Christmas Fun in Keswick

Starry crafts for Christmas at Keswick Museum

Join us for our festive cruises when Father Christmas boards a Keswick Launch on Derwentwater during December weekends. With presents for the children and Sherry and Mince Pies for the adults, this is one of those special Lake District experiences to enjoy year after year. 

Dates: 02–17 Dec 2017, weekends only Times: 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30 More info.

Keswick Lions are holding their Santa Dash on Sunday 17 th December. The fun will start with a 2.5 km race for children at 10:45 a.m. with the main event of the Santa Dash , over a 5 km course at 11:45 a.m. The races are free for entrants under 18 years, and £5 for adults. All money collected will go towards Keswick Lions' support for local, national and international causes.

Santa in the forest Meet Santa in his Magical Forest as he makes a special stop off at Rheged this year! After you have tested your Christmas skills with some fun activities in the Elves workshops, come and tell Santa what you wish for this Christmas. Every Fri, Sat & Sun from 18 Nov and Mon 18 – Sun 24 Dec PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL £10 per child (Includes the Santa experience, a present, activities in the elves workshop and new for this year a 4×6 mounted photograph with Santa. More info

Christmas events and shopping at Whinlatter Forest.

Join in the Highway Rat Activity Trail at Whinlatter Forest.

Don't forget its pre-booking only for thelantern lit walk around the animals at Lake District Wildlife Park. Twilight owl display and tasty pulled pork and trimmings served with hot spicy cider/apple on Thursday 21st December 6 - 8pm More info.

Crafty Christmas at Derwent Pencil Museum has arrived - come and join us from now to the end of December for colouring crafty fun. More info.

Check our events listings here for all things fun and festive in Keswick this Christmas and New Year.

Ho ho ho - we are taking bookings for our Santa Specials at Threlkeld Quarry. Availability Sat 16th Dec at 1 & 2pm, Sun 17th Dec at 12 & 1pm 7 23rd Dec at 12, 1 & 2pm. They are booking up so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £7 each or a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) is £25. Bookings are best made by email - or messaging through facebook