‘What’s On in October 2018’
A Selection Local Events and Activities
Further information available at www.visiteden.co.uk and www.golakes.co.uk
06/10 Orchard Tours at Acorn Bank Gardens and Watermill, Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1SP
Join an Orchard tour to find out more about the work we do for conservation of heritage varieties of apple in our orchards at Acorn Bank.
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue
Further information – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/acorn-bank
13/10 Orton Farmers’ Market, Orton, near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3RU
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. The theme for the October Market is: Fish for Friday, Seafood Saturday.
Further information – www.visiteden.co.uk
23/10 Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Rheged, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0DQ
Calling all witches and wizards! It’s time to carve your own pumpkin lantern with our artist, John Stokes. Tea lights, tools and pumpkin provided.
For further information – www.rheged.com
27/10 The Winter Droving, Penrith town centre
A right rural gathering including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food and drink, and high quality arts and crafts. The Winter Droving is set to take place on the weekend nearest to the old festival of Samhain on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October, marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the “darker half” of the year. To mark the old tradition of the clocks going back and farmers droving their animals to town for the final market f the year masked revellers dress up in their finest, featuring everything from tweed caps and victoriana to garb seemingly left behind when the Vikings left.
More information can be found at www.winterdroving.uk
28/10 Halloween Evening at Lowther Castle and Gardens
Our annual creepy spooky creepy evening of ghoulish family fun, plus street food and spooky atmospherics. Full timetable plus tickets on sale from October 1st.
For further information – Lowther Castle and Gardens Enquiries Telephone: 01931 712192
Throughout October Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith, CA11 0DQ
The Rheged Centre is an award winning visitor attraction just outside Penrith on the A66.
Throughout October 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 October 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