Lake District Local Events

Lake District

Find out about local events with our guide to the best stuff happening in your area.

Hard Hat Tours at Wray Castle

November 17th 2018, November 18th 2018, November 24th 2018, November 25th 2018

Time:Tours start 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Telephone:015394 33250

Venue:Wray Castle

Address:Low Wray



Postcode:LA22 0JA

The Hard Hat Tours take you beyond the visitor route into some of the unseen parts of Wray Castle. There are spiral staircases to negotiate, small spaces to get through (hence the hard hats) and a few cobwebs to avoid. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment by either calling 015394 33250 or email

This tour will take you into parts of the building not usually open to the public, so there'll be uneven floors, steep staircases and some narrow and dark spaces. Please wear sturdy footwear and wrap up warm, some parts of the castle may be a little chilly! You'll be provided with hard hats and torches.

Xmas Craft and Shoppping Fair in Lazonby

Sunday 18th November 2018

Time:10:00am to 4:00pm

Contact:Jill Eastham

Telephone:01768 870824

Venue:Lazonby Village Hall

Town:Lazonby, Nr. Penrith


Postcode:CA10 1AQ

Xmas Craft & Shopping Fair at Lazonby Village Hall near Penrith, with 30 stalls of crafts, gifts and photography. Refreshments and hot food served all day. Free entry to the public. In aid of Eden Mencap Society.

Advent Craft Fair

Saturday 1st December 

Time: 10am - 3:00pm

Organiser:St Thomas' Church

Venue:St Thomas's Church

Address:LA9 5QL

Town: Kendal 

Local crafts, Kid's activities, home made soup lunch and refreshments. Supporting charities at home and abroad.


Ulverston Blood Donor Sessions 

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Time: 1:15pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 6:45pm 

Telephone: 0300 1232323

Venue:Coronation Hall

Address: County Square, Ulverston LA12 7LZ

The Ulverston blood donor sessions are held regularly at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston with two sessions from 1:15pm to 4:00pm & 5:00pm to 6:45pm with limited walk in slots. Appointments can be made via the blood service website.


Christmas Fair 

Thursday 6thDecember 

Time: 6pm-9pm

Organiser: PV Dobson

Venue: PV Dobson & Sons, Car Showrooms

Town: Levens, Kendal

In aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice, 40+ Stalls, mulled wine, mince pies, live Christmas music, free entry. 


Keswick Choral Society’s Festival of Christmas Music 

Tuesday 11th December

Time: 7:30pm

Email :

Venue: Crosthwaite Church

Address:CA12 5QG

Town: Keswick

Tickets may be obtained in advance from members or from Bookends for £12 in advance, £14 on the door. Under-12s are admitted free.

Refreshments will be available.

Carols for both choir and audience form part of the programme, and the audience always enthusiastically participates in singing many old favourites. It’s a great way to start off this festive season. The main work performed by the choir will be Vivaldi’s Gloria.  For both choirs and audiences, this is one of the best-loved works in the choral repertoire. Other music will include Love came down at Christmas by the Society’s Director of Music, Ian Hare, which was premiered at Carlisle Cathedral last Christmas; this will be only its second performance.

Blood Donor Session in Keswick

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Time:3:00pm to 7:00pm

Telephone:0300 123 23 23

Venue:Braithwaite Institute


Give blood in Keswick's four-hour blood donor sessions held at the Braithwaite Institute in Keswick and help save a life. Appointments should be made.

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