‘What’s on in August 2019’

‘What’s On’ in August 2019

A Selection Local Events and Activities
Further information available at www.visiteden.co.uk, www.cumbriaslivingheritage.co.uk and www.golakes.co.uk

Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick CA12 5DJ

Did you know that The Rowley Estates are an Ambassador of Theatre by the Lake? You can get £3 off each ticket you book at the theatre.*

Discount code:   86926

Go to www.theatrebythelake.com to book your tickets online. Enter the code above in your ticket basket before proceeding to payment and the discount will be applied.

Please note – If you choose an ‘Over 60’ or ‘Student’ discount, you cannot also choose an Ambassador discount. Ambassador discounts only apply to full price tickets. If you have any problems please call the Box Office on 017687 74411
*Not applicable to some shows; terms and conditions apply – seewww.theatrebythelake.com/terms-and-conditions for details.

Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

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

Films at Rheged 

Our huge, full-colour 3D cinema screen is the largest north of Manchester. With comfortable tiered seating, surround sound and excellent wheelchair access, it provides a unique experience. Our daily films might be documentaries exploring nature, wild places or rural life, children’s movies, or specially-made films which connect to where we are. Traditional sweets, locally made ice cream and drinks are all available to enjoy with your film..

For further information and tickets  and all other films and live streamings see:


Lowther Castle and Gardens, Penrith CA10 2HH

Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a particular gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.

Seventy years on from its demolition, Lowther Castle is now one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country. Dramatic ruinsgardens within gardens, an adventure playground to rival the best in the land. For visitors young and old (and four-legged), Lowther Castle offers plenty to enjoy.


The Lost Castle – Huge Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle, Penrith CA10 2HH

Designed so that families can enjoy playing together in the great outdoors.  Built from over 18,000 metres of sustainably grown timber, the structure is an echo of Lowther Castle itself, with the addition of turrets, zipwires, walkways and slides.  Close by, you will find the into the woods café where you can buy hot and cold snacks and drinks. All in all, somewhere to enjoy a wonderful day out.


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:


Ullswater Steamers, Pooley Bridge CA10 2NN

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors an experience they will never forget for 363 days a year. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes in the UNESCO World Heitage site, the Lake District National Park, with views of Wordsworth’s Daffodils on the west shore in Spring. Excellent facilities onboard include open deck and covered upper deck seating areas in addition to covered downstairs saloons, licensed bars and toilets. Excellent facilities also located at the Pier Houses including free Wi-Fi.

Ullswater runs a serpentine course for eight miles through expansive vistas of Lakeland’s highest mountains. Helvellyn at 3,117ft (950m) crowns Ullswater, at the South-Western end of the valley, standing on a mighty plateau approximately 9 miles (14.5km) in length and 4.5 miles (7km) wide. The ‘Steamers’ operate an all year service with varying timetable connections between Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge Piers and between Glenridding and National Trust Aira Force Pier. Cruise times vary from 20 – 120 minutes.


Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Penrith CA11 0HB

Dalemain is a house that needs to be full of people. This is as true today as it always has been and as much as it is a home to my wife, myself and our children, it is a living, working entity that is of much wider importance and interest to the many people whose lives come into contact with it in one way or another.  We love it as our home, a very special house with an extraordinarily warm and welcoming atmosphere, and it is our pleasure to share it with the many visitors and friends who chance upon it. We are home to ‘The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival’ held annually in March at Dalemain


Lakes Culture

Lakes culture brings together and showcases some of the Lake District’s cultural highlights festivals and events.

for further details see:


Icon Beauty in The Lakes

We offer a bespoke and luxurious beauty and holistic services for guests staying in The Rowley Estates cottages provided by Icon Beauty in the Lakes. Icon Beauty in the Lakes beauty and massage therapists will come to our cottages to provide treatments for individuals or guest parties and will bring their lovely treatment beds and REN clear skin product range to the cottages for these sessions.

Icon Beauty in the Lakes has a range of treatments from REN bespoke body treatments, hot stone massage treatments, replenishing facials, hand & feet treatments and pamper packages. These have been carefully designed to relax and fulfill guests to ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment the therapists arrive at your door…..

Icon Beauty in the Lakes offers packages ranging in duration from 50 minutes up to an afternoon or morning session comprising a menu of mix and match treatment options for a wide variety of parties including for individuals, couples & romantic escapes, mums to be & partner or friends, celebrations and birthdays, corporate groups and events. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enjoy a unique, exclusive activity that allows you to truly relax and soak up the ambiance and atmosphere of the wonderful surroundings during your stay.

Please click through the link below to their website or contact Icon Beauty in the Lakes on the telephone number provided. Bookings with Icon Beauty in the Lakes are made independently by guests though we would be happy to help with recommendations –

Download the treatment menu
Tel: 01228 523412

Windermere Jetty – museum of boats, steam and stories is open!

Museum, shop and café with views over the lake open daily all year round except 25th and 26th December. For further information and admission see   www.windermerejetty.org

02/08 – 04/08 –  Potfest in the Pens, Penrith CA11 0DN

Up to 160 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters’ market in the UK. The result is an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation.
No art hype, no gallery glitz, just potters and the public enjoying each other’s company in a down to earth setting. The event is held under permanent cover at Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith – 100 yds west of junction 40 off the M6, on the edge of Britain’s beautiful Lake District.

For further details see www.potfest.co.uk

03 & 04/08    Crafty Vintage at Lowther Castle, Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH

For the third year in a row, Crafty Vintage – a weekend of vintage, collectibles and crafts, food, music and children’s events – comes to Lowther Castle. And this year’s event is even bigger and more appealing than ever. Besides a wide range of stands selling goods and goodies from makers across the northwest, the market will offer wood-fired pizza, vegan & vegetarian delights, savoury crepes and  luxury ice-cream cakes.

For more info see www.lowthercastle.org/

08/08   Appleby Show, The Barley Field, nr Appleby Golf Course, CA16 6LP

Country show with livestock classes, handicrafts and horticultural exhibits, vintage machinery and several equestrian classes.

For more info see www.applebyshow.co.uk

10 & 11/08   Lowther Show (Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust) CA11 2HG

Whether you’re into fun filled family activities, live music, countryside sports or shopping galore – we have something for everyone at the Lowther Show!  In 2019, we welcome lots of new features, including the return of the Countryside Arena, traditional field sports with demonstrations on all of your favourite past times.  With over 200 exhibition stands, live music, arena entertainment, food and drink and lots of activities for the kids to get involved with, be sure not to miss out on the Lowther Show in 2019

For further details see www.lowthershow.co.uk

18/08   Cumbria Classic Car Show, Dalemain, near Penrith CA11 0HB

The biggest Classic Car event in the region returns to Dalemain for its 30th outing! This historic occasion promises to be the most fantastic show ye. Visit for a day packed full of entertainment, with autotests, arena displays, music and discounted entry to Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens.  All cars present get a souvenir slate coaster and the concours awards, which are done by self judging, are superb mounted model cars.

For more info see   www.dalemain.com

23-25/08  Wannasee Tribute Festival, Hutton-in-the-Forest, CA11 9TH

Live music festival with 3 days of world class tributes to the world’s greatest artists.

For more info see www.wannaseefestival.com

24/08 Patterdale Dog Day, King Georges Playing field, Patterdale, Ullswater, CA11 0NP

Sheep dog trials together with hound trails, hound show, fell race, stick show, trade stands and craft tent.