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Lake District Events - 2009


Ambleside Daffodil and Spring Flower Show Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March 2009

Kelsick Centre, St Mary's Lane, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DG

Finding Galava Wednesday 27th May 2009 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Join the National Trust on a discovery walk around the Roman Fort on the lakeshore. Use real Roman artefacts to uncover some of its hidden secrets. Booking essential Tel- .015394 46027 Meet at Waterhead Car Park, Ambleside

Ambleside Rushbearing - Saturday 4th July 2009 2.30pm

Ambleside Flower Show - Fri 24 - Sun 26 July

Ambleside Traditional Sports Day - Thu 30th July

Christmas Lights Lantern Procession - Sat 28th Nov


Appleby Horse Fair - Thursday 4th - Monday 8th June 2009

Appleby Agricultural Show - Thursday 14th Aug

Aquarium of the Lakes

Face Your Fears February 2009

Are you scared of spiders? Are you afraid of creepy crawlies? The Aquarium of the Lakes is getting ready to welcome some horrifying guest animals and you will be able to come and meet the creepy creatures. They will have tarantulas, scorpions, snakes, stick insects, giant millipedes and giant cockroaches! Come along to the Aquarium of the Lakes and face your ultimate fears this February half term. The aquarium will be squirming with scary creatures. We offer the opportunity to handle a number of terrifying critters including snakes, tarantulas, frogs and giant snails. There will also be Bush Tucker Trials were you can freak out family and friends while reaching into boxes filled with scary creatures and also feast on bugs such as tasty worm snacks and chocolate covered ants. There will be daily crafts including making a giant trash bag tarantula and other bugs. Feel free to take part in our face painting.

Birdoswald Roman Fort

May 24th -25th - Roman Warriors and Soldiers at Birdoswald Roman Fort - A display of the daily routines of the Roman soldiers

August 1st -2nd - Festival dedicated to children A range of activities to chose from


The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt The World of Beatrix Potter Wednesday 8th April 2009 to Tuesday 14th April 2009


Wed 5th Aug: Cartmel Show

Cartmel Races

23rd May - First race begins at 5:30pm

25th May - First race begins at 2.10pm

27th May - First race begins at 2:20pm

16th July - First race begins at 2:00pm - Tetley's Barbecue Raceday

29th August - First race begins at 2:20pm

31st August - First race begins at 2:20pm


Fri 26th - Sat 27th June: Woolfest

June 20th-end of July - Cockermouth Summer Festival

July 17th-19th - Cockermouth Rock Festival

8th November - Cockermouth Fireworks Evening

22nd November - Cockermouth Christmas Lights Switch On

12th December - Cockermouth Beer Festival

Wordsworth House

Sat 28 Feb 2009 - Sat 28 Mar 2009 12:30 to 14:30 Waking up the House!

Sun 1 - Sun 22 Mar 2009 14:30 Ghostly Fireside Tales

Sun 1 - Sun 22 Mar 2009 11:30 William's Garden in Bloom


Lakeland Rose, Garden & Craft Show - From Saturday 11th July 2009 to Sunday 12th July 2009 10.00am to 5.00pm. Westmorland County Show Ground, Lane Farm

Dalemain House

10th May - Vintage Tractor Rally

16th May - Fell Pony Stallion Show

18th May - North West Carriage Driving Event

22nd June - Cumbria Life & Dalemain Garden Festival

3rd - 4th August - Pets & People Show

Dalton in Furness

Annual Medieval Market, stalls, crafts, street entertainment - From Monday 25th May 2009 to Thursday 25th June 2009


June 26th-28th - Dent Folk Festival

Grange Over Sands

Prom Art at Grange Promenade Sunday 26th April 2009 - 9.30pm to 4pm Free entry

Edwardian Festival - Saturday 13th June 2009 10am to 4pm


Sat 12th July: Grasmere Rusbearing

Sun 30 Aug: Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show

Grizedale Forest

Grizedale Stages Rally - Saturday 5th December 2009 9.00am - 4.00pm


Tues 18th Aug: Hawkshead Show


Farmer's Market - Friday 27 March 2009 9.30am - 3.30pm Market Place, Kendal

Kendal Book Fair June 19th - 20th -the Brewery Arts Centre

Kendal Torchlight Carnival - Fri 11 Sept


Fri 20th Mar - Sat 18th Apr: Theatre by the Lake - world premiere stage adaptation of Melvyn Bragg's 'The Maid of Buttermere'

Wed 6th - Sun 10th May: Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival

Wed 14th - Sun 18th May: Cumberland Ale: Keswick Mountain Festival

Fri 5th - Sat 6th June: Keswick Beer Festival

Mon 31st Aug: Keswick Agricultural Show

6th September: The PUMA Derwentwater Trail Race and Puma Derwentwater Challenge

Sun 6th Dec: Keswick Traditional Christmas Fayre

Holker Hall

Garden Festival Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May 2009 - 10am to 5.30pm

Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole

Have a go at Archery Saturday 4th April: 3 Booking advisable Tel - 0845 272 0004

Taste of the Past Wednesday 8th April: Free

Adventure Eggstras Friday 10th and Monday 13th April: Free

Garden Olympics at Brockhole Saturday 11th April: 5 Booking advisable Tel - 0845 272 0004

Art Adventure at Brockhole Sunday 12th April: 4 Booking advisable 0845 272 0004

Lighthouse on the Landscape Sunday 12th April: Free

Skills for the Hills Saturday 18 April: 5 Booking advisable 0845 272 0004

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

Thomas the Tank Engine Weekend Sat 21st, Sun 22nd Mar 2009 10:00 to 16:00

Lanercost Priory

18th-21st June- Lanercost Festival

Lyth Valley

Damson Day at Low Farm Saturday 18th April 2009 10.30pm to 4.00pm


5th - 7th June - Holy Trinity Charter Fair Phone 01946 598914

11th - 12th July - Millom and Area Scarecrow Festival

29th August - Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show

10th - 13th September - Flower Festival, St Georges Church

12th December - Millom Christmas Market

Muncaster Castle

Spring Illuminations at Muncaster Castle 7th, 14th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 28th February 2009

Sun 24th - Thur 28th May: Festival of Fools

June 27th-28th - Medieval Muncaster

September 19th-20th: Paranormal Weekend

Mon 26th - Sat 31st Oct: Darkest Muncaster

Sat 31st Oct - Sun 1st Nov: Muncaster Halloween Event

Naworth Castle

Antiques Fair Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2009 10.30am to 5.00pm


May 5th - May Day Gala

Sat 25th July: Penrith Show

Fri 7th - Sun 9th Aug: Potfest in the Pens


May 29th -31st - Ravenglass Charter Fair

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Peter Rabbit Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2009

Postman Pat - September 26-27th

The Grizzly Ghost Trains 30th - 31st Oct


16th May - Sedbergh Gala Tel: 015396 20402

18th - 27th September - Sedbergh Festival of Books and Drama

Sizergh Castle

12th - 13th April - Easter Trail around Sizergh Castle and Gardens. Tel:- 015395 60951


Garden Trail Monday 25th May 2009 open all day from 11.30am to 5pm

An opportunity to visit 12 beautiful private gardens


Whitehaven Male Voice Choir

Sunday 22nd March 7:30pm - 'Brass and Voices' in aid of Mayor of Copeland's Charities Tel: 01946 598529

Saturday 13th June 7:30pm - Annual Concert with guest choir The Gibside Singers - The Civic Hall, Lowther Street, Whitehaven

Saturday 19th September 7:30pm St Peter's Church, Kells, Whitehaven

Saturday 12th December 7:30pm - Christmas Celebration Concert (soloist to be confirmed) St Begh's Church, Coach Road, Tel-: 01946 63452


17th May - Brathay Windermere Marathon

Sat 25th and Sun 26th July: Windermere Airshow

Sat 12th Sept: Great North Swim

Wray Castle

Wray Castle Revealed Friday 22nd May 2009 10.30am