‘What’s On in February 2019’

‘What’s On in February 2019

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

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: 20892

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 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!

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 ruins, gardens 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 and Lakes Ignite 2018

Things to do, places to go and unmissable cultural highlights

Lakes Ignite 2018 presents six specially commissioned contemporary artworks to celebrate the Lake District’s designation as a World Heritage site.

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

Running until 3/2 The Great Print Exhibition, Rheged, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

This major exhibition of printmaking in all its forms, returns for 2019.
Created by Rheged, this exhibition is the largest of its kind in the North of England and features over 350 artworks by more than 60 British artists. As part of the exhibition, Cumbria printmakers will run workshops and demonstrations

Opening times 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free Admission
For further information – www.rheged.com

09/02 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.
The village is transformed on market day by the sights, sounds and smells of a thriving country market.

For further information visit; www.visiteden.co.uk

13/2 onwards – Some surprising facts about Pancakes at Lowther Castle, Lowther, Penrith, CA10 2HH

Have you heard of Otzi the Iceman? Do you know what the word pancake looks like in Malaysian? Can you imagine how many eggs are used on Pancake Day in the UK? These surprising facts – along with a heap of others – form our pre-Easter trail round the garden.
As you go, you will learn things you never imagined you would about pancakes and pick up some clues to break a code. A treat will be given to all young pancake detectives
For further info see – www.lowthercastle.org

22/2/-24/2 – Classical Music Festival Weekend at Askham Hall, Askham, Penrith, CA10 2PF

Classical music concerts in a multi award-winning luxurious Lake District hideaway.
We are looking forward to hosting a special weekend of concerts in February 2019, bringing together internationally acclaimed musicians from Germany and the UK, in a rich programme of chamber music.

The award-winning Askham Hall is a 13th century stately home turned restaurant with rooms, close to Lake Ullswater. This year we will be hosting the concerts in Bank Barn, our beautiful 18th century oak-beamed barn on site at Askham Hall. This lovely building is excellently heated, benefits from a bar for drinks before the concerts and has great acoustics.

Following each concert there will be a special meal at Askham Hall, where Richard Swale will be running the show, using the best of Askham Hall’s produce.

Concert tickets: £18 per concert, £45 for all 3. For dinner bookings please ring to enquire, limited availability.

Contact enquiries@ashkhamhall.co.uk

28/2 Garden Tour: Snow Drops at Lowther Castle and Gardens, Lowther, Penrith, CA10 2HH

The snowdrop is a favourite in the garden – first harbinger of the end of winter. Lowther has lots of snowdrops, great drifts that sweep through the woodland and the western terrace in particular.
Join Martin Ogle, our head gardener, for a tour and a talk, for a look at the delicate snowie, and then for a Q&A session afterwards in the Lowther Café
For further information visit – www.lowthercastle.org
Venue Information

Spring Half Term in Cumbria – 18-22 February

There’s lots to do in Cumbria for younger visitors, especially during school holidays.
Please have a look at the following websites for lots of ideas for indoor and outdoor fun including arts and crafts, cinemas, visitor centres, wildlife and conservation, festivals and much more;
www. golakes.co.uk/half-term/

Throughout February, 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