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11th March 2018
Treat Mum to an Ullswater Steamers Cruise for Two with Prosecco. Buy your Gift Experience Voucher online and either visit on Mother's Day or let Mum choose when to visit.
16th March 2018 to 18th March 2018
The Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show has quickly established itself as the finest Northern Home and Garden Show of the year. Cumbria is well known for its Arts and Crafts heritage, beautiful houses and gardens as well as garden designers with a national reputation. The show celebrates design, craftsmanship and innovation from across the north of England and Southern Scotland. Interior designer Maureen Whitemore of Whitemore and Thwaytes and Garden Designer Liz Newport from Buzy Lizzie Garden Design started this show with Rheged in 2014. They continue to curate the Home & Garden Show to ensure it reflects the best in design and craftsmanship from across the region and beyond and brings together an exciting and complementary range of over 70 exhibitors.
17th March 2018 to 18th March 2018
The World’s Original Marmalade Awards are back for their 13th year, and the competitions for 2018 are now OPEN! THE MARMALADE AWARDS – WHAT ARE THEY ALL ABOUT? These quirky awards were founded in 2005 by Jane Hasell-McCosh with the initial idea of preserving, growing and widening one of the most British of customs – making marmalade. They have gone on to generate a following far beyond Jane’s wildest expectations and have humour and a life of their own, inspiring people from all over the world to get involved. The Awards are centred on Dalemain Mansion; a Georgian stately home lived in by the same family for over 300 years, which also happens to hold a very rich archive of Marmalade recipes. The Artisan Awards promote small-scale marmalade makers using the open-pan method. Judged by an esteemed panel, these prestigious Awards put marmalade makers on the map, and winners can display their ‘Gold’ ‘Silver’ or ‘Bronze’ Award roundel on their jars, a huge marketing gift that declares their marmalade one of the best quality preserves in the world. The Homemade Awards can be entered by anyone, and there are categories from Children’s Marmalade to Merry (with alcohol), Camponologists, Any Citrus and many more, ensuring that no matter what kind of marmalade you make, there is a place for you! We update the categories every year, so click here for our 2018 list! The full homemade entry fee goes towards supporting Hospice care, both in the UK and around the world. The Awards & Festival sponsors include Fortnum & Mason, Thursday Cottage, Partridges and InkREADible. Festival Supporters include Barclays and Virgin Rail To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival have raised over £200,000 for Hospice at Home. In 2018 the money raised from amateur entry fees will go to charities including Hospice at Home and Marie Curie Scotland. All the proceeds from the amateur entry fees go direct to charity. The 2018 Marmalade Awards & Festival will take place on 17th & 18th March 2018.
17th March 2018 to 18th March 2018
To celebrate the infamous Marmalade Festival we are offering you the chance to cruise for free on our 9:30am sailing from Glenridding if you bring a jar of marmalade! You can also enjoy some complimentary toast too! Dalemain Historic Mansion & Gardens are also offering these passengers discounted entry to the festival over the weekend. All jars of marmalade we receive will be donated to the Salvation Army.
24th March 2018 to 25th March 2018
PAWSOME ADVENTURES! The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at intervals on each day! Book your “RIDE ALL DAY” ticket online and save* or just turn up on the day and purchase at the Ravenglass ticket office. Ticket includes all day travel on the Railway, and PAW Patrol appearances. *Online saving £1 on the adult fare and 50p on the child fare (under three years FREE). Outward journey is from Ravenglass on an allocated time slot, please choose on booking. Return seating from Dalegarth Station on a first come first serve basis. We will be running an enhanced timetable on both of these days. Time slots for tickets from Ravenglass are: 9:25, 10:25, 10:45, 11:25, 11:45, 12:25, 12:45 or 13:25 Ticket Price: Ticket Price: £16.50 adult, £9.90 children (3-15), under 3 free. Ticket includes full line return ( start at Ravenglass), Paw Patrol appearances and return Railway visit in 2018 season. Book in advance online and save £1 off adult and 50p off child tickets. Please note: Dogs are not allowed at this event and a buggy park will be available at Ravenglass.
19th May 2018
If you love walking in the great outdoors then this is the event for you. Take on 20 to 26 miles of stunning countryside. Walk alongside hundreds of other strong women. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. The hike starts at The Langholm Estate, South West of Keswick on the banks of Lake Derwent. This dramatic location is surrounded by incredible views of the best loved Lakeland fells. From here the route joins directly onto the Cumbria Way, one of Britain’s most popular long distance footpaths which passes through some of the Lake District's most famous and spectacular scenery. This takes us through Langdale and Borrowdale valleys and approx 10 miles over the stunningly wild Stake Pass which climbs to just over 1,500 ft. The views either side of this pass are breathtaking and well worth all the effort. The Cumbria Way continues along Lakeshope Paths, ancient lanes and paths at the bottom of steep sided valleys. Finally it takes us through little Langdale and into Coniston - our finish line. This is a challenging event and is recommended for those with experience of long distance walking. Meeting point Parking & registration will be at Coniston Sports and Social Club. From here, participants will be bussed to the start line at The Lingholm Estate, Keswick. The event will end at Coniston Sports and Social Club. Venue: Coniston Sports and Social Club, Shepherds Bridge Lane, Coniston, LA21 8AL Date: Saturday 19 May 2018 Time: 06:30 Women: £30.00 Young Women: £30.00 Females must be at least 16 years old on the day of their Hiking Event in order to take part.
23rd May 2018 to 8th July 2018
Weeping Window Is Coming To Carlisle. The iconic Weeping Window sculpture, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will be installed for all to see at Carlisle Castle from 23 May - 8 July 2018. WHAT IS WEEPING WINDOW? Weeping Window is one of two sculptures from the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation, originally displayed at the Tower of London in 2014. The original artwork consisted of 888,246 poppies, one to commemorate every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the First World War.
27th May 2018
Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TH. 16th Classic Cars in the Park. 2.5 miles off M6, Jun 41. Home of Lord & Lady Inglewood & family, Glorious setting in the park. Historic house, gardens, parkland and tea room. Classic cars, Bikes, Light commercials set in the park in front of the main house plus tea room and topiary garden. House tours from 1pm (separate small admission) Well behaved dogs welcome in the park. Autojumble/trade plots £25 each, please call for further information. Admission: adult £7, child £2.50, 10am – 4pm. Show Admission includes park, gardens and tea room.
27th May 2018 to 29th May 2018
Muncaster Festival 27-29 May 2018! Come along and soak up the carnival atmosphere on the Castle front lawn with something for all the family. The festival culminates with the International Jesters Tournament held on the final day. Come along and watch this year’s hopefuls battle it out to win the prestigious title of Fool of Muncaster 2018, compered by current Fool Dizzy O’Dare. Buy tickets below for 15% discount or alternatively pay entry at the gate on the day. Entry tickets are £1 more (50p more for children) than our regular general entry charges with lots of free extra entertainment provided. Friends of Muncaster have free entry to the Festival every day! Not a Friend yet? What’s happening at Festival 2018? Fun for all, lots of activities to intrigue and entertain and three great days out with a packed itinerary culminating in the hilarity of the Jesters Tournament on Tuesday. There will be a small charge for some activities. 2018’s lineup is still being finalised but in 2017 it looked like this: The Astral Circus Big Top with shows and circus workshops, Boom Dang Drum Band, Blast Furness local orchestra, Ben Gates Sound Sculptures, Gacko and his Ukulele Workshops (Tues only), Wild Dog Outdoors and SV Educational with Meet the Ancestors (Mon & Tues only), Fairly Famous Family walkabout comedy entertainment and shows, Maynard FlipFlap performing Monday and compere for the Jesters’ Tournament, Face painting, Archery with Independent Adventure, Clip n Climb climbing wall, Bouncy Castles, The Estate Woodsmen with their ‘Seed to Seat’ woodworking exhibition, Land Art for Kids workshops, Also Food, drink and craft stalls.
17th June 2018
Treat Dad to an Ullswater Steamers Cruise for Two with Prosecco. Buy your Gift Experience Voucher online and either visit on Father's Day or another date.
20th June 2018 to 5th September 2018
Our famous fish supper event returns onboard a two hour evening cruise with musical entertainment from Pete Lashley. Every Wednesday evening from 20th June to 5th September. Your ticket includes a two hour evening cruise, fish & chip supper (vegetarian option available) and live entertainment. The event departs from Pooley Bridge at 7:00pm and returns at approximately 9:00pm. £20.00 per adult, £16.00 per child. Dogs not permitted. Please note 22nd August evening will be pirate themed with Pete singing sea shanties. Booking will open soon.
11th August 2018 to 12th August 2018
Lowther Country show return this year on the 11th & 12th August. Taking place within the beautiful grounds of Lowther Castle, this year’s Lowther Show will bring to you a full line-up of activity, which will include the Lowther Horse Driving Trials, Food & Beer Festival, the Lowther Fishing Island and the Lowther Hound Show. There really is something for everyone. There is the Lowther Trail and Fell Run for those who are fit and love the outside. In the main show area itself, there is a craft marquee, clay shooting ad so much more!
22nd August 2018
Dress up and join us for a sea shanty or two onboard whilst enjoying a hearty Fish Supper. Your ticket includes a two hour evening cruise, fish & chip supper (vegetarian option available) and live entertainment from Pirate Pete Lashley. The event departs from Pooley Bridge at 7:00pm and returns at approximately 9:00pm. £20.00 per adult, £16.00 per child. Dogs not permitted. Booking will open soon.
23rd August 2018
Ahoy there! Set sail with our pirate crew onboard a 90 minute adventure across the high seas. Load the cannons and prepare to battle with the rogue pirates, be warned – you will get wet! Your ticket includes a 90 minute cruise, gold chocolate coins, tattoos, face-painting and onboard games as well as a complimentary drink. The event departs from Pooley Bridge at either 11:00am or 2:30pm. £13.50 per pirate. Dogs not permitted. Booking will open soon.
15th September 2018
On September 15, 2018, World Cleanup Day, people in 150 countries will stand up against the global trash problem and clean up waste, making it the biggest positive civic action the world has seen. Join us on 15th September to clean up rubbish & litter in the Ullswater Valley. More details to follow.
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