What’s On in April? What’s On in April?

What’s On in April?

The Lake District is always as busy as spring arrives in earnest, and 2016 is no exception. For our guests, then, we present our guide to some of the most interesting activities this month.

For the Foodies

Re-enact your favourite Bake-Off moments with specialist home-made baked goods at the The Arnside Country Market, W.I. Hall, Arnside

Stock up on fantastic local produce at Milnthorpe Farmers’ Market (perfect for Spring picnics), Milnthorpe Square

Kick back with some fine local craft beers and live classic rock and pop (think Michael Buble and Fleetwood Mac) at Alexander’s Beer Festival in Kendal, Function House, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal.

Check out the atmosphere at Orton Farmer’s Market, with live music, demonstrations and an award winning chocolate factory to investigate. Orton Village Hall and Market Square, Orton, Nr. Penrith,

Have a chippy tea with a difference! The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Fish Supper is £10.50 for dinner and a view from the train! Ravenglass Station

Pick up some famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding at the Cartmel Food Market, Unsworth’s Yard, Cartmel

The Kendal Made in Cumbria Farmers’ Market has been going since 1189, and is the oldest known market in Cumbria! Check out a piece of vibrant, living history at Kendal Market Place.

Music & Theatre

Immerse yourself in the complicated politics of Venice with Kendal Gilbert and Sullivan society (Kadgass) Present the Gondoliers (also known as The King of Barataria), Kendal Town Hall.

Enjoy a programme of (mostly) 20th century favourites from Levens Choir Concert in Cartmel, Cartmel Priory

In the mood for some jazz? Kendal Jazz Club Gigs in Staveley, at the Hawkshead Brewery & Beer Hall, has you covered!

If you enjoy the 1930’s aesthetic, and Shakespeare at his witty and comedic finest, Twelfth Night from Ulverston Outsiders is something you’ll need to check out! It’s at Coronation Hall, Ulverston.

With a huge variety of traditional and experimental ciders and ales, live music, gifts and unusual crafts, Kirkby Lonsdale Beer & Music Festival is worth a look! Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC.


Something for the kids… Or the big kids! ArtVenturers are running a Design Your Own 3D LEGO Minifigure Workshop at The Lofthouse Café, Stainton, Nr Penrith. Immortalise yourself or your family in brick form!

Activities for all ages at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Family Fun Weekend, including mini trips, guided walks, and special guests. Ravenglass & Dalegarth Stations.

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