Summer Holidays in and around Keswick 2017
Threlkeld Quarry Museum's Annual Steam Gala is on 29th July when our resident locomotive " SIR TOM " is joined by 5 visiting engines. Our 1909 steam excavator will be being demonstratedwith some of the 80 excavators that can be seen on our large site. More info.
Have a look at some of our favourite free things to do around Keswick. More info.
This Summer come to George Fisher and borrow a Garmin GPS unit preloaded with a straight forward Geocache trail. There will be ten Geocaches to be found around the Keswick area. More info.
Warty Wednesday at Whinlatter Forest - Become a Gruffalo Nature Explorer on Wednesdays during the school holidays to discover the secrets of our deep dark wood. These are free, led activities. Drop in between 11am and 3pm. More info.
Follow “The Lady” as she reveals the dark secrets lying beneath the waters of the lakes, in the shadows of the fells and in the ancient superstitions of the lake counties. More info
Head up to Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite near Keswick this summer for a wide choice of events. Click on the posters to enlarge.
Summer events at Wordsworth House
Unless otherwise stated, normal admission charges apply to all events. National Trust members free
Dumbledore and Horniegoggle - Sat & Sun 22 July-3 Sept, 11am-4pm Pick up an explorer bag, hunt for surprising creatures and get tips on creating your own nature haven.*
Get cooking in the kitchen - Mon 24 July-28 Aug, 11.30am-3.30pm Roll up your sleeves and try making traditional Cumbrian clapbread.*
Become a natural artist - Tues 25 July-29 Aug, 11.30am-3.30pm Make a piece of wild art from found objects or create a poem out of stones.*
Playthings and pastimes - Wed 26 July-30 Aug, 11.30am & 2.30pm Learn how the Georgians amused themselves then play skittles 18th-century style.*
Walk on the wild side - Thurs 27 July-31 Aug, 11.30am & 2.30pm Join a family garden tour to taste flowers, touch bugs and discover how to create your own wildlife haven.*
Looking for a walk with the children this summer? 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 tourism website, operated and managed by Keswick Tourism Association. Book Local. Book your accommodation on-line with us and support the local economy.
Stay in superb Self Catering Cottages or plan a break in a luxurious lodge in a holiday park. 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.Try Camping and glamping in wonderfully situated campsites or stay in a camping barn. Camping in the Lake District has to be one of the great holiday experiences