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Guided Alpaca Walks


Fri 20 Sep 2019 - Tue 31 Mar 2020

Experience Whinlatter with a difference.

Grizedale Residency

Grizedale Residency Karolin Schwab & Ben Allan


Thu 26 Sep - Sun 15 Dec 2019

Karolin Schwab and Ben Allan completed a six week residency at Grizedale.

Colour & Light

Colour and Light


Fri 18 Oct 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020

Colour and Light: The Art and Influence of the Scottish Colourists

Jem Southam, from series 'Clouds Descending' 2011

West Coast Photo Exhibition


Sat 26 Oct 2019 - Wed 15 Jan 2020

West Coast Photo brings together for the first time a wide collection of photographs and video works by more than 20 local and national artists & photography enthusiasts, showcasing life on the West Coast from the early 20th Century to now.

JClover, Cry Me a River

Traces - Quilt Art


Wed 30 Oct 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020

‘Traces’ explores the themes of memory and the power of stitch.

Tapestry by Clare Coyle

Weaving Water/Woven Land - British Tapestry Group


Wed 30 Oct 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020

Regional members of the BTG have taken the joint theme of weaving water/woven land and have interpreted this in a variety of different techniques.


LGBT+ Within and Beyond


Fri 1 Nov 2019 - Sat 1 Feb 2020

Lakeland Arts is embarking on a project to uncover the history of Cumbria’s LGBT community.

Autumn Hedgerows by Ruth Clayton

Hidden Hedgerows - Ruth Clayton


Sat 2 Nov 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020

Ruth likes to experiment with many techniques in watercolour to capture the jewel like quality of berries and flowers found in Cumbria’s many hedgerows.


‘Kaleidoscope’ – A New Exhibition from Green Door


Tue 5 Nov 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020

‘Kaleidoscope’ – a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery.

An Anxious Fish Grows Its Own Scales, 2019

Anna Reading - The Pothole


Sat 9 Nov - Sat 14 Dec 2019

Cross Lane Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of new work by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018/19 winner Anna Reading.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol


Fri 22 Nov 2019 - Sat 11 Jan 2020

A high-spirited and joyful adaptation featuring puppetry, fabulous music and plenty of laughs: glorious family entertainment for Christmas.

Carlisle Christmas Market

Carlisle Christmas Market


Sat 30 Nov - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Carlisle city centre will stage an open-air festive market between Saturday 30 November and Sunday 8 December.

Santa at the Beacon Museum 2019

The Actual Factual Santa Trail


Sat 30 Nov - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Ho Ho Ho, guess who is coming to the Beacon Museum. Take part in The Actual Factual Christmas Trail, get the answers right and gain access to the Elves workshop to carry out a craft activity, then visit Santa.

Santa’s Boat-Building Workshops

Santa’s Boat-Building Workshops


Sat 30 Nov - Tue 24 Dec 2019

Our eager elves are ready for a busy month of toy boat building in the countdown to Christmas!

A magical Christmas of dining

Christmas dining at Windermere Jetty - lunches


Sun 1 - Mon 23 Dec 2019

Join us in our Wolfson Learning Centre at the Museum with views over the lake.

Bread making

Cookery lessons - December


Mon 2 - Tue 31 Dec 2019

Here at The Lyth Valley Restaurant with Rooms, we can offer multiple cookery lessons with our chefs.

Christmas Wreath making workshops at Fell Foot

Christmas Wreath making workshops

Newby Bridge

Thu 5 - Fri 6 Dec 2019

Make your own wreath from natural materials you find around the park with help from our expert rangers.

Photo credit: Andrew Jenkins



Fri 6 Dec 2019

Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself.

Willow Angels Workshops

Willow Weaving - Angels for Christmas & Beyond


Fri 6 Dec 2019

In this workshop you’ll be creating a beautiful Christmas willow angel.

2019 YTB Christmas Market

Christmas Market


Fri 6 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

The annual Yew Tree Barn Christmas Market extravaganza - established as the must visit festive event in the south Lakes.

The Great Print Exhibition 5

The Great Print Exhibition 5


Fri 6 Dec 2019 - Sun 8 Mar 2020

The largest exhibition of original print in the UK with over 500 artworks from 80 artists.

Crawl in the Hall

Crawl in the Hall


Fri 6 Dec 2019

A weekly event for the under 5s at Abbot Hall.

Sticklebarn winter market

Sticklebarn winter market


Fri 6 - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Get into the festive spirit at Sticklebarn. Come and discover the best in festive crafts, meet local artists and discover Cumbrian heritage, and enjoy live music and tasty treats. The pub will be packed with stalls selling everything from f

Outside The Igloo

The Knotted Project: Outside the Igloo


Fri 6 Dec 2019

An interactive icy adventure for children aged 4+. Three penguin friends put down their screens and step out of their igloo for the first time to embark upon an adventure of discovery and magic.

Aqua Pura

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