My my, where is this year going! It’s a good job there are lots of exciting things to look forward to and keep you busy during your trip to the Lake District
this June. Here’s a run-down of our favourite, oh, and a little ‘personal recommendation’ too…
These sites were made for walking…
On Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd June, Kendal will be host to the inaugural Kendal Walking Festival.
With over 23 walks to choose from, (guided and independent) if you’ve ever wanted to experience a true taste of the lakes’ breath-taking scenery and was waiting for someone to tell you where you should go, why not come along on the 2nd or 3rd June and be spoilt for choice!
If you choose to do a guided walk, you can reserve your tickets HERE.
Your Ultimate Outdoor Weekend at the Keswick Mountain Festival
If you fancy something a little more ‘upbeat’ than walking, then Keswick’s mountain festival could be a fun choice for you if you’re visiting the lakes between 8th – 11th June.
With live music, outdoor activities such as kayaking, climbing and ‘scrambling’ and a whole host of sports and mountaineering speakers lined up, this festival is so jam-packed with activities, it’s pretty much taking over the whole of Keswick!
Oh, and if you’re a fan of mountain bikes, or rather a fan of watching talent do some pretty mesmerising tricks on them, there’ll be a show open to the public on the first day.
We’ve been told tickets are almost sold out, so if all the energetic hype sounds like your cup of tea (or Lucozade) then you can book your tickets HERE.
Hop, Skip and Jump into Beatrix Potter’s ‘Mini Musical’
“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter”…
Remember that famous opening? Now, whether you’re 5 or 150, everyone has, at some point in their lives been wrapped up in the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories.
And, the good news is that you have the chance to relive those precious times all over again, as the one-time musical, ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ will be gracing the stage at Old Laundry Theatre (inside the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction) right here in Bowness between 10th June – 3rd September.
This not-to-be-missed musical adventure will breathe whole new life into our favourite childhood characters, and explode upon the stage a magical, special-effects spectacular that can only be housed in place where it was born – Bowness.
Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children with a family concession at £33.
If you’re visiting us during June, you should definitely spare some time to see this wonderful performance by getting your tickets HERE.
One for the vintage vehicle enthusiasts…
Featuring over 300 classic cars and motorbikes, plus live music and trade stands, The Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show is coming to Grasmere on Sunday 18th June.
Since the event began, over £35,000 has been raised for different charities, and this event promises to be even bigger, better and more “va-va-vrroomm” than ever before.
If you fancy a casual day out with a touch of history to boot, then this preservation of the ‘good ‘ole times’ is exactly what you need and you can top it off with a walk around the beautiful Grasmere lake before stopping off at a pub for a well earned-pint. Lovely stuff.
Admission is £5 and you’re welcome to pay upon arrival.
To experience a true taste of the Lakes life, Cranleigh recommends…
The New Hall Inn in Windermere.
Unapologetically quaint with all the rustic charm of days gone by, this quintessentially English pub is just the place you need to visit if you want to immerse yourself in Lake-life simplicity.
With an honest-to-goodness home-cooked menu, and more local craft ales than you could shake your stick at, this lovely little pub is perfect for any reveller!