There’s plenty of things to see and do and we’ve selected just a few top suggestions for a perfect Half Term break.  Come join us and enjoy this truly remarkable landscape. To find out more visit: and book yourself a break away.

Guided Beatrix Potter Walk – Love of a lifetime, Hill Top, Near Sawrey
Sun 14 Feb, 1.30pm, entry to Hill Top at 3pm.
Walk in Beatrix Potter’s footsteps through the parts of the Lakes she loved so much. Learn about the landscapes that inspired Potter as an author, an illustrator and a conservationist. The Walk will be easy to moderate on paths and tracks. Meet in the Hill Top car park. Advance bookings only via Hill Top.

Address: Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF
Telephone: 01539 436269
Price: £11 adult, £5.50 child. Includes guided walk, entry to Hill Top house and a Valentines gift.


Beyond Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter’s inspiration, Allan Bank, Grasmere
From February half-term until Christmas
Throughout the year we’ll be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth by looking beyond her work as a children’s author and exploring the inspiration she took from her enduring friendship with Canon Rawnsley, a co-founder of the National Trust.

Address: Allan Bank, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QB
Telephone: 01539435143
Price: Allan Bank admission fee – adult £6.30, Child £3.15


Keswick Film Festival, Theatre by the Lake
Thur 24th Feb – Sun 28th Feb
Cumbria’s answer to Sundance – an annual celebration of cinema set within stunning mountain scenery – is back for another year of exciting, unusual, little-known and top quality film. This is your chance to experience around 30 of the best UK independent and international films over four days and all in the spectacular surrounds of Keswick.

Themes this year include the work of women film directors, a celebration of jazz – very apt for Keswick with its well known Jazz Festival, and an exploration of the relationship between film and memory. There will also be a showcase of the ‘best of the fests’ – a selection of award-winning films from prestigious festivals across the globe, such as Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto.

Address: Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ
Telephone: 017687 74411
Price: Individual films £6, Day passes £10, Film Pass £50


The Great Gatsby at Theatre by the Lake
16 & 17 Feb, 7.30pm

This sizzling new stage adaptation brings this ‘Great American Novel’ to life, immersing you in the decadence of America’s Jazz Age. Recreating the sights, sounds and feel of America’s Roaring Twenties – as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway – this fabulous production features live music alongside the timeless language of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece to create a truly fresh and inspiring theatrical experience.
Set on the shores of Derwentwater in Keswick, Theatre by the Lake is Cumbria’s only year-round professional producing theatre.

Address: Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ
Telephone: 017687 74411
Price: £9-£18


Snowdrop Festival 2016

Sun 21 Feb, Brockhole Visitor Cente, Snowdrop Walk
Sun 21 Feb, Summerdale House
Mon 22 Feb, Swarthmoor Hall
The Festival will see more than one hundred gardens open across England and Wales through the month of February, giving visitors the opportunity to see veritable carpets of beautiful snowdrops and watch spring slowly unfurl from winter. Supported by Visit England, the Snowdrop Festival will kick-off Visit England’s ‘Year of the English Garden 2016’ campaign.

The Snowdrop Walk at Brockhole Visitor Centre, winderemre is a special day in aid of Child Bereavement UK to remember the babies and children who have died and the children who are bereaved each year. Brockhole is available for you to walk around at your leisure with the addition of a children’s Treasure Hint where they receive a fun-filled goody bag at the end. Snowdrops are available for purchase on the day and charity staff and volunteers will be on hand to help with the planting at a dedicated area within the park.

Address: Brockhole,Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ


Animal Encounters and Brockhole Visitor Centre
Join a host of animal inspired events and activities at Brockhole the family really won’t want to miss.
Animal Encounters on Wed 17 Feb and meet some cheeky little friends including Gizmo and Spike the sugar gliders, Felix the polecat and more, spot a variety of different birds from our very own Brockhole birdhide and if that’s not enough – they even have pony rides around the beautiful gardens, every day in half term from from 11.00am

Address: Brockhole,Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ


Tea Party at World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Enjoy a scrumptious party lunch of sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps and cakes galore with Peter Rabbit.

A guest of honour will read The Tale of Peter Rabbit and every child receives a present and a balloon. Your ticket also includes entry into the exhibition. Fun for all the family! All parties start at midday and last 2 hours
Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria,

Price: Children £9, Adults £12

Horrid History Tours at Carlisle Citadel
Mon 15th – Fri 19th February, 1.30pm – 3pm
Discover what it was like to be a prisoner in the cells, to be brought before the Judge and to be taken to the condemned cell! Hear about the history of the site from a gate in the 12th century Norman city walls to the Citadel built on the orders of Henry VIII, the 19th City Goal and to the Crown Court in 1822.

Address: Court Square, Citadel Garden, Carlisle, CA3 8NA
Telephone: Book at Carlisle Tourist Information Centre on 01228 598596
Price: £5 adult, £3 child (ages 5-15)


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