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

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Wild Wednesdays at Whinlatter

Visit Whinlatter on Wednesdays during school holidays for simple crafts and wildlife activities. The activities will vary.

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Family Walks

Visit our family walking page for a variety of family friendly routes including some suitable with prams and buggies. More info.

Free family Fun

Some of our favourite free things to do around Keswick with the kids. More info.

Play in the Park

Why not plan a visit to one of our parks in and around Keswick during your visit. More info.

What's On

Check our events list to see what's happening during your stay. More info.

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.

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FREE weekly storytelling sessions which take place on Fridays from 10.30am to 11.15am at Theatre by the Lake.

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Visit Keswick Blogs

Read our blogs for some great ideas for fun family days out around Keswick.

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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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Try something new

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.

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Easy Walks

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.

Adventurous Activities

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.

Zog Trail at Whinlatter Forest

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. For £3 the activity pack for the trail will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

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Do you have an event in the Keswick area that you would like to feature on our school holiday page? Contact Keswick Tourism Association email info@keswick.org for more information.

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Stay in superb Self Catering Cottages or plan a break in a luxurious lodge in a holiday parkStay 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