February is a relatively peaceful and quiet time to visit the Lake District and whilst there are not a huge amount of special events taking place, there is still quite a bit to do. Whether you are after a warm museum, a pint by a cosy fireplace or fancy braving the weather for a quiet fell walk in the less touristy season, the Lake District is a welcome retreat for locals and visitors alike.

February is also the month of Half-Term for kids, so plenty attractions have put together activity sessions for kids and their families, including craft sessions, science experiments, tea parties with Peter Rabbit, playing with baby lambs and more. And, of course it is also Valentine's Day so many of the restaurants and pubs will be putting on special menus, including the gorgeous Gaddum as we discuss below.

In comparison to the hustle and bustle of December’s Christmas events, January is a much quieter time of the year to visit the Lake District in terms of events taking place. Many venues may decide to take a break and others may still be running but quietly recovering from their various Christmas grottos and New Year’s parties.

For those of you who don’t mind a bit of cooler weather, January is a wonderful time to visit as far less people are visiting, which means quieter attractions and also quieter fells for a more tranquil Lakes walking experience. Just remember to dress for the weather and start your adventures early as the sunrise in January is around 8.30am and sunset is approximately 4pm.

Santa's grottos, Christmas light switch-ons and markets, festive train rides, food festivals - there are no shortage of Christmassy events taking place in the Lake District this December! 

November is a quieter month in terms of events here in the Lake District as many venues focus on preparing for their Christmas events. But, November is the month of Guy Fawkes night with plenty of bonfire and fireworks taking place on and around the 5th of November. There are also a few arts & crafts opportunities, as well as poetry groups and Blackwell’s famous Craft Fair.

October is a beautiful time of year to visit the Lake District with the colourful autumnal displays, the cooler weather, and all of the wonderfully spooky events taking place for half-term and Halloween.

With September comes the first day of autumn on Thursday the 22nd this month and, with autumn, comes the glorious displays of autumnal colour in the Lake District. September is a beautiful time to visit the Lake District and a much quieter month with the bulk of tourists having visited in the summer months. There is really less in the way of events, but if you fancy some nice cool, rainy fell walks and a quiet stop in a cosy pub, September is a great time to visit.

August in the Lake District is jam packed with wonderful summer events, such as epic music festival weekends, outdoor theatre opportunities and a huge selection of agricultural shows happening all over Cumbria. If you somehow missed all the July agricultural shows, fear not, as there are at least SEVEN happening this month!

July in the Lake District is absolutely brimming with agricultural shows and we suggest that if you’ve never been to one, now is the perfect opportunity. Following a year or two hiatus, most shows are back this summer and are bound to be upping their game to make up for the time lost. Generally, the shows feature livestock competitions, dog shows, live entertainment, Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling, food & trade stands, craft marquees, and activities for kids, but each one will, of course, differ in their own unique way.

Half Term, the Platinum Jubilee weekend and the official start of summer are all taking place this June so you can imagine there’s tons of great activities going on in the Lake District this month! We would encourage visitors and locals to get in touch with the local town council for information about Jubilee events taking place in a specific area, as there are tons of street parties planned all throughout Cumbria.

April showers brings May flowers, right? And, along with the occasional spot of glorious sunshine, comes plenty of wonderful springtime events and festivals. Whether you're a local in the area or visiting for the first time, check out our top suggestion of events happening in the Lake District this May 2022.