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Today to Thu 20 Jun    

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 Sun 2 Jun

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 Sun 2 Jun

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 Sun 2 Jun

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 and Fri 24 May

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 and Fri 24 May

More details - Wray Castle - Reading Wray Castle
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out. You’ll hear about how the Gothic Revival style came about, how the practicalities of an early Victorian house were fitted in and how the Dawsons’ personalised their new house.
Wray Castle
Today and Fri 24 May

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 25 May to Fri 31 May

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk
A day with our local Volunteer Ranger on a guided cruise and walk to discover Beatrix Potters Coniston story, including afternoon tea at Monk Coniston. 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
Today

More details - Games & Sandwiches Afternoon
Join us as for another afternoon social of games and sandwiches, as we celebrate British Sandwich Week with a wide variety of traditional and not so traditional board and card games, and a range of delicious fresh sandwiches! All ages are welcome
Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milnthorpe
Today

More details - Timecopter
Miss’ granddad’s wild invention takes her and her class back to the Dark Ages; there they help rescue a dragon from the Knights of Camelot. When they try to get home, they travel to the future, where their different skills help save the whole world.
The Forum, 28 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Today to Sat 25 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. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
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 30 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 - 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 and Fri 24 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,
Today, Thu 30 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. 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 - 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 26 May, Tue 28 May to Fri 31 May

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 24 May, Mon 27 May to Fri 31 May

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 - 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 26 May, Tue 28 May to Fri 31 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. Our guided tours are very popular and places are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today to Mon 27 May, Wed 29 May to Fri 31 May

Ireby Festival More details - Ireby Festival
“Seth Lake man - CoCo and the Butterfields, Imar, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys Calan and many more are to be seen at Ireby festival in 2019. The festival continues to promote new rising talent alongside more established world class musicians.
Ireby, Wigton
Fri 24 May 19 and Sat 25 May
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More details - Footprint - Yoga and mindfulness for kids with Jo Andrews
Yoga for kids is a time to reflect on what’s important, what matters and how special their uniqueness is while listening to music we love. A 45 minute session blending empowering physical yoga to music we love and a time to reflect on what’s important, what matters and how special our uniqueness is.
Footprint
Fri 24 May, Fri 31 May

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Lakelandsong
Lakelandsong, written and performed by Phil Lewthwaite and other musicians, is a performance of songs about the Lake District accompanied by a large cinematic display of images and videos of our World Heritage Site.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Fri 24 May 19

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 24 May, Fri 31 May

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