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.

Just under 30 businesses and activity providers have signed up to the scheme which is being launched on Saturday, 14th 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 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) or any participating business.

The following businesses are Keswick Tourism Association members that are taking part in the scheme:

The Wild Strawberry

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

Honey Pot Restaurant & Tea Rooms

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

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

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 of Keswick

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

Evergreens Florist

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

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 Soap Co.

The Soap Co. was formed in Keswick, in the Lake District, to create job opportunities for local disabled and disadvantaged people.

Jason and his team create high quality soap products in the workshop above our Keswick shop, taking care every step of the way. More than 70% of employees at The Soap Co Keswick have disabilities. Working at The Soap Co boosts confidence, skills and independence, enabling people to progress their career with us or take steps into mainstream employment.

1 Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5BA Phone: 017687 75900 thesoapco-keswick.org

The Card Collection

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

Fulton's Lakes Jewellery Works

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

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

Alhambra Cinema

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

Keswick Tourist Information Centre

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

Derwent Pencil Museum

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

Allerdale House

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

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.

Opening hours:

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/

A full list of participating businesses, including those who are not members of KTA, can be found here .