. You can look around on your own.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Sat 15 Sep and Sun 16 Sep

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. She sees all of the wild creatures who call Allan Bank home, can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Thu 27 Sep to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 29 Sep, Sat 20 Oct, Sat 3 Nov

More details - Church View - Open Garden for NGS
Its all about the plants! Less than ½ acre of garden but with layers of texture, colour and interest in abundance, this is a garden for plantaholics. Plant combinations are at the heart of the design.
Church View, Appleby-in-Westmorland
Sun 30 Sep

More details - Newton Rigg College Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Our Educational Gardens have much of horticultural interest incl herbaceous borders, ten ponds, decorative and productive organic garden, woodland walk, seasonal borders, Pictorial Meadows, Pleached Hornbeam Walkway and extensive range of ornamental trees and shrubs.
Newton Rigg College Gardens, Penrith
Mon 1 Oct

More details - Alternative Perspectives: Rasputin Re-imagined.
A talk by the always-interesting Tim Shuker.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom Branthwaite Brow Off Market Place Kendal
Fri 5 Oct

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk
Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, ’The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control’. A 10 minute talk introducing the two prominent female figures of Wray: Margaret Dawson and Beatrix Potter.
Wray Castle
Sat 13 Oct to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael: Tickets avaiable.
Carlisle Sands Centre, Carlisle
Fri 26 Oct

More details - The Christmas Fair @ Rheged
An early Christmas Arts, Crafts, Gifts and Food Fair held in two exhibition halls in the Rheged Centre. This two -day event will provide a diverse and interesting mix of exhibitors from across the North of England and Scotland. A great place to start that Christmas shopping.
Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria
Sat 27 Oct and Sun 28 Oct

More details - Crafty Vintage at The Wnter Droving Penrith
THE MAGICAL DAY OF RURAL CELEBRATION, FOOD, FUN, GAMES - MASQUERADE AND FIRE IN PENRITH CUMBRIA A right rural gathering including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food and drink, and high quality arts and crafts.
The Old Fire Station, Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria
Sat 27 Oct

More details - Wray Castle - The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control
This year sees us reflecting on the lives of two prominent women from Wray Castle’s story. The exhibition encompasses artistic installations, research material and poses questions for reflection.
Wray Castle
Mon 29 Oct to Sun 4 Nov

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS
For 2 days only Larch Cottage Nurseries are opening the new lower gardens and chapel for NGS visitors. The gardens include lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs, trees, small orchard and a kitchen garden. A natural stream runs into a small lake - a haven for wildlife and birds.
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Alternative Perspectives: Art and Inspiration
A presentation by well-known Lake Artist Tiana Marie.
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom, Branthwaite Brow, Off Market Place, Kendal
Fri 2 Nov

More details - Workington Model Railway Exhibition 2018
The largest Model Railway Exhibition in Cumbria is staying at its new venue. Easier to find, lots of free parking, full refreshment facilities, all areas accessible, light and airy so worth making the effort to come and see us if you have not been for a while, or even for the first time.
Energus Building, Lillyhall, Workington.
Sat 17 Nov and Sun 18 Nov

More details - Christmas Concert
Furness Music Centre Community Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert
St.Mark’s Church, Rawlinson Street, Barrow-in-Furness.
Sat 8 Dec

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 15 Dec