Friends Of Keswick Loyalty Card Scheme
Find out how you can support local businesses by getting involved in the new Friends of Keswick loyalty card scheme.
Over 30 businesses and activity providers have signed up to the scheme which is being launched on Saturday, 13th July and will run until the end of the English school summer holidays. Founding members of the initiative are ourselves (Keswick Tourism Association (KTA)), Keswick Ministries, who run the Keswick Convention and Newlands Activity Centre.
Throughout the summer, visitors to Keswick can participate in the Friends of Keswick loyalty card scheme as a way of supporting local businesses and giving back to the local economy. Participants can get their cards stamped at a range of businesses around the town following a purchase. Once they collect 10 different stamps, they can claim a free Friends of Keswick badge and will be entered in a free prize draw. Collect your loyalty card from Keswick Tourism Association offices (50 Main St.), Keswick Convention Base Camp (14th July - 3rd August), Keswick TIC (Moot Hall) or any participating business.
The following businesses are Keswick Tourism Association members that are taking part in the scheme:
The Wild Strawberry is a crêperie and coffee shop housed in one of the oldest buildings in Keswick. We serve savoury and sweet crêpes, homemade cakes and scones and homemade soup. We also sell locally-roasted coffee, fresh leaf tea, milk-shakes and smoothies. Our ice cream is made in Cumbria by The Handmade ice Cream company using milk form their own herd of Jersey cows. We have ample seating and a sunny outside courtyard. Find us on Main Street between the Town Hall and Needlesports and opposite Black’s.
54 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5JT Phone: 017687 74399 www.wildstrawberrykeswick.uk
You'll always find a welcome at the Honey Pot. From when we open for breakfast, right through to the afternoon and into the early evening, we make sure to offer our patrons an efficient service for a pleasant experience. Our plentiful menu caters for diners throughout the day with breakfast, morning coffee, light snacks, lunch main meals, afternoon tea and evening meals. We use fresh local ingredients in all of our home cooked food. For children, our Junior Choice Menu offers something every child will love.
19 Pack Horse Court, Keswick CA12 5JB Phone: 017687 74974 www.packhorsecourt.com/shops/the-honey-pot
Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Adventure Centre provides a wide range of exciting outdoor adventure activities, indoor climbing and indoor archery for groups, and individuals of all ages and is situated next to the historic Castlerigg Stone Circle.
With FREE ALL DAY PARKING, HUNGRY HEIFER CAFE, Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Activity Centre, has something for everyone. Indoor climbing/ Bouldering/ Indoor Archery/ Ghyll Scrambling/ Kayaking/ Canoeing/ Rock Climbing/ High Ropes/ Rookery Woods Adventure Play/ Zip-line/ Field Archery and more… What will your next adventure be…?
Goosewell Farm, Keswick, CA12 4RN TEL: 017687 72000 www.keswickclimbingwall.co.uk
Kong Adventure Keswick is the Centre that has something for everyone. No matter what age, there will be something to do at Kong Adventure! An indoor climbing wall, cave system, hard play area, escape room and café make up but some of our indoor facilities. But it isn’t all indoor! Oh no! We run Outdoor Climbing Sessions, Ghyll Scrambling, Via Ferrata, Climb 'n' Mine and partner with a fantastic provider of watersports activities! Be it blazing sunshine, pouring rain or everything in between the activity you’ve been looking for is here for you at Kong. Open seven days a week.
Heads Rd, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5EZ Phone: 017687 75907 www.kongadventure.com
Alexandra’s offers quality clothing and accessories and specialises in ethically sourced and produced clothing and accessories.
The team at Alexandra’s provide excellent and friendly customer service. You are bound to find that extra special outfit or accessory to take home!
They are official stockists of Seasalt; Robell; Thought clothing; Mistral; Adini; Capri and Nomads.
Their shop is located just off Market Square in Packhorse Court – just under the alleyway by Friars Chocolate Shop.
13 Pack Horse Court, Keswick, CA12 5JB Phone: 017687 73035 www.alexandrasofkeswick.com
Welcome to Evergreens Florist in Packhorse Court. We run our florist shop with flair and passion to offer you a service that you will appreciate and remember. Whether you are looking for a simple floral gift or an impressive arrangement, we will work with you to produce your dreams.
You are welcome to call into our shop at any time to enjoy our selection of flowers.
Orders can also be taken over the phone or on our website. Check out our original Lake District Range which can be collected or delivered throughout the country as required.
Packhorse Court, Keswick, CA12 5JB Phone: 017687 74976 www.lakedistrictflowers.co.uk
Sweet Treats is a traditional sweet shop, an Aladdin's cave of sweet memories based in Packhorse Court, Keswick. Adults can re-discover sweets and treats from their childhood; children will encounter goodies that they may not have seen before! We have now brought this offer to the internet with over 250 Jars of sweets including; pick 'n' mix, lake District souvenirs & gifts, ice cream, slush & cold drinks, retro sweets, bespoke gifts and wedding favours, sweet cart for hire - children's parties, weddings, corporate events etc.
5 Packhorse Court, Keswick, CA12 5JB Phone: 017687 80002 sweettreatsinkeswick.co.uk
The Card Collection is an independent, specialist card shop, located just off the Market Square, in Packhorse Court.
Our extensive range of greetings cards, stationery, Lake District view cards and postcards is complemented by gifts, gift wrap, balloons and partyware, and (we hope) by our personal and friendly service. We stock the popular Me-to-you bears, articles from the Gorjuss gift range (purses, notebooks, etc) and gifts for baby, wedding, anniversary and birthday. And if you don’t find what you are looking for, just let us know; we order stock regularly and may be able to help.
We also offer a complete helium balloon service: come and talk to us, or see our website for ideas.
8 Packhorse Court, Keswick CA12 5JB Phone: 017687 71399 www.cardcollection.co.uk
At Fulton's you can experience first hand the detail of fine jewellery being created by master craftsmen. See behind the scenes, enjoy watching the journey of our jewellery from start to finish, via live video links and viewing galleries. Watch as our in house team lovingly produce original and unique pieces. Access the intricate processes behind the displays that make us much more than a jewellery shop or cafe.
We are a fully immersive, educational and interactive attraction for everyone to enjoy from families to groups of friends. The “how it’s made” experience is completely free and open to all.
Hendersons Yard, Bell Close Car Park, CA12 5JD 017687 79798 www.brianfulton.co.uk
Keswick Museum is located in the beautiful Arts and Craft building on Fitz Park. It houses a wonderful collection telling the story of Keswick and the surrounding area within its main gallery. Discover the story of a pioneering mountaineer and his links to the Cumbrian landscape in our new temporary exhibition ‘Man and Mountain; Chris Bonington’. Sample the delights of Café West located within the Museum, with seating in Fitz Park.
Keswick Museum is open 10-4pm every day except Christmas. Admission £4.50 Adults, £3 Students/ Children. For more information see www.keswickmuseum.org.uk or follow us on social media @KeswickMuseum.
Station Road, Keswick, CA12 4NF Phone: 017687 75947 keswickmuseum.org.uk
A little gem of cinema heritage in the heart of the Lakes. Enjoy comfortable seats, surround sound and the latest film releases, as well as live-streamed theatre, ballet and music in this family-owned, century-old picture house.
Recently licenced, you can now enjoy wine, Keswick beer, G&T or prosecco with your film!
Prices £5.50-£7.50, £10-£15 for special events
Free tea & coffee, shop-priced snacks and drinks
36 St John's St, CA12 5AG 017687 72195 www.keswickalhambra.co.uk
The Lake District National Park’s Official Visitor Centre is located in the Market Square, within the iconic Moot Hall. Pop in to discover how to make the most of your visit with leaflets, guides and advice from our friendly advisers. We also have a great choice of quality gifts, made or sourced in Cumbria, which are perfect souvenirs to remember your trip to Keswick by. Every penny you spend in the centre goes straight back into the running of the National Park and helps to keep it such a special place for generations to come.
Moot Hall, Market Square, CA12 5JR 0845 901 0845 www.keswickinformationcentre
Welcome to the Derwent Pencil Museum: home of the world's first pencil! Visitors enter the 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. Discover our secret WW2 pencils with hidden maps; one of the largest colour pencils in the world measuring almost 8 metres; The Queen's diamond Jubilee pencil; miniature pencil sculptures; and much much more! A great day-out for the family and we look forward to welcoming you.
Southey Works, Keswick, CA12 5NG Tel: 01768 773626 www.derwent-pencil-museum
Welcome to Allerdale House an award winning guest house offering high quality bed and breakfast accommodation in Keswick with private car parking for all our guests cars and free Wi-fi.
Allerdale House is an interesting and impressive Lakeland Stone building built around 1877 for a local dignitary. It now offers full en-suite accommodation with all the facilities associated with a small personally run guest house and is one of the few guest houses in Keswick owned and run by a local couple Paul and Barbara, both born and raised in Keswick. We look forward to welcoming you to Allerdale House.
1 Eskin Street, Keswick, CA12 4DH Tel: 017687 73891 www.allerdale-house.co.uk
Kat's Kitchen is a vegan cafe offering home-made meals, soups, salads, cakes, loose-leaf teas, freshly ground, locally roasted coffee, bespoke smoothies, dairy free ice-cream and milkshakes. Dairy milk, low / no gluten options and take-away are all available. As Kat bakes on-site daily, it is not a gluten free environment.
Mon – Thu 10 am - 5 pm
Fri – Sat 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Note: kitchen closes 1 hour earlier
135 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5NJ (opposite the Pencil Museum) www.facebook.com/katskitchenkeswick/
Renowned for its delicious home-made cakes and variety of teas, Café Hope is a special place to sit and relax whilst watching, or perhaps after, games in the park. The kiosk and café, built in 2012, is a fitting facility providing all manner of refreshments all year round. The clock tower, sitting proudly upon the kiosk was kindly donated by Keswick Lions to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Relaxed and friendly with indoor and outdoor seating for 90, Café Hope welcomes children and dogs.
Hope Park Lake Road, Keswick CA12 5DG
Phone: 017687 80844
Based in the YHA off Station Road and open all day, our Riverside Café has great views of Fitz Park, Latrigg and Skiddaw. We offer a great selection of cakes; enjoy a slice with any hot drink for just £3.95. We serve food all day and options range from light bites such as paninis or soup, with pizza and heartier options available; our specials change daily. There’s also the bonus feel-good factor as we’re a charitable organisation; every penny you spend will be helping us to achieve our vision, to reach out and enhance the lives of all young people.
Station Road, Keswick, CA12 5LH
Phone: 017687 72484
In a prime position on Keswick Main Street, we are the Cumbrian Café venue of choice. Open seven days a week all year, winter through summer, we are here for the first early risers to the last weary shoppers, walkers and workers; we have something for everyone whenever you need it. Whether it’s a takeaway, a cosy seat in the heart of the café or an outside seat watching the world go by, you will receive the warmest welcome and efficient service by any member of Laura’s team with the best choice of home baked cakes and hot seasonal dishes in town... All brought to you from Cumbria with love.
43 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5DS
Situated just four miles from Keswick, the Lake District Calvert Trust is an outdoor activities centre for people with disabilities. Although we only offer activities to residents, we do have a hydrotherapy pool and sensory room that is open to the public every day of the week. We also have stables on the outside of Keswick where (dependent on availability) visitors to the area can book riding sessions.
Little Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QD
Phone: 017687 72255
Platty+ is a small, friendly, family-run water sports centre. The centre is based on the shores of Derwentwater. We offer a high standard of hire and tuition which includes powered safety boat cover. We are experienced in dealing with individuals, groups, families, children and adults, including those with special needs, corporate groups and school parties. Sessions can be booked with tuition or to hire if you are more experienced. Activities include: canoeing, paddle-boarding, dragon boating, sailing, kayaking, Viking longship, raft-building, voyageur and power boating. plattyplus.co.uk
OFFICE: Smithy Green, Thornthwaite, Keswick, CA12 5SL
ONSITE LOCATION: Lodore Boat Landings, Keswick, CA12 5UX
Phone: 017687 76572
Small but well-stocked, Bookends is an established independent bookshop offering hours of browsing and friendly customer service. Handily located on Main Street, we’re open until 9.30pm during the summer, with a sun-trap courtyard for a relaxed shopping experience. On holiday? We offer free next-day delivery on a huge choice of books — no need to wait for the postman! We have a wide range of full-priced and reduced titles, including: • Christian and theology books • Local guides and maps • Children’s books, including picture books, children’s fiction and YA fiction • Gifts and stationery.
66 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5DX
Phone: 017687 75277
Friars is a family business specialising in luxury chocolate and unique gifts since 1927. Our gifts are designed in-house so you will not find them anywhere else. We want to make it easy for you to be original, so you can give gifts that taste and look amazing and will be remembered. We love new products (perhaps because we get bored easily!), so every Valentine’s Day, Easter, Summer, Halloween and Christmas we launch a new range.
6–8 Market Square, Keswick, CA12 5JD
The Cheese Deli aims to bring customers the best range of Cumbria’s own fantastic cheese made within the county, alongside a range of international cheeses. Call in to sample our famous homebaked scones and breads. Why not let us create a bespoke hamper for you to enjoy during your stay or take a slice of Cumbria home with you. We have an impressive selection of local crackers, chutneys, pickles and gifts; you will be spoilt for choice.
9 Packhorse Court, Keswick, CA12 5JB
Phone: 017687 73377
In this beautiful, contemporary gallery, visitors will find limited edition and original art and sculptures alongside art glass, bronze and interior accessories. Treeby & Bolton’s ever-changing programme of exhibitions offers an eclectic selection of art from a diverse portfolio of leading artists. Downstairs from the gallery, customers can relax in the stylish surroundings of Treeby’s café for breakfast, craft coffee, light lunches and plenty of homebaked cakes and scones. There is also outside seating for when the sun is shining.
Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5BX
Phone: 017687 72443
A wonderful treasure trove of all things Beatrix Potter – here’s a few delights to whet your appetite! The biggest range of soft toys for all ages in Keswick, sustainable bamboo and virtually unbreakable melamine children’s tableware, gorgeous activity toys in wood, thousands of words to read for all bookworms, Royal Mint Silver 50p coins ... plus a big selection of Thomas the Tank Engine locos, Classic Winnie-the-Pooh, fearsome dinosaurs, and, of course, quirky, delightful Jellycats. Best of all, bring this booklet with you and we’ll give you 10 per cent off the lowest price item you buy.
7 Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5BS
We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest beauty trends and treatments available. Together Sharon, Magdalena, Sophie and Katie have over 25 years of experience within the beauty sector. We all share a passion and enthusiasm for all things beauty and we strive to make sure all of our customers leave the salon feeling pampered and looking fabulous!
Escape from it all and experience the relaxing and rejuvenating effects of time spent at this spa. Whenever you choose to visit The Spa at Underscar near Keswick, our friendly, professional spa team is ready to welcome you.
Our first-class service includes a wide range of spa treatments, from indulgent massages and detoxifying body wraps, to nourishing facials and a variety of holistic therapies, and we use only the finest, pure and natural spa products including Decléor, Neom Organics and Jessica Natural Nail Care.
Our popular spa days combine different treatments to indulge the senses and soothe the body and they also include a delicious lunch and use of the superb leisure facilities — leaving you refreshed, revived and feeling fabulous all over.
Applethwaite, Keswick, CA12 4PH
Phone: 017687 71500
Hope Park Games offer fun for all the family. We offer crazy golf where you can steer your golf ball through Newlands Church or around the stones at Castlerigg Stone Circle. You can also try our pitch and putt or tackle our smoothly playable 18-hole putting green. Why not try out the unique game of petanque or enjoy the newest game in the park, the remote-controlled boats on a mini replica of Derwentwater! Refreshments are available at the kiosks. Seating at picnic tables is also available nearby for your enjoyment.
Hope Park Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5DG
Phone: 017687 80844
Keswick Launch sails in the third largest Lake in Cumbria. It is unusual in that it has four islands dotted along its length. Use the launch to explore the lake and surroundings stopping at one of our jetties, leading to excellent walks or stopping to visit a tea room. The cruise is 50 minutes but you can hop on and off the launch back to your point of departure. We also offer rowing and motorboats to hire, for you to explore at your own pace.
Lakeshore of Derwentwater
he Northern Lights Gallery, is a very friendly gallery arranged over two floors representing over 80 local and British artists, exhibiting paintings, jewellery, ceramics, glassware and more besides. Price start around £10 plus a weekly ‘Religion and Art Trail’ within the gallery, there should something for all tastes and ages.
22 St John’s St, Keswick, CA12 5AS
Phone: 017687 7540
Theatre by the Lake has one of the most beautiful settings of any theatre in the UK. Perched on the shores of Derwentwater, the Summer season offers a varied programme of entertainment to suit families of all ages. A visit to a show is always accompanied by some unforgettable views. Described by The Telegraph as combining ‘a spot as idyllic as anywhere on Earth, with first class theatrical entertainment’ the theatre puts on six shows over the summer across its two stages. Voted the North West’s Most Welcoming Theatre for the last 4 years.
Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ
BOX OFFICE 017687 74411
Viridian Gallery, established in 1997, displays a high standard of individual British Art and Craft work, reflecting the rich variety of styles to be found in the area. You will find small quirky or design led gifts alongside large statement pieces.
Owned by watercolourist Diane Gainey, there are permanent displays of her most recent originals and the full range of her limited edition prints. The gallery also shows the work of other invited artists, resulting in strong dynamic displays of paintings, ceramics, glass, contemporary jewellery and accessories, as well as a superb selection of greetings cards. The gallery is located opposite the cinema.
13 St. John’s Street, Keswick, CA12 5AP
The Puzzling Place houses over 50 incredible interactive illusions providing a world of family fun for all. Whether it is experiencing the country’s only anti-gravity room, the illusion distorting Ames Room or being defied by the mesmerising ‘eyelusions’ exhibition or the Hologram Gallery,
The Puzzling Place is like no other museum you have visited. Come rain or shine this defying world of illusion is well worth a visit during your time in Lakeland.
Museum Square, Keswick, CA12 5DZ
A full list of participating businesses, including those who are not members of KTA, can be found here .