Happy New Year, everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and were able to catch up with family and friends. Though children are now returning to school and adults back to work, there are still some great things to do here in the Lake District for those of you in need of a cheeky winter weekend break.

December is a time for visiting Father Christmas, doing a bit of Christmas shopping at a whimsical Christmas market, drinking mulled wine by a warming fireplace and enjoying the company of lovely friends and family. Here in the Lake District there are plenty of opportunities for visitors and locals alike to come together and celebrate the wonderful season.

Bonfire night, Christmas light switch ons, winter markets, the Kendal Mountain Festival and more – November is filled with fun activities for the whole family.

Winnie the Pooh said it best: "It's the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!" We are getting back into full autumnal spooky swing here in the Lake District with plenty of great spooktacular events returning this October 2021! We've compiled some of our favourites – be sure to book in advance for those events that require tickets so as to not disappoint.

September is the month of the autumnal equinox – on Wednesday the 22nd to be precise – and the leaves begin to change and fall with a newfound crisp in the air. The Lake District is a truly magical place to visit in the autumn, but on top of all of that, there are also some wonderful events taking place.

Things are starting to get a bit more back to normal around here in the Lake District with plenty of great summer events taking place this August. Whilst we're not seeing a lot of the usual agricultural shows taking place (a lot of them are saying they will re-start in 2022), there's a fair few taking still place! There are lots of wonderful outdoor events that are Covid-safe and will make the most of the beautiful summer days here in the Lake District.

We are happy to see so many wonderful events taking place this July after such a rough patch. And, with an average temperature of 18C in July in Cumbria, we encourage everyone to make the most of these lovely summer days and what better way to do this than to take advantage of all of these wonderfully organised outdoor events! It is England though, so don't forget to also a pack a rain jacket (just in case)!

With the summer solstice taking place on Monday the 21st of June, we are happy to see the days get slightly longer. The weather is also looking up in the Lake District this June with a slightly less rain predicted... we hope. Here we sum up some of the events happening in June, including great indoor and outdoor events perfect for the whole family. 

As the rules ease slightly, slowly but surely life returns, albeit to a slightly ‘new normal’. Whilst the government’s plan is open more indoor venues from the 17th of May, this, of course, greatly depends on the situation and whether or not it’s safe to proceed with this next step. Please bear this in mind when making your plans and be flexible as 2020 has taught us that nothing is set in stone!

We have reached the end of 2020 and what a strange year it has been. At the beginning of the year, here at thelakedistrict.org we were getting excited for all of the lovely events that were due to take place this year, including numerous food festivals, agricultural shows, and outdoor sports events. Sadly, almost all of those events were cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic.