The Lake District has some great events lined up for February and with the days getting longer as we approach the start of spring in March, it's a great time to come to the Lake District with less visitors and lots of space to explore the fells. And, with half term half way through the month, there are plenty of events going on to keep the whole family entertained.

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The Keswick Market

The Keswick Market 2022

The Keswick Market is open each week on a Thursday and a Saturday between 10am and 3.30pm in Keswick's Market Square – CA12 5JD. The market has 72 stalls (a few less on a Saturday) and offers local produce, handmade items and general market goods. A wonderful way to support local business! For other markets in the Lake District, be sure to check out our dedicated page.

Sticklebarn Dinner & Film Evening

Sticklebarn Dinner & Film Evening February 2022

The National Trust and the Kendal Mountain Festival have teamed up together to put on a dinner and film evening at Sticklebarn on Saturday the 19th of February at 6.30pm. The films will be chosen by the Kendal Mountain Festival team and the dinner will be made by Sticklebarn. The dinner includes light bites to start, followed by:

Choice of Mains:

  • Hotpot – locally sourced Lamb, carrot, celery, onion, new potato, pickled red cabbage, crusty bread
  • Mushroom Stroganoff – portobello mushrooms, dried mushrooms, garlic & onion, rice, homemade garlic bread


  • Apple & seasonal berry crumble served with ice cream

All of the above can be adapted to be made gluten free and dairy free; The hotpot would not be suitable for anyone with a celery allergy, and all of our dishes contain sulphites.

You can order your tickets here.

Sunrise Yoga & Breakfast – Theatre by the Lake

Sunrise Yoga & Breakfast at the Theatre on the Lake 2022

The Lakeside Café at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is organising a yoga and breakfast morning for £25 on Friday the 4th of February between 7 and 9am. You can book by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning 01768 772 282. The sessions lasts 90-minutes and includes a relaxing yoga session, followed by a scrumptious breakfast/brunch. A fantastic way to start your day!

Dark Skies Festival – Whinlatter Forest Park

Dark Skies Festival – Whinlatter Forest Park 2022

There are a couple of Dark Sky walks in Whinlatter this February with one on Saturday the 12th of February from 6pm and another on Friday the 25th of February from 6.30pm. For more information, you can get in touch with the Whinlatter Forest Park Visitor Centre and you can book your tickets online here. The walk will take place in the evening where you will get to star gaze and learn about various constellations, as well as visit the forest at night. The walk is about 3-4 miles on well-maintained paths. Be sure to bring a torch and all ages are welcome!

Kendal Mountain Tour – Rheged

Kendal Mountain Tour at Rheged 2022

On Friday the 18th of February at 7.30pm, the Rheged Centre will be host to the Kendal Mountain Tour, which is an evening of short films told by travellers, athletes and creatives. The films feature some of the most spectacular places on earth and costs £18 or £10 for concessions. You can book your tickets on Rheged's website.

Pinocchio – Theatre by the Lake

Pinocchio February 2022

Between Wednesday the 14th and Friday the 16th of February, the Theatre by the Lake is host to the Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company who are putting on their version of Pinocchio. The show is intended for children between 3 and 10, as well as their families, and tells the classic story of Pinocchio with puppets and a fair bit of humour by the sounds of it! The show lasts one-hour with no interval and the tickets cost £12 or £10 for under 16s. You can buy your tickets online here.

Pruning Masterclass – Hutton in the Forest

Pruning Masterclass at Hutton in the Forest 2022

For all our aspiring gardeners out there, there will be a pruning masterclass at Hutton-in-the-Forest on Sunday, February 27th from 10am to 2pm with the head gardener, Ben Houston. The cost is £40 (or £32 if you are an RHS member). The price includes a warm cuppa, biscuits and a chunky casserole with crusty bread for lunch. You can purchase your tickets here.

Gaddum Gallery: Landscape in Colour – Brockhole Visitor Centre

Gaddum Gallery February 2022

There always is plenty to do at the Brockhole Visitor Centre, but please be sure to check out the exhibit at the Gaddum Gallery there this month, which features amazing colourful landscapes of the Lake District by talented artists Derek Eland, Briony Farr, Libby Edmondson and Nigel Edmondson. The exhibit continues to run throughout February up until the 27th of the month and the cost is FREE! And, whilst you're at Brockhole, you can also check out the café, terrace, shop, gardens, and adventure playground with plenty of activities available to book. The perfect place to bring your children this February half-term!

Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Conservation Days, Beach Clean Ups & Bird Box Building

Cumbria Wildlife Trust February 2022

We would highly recommend joining Cumbria Wildlife on one of their conservation days or beach clean ups, which run on various dates and locations throughout February. You can meet lovely like-minded people, spend some time outdoors, and also help keep the Lake District looking pristine. Be sure to check out all their events on their website. The charity also organises other days, such as building your own bird box for a nominal donation. A wonderful way to teach your kids the importance of conservation and keeping our planet beautiful for future generations, whilst having a lot of fun!

February Craft Sessions at Quirky Workshops

Crafts February 2022

We are happy to see that there are a couple of workshops available in February at Quirky Workshops. Both are being held on the 21st of February – the morning class being a dress making series comprising of 5 workshops in total and another in the afternoon exploring pen and wash. There are also loads on for March, so be sure to plan ahead and book your place in advance!

Tip: Another good crafting place in the Lake District is the Cowshed Creative, which does not appear to have any classes in February but will be returning in March with a full programme. We point this out so that you can take a look now and book well in advance, as all of these workshops (and the ones at Quirky Workshops!) fill quickly due to popularity. Happy crafting!