‘What’s on in July 2017’ (A selection of local events and activities)

Further information available at www.visiteden.co.uk and www.golakes.co.uk


01/07/17   Skelton Agricultural Show, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, CA11 9TH

Skelton Show is now to be held on the first Saturday in July in the picturesque setting of Old Park, Hutton-in-the Forest near Penrith, Cumbria. It is a popular traditional Cumbrian Agricultural show with something for all the family.

For further details see: http://www.visiteden.co.uk/what-s-on     Telephone: 01768 484122


01-02/07/17   Cumbria Vegan Festival, The Rheged Centre, Penrith CA11 0DQ

The Cumbria Vegan Festival was the first in the county in 2016 and we are back in 2017 with a TWO DAY EVENT due to the queues and demand for the festival. Some stalls will vary on each day as will talks and films.

For further details see  www.rheged.com


15/07/17   Penrith on a Plate, Penrith, CA11

Opening time:  10am – 5pm

Penrith on a Plate is quite simply one of the most delicious days out in Cumbria! If you’re a discerning foodie or a family looking for a fantastic day out, put a date in your diary for 15 July and don’t miss free food festival and fun day.

For further details see: http://www.visiteden.co.uk/what-s-on


15/07 to 16/07/17  Langwathby Art Mart, Langwathby Primary School, Langwathby, CA10 1ND

Opening times:  Sat 10am –  5pm     Sun 10am – 4pm

Langwathby Art Mart is an exhibition and sale of Cumbrian Artist’s work alongside the work of children from Langwathby School.

For further details see: http://www.langwathby.cumbria.sch.uk/


22/07/17  Penrith Agricultural Show, Brougham Hall Farm, Brougham, Penrith, CA10 2DE

The Penrith Agricultural Society held the first Penrith Show in 1834. Since then this annual celebration is held on the fourth Saturday in July each year, with the 2017 show on 22nd July. The show has gathered much momentum in recent years. With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, arable, horses, rabbits, poultry, show jumping, industrial and horticulture, to a host of local trade stands, food hall and rural crafts marquee.

For further details see: http://www.visiteden.co.uk/what-s-on


28/07 to 30/07/17  Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, CA11 9TH

An amazing day out amongst some of the most creative makers in clay from all over the UK, Europe and beyond in the magnificent surroundings of Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith.

The venue, Hutton-in-the-Forest, is a cultural destination in itself with its walled garden, topiary terraces and woodland walks. The ceramics festival takes place in and around marquees in front of the castle, with the potter’s competition pieces on the lawn, juxtaposing ancient architecture and modern ceramics.

For further details see: http://www.visiteden.co.uk/what-s-on


Throughout July               Rheged Centre,  Redhills, Penith, CA11 0DQ


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

Throughout May 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!


For further details seewww.rheged.com


Throughout July               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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