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What's On in the Lake District, Cumbria

The Lake District, Cumbria is #theplacetobe all year round.

There are so many exceptional events throughout the calendar, with something for all tastes and ages.

Come and enjoy the World's Original Marmalade Awards at Dalemain.
Explore the county in the Great Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt.
Step back in time at the Ulverston Dickensian Festival.

With a full programme of county shows and music festivals, walks, talks and fairs we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Open to ideas for things to see? We have a great deal happening around Cumbria throughout the year. All year round there are loads of events taking place all over the county. Concerts, festivals, exhibitions, theatre productions and more.

Search all the events taking place and find yourself something to do while you stay.

There is always something to do when you stay in Cumbria. Learn a new skill, take a guided walk or immerse yourself in Cumbrian life and visit a county show, these are just some of the many things to do during your visit to the Lake District, Cumbria.

 

 
 
 

Major Visitor Events

Here are some of the Major visitor events happening across Cumbria this year. There's a little bit of everything and definitely something that will take your fancy.

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Half-term cycle hire at Lowther Castle and Gardens

Half-Term Cycle Hire

Penrith

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Windermere

Sat 27 Oct 2018

The Winter Droving Procession

The Winter Droving

Penrith

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus - Juplicity

Millom

Sat 3 Nov 2018

Festival Basecamp at the Brewery Arts Centre

Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal

Thu 15 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

Carlisle

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Windermere Christmas Celebration

Windermere

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Dec 2018

Lake District Wedding Fair

Lake District Wedding Fair

Milnthorpe

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Light the Lakes 2019

Light the Lakes 2019

Ambleside

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

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Halloween Events

It would be a grave thing to miss out on all of the spooky shenanigans happening in Cumbria this Halloween. There are a Skele-tonne of events to pick from! Take a look at the slider below and see what’s on while you're here.

 

Frightful fun in the trees

Halloween Treetop Trail

Windermere

Fri 19 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

A spooky halloween hunt in the high trees!

Halloweeeeeen Spoooktacular

Halloweeeeeen Spoooktacular

Dalton-in-Furness

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Sink your teeth into a fangtastic week of spooktacular fun here at Safari Zoo!

Spooky Half Term

Spooky Half Term

Carlisle

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Discover the castle’s gruesome history and gather round for spooky storytelling this October half term.

The Halloween Experience 2018

The Halloween Experience 2018

Windermere

Sat 20 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

From 20 October to 31 October Brockhole is being taken over by monsters, ghouls and ghosts and you're invited to join them!

Witches and Wizards Week

Witches and Wizards Week

Ulverston

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

A week of Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Ghouls at Haverthwaite and the Lakes Aquarium.

Half-Term Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Half-Term Halloween Pumpkin Carving

Ambleside

Wed 24 - Mon 29 Oct 2018

Are you brave enough to join us for some Spooky Pumpkin Carving?...

Spooky Craft Workshops

Spooky Craft Workshops

Barrow-in-Furness

Wed 24 Oct 2018

On Wednesday 24th, Karen Hall will be holding Spooky Craft Workshops.

Creepy Crafts

Creepy Crafts

Grange-over-Sands

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Hands-on Halloween craft activity drop-in sessions. £4 per child. No need to pre-book.

Creepy Crafts

Self Guided Garden Trail

Grange-over-Sands

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Tour the gardens at your own leisure with a Halloween trail sheet.

Spooky Animal Handling

Spooky Animal Handling

Barrow-in-Furness

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Entering into the Halloween spirit, Wetheriggs Animal Rescue return to us on Thursday 25th with a selection of creepy animals for brave visitors to handle.

Roar, S'mores and spooky 'snoar'!

Roar, S'mores and spooky 'snoar'!

Dalton-in-Furness

Fri 26 Oct 2018

“(All)pac-up” your “trunks” for a “roarsome” glamp-out with a difference!

Witches and Wizardry School of Excellence

Witches and Wizardry School of Excellence

Grange-over-Sands

Fri 26 - Sat 27 Oct 2018

Witches and Wizardry School is a fully immersive theatre event where children are taken on a mystical journey with witches and wizards.

Halloween Family Discovery Day

Halloween Family Discovery Day

Penrith

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Fun for all the family at a celebration of nature, autumn and Halloween!

A 'Goulish' Tea Party

A 'Goulish' Tea Party

Barrow-in-Furness

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Prevent Breast Cancer & Shine Theatre present A 'Goulish' Tea Party

Halloween Gin & Pasta Night

Halloween Gin & Pasta Night

Carlisle

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Waterside venue the Garden at Eden is hosting a frighteningly good Halloween-themed Gin & Pasta night on Friday 26 October.

Hallowe'en

Hallowe'en

Penrith

Sat 27 Oct 2018

In one of the most haunting Gothic ruins in the country, come and get spooked. Food, family fun and phantoms.

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Windermere

Sat 27 Oct 2018

This will be a Spooktacular night of tricks and treats...

Halloween on-board with Stu Di Doo

Halloween on-board with Stu Di Doo

Ullswater

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Stu Di Doo will be joining us for a spot of Halloween fun on our timetabled 11.05 and 14:10 departures from Glenridding Pier.

Zonked Out On Acdo

Zonked Out On Acdo

Workington

Sat 27 Oct 2018

The annual Halloween spectacular returns with Workington’s very own tribute/insult to Black Sabbath.

Creepy Crafts

Creepy Crafts

Grange-over-Sands

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Hands-on Halloween craft activity drop-in sessions. £4 per child. No need to pre-book.

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