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9 Great Events Taking Place in the Lake District This Spring

29 March 2018


There’s always something going on in the Lakes, with events catering for all ages and Spring is no different.

Here’s a quick roundup of our favourite events taking place in the Lake District this Spring


Designer Den Build – Grizedale Forest & Visitor Centre

April 1-15th

If your little ones love making their own dens in the back garden, why not learn how to do it like a pro with this fun activity taking place over two weeks at the Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre?

You and the kids will learn how to make a real shelter using their colourful hazel sticks in this free event which will teach you to create your own woodland hideaway.


“Where Is Peter Rabbit?” Treasure Trail – The World of Beatrix Potter

April 4th

Fresh off the back of becoming a Hollywood superstar, Peter Rabbit hasn’t forgotten his roots and will be back for the annual Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt across the region.

One of the most fun events of the year sees Peter hide a hundred special ceramic eggs around the Lakes, which you can find using a live Google map and some cryptic clues.

Each egg contains a free family pass for the World of Beatrix Potter attraction, with some containing other prizes such as overnight stays and entry to attractions. Just make sure to register online before the event.


YolanDa Brown: The Bob Marley Songbook – Coronation Hall, Ulverston

April 8th

If you fancy a bit of live music during your stay, the UK’s premier female saxophonist, YolanDa Brown will be performing in Ulverston this April. With a show dedicated to the man who brought reggae into the mainstream, Bob Marley.

Not many people would associate the Lakes with live music. But this is an event not to be missed, especially for fans of jazz or reggae!


Damson Day 2018 – Low Farm, Lyth Valley

April 14th

Each year sees this wonderful event take place amongst the damson orchards of the Lyth Valley. With live music, hot food, real ale, local craft demonstrations, blossom walks and more.

The Westmorland damson is one of the lesser-known local delicacies. Used in a range of items such as jam, chutney and gin, and this event is a lovely chance to give it a try for yourself.


Ulverston WalkFest – Ulverston

April 28 – May 7th

Most visitors to the Lakes flock here for the great walks and this ten-day festival in the market town of Ulverston is a great way to learn a little more about the area. With lots of volunteer-led walks for all ages and abilities, as well as other talks and events.


Cumberland Sausage Festival – Muncaster Castle

May 5-7th

Perhaps the most famous food export of the Lake District is the Cumberland Sausage, which this event in Carlisle is set to celebrate. Alongside all the other great culinary treasures that Cumbria has brought us, with demonstrations from celebrity chefs, cookery demos and other entertainment for the whole family.

Set in the grounds of Muncaster Castle, it’s also a great opportunity to explore the grounds of this beautiful estate.


Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival – Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club

May 4-6th

This community event hosted in Kirkby Lonsdale (just on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales). It’s a great way to let your hair down and enjoy some local musicians and locally brewed beers, with free entry for all.


Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival – Theatre by the Lake

May 10-13th

For even more live music, Keswick is home to its own four-day jazz and blues festival. Which celebrates the best swing, hot club, classic, traditional and mainstream jazz and blues.

Now in its 27th year, the festival takes place at various locations around the town and will be hosting festival favourites such as Enrico Tomasso and Keith Nichols alongside top international performers such as Marla Dixon.

One of the best festivals of its kind in the UK, it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.


The Cumbrian Challenge 2018 – Grasmere Sports Field

May 18-19th

For something a bit more challenging head to this annual ‘Walking with the Wounded’ fundraising event in Grasmere. Where teams of four join wounded servicemen and women for a walk across the fells.

There are routes for all abilities if you want to join in, but even if you just want to come along and cheer on the teams, it’s a fun day in the calendar and all for a great cause.


If you’re looking for accommodation for your stay in the Lake District this spring, check out our holiday and leisure parks here at Pure Leisure.