‘What’s On in November 2019’

‘What’s On in November 2019’


A Selection Local Events and Activities

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


02-03/11 Fireworks Night at Lowther Castle, Lowther, Penrith CA10 2HH


Those of you who came to our fireworks display last year will know that Lowther Castle is the most amazing backdrop for pyrotechnics of all kinds. This year, our event will feature fire displays, a lit garden walk, drummers, an array of street food throughout the garden and a showstopping routine of sky-high explosions as a climax to the evening. North Pennines Stargazing Festival 20 October to 4 November

Further information – https://www.lowthercastle.org/


03/11 Larch Cottage Christmas Preview, Larch Cottage Nurseries, Melkinthorpe, Penrith, CA10 2DR

Date for your diary! Our very popular Christmas Preview is definitely an event not to be missed!Lower Red Barn is decorated with the most beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts, there is mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and music!This year we have music from a fantastic local Ukulele group the Morland Ukes who will be playing a mix of upbeat and cheery tunes in our courtyard.

Pre-register for the Christmas Preview and receive a complimentary glass of homemade mulled wine on the day – marketing@larchcottage.co.uk

The event runs from 1pm-4pm, table reservations in our restaurant La Casa Verde are advisable.

Contact – 01931712404

09/11 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 includes over 25 local farmers, growers, producers and artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts Orton is 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.     With live music at most markets, special events such as cookery demonstrations, an award winning chocolate factory on the doorstep, and parking for the disabled, a trip to the award winning Orton Farmers’ Market is a great day out for the whole family.


Further information – www.visiteden.co.uk




16-17/11 Cumbria Life Christmas at Reghed, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ


Discover an exquisite Christmas shopping experience, in partnership with Cumbria Life magazine.  The show will feature over 50 carefully curated exhibitors championing independent businesses, creatives and makers to showcase the best of the North’s home and gifts, arts and crafts, food and drink, stocking fillers and decorations. The event will celebrate craftsmanship, ethical produce and good design through a diverse range of inspirational and affordable gifts.  The Christmas marketplace will be complemented by a programme of talks and demonstrations, included in your show ticket, and hands on masterclasses led by experts where you can learn a skill or festive craft to enhance your Christmas (charged separately).  Day Ticket: £5 (including a glass of prosecco and show programme)  Accompanied children aged 16 and under, admitted free  Weekend Ticket: £7.50 Park and Ride: Free Park and Ride from Penrith Auction Mart, just minutes away .

See – https://www.rheged.com/



22-24/11 Christmas Market at Lowther Castle and Gardens, Lowther, Penrith, CA 10 2HH


Food, goodies, gifts, food, goodies, and more goodies. Come to Lowther during the last weekend of November and find some delightful items you might not stray across elsewhere. All set in the wonderful atmosphere of the Lowther courtyard.


Further information – https://www.lowthercastle.org/

23-24/11 Dickensian Christmas Festival, Ulverston

Just before the start of advent experience the famous Ulverston Christmas lights ‘switch on’ and the wonderful Dickensian Festival

29/11-1/12 Holker Hall Celebrates Christmas

Enjoy a wander through the Hall and gardens which are decorated beautifully for this festive season. The place is a treat for romantics and kids will love the visit from Santa as well as interactive festive activities.

Starting 30/11 Santa Express, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

90 minutes of fun-filled festive entertainment when you and your family join the Santa Express, it’s as though you’re part of a festive panto. From elves carol singing as they dish out festive drinks to parents and then with much anticipation, the man in the red suit arrives in the carriage next door.

30/11 Penrith Sparkle, CA11

Local performers giving live performances through the day and Eden FM will be in town to help start the festivities.

At 3.30pm there will be a Jam Jar Parade – bring your decorated jam jar and join in the fun. The parade will lead down to the market square ready for a little bit of sparkle.

The highlight of the day will be the Celebrity Christmas Lights switch on at 4pm


Throughout November Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, 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!


Throughout November 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