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Whats on in the Lake District throughout the summer holidays

Date: 15th July 2013
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: ambleside sports, pot fest, cockermouth agricultural show, picnic cinema, grasmere lakeland sports, lowther show, cumbria steam gathering, kendal calling

On most days there is something going on in the Lake District, however here is a list of some of the bigger festivals, unique and annual events taking place during the school summer holidays:

Thursday 25th July - Ambleside Sports. Traditional Lakeland Events including Cumberland Wrestling, Hound Trails, Track Races, Rydal Round Fell Race and Cycle Races. Adults £6, under 12s FREE, 12-17 yr olds £3.

Friday 26th  to Sunday 28th July - Kendal Calling. The Lake District's version of Glastonbury. Music Festival at Lowther Deer Park, near Penrith. Tickets may still be available from Penrith Tourist Information 01768 867466.

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Ulverston Walkfest 2013

Date: 18th April 2013
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: ulverston walkfest 2013, ulverston events, walking festival, wainwright

Ulverston Walkfest is a 10 day festival which runs from Saturday 27th April until Monday 6th May 2013. Now in its 14th year the festival celebrates the historical and cultural aspects of Ulverston, with one of the main highlights being "Wainwright Redefined" a talk by Eric Robson who is the chairman of Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time.

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Date: 16th April 2013
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: october beer festival, beer hall, staveley, cumbrias biggest ever beer festival

The Brewers Society has chosen the Beer Hall at Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley to host its annual 2013 North West Beer Festival. 

SIBA The Society for Independant Brewers has made the decision to move the huge event from Manchester (where it was held for the last 3 years) to the Lake District, as a recognition of the strength of the brewing industry throughout Cumbria.

To date this will be the biggest beer festival ever held in Cumbria, and will gather more Cumbrian beers from locally based breweries in one place, than ever before. The festival will also showcase 200 cask beers from up to 80 North West breweries.

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Whats on over the Easter weekend

Date: 20th March 2013
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: easter extravaganza, reghed, free entry, keswick arts & crafts fair, sizergh castle, easter egg hunt, kendals farmers market

The following events and activities are going on throughout the Lake District over the Easter weekend which will help keep the family entertained, and make sure you have a fantastic and memorable Easter short break in the Lake District:

Friday 29th and Sunday 31st March - Easter Extravaganza at Brockhole Visitors Centre (approx half way between Windermere and Ambleside)

Treasure hunts, face painting, and a special visit from the Brockhole Bunny. Activities are free and start at 11.00

Friday 29th Kendal's Farmers Market

9:30am - 3:30pm - Held the last Friday of every month in the market square, the Made in Cumbria Farmers Market offers the very best in locally produced foods.

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Dickensian Christmas Festival Ulverston 24th & 25th November 2012

Date: 19th November 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: christmas, free events, ulverston dickensian christmas festival 2012

Coloured illustration of a horse-drawn coach with Christmas presents and decorations from the Dickensian period.

The Dickensian style two day Christmas festival attracts thousands of people each year to the small market town of Ulverston, on the Furness peninsula in the South of Cumbria. The festival is now in its 14th year, and this year takes place on the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

It is now one of the most popular Dickensian style festivals in the country and gives locals and visitors the chance to experience the atmosphere of how life might have been in a traditional market town in the 1850s. The festival is organised by a committee of local volunteers and is run on a non-profit basis, relying on fund raising, sponsorships, grants and donations from local businesses. There is a great community spirit with the local shop keepers really getting into the spirit of the festival by dressing up in traditional period clothing. You get a real feeling of stepping back in time as you walk through Ulverston’s cobbled streets and ginnels, with its unique speciality shops and traditional old worldy pubs.

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Ambleside Christmas Lights - Saturday 17th November 2012

Date: 13th November 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: ambleside chirstimas lights

Every year on the third Saturday in November at dusk the residents of Ambleside parade through the closed streets carrying with them paper lanterns. The Christmas lights are then switched on by Santa Claus himself, and there is a large fireworks display at Rothay Park. The whole day has a very magical feel to it and really gets you in the Christmas spirit.

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Events for the whole family throughout August

Date: 29th July 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips
Tagged: bowness festival of fun, cumbria classic car show, events during august, grasmere lakeland sports, lowther game & country fair, mintfest kendal 2012

This Summer the Lake District has a fantastic program of events for all ages and tastes, to help you have a great family packed holiday to remember. The following events will be taking place over the various weekends throughout August:

Festival of Fun - Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August

Glebe Road

Bowness on Windermere

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Saturday 1pm-10pm

Come down to the Glebe to see the enteries in the Lakes Boat Parade. From 7pm there will be live music playing at the bandstand, and the evening will finish with a spectacular fireworks display.

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Annual Summer Beer Festival

Date: 10th July 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do, Top Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged: annual summer beer festival, beer hall, hawkshead brewery, staveley

The Beer Hall at The Mill Yard in Staveley LA8 9LR, is holding its Annual Summer Beer Festival over the weekend of Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2012.

This is the biggest event of the year held by Hawkshead Brewery and celebrates British craft breweries.

There will be 3 bars and a marque serving over 60 different beers over the weekend, with all cask beers being on handpull from the cellar. There will also be 3 guest ciders from the Pure North brewery which is based in the Holme Valley, Yorkshire and run by Rob the owner of Hideaway Cottage in Staveley. Pure North Cider is pressed by hand and full of anti-oxidants, and can often be cloudy as it is naturally produced from a blend of cider apples picked from their own orchard on site.

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7 Simple Reasons You Need To Visit The Lake District This Summer

Date: 17th June 2012
Filed under: Events, Things To Do
Tagged: festival of the sea, olympic torch relay, peter rabbit, prom art, sizergh castle scarecrows, summer events

Arguably the most beautiful part of the entire UK, not many people fully understand the size of the Lake District - it actually covers just under 900 square miles, which when you realise the entire 32 boroughs of London stretch for around 610 square miles, it makes the Lake District a big place.

Sure, a lot of the area is taken up by water - WIndermere and Ullswater alone account for 10% of the Lake District - but it’s still a huge part of the country and once you understand just how big it is, you realise just how many sights and attractions there are to sample in and around the area, particularly through the summer months.

Looking at activities for people of all ages, these seven events are just a few highlights of what to expect over the coming months in the area.

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Date: 30th May 2012
Filed under: Events, Top Tips
Tagged: discounts, lake district cottages short breaks, romantic breaks, summer sale, weekend breaks

It looks like Summer if finally here and to celebrate Goosemire Cottages are offering 15% off full weeks holidays taken by 21st July in the Summer sale! Unlike a lot of the larger agencies during the Summer Sale we can be flexible on your holiday start date and assuming we have availability can offer a changeover day that suits you best.

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