'What's on in June 2017' (A selection of local events and activities)

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


03/06 to 04/06/17      Eden Valley Artistic Network, Rheged, Penrith CA11 0DQ

 The Eden Valley Artistic Network is holding a showcase of its work on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June. This is a chance to meet over 20+ local artists including painters, potters, sculptors, printmakers, musical instrument makers, mixed media artists and photographers.

The local artists will have work on display for sale and will be demonstrating their crafts and running workshops. There will also be local musicians playing, throughout the weekend

The Eden Valley Artistic Network is a local network for artists, supporting their development and work all year round. For more details have a look on the website www.edenvalleyartisticnetwork.co.uk


08/06 to 14/06/17    Appleby Horse Fair, Appleby, CA16

 A traditional, informal gathering of Gypsies and Travellers – lively atmosphere with plenty to see – horses being washed in river, raced down street, stalls etc.

The Fair is an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers which takes place on the first week in June, from Thursday to the following Wednesday, but this is essentially a weekend event the main days being the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Horse Fair has taken place since the reign of James II, who granted a Royal charter in 1685 allowing a horse fair “near to the River Eden.”

Appleby Fair is unique in Europe and, as well as attracting around 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers, over 30,000 other visitors attend the Fair, with Sunday being the traditional main visitors’ day.

*Please note this is not an organised event* and visitors attend at their own risk

For further details see; Appleby TIC – 017683 51177 or via www.applebyfair.org or www.visiteden.co.uk/what-s-on/


18/06/17 Dalemain Plant fair with Artisan food & Crafts, Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Dalemain, Penrith CA11 0HB

Join us on Sunday 18th June from 10am to 4pm for this Quality Event and Enjoy a Lovely Day celebrating all things gardening in the Beautiful Surroundings of Dalemain Mansion & Award Winning Historic Gardens.

FREE Entry to The Plant Fair with Artisan Foods and Crafts & FREE Gardening Tours and Advice.
Discounted Entry to the Gardens £5, House & Gardens £7 & Children FREE.
Quality plants, artisan foods and crafts. Tel 017684 86450


20/06/17 Penrith Farmers Market, Penrith CA11

 Opening times: 09.30am-2.30pm

Penrith farmers market offers a tempting array of local specialities, seasonal produce and distinctive crafts, all within the heart of town. The attractive colourful stalls entice the discerning shopper, keen to buy fresh local food, while learning where it came from and how it was grown or made. The stallholders, a number of whom are award-winning producers, are also keen to offer a wealth of food know-how and recipes for their produce.

With its individual specialist shops, varied eating places and ample parking nearby, a visit to the historic market town of Penrith is well worth adding to your shopping list.


27/06/17 Fish Supper Cruise with Ullswater ‘Steamers’. The Pier House, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0US.

Every Tuesday evening from 20 June to 5 September. Our famous fish supper cruises return on-board a two hour evening cruise with musical entertainment from Pete Lashley.

Ticket price Adult: £18.50 (Children under 13: £14.50) includes two hour evening cruise, fish and chip supper (veggie option available on booking) and live entertainment. Dogs not permitted.

Departs Pooley Bridge Pier at 7pm returns approx. 9pm


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

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

Throughout June 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 June             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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