What's On in March 2018 (A selection of local events and activities)

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04  March   Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, Rheged, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

A selection of the UK’s tip-top vintage traders at affordable prices, featuring fashion, accessories and homeware.

Opening times 10 a.m. to 430 p.m.

For further information – www.rheged.com


10  March  Orton Farmers’ Market, Orton, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3RU

Opening times: 9am-2pm

Orton Farmers’ Market happens on the second Saturday of every month and can include up to 35 different stallholders, all of them coming from within a 50 mile radius of Orton and many of them from the immediate community, including local farmers. Orton, a tranquil, attractive (and award winning) village that nestles in the heart of Eden.


16-18  March  Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2018, Rheged, Penrith CA11 0DQ

The Cumbria Life Home and 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 and 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.

The weekend includes talks and demonstrations from leading regional experts included in your show ticket, and masterclasses led by experts (additional ticket required).

Tickets £6.   For further information – www.rheged.com


17-18   March  The World’s Original Marmalade Awards, Dalemain Mansion & Gardens, Dalemain, Penrth CA11 0HB

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 you 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.

To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards and 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.


Throughout March  Rheged Centre,  Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

The Rheged Centre is an award winning visitor attraction just outside Penrith on the A66.

Throughout March there are a number of events and activities taking place including;


  • Cultural Events –   Arts & Crafts
  • Family theatre –   Exhibitions
  • Cookery classes –   Story Telling
  • Cinema / film club –   Lots of interactive workshops


All these things along with soft-play, shops and cafes.  There literally is something for everyone!


Throughout March  The National Trust, Cumbria

The National Trusts properties in Cumbria host a wealth of events and activities throughout the year.

Visit their website and search for things to do in Cumbria.  There’s something for all ages and abilities including;


  • Beatrix Potter associated events – House and Garden Tours
  • Treasure Trails – Guided Walks
  • William Wordsworth associated events – Outdoor activities


For further details see;  www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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