What’s on in May 2018

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

07/05/18  Penrith May Day Carnival, Penrith Town Centre, CA11

An annual May Day event that takes throughout central Penrith, featuring a fun fair, street entertainment, stalls, music, dancing and a grand carnival parade with floats and fancy dress – lots of family fun!!

For further details see www.visiteden.co.uk/visitor-information/tourist-information-centers

12-13/05/18   The Northern Photography Show, Rheged Centre, Penrith CA11 0DQ

An inspirational weekend dedicated to all things photographic.  Now in its third year, this show is the only one of its kind in the North and offers a chance for anyone with an interest in photography and video to hear talks from some of the UK’s most inspiring photographers and filmmakers. You can get your hands on the latest gear from leading manufacturers, as well as having the chance to view and buy a fantastic range of landscape and wildlife work.  With support from Penrith Camera club, there will also be an exhibition of over 250 photographs from Cumbria‘s leading camera clubs.

Open 10am – 4pm.

For further details see www.rheged.com


13/05/18  Hutton-in-the-Forest Plant & Food Fair, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, CA11 9TH

Definitely one of the highlights of the season, Hutton-in-the-Forest Plant and Food Fair is a superb day out for all the family!

This year, as well as a strong showing of perennials, there will be a great range of specialist nurseries, including primula, rose, peony and a range of alpine, herb, tree and shrubs specialists.

There will also be a wide range of food stalls, all delicious, including locally reared meat, yogurts, cheeses, breads, cakes, preserves and wine.  10am – 4pm

For further details see; www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk/whats-on/

19/05/18   Langwathby May Day, CA10 1LW

Langwathby May Day: 1 pm onwards – Stalls in the Grand Marquee, refreshments in the Village Hall and BBQ on the Green.

Funfair,  Alston Moor and Eden Dance School, Maypole Dancing,  Professor Pumpernickel, Morris dancers,  54 Degrees, Pet Competition, Scarecrow Competition, Bake Off Competition

19/05/18     Appleby Makers Market, Appleby Public Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby, CA16 6YA

Food and craft stalls full of locally handmade crafts, foods and art.

27/05/18 Classic Cars in the Park, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith CA11 9TH

Classic cars, bikes, tractors and light commercials set in the park in front of Hutton-in-the-Forest with light lunches, teas and BBQ.

For more information visit www.markwoodwardclassicevents.com

29/05/18 Unicorn Tea Party, Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ

Join us for a Unicorn themed afternoon tea party with lots of fancy treats and unicorn hot chocolate. Wear your best magical fancy dress costume, try a magical glitter tattoo and join in with fun games and activities.

Parental supervision required – only children will require a ticket. Please advise us if you have any dietary requirements. Shared seating.

£12 per child – www.rheged.com

Throughout May:  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 May:  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