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)!

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Blackwell: Romeo & Juliet Outdoor Theatre

Blackwell: Romeo & Juliet Outdoor Theatre

Blackwell is hosting an outdoor theatre performance of the famous Romeo & Juliet performed by the Three Inch Fools. The event is taking place on Friday the 1st of July from 7-9pm with doors opening at 6pm. It costs £18 for adults, £11 for under 18s and children under 10 are free. The event is outdoors outside on the lawn, so visitors should feel free to bring blankets, cushions and camping chairs to sit on. You can buy tickets via the Lakeland Arts website here.

Hutton in the Forest: 42 Degrees Music & Arts Festival

42 Degrees July 2021

From Friday the 16th of July to Sunday the 18th of July, Hutton in the Forest will be the backdrop for the 42 Degrees Music & Arts Festival. The event celebrates diversity through music and art and welcomes any and all people to join in the festivities. The festival will feature up-and-coming music artists, such as singer Yemi Bolatiwa, jazz group Ebi Soda, jazz punk quartet Skwid Ink, as well as DJs Aletha and Spaces & Places, amongst others. Please visit the official website for further information, including how to purchase tickets.

Hutton in the Forest: Potfest in the Park

Hutton in the Forest: Potfest in the Park July 2021

Hutton in the Forest will be hosting Potfest from 10am to 5pm on Friday the 23rd of July until Sunday the 25th of July. Perhaps a few may be disappointed given the name but Potfest is actually an international ceramics exhibition with well over 100 potters displaying their creative pottery works. You'll be able to admire some pretty impressive pottery and will even have the opportunity to purchase some of it. You can find more information about the event on the Potfest website and can buy tickets on EventBrite.

Swim Derwent Water

Swim Derwent Water July 2021

Have you ever dreamed about swimming in Derwent Water? Now is your chance! On Sunday the 11th of July, 2021 Aquasphere is hosting the Epic Lakes Swim Derwent, which is the second event of the Epic Lakes Open Water Swim Series. Choose the 500m, 1 mile, or the 'Iron' 3.8km distances. Find out more about the swim here.

Holker Hall: July Events

Holker Hall July 2021

There are a range of exciting events taking place this July at Holker Hall, including:

  • Outside & Family Yoga: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th July @ 9am-Noon – Yoga for the whole family on the beautiful grounds of Holker Hall, followed by a delicious vegetarian brunch, including pancakes, yogurt, poached eggs, smashed avocado, juice, teas & coffee
  • Tales of Oz at Holker Hall: Saturday 10th July @ 10am, 12pm, 2.30pm & 4.30pm – A Wizard of Oz theatre experience for children with food and refreshments available
  • Classic Car Show: Sunday 11th July @ 11am-4pm – Classic cars show with arena displays and trade stalls
  • Summer Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener: Wednesday 21st July @ 2pm – Exactly as described – check out the Holker gardens with the head gardener and enjoy an afternoon tea afterwards

Please check out the official site for pricing and further information.

July Arts & Crafts at the Cowshed Creative

Cowshed Creative July 2021

There are plenty of great arts & crafts workshops taking place at Cowshed Creative this July 2021, including:

  • Arranging Flowers: 1st July 10am-4.30pm, £70 including lunch
  • Expressive Portraits on Oil Paint: 3rd July 10am-4.30pm, £80 including lunch and model in the afternoon
  • Lakeland Landscape in Gouache and Mixed Media: 4th July 10am-4.30pm, £75 including lunch
  • Printed Table Runner Inspired by the Sea-Shore: 8th July 10am-4.30pm, £70 including lunch
  • Bountiful Baskets – 2 Day Course: 10th & 11th July 10am-4.30pm, £150 including lunch both days
  • Seaglass Jewellery Course: 17th July 10am-4.30pm, £75 including lunch
  • Silver Clay Jewellery Course: 24th July 10am-4.30pm, £75 including lunch
  • Silver Jewellery Earrings & Pendants: 25th July 10am-4.30pm, £75 including lunch
  • Indigo Dye & Shibori Techniques: 29th July 10am-4.30pm, £75 including lunch

July Arts & Crafts at Quirky Workshops

Quirky Workshops July 2021

There are a plethora of "Quirky Workshops" at this fun arts and crafts venue in Penrith! From fixing pottery with the Japanese Raku method to building a cob pizza oven to working on stained glass, there are some truly unique workshops available. You'll want to check the official site to see exactly what's on offer.

July Horse Racing at Cartmel Racecourse

Cartmel Racecourse July 2021

Cartmel Racecourse has a couple of big race days planned for the 17th of July and the 19th of July. In addition to watching the races, there are plenty of food and drink stalls at the racecourse or you are very welcome to bring your own picnic. Dogs are also welcome at Cartmel Racecourse on leads. Check out the times and book your tickets on the Cartmel Racecourse website.

Ullswater Country Fair

Ullswater Country Fair July 2021

The Ullswater Country Fair is taking place this July 2021 on Sunday the 25th at the King George V Playing Field in Patterdale. The field will open at 10.30am and the event costs just £5 for adults and £2.50 for children (under 10s are free!). The event has a companion dog show, fell racing, a falconry display, children's sports and a range of food/drink stalls and local vendors. Check it out here!

Muncaster Castle: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Muncaster Castle, Merry Wives of Windsor July 2021

On the 2nd of July at 7pm, the Three Inch Fools will perform The Merry Wives of Windsor, which is a raucous Shakespeare comedy, which includes an assortment of instruments. The event will take place on the grounds of Muncaster Castle outdoors and tickets are available to purchase online here.

The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit Summer Tea Party

Peter Rabbit July 2021

Does your child love Peter Rabbit? Now's your chance to have a tea party with Peter himself! Dates in July include the 10th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th and 27th with various times available for each day at the World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness on Windermere. Definitely book this one well in advance as these tend to be very popular with the kiddos! You can book on the World of Beatrix Potter's official website here.