What's On - May Half Term in and around Keswick 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2
This family film follows summer 2016's blockbuster about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.
Daily from 24th May over half term at Keswick Alhambra
Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.
Daily from 24th May at Keswick Alhambra
Force Crag Mine Open Day
Join a guided tour of the processing mill and discover the story of the last mineral mine to be worked in the Lake District. 29th May
Keswick Junior parkrun
A weekly free 2k timed run 4-14 year olds every Sunday at 9am in Lower Fitz Park Keswick. We also have 2 other parkruns on Saturday mornings, one in Keswick and one nearby in Whinlatter Forest.
FREE weekly storytelling sessions which take place on Fridays from 10.30am to 11.15am at Theatre by the Lake.
Visit Keswick Blogs
Read our blogs for some great ideas for fun family days out around Keswick.
Visit Keswick Itineraries
We've put together some of our favourite things to do in and around Keswick allowing you to mix and match and create your own itinerary.
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Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, running, paragliding, cycling, rock climbing, via ferrata and zip wire adventures. Our lakes and rivers are ideal for water sports such sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding & sailing.
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.
Food and Drink
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. Or choose a hotel or guest house and enjoy a lovely cooked breakfast to set you up for the day.
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 hostel or camping barn. Camping in the Lake District has to be one of the great holiday experiences