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Things to do in the Lake District this Spring

Damson Day – Westmorland Country Showground

April 13th

A very Cumbrian experience, Damson Day is a celebration of the abundance of native damsons that fill the Lythe Valley and surrounding area each year. With crafts, games and local produce – it’s a country fair like no other!

Taste Cumbria – Kirkby Lonsdale

14th – 15th April

A food festival to rave about. Hosting local food producers for two days, the town will become a hive of delicious revelry. Treat yourself to delicious sourdoughs, tempting cakes, craft gins, local meats, cheeses and much, much, more -see you there!

Forty Farms Trail – Sizergh Barn

Closes 30th April.

A fascinating outdoor exhibition that leads guests in a trail around the farm and surrounding woodland. With stunning photography from Amy Bateman, the 40 large panels provide a great way to spend an afternoon learning about an integral part of Cumbrian history.

Theatre by the Lake: Around the World in 80 days

Last showing 29th April.

Take a journey around the world with the incredible team from Theatre by the Lake. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, it’s well worth a trip up north for massive adventure

Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival

3rd-5th May

If you enjoy live music and excellent local ales, then this festival is a must. Offering a wide range of the best beers from the Cumbria and Yorkshire, pull up a chair or dance the night away amongst stunning rolling hills and rivers.

Sizergh Castle

Explore the stunning castle and grounds in the spring sunshine. Rich in history and teaming with wildlife and fresh foliage, this National Trust property is the ideal place to meet up with friends, relax as a family or take advantage of the vast gardens and surrounding area for a day’s walk.

Hutton-in-the-Forest Home & Gardens

Back open to visors for spring Hutton-in-the-Forest is a perfect day out for spring. Explore the iconic home via guided tours and get lost in the surrounding woodlands and gardens. Enjoy lunch in the Cloisters tearoom or bring a picnic to relax with on the lawns.

Fell Foot Park

Spring is the perfect time to visit this National Trust gem. The leaves are beginning to bud and the daffodils make way for bluebells. Take a stroll through the woodland and across to the meadow, then warm up in the café over tea and scones. When the sun shines, the park is the perfect place for a picnic or a cold dip for the brave!

Photo by Arno Smit, Unsplash


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