Cumbrian businesses ‘open for business’ and invite you to join them

Despite recent weather events experienced in Cumbria over the weekend, large areas of the county remain unaffected and are open for business.

Many of the regions hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops, cafes, visitor attractions and galleries are welcoming visitors.

Come join us and enjoy this truly remarkable landscape. To find out more visit: and book yourself a break away.


The Snow Queen, Theatre by the Lake – Keswick

Treat the family to a Christmas performance of The Snow Queen at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake. A tale of friendship, kindness and adventure set amongst the coldest season, based on Hans Christian Andersons classic can warm the heart.

Running until 16th January 2016


Lakes Artist Society’s Winter Exhibition, Rheged Centre – Nr Penrith

The Lake Artists Society was founded more than 100 years ago, by artist W.G.Collingwood, secretary to John Ruskin. The society consists of a range of Cumbrian painters and sculptors working in a variety of styles and mediums. The annual Winter Exhibition is an opportunity to see a large selection of artworks, and is an ideal chance to add to your collection, at this festive time of year.

Running until 31st January 2016


Carlisle Christmas Spectacular

Presented by StagedRight Productions, and back for its fourth year, the Carlisle Christmas Spectacular is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. A Christmas treat for all the family featuring 180 young people, classic festive songs and a Nativity finale that brings audiences to their feet!

Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th 2015


Santa Express at Eskdale & Ravenglass Railway

Santa Express is back with a magical experience in store for both young and old. Reserved seating on our Santa Express steam trains from Ravenglass to meet Father Christmas at Dalegarth in his Gingerbread Grotto.


Festive Weekends, Brockhole, Windermere

A fun packed weekend with activities and entertainment for children and adults. Free entry, just turn up.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December


Hill People – Heaton Cooper Studio and Gallery, Grasmere

A photographic exhibition by Henry Iddon, the culmination of a project which took Iddon out onto the Lakeland Fells to look at the people out there, rather than the landscape. ‘Hill People’ represents a photographic investigation of the contemporary individuals who engage with this distinctive and scenic upland environment.

Launched in November, as part of Kendal Mountain Festival, the exhibition runs until 4th January 2016. (Access via A591 from Ambleside)


Boxing Day Classic Drive In Day at Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

From the latest high-performance sports cars to vintage vehicles celebrating a golden age of motoring, a special ‘Drive and Ride In’ event will see dozens of enthusiasts drive away the Boxing Day blues at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

The event on Saturday 26 December (9am – 4.00pm) will bring together the owners of everything from classic cars, vans and motorbikes to more recent hot hatches, superminis and sports cars. Last year’s inaugural Boxing Day ‘Drive and Ride In’ day attracted many examples of famous marques and it’s expected many will return together with new participants eager to display their cherished motors whilst taking a break from the turkey and tinsel.

Saturday 26th December 2015


Christmas shop at the Flying Fox Bar at Keswick Brewery

Celebrating ten years of Keswick Brewery Flying Fox Bar and Brewery Shop have some cask beers for you to try and all our bottled beers available to buy.

With a sneak preview of the planned 10 new beers the brewery shop and cosy Flying Fox Bar will have Hampers, Christmas puddings and cakes, gift ideas and a great selection of beers. We would love to see you there to help us celebrate.

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December 2015


Come join us and enjoy this truly remarkable landscape. To find out more visit: and book yourself a break away.

One thought on “Cumbrian businesses ‘open for business’ and invite you to join them

  1. Good for you with excellent marketing for such a wonderful part of the country.We feel such sympathy for you all up there and will certainly be visiting Cumbria as much as we can in the months ahead.

    Is there somewhere we could make a donation,albeit smallish,being retired,to help the poor people with flooded homes?

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