February is relatively quiet in the Lake District in terms of events, so we recommend taking advantage of the quiet fells by going on a Fell Walk, perhaps followed by lunch next to a roaring fireplace in one of the many cosy Lake District Pubs. Be sure to start early to make use of the daylight. And, if you're not a confident outdoors person, you should consider joining one of the many Guided Fell Walks, led by experienced locals who know the area inside and out!

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Dark Sky Canoeing with Path to Adventure

Dark Sky Canoeing

Path to Adventure are hosting five Dark Sky Canoeing evenings in the month of February where you can canoe under the stars. The guided tour starts in the daylight hours to allow you to get used to canoeing before the sun sets and will involve a stop for a hot brew along the way in a secluded bay. The price is £54 per person and the duration is 3 hours long. The five dates/times include: 

  • 10th Feb, 2024 from 16.30 - 19.30
  • 14th Feb, 2024 from 16.30 - 19.30
  • 17th Feb, 2024 from 16.30 - 19.30
  • 21st Feb, 2024 from 16.45 - 19.45
  • 24th Feb, 2024 from 16.45 - 19.45

Comedian, Nick Helm, Performs at Hawkshead Brewery

Nick Helm at Hawkshead Brewery

TV comedian, Nick Helm, will be putting on a small comedy show at Hawkshead Brewery on Friday, 2nd February from 8pm to 10.30pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

24th Keswick Film Festival

Keswick Film Festival

The Keswick Film Festival is taking place between 29th February through to the 3rd of March. Check out the full programme on the official site, including a fantastic line-up of short films, along with ticket information, timing, etc.

Events at the World of Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter February events

The World of Beatrix Potter are putting on a ‘Crafty Mask Making’ event for Chinese New Year on Saturday 10th February from 10.30am to 4pm. Come along to make a dragon mask to take home. They are also hosting a ‘Fairy Tale Woodland Story Day’ on Monday 12th February at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Each story lasts approximately 30-minutes. Lastly, on Tuesday, 13th February from 10.30am to 4pm there is a ‘Peter Rabbit & Jemima Sculpture Painting’ event where you can paint a Peter Rabbit or Jemima Puddle Duck to take home. Pricing for these events and further information can be found on the official World of Beatrix Potter website.

February at Dove Cottage

February at Dove Cottage

If you’re a budding poet, be sure to check out the Dove Cottage Poets group, which is meeting on Thursday the 1st of February from 2-4pm. Here you can collaborate with like-minded individuals and get critique on your poetry. There is also a Young Poets group for young people aged 13-19, which will meet on Friday the 9th of February between 4-6pm. The poetry events are free. There are also Two Little Wanderer meetings in February taking place on the 2nd and the 9th from 10.15-11.15am. There is a token £4 charge for families.

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is taking place between the 13th and 14th of February at the Theatre by the Lake and will showcase a collection of short films filled with adventure, action and travel. Be sure to get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, which can be purchased on the Theatre by the Lake website.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust Conservation Days

Cumbria Wildlife Trust Conservation Days

There may not be a lot going on this month in terms of events but you can always count on the Cumbria Wildlife Trust to have Conservation Days running. These are fabulous days out where you can meet like-minded people and help the trust with their conservation efforts. Days out vary, but may be anything from cutting back brambles, repairing fences, and other practical tasks. Timing varies by date, the cost is free, and they ask you to bring your own packed lunch.

Lakeland Arts: February Exhibitions & Events

Microworld Exhibition - Lakeland Arts


There are two exhibitions taking place in the month of February, including Microworld from 10 February, 2024 all the way up to 1 January, 2025. The exhibition will take place from 10-4pm each day at the Windermere Jetty Museum in Bowness-on-Windermere and is an immersive digital space. 

The other exhibition launching is the Collection Galleries, which starts on 16 February, 2024 and will go on until 28 December, 2024. This will be available Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10-4pm at the Abbot Hall in Kendal and involves stories from the Lakeland Arts collection. 


In conjuction to the launch of the Microworld exhibit described above, there will be a self-led craft activity called Construct a Creature from 10-17 February, 2024 from 11-4pm daily. This will also be at the Windermere Jetty Museum in Bowness-on-Windermere. 

Lastly, there is the Broad Leys and Blackwell Tour taking place on Thursday the 15th of February from 1-4pm, which is a tour of Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House in Bowness-on-Windermere, ending with a cream tea. The tour costs £25 and it is advisable to purchase your tickets well in advance as there is a maximum of 20 people.