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Overview of local events and activities in the Lake District area and on-site at Park Cliffe.

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Cartmel Races

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Cartmel Racecourse

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We offer great, competitive Jumps racing in the beautiful Cartmel Valley. Situated right in Cartmel village – home to amazing restaurants, bars and lovely independent shops. A race day like no other; bring your own furniture, food and drink and relax in to a big garden party, whilst the horses thunder past. We have a great DJ playing each day, with other entertainment – let’s not forget the funfair! There are food and drink concessions on site, alongside plenty of facilities. A day at Cartmel racecourse is about family, fun and friends having a good time. We are not like other tracks, we are relaxed and encourage you to set up a spot and enjoy your day, you can even bring a barbeque!

We are lucky to welcome regular Cartmel Friends, who return over many years and its always brilliant to see newcomers with their friends and family ready to enjoy a great day out.

2022 Fixtures

We are delighted to announce our fixtures for 2022 have now been confirmed as below.

Saturday 28th May
Season Opener
Monday 30th May
Monday Racing
Wednesday 1st June
Wonderful Wednesday
Friday 24th June
Racing followed by David Gray
Sunday 26th June
Family Funday Sunday
Saturday 16th July
Jumping July Saturday
Monday 18th July
Jumping July Monday
Saturday 27th August
Cartmel Cup Day
Monday 29th August
Season Finale

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peter pan outdoor theatre in coniston in the lake district

Peter Pan Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday 10th August 2022

Brantwood, East of Lake, Coniston

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Wendy Darling is certain she saw the face of a boy at her bedroom window 3 floors up – yet no-one believes her. So who can blame her when she agrees to fly away to the idyllic Neverland with him? But is Neverland as perfect as it seems? Or will the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates kill Peter and rule over it themselves?

Peter Pan was first performed by Illyria in 1997. It has been performed outdoors many times since by many different companies. But Illyria’s 2022 production will be the first to feature REAL flying!

Bring your picnic and settle down with the family for a fantastic night of fun, laughter and fairy dust!

Peter Pan is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Concord Theatricals LTD. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

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Windermere One Way Swim

Saturday 13th August 2022

Fell Foot, Newby Bridge

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Windermere swim distance: 11 miles (depending on the accuracy of your paddler!)

Direction: South to North

Start Location: Fell Foot National Trust LA12 8NN

Finish Location: Brathay Hall LA22 0HP

Feed Stop: Harrowslack, National Trust, LA22 0LR

Additional exit points;

  • Hill of Oaks LA12 8NR
  • Beech Hill La23 3PR
  • Storrs Hall LA23 3LG
  • Ferry Nab LA23 3JH
  • Windermere Jetty LA23 1BN
  • White Cross Bay LA23 1LF
  • Low Wood LA23 1LP

Each swimmer will have one kayaker to support, protect and guide them. It is good practice to have the paddler either in front or to the side of the swimmer (swimmers discretion) so they can breathe and see that they are heading the correct direction.

Exit points will be manned until all swimmers have passed through.

Swimmers can feed from the kayak or the bank.

Swimmers can swim wet suit or non-wetsuit.

Swimmers are not permitted to use any other propulsion through the water and must complete the course.

Hot drinks and supplies will be provided at the half way feed for both swimmers and paddlers.

Kit will be transported to the finish.

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Live Music – Pete Lashley

Sunday 14th August 6pm-8pm

Park Cliffe

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Lakeland Country Fair

Sunday 21st August 2022

Torver, nr Coniston LA21 8AU (on A593)

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The Lakeland Country Fair takes place at Torver, near Coniston, in beautiful countryside looking across to the Coniston fells and Coniston Old Man. It is easily accessible, at Little Arrow, Torver, on the A593, a few miles west of Coniston village.

As well as being a typical Cumbrian show, the Lakeland Country Fair acts as a showcase for traditional Cumbrian skills and activities. There will be sheep on display and demonstrations of hand-clipping will take place during the afternoon.

The Main Ring Attraction will be a Fell Pony display

Regular features of the show include a Terrier Show followed by Terrier Racing, a Lurcher and Whippet Show, a family Dog Show, Wrestling, Horn blowing, a Childrens’ Sports Challenge, a Stick Show, and a Foxhound Show, There will be Fell Races for adults and juniors.

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Cumbria Classic Car Show

Sunday 21st August 2022

Dalemain House & Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0HB

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The biggest Classic Car event in the region returns to Dalemain on 21st August 2022! This historic occasion promises to be the most fantastic show yet. Visit for a day packed full of entertainment, with autotests, arena displays, music and discounted entry to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens.

The event is organised by the Wigton Motor Club and all information about the event can be found on their website at https://www.wigtonmc.co.uk/

All cars present get a souvenir slate coaster and the concours awards, which are done by self judging, are superb mounted model cars.

For further information and entry forms, please CLICK HERE

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Live Music – Pete Lashley

Thursday 25th August 6pm-8pm

Park Cliffe

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Keswick Show

Monday 29th August 2022

Pump Field, Braithwaite Old Bridge, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5TD

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Keswick Show takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019 on the outskirts of Keswick near Braithwaite.

One of the oldest shows in the county the Society was founded in 1860 and is a traditional Agricultural Show in a very dominant Tourist area, Town meets Country. Although we sadly no longer have Cattle Classes there are plenty of other animals to see.

A full day’s entertainment for all the family is planned including showing Classes of Ponies, Horses, Sheep, Dogs. There will be also a Display by West Cumbria Vintage Club, Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling (including a Ladies 10 stone championship), Fell Race, Sheep Clipping & Terrier Racing.

After all the showing Classes have been completed in the Main Ring and Trophies have been awarded there will a Demonstration given by the Mount Grace Gundog team, showing skills of the working Gun Dog. Also, throughout the afternoon Cockermouth Mechanics Brass Band will be entertaining with a varied program of music.

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Westmorland County Show

7th & 8th September 2022

County Showground, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7NH

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Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see.

Come and meet the foxhounds, get up close to magnificent cattle, marvel at the show jumping, discover the interactive displays in our Learning for Life Marquee, get inspired by the WI’s crafty creations, or cheer on your favourites in the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.

Be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall, or drop the children off at our creche and enjoy the Show at your own pace.

With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, as well as seeing some of the country’s top quality livestock, shop till you drop amongst hundreds of trade stands or get involved with our Rural Craft have-a-go areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s Show.

Prices

  • Adult
    Early Bird – £16.50 / Show Day – £19.50
  • Concession (age 65+ and Students)
    Early Bird – £15.00 / Show Day – £17.50
  • Carer
    Early Bird – £5.00 / Show Day – £5.00 (Only available through the office up until 5pm on Friday 3 September 2021)
  • Children
    Early Bird – £2.00 / Show Day – £3.00 (5 years and under 16 years)

Family Ticket
Early Bird – £34.00 / Show Day – £48.00 (2 Adults & 3 Children

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Park Cliffe Quiz

Saturday 17th September 6pm-8pm

Park Cliffe

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Live Music – Fiona Hanlon

Saturday 24th September 6pm-8pm

Park Cliffe

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Eskdale Show

Saturday 24th September 2022

Nr King George IV Inn CA19 1TS

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Eskdale Show is the oldest and premier show for Herdwick sheep. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Eskdale fells we have something for everyone. The next show will take place on the 24th September 2022.

If you are using satellite navigation the postcode for the King George IV Inn is CA19 1TS which is only 50m to the north of the free parking and show field entrance. Parking on the show field is available for a small charge of £5 per vehicle.

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Food and Drink
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Park Cliffe Quiz

Saturday 15th October pm

Park Cliffe

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Live Music – Pete Lashley

Saturday 22nd October 6pm-8pm

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Park Cliffe Halloween

Saturday 29th October

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Join us for our Halloween celebrations, including a Children’s Magic Show in the afternoon, with games and prizes for children’s fancy dress, best carved pumpkin and best dressed tourer, pod or static later in the evening.

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Park Cliffe Bonfire & Fireworks

Saturday 12th November pm

Park Cliffe

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