Visit the Lake District any time of year

The Lake District in a wonderful place to visit any time of year. On this page we’ll be adding information about things to do at any time of year.

From time to time we offer special last minute rates. For current last minute rates please click this link to our winter breaks page.

EASTER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Easter is a wonderful time to visit the Lake District. Read about Easter in the Lake District by clicking on  this link. 

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A beautiful garden at Rydal Hall, free to visit, a short walk from Brockstone, in March

SUMMER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

People will tell you that summer in the Lake District is very busy, and that’s true. However, you only need to get away from the lovely honeypot towns and villages to find lots of space and countless things to do.

TRADITIONAL SPORTS AND SHOWS.

Summer in the Lakes is the time for traditional “Sports” and “Shows”. Nearly every town and village has a fixed day every year when the “Sportsfield” is taken over by tents, animals, athletes and all manner of traditional country events.

The last Thursday in July is the date for Ambleside Sports. The website for Ambleside Sports can be found here.

 

The second weekend in August is Lowther Show. 

Lowther Castle

The beautiful Lowther Estate

Here’s the official website for Lowther Show.

The last Sunday In August is the date for Grasmere Sports.

Grasmere Sports race

Off they go- the Guides Race

The website for Grasmere Sports is via this link.

JULY IS RUSHBEARING TIME.

A few villages celebrate the ancient tradition of Rushbearing. Rushbearing in Ambleside is the first Saturday in July, and in Grasmere it’s the second Saturday in July. Read more about Rushbearing here.

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Grasmere Rushbearing Maidens

WINTER IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

From November to March we offer short breaks for winter stays at our Grasmere Cottage.  For information about winter breaks at Brockstone you can click this link to our Winter Breaks page.

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A still Rydal Water reflects the sky in November

You can also read our blog about Christmas Markets and craft fairs in the Lake District by clicking here.

Christmas market Lake District

Christmas Market Windermere

THINGS TO DO IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Some years ago I wrote a series of articles for Hubpages about the Lake District, and you might find some helpful information there.

This page called “10 things to do in Grasmere” gives first time visitors some ideas of the shops and sights of Grasmere.

Here is another similar page called “Things to do in Ambleside “

This is a more general page called “Wordsworth’s Lake District”.

You’ll be able to find links to lots of other article that I wrote . You might find some interesting- some not! There are more Lake District articles there is you search.

WILDFLOWERS AND GARDENS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

There are beautiful wildflowers and local gardens to be seen around Brockstone Grasmere Cottage and throughout the Lake District. These can be viewed at any time of year, and even in winter there are charming gardens and plants to be see, It has to be said though, that my favourite times of the year for gardens is the spring. On another page on this website I’m posting photos of gardens taken all year round to show that there are interesting things to see at any time of year. Click here to see photos and information about flowers and gardens in the Lake District.

WINTER BREAKS

For information about winter breaks please click here to go to our Winter Breaks page.