What's On - Spring Bank Half Term in and around Keswick 2018

Half Term Fun at Wordsworth House

Go Wild like William and Dorothy, Sew a Poppy Field, Make Your Mark as a Georgian, Become a Natural Artist, lots of events going on at Wordsworth House in nearby Cockermouth. More info.

Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at the Blencathra BioBlitz at Blencathra Field Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need your help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties. With interactive activities for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone at a BioBlitz. More info.

Peter Rabbit Exhibition at Rheged - This exhibition tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit. Children can play like Peter in an interactive learning area. Activities include a giant board game, playing shop, and performing scenes from the Tales. Will your little bunnies help Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle hang out the washing, or aid Mr. McGregor planting carrots in his garden? More info.

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers stars in his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door. James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm. Showing at the Alhambra Cinema Keswick. More info.

Help put animals first with ‘Love Your Zoo Week’

Staff at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick are urging people to get involved in ‘Love Your Zoo Week’ (Sat 26 May – Sun 3 June), with special activities to get visitors thinking about animal welfare, education and conservation. More info.

Podiatry Advice Clinic in-store 

Highly-experienced Podiatrist, Andrew Stanley, will be in George Fisher offering 1:1 help & advice for your feet. Countless hill-walkers, runners and outdoor folk have Andrew to thank for his skilful diagnosis, advice and, if necessary, orthotics. Fri 1 June & Sat 2 June, more info 

Patagonia 'Save the Blue Heart' Film at the Alhambra Cinema

More than 3,000 hydropower dams and diversions are either proposed or in the process of being built on Europe’s last wild rivers in the Balkans and will cause irreversible damage to rivers, wildlife and local communities. Blue Heart documents the battle for the largest undammed river in Europe—Albania’s Vjosa—the effort to save the endangered Balkan lynx in Macedonia, and the women of Kruščica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are spearheading a months-long, 24/7 protest to protect their community’s only source of fresh water.

27th May - FREE tickets but please register interest here

Navigation and Mountain Safety Workshop

Join Paul, George Fisher staff member, qualified Mountain Leader and Keswick Mountain Rescue Team member for a taster session on navigation and mountain safety. The aim is to boost your personal confidence in using a map and compass to:

  • navigate safely (including in poor visibility / mist) and to relocate if lost
  • give your location to mountain rescue if you or your party are injured
  • plan a route suitable for the weather conditions, including escape routes
  • understand how a smartphone can help and when a GPS is more useful
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Join us at Alexandra's in Packhorse Court Keswick on Wed 30th May between 11am & 4pm with prosecco and sweet treats, exclusive discounts and free gift with every purchase.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Join aristocratic man about town Bertie Wooster and his dutiful valet Jeeves for a weekend away at a country house. When Wooster is called on to play matchmaker and inadvertently steals an antique silver cow-creamer Jeeves is on hand to step in and save Bertie’s bacon. Running at Theatre by the Lake from 26 May – Sat 2 June More info and Book

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.

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

Looking for a walk for half term? Have a look at our family walking page for inspiration for your next outing.

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.

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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