While the temperature may be on the downward spiral, the Lake District is still the place to be in winter.
Cumbria is a magnet for those seeking outdoor winter activities and then there are the usual top Lakes attractions and family activities in the Lake District.
But, as well, there are many one-off events right across the Lake District. So, to help you plan your Lake District stay, we have put together some of the main events to help you know what to do in the Lake District and Cumbria.
Coniston Power Boat Records Week is the only event in the Powerboat Racing Calendar to bring together all classes of boat from around the world.
There are tiny hydroplanes to inshore circuit racers and large offshore boats.
It takes place on Coniston Water.
The annual Holker Winter Market will see more than 50 stalls selling everything from craft to food. Plus, there will be live music, street entertainment, BBQ and mulled wine at Holker Hall & Gardens in Cark-in-Cartmel. More information is from www.holker.co.uk
Get out and get looking up at Cumbria’s dark skies from 7.30pm – 10.30pm with professional astronomers, who will guide you through the dark sky at Grizedale.
If you want to get your hands on some great Cumbrian crafts, then you’ll want to head to Brantwood. There will be lots of crafts on display, from glassware, photographs, ceramics and much more.
And, if you want to learn a traditional craft, there will be demonstrations in basket-making, spinning and rag rug making to name a few.
More details are from www.brantwood.org.uk
With jazz bands, choirs, stalls and santa’s workshop, the whole family will enjoy the atmosphere at the annual switch on. A nice family day out in this pretty northern Lake District town.
This annual event always draws the crowds in for the colourful procession of lanterns through the town with Father Christmas in his sleigh.
A good atmosphere is promised with street entertainment and stalls.
This award-winning event is a highlight in the calendar for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal hosts inspiring films and lectures from guest speakers and film makers with the aim to inspire more people to explore.
A firm fixture in the annual Lakes diary, this car rally through Grizedale Forest is an exciting day out.
For more information and times see: http://www.grizedalestages.co.uk
Get onboard the Santa Express and meet Father Christmas at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.
More information is from www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk
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