Spring Bank Half Term in and around Keswick 2017
Pirates of Keswick Fancy Dress Day
Join Keswick Market Traders for a full day of Pirate Fun - Pirate Stilt Walkers, Puppet Show, Face Painting, Pirate Mascots, Music, Treasure Hunt, Free Booty Bags and the main thing, Pirate Fancy Dress - best dressed Pirate and Princess competitions
View the Bassenthwaite Ospreys this Spring Bank half term. Exhibitions and view points at Dodd Wood Viewpoint and Whinlatter Visitor Centre. More info.
Join Platty + and their Viking Longship the 'Gift of a Gael' for a journey and experience life in a our tented encampment settlement. A unique, hands on, action packed experience, to inspire out in the real environment . On the shores of Derwentwater, Keswick. More info.
Latrigg Circular walking route via the Raillway Path - A new path linking the railway path just past Low Briery now goes through Brundholme Woods to Brundholme Road allowing walkers access up to Latrigg. More info.
View events for this Spring Bank Half Term 2017.
Play in the park in Keswick this half term, there's traditional games in Hope Park, a children's playground and BMX track in Fitz Park and an adventure playground at Whinlatter Forest. More info.
Here are some of our favourite free things to do with the children around Keswick. More info.
The Pencil Museum is re-opening on the 26th May. Visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago. A journey of graphite and pencil discovery from its humble beginnings as a cottage industry to modern day production. More info.
Looking for a walk with the children this half term? Have a look at our family walking page for inspiration for your next outing.
If you're looking for an easy or moderate walk there are seven waymarked walks from the Derwentwater boat landings. Ranging from just 15 minutes to 1¾ hours the routes are easy to follow, whichever one you choose. More info
The Derwentwater Walk - A scenic 10 mile waymarked walk around Derwentwater, Queen of the Lakes. On flat and easy paths, the walk passes through ancient woodlands and along the shores of the lake. The scenery is stunning, with perfect picnic stops and cafes and restaurants en-route. More info.
Go for a bike ride, bring your own or hire. Hire a bike in Keswick town centre or up at Whinlatter Forest. If you want a bit of extra help up the hills there are electric bikes aswell. Visit our cycling page for details of bike hire & cycle routes around Keswick.
There are a wealth of adventurous activities both indoors and outdoors to be enjoyed from tree top adventures to biking, canoeing to climbing walls, ghyll scrambling to horse riding More info.
From fish and chips to a freshly prepared baguette you'll find a a great selection of cafes, takeaways and delis in Keswick. For dinner you'll find an equally impressive choice. More info.
For a bit of retail therapy we have a wide range of independent shops and a twice weekly market on Thursdays and Sundays. Perfect for your everyday needs or a souvenir to take home. More info.
There is a good choice of attractions, museums, wildlife park, visitor centres and parks just waiting to be explored with something for every taste and age group. More info.
Book accommodation quickly and easily on Keswick's premier tourism website, operated and managed by Keswick Tourism Association. Plan your stay and discover Keswick and it's surrounding valleys and villages.
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Stay on a farm and enjoy rural life surrounded by stunning scenery. Choose between B&B, self catering and camping.
Book a stay in a caravan or bring your own and enjoy magnificent views from your door.