What's On - February half term in and around Keswick 2019

Keswick Alhambra Cinema

This half term visit Keswick Alhambra Cinema for a choice of films including the much-anticipated sequel Lego Movie 2Stan and Ollie and Mary Queen of Scots.

  Whinlatter Forest Adventure Club

Whinlatter Adventure Club is an amazing holiday club for children aged 7 to 12. This half term expect Jack in the box den building, climate change crafts; chime out in the forest, tree planting & much more! Places are limited, to book a place or for more info contact Sonia Dryden: 017687 78127 or email sonia.dryden@forestryengland.uk More info.

Go Ape at Whinlatter Forest

The multi-award winning and original forest adventure set high up in the canopy. Enjoy two to three hours in the trees, taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. More info.

Gingerbread Man at Theatre by the Lake

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! Join us for the adventures of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man – the bravest biscuit of all time. More info and book.

Sourpuss at Theatre by the Lake

Sourpuss is a very grumpy, ginger cat. Shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the garden soon intrigues him. Watch Sourpuss on his journey of discovery, learning the secrets of the great outdoors. This playful adventure features string and shadow puppets beautifully crafted by hand. More info and book.

Brainiac Live at Theatre by the Lake

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls, due to popular demand Science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance. Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live! is more mischievous than ever before, taking you on a breathless ride through the wild world of the weird and wonderful. More info and book.

Navigation and Mountain Safety with George Fisher

Join George Fisher staff member, Paul, a qualified Mountain Leader and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team member for a taster session on navigation and mountain safety. Boost your personal confidence in using a map and compass. More info and book.

Giddy Goat at Theatre by the Lake

With lots of audience participation and inventive musicianship, this family concert will delight young audiences, families and friends of all generations alike. Being a mountain goat is no fun when you are scared of heights - poor Giddy’s head spins and his knees turn to jelly. A wonderful concert to enjoy with family. More info and book.

Don Quixote Royal Ballet at Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. More info.

Read our half term blog for more ideas and inspiration.

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.

Visit our What's On page to find out what's happening in and around Keswick or for inspiration for what do or where to go check out our Family Fun page

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. 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 hostel or camping barn. Camping in the Lake District has to be one of the great holiday experiences