Two-wheeled holiday fun for families a ‘Celebration of Cycling’ in the Lake District, at Brockhole, Windermere. Guided bike rides and cycling skills sessions to vintage bikes and even a bike-powered smoothie maker. Families can enjoy a day packed full of FREE cycling related fun on Tuesday 22 July 2014, from 11:00am – 4:00pm at Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre. Pre-book your place at www.goskyride.com/lakes
Celebrate The Gruffalo’s 15th birthday by joining him for a fabulous family day out with Forestry Commission England. Are you brave enough to come along and meet him? Grizedale Forest, Cumbria Tuesday 12 August Thursday 14 August www.forestry.gov.uk/England
Play and learn with Lego introduce children to world-famous Lego Artist Warren Elsmore architecture Tuesday 2 September. Over 70 models including St Pancras Station, jam-packed with Mini Figs and a micro-sized London skylines… go free. For more detail, visit www.rheged.com/events
Children’s Warrior School – Step back in time as the ‘Dark Ages’ are brought back to life at Birdoswald this summer. It’s called the ‘Dark Ages’ for a reason Barbarian tribes dominated, wreaking havoc and causing bloodshed wherever they went. Saturday 19 July and Monday 25 August, 11am-5pm Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian’s Wall, Cumbria. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/childrens-warrior-school-Bir-19-07-2014/
Guided Tour of Historic Sites of Northern Cumbria, includes three historic sites of your choice, Carlisle Castle: Birdoswald Roman Cavalry Fort; Hadrian’s Wall; Lanercost Priory or Family Attractions: Walby Farm Park; Solway Aviation Museum; South Tynedale Railway; Gretna Green. Includes Early English, Roman, Jacobite and Border Reiver History with steam railways, gaol and a space rocket! Plus provision for a second day’s self guided walk along Hadrian’s Wall, with transport, at no extra charge. £525 includes all meals, accommodation and entrance fees for a family of four (two adult plus two under fifteen years) Nigel and Catherine Jarvis Four Wynds Guest House, in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall country, where there is much more than just a Wall. For the very best guided tours of the local historic sites, please visit the sister site www.hands-on-latin.com
The Lowther Show, Horse Carriage Driving Trials, falconry displays, dog agility displays, clay pigeon championships and working dog craft and antiques fairs, a superb Taste Cumbria Food Festival. www.lowthershow.co.uk Penrith. Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 August 2014.
Muncaster Castle, Open air family theatre weekend Wuthering Heights and The Jungle Book . www.muncaster.co.uk Ravenglass, Cumbria. Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 Aug
Animal Attire Worn to be Wild Activities include designing clothes, using animal patterns, mini beast hunts, animal quizzes and garden wildlife trails. www.tulliehouse.co.uk Tullie House, Carlisle. 13 – 31 August (except 24 August), 1:00 – 4:00pm
Mill Hopper Family Day Heron Corn Mill The Family Day is a chance for families to find out about the Mill’s events programme discover the history and archaeology of the site, get outside and build dens, have a go at some science experiments, solve some engineering problems by making simple machines and get arty and crafty. www.heronmill.org 23rd August 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Postman Pat and his black and white cat have embarked on a movie career this year, from Kendal to Hollywood. Museum admission £5, free entry for children. www.lakelandmuseum.org.uk From Kendal to Hollywood, Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria. Until 1 November 2014.
Lake District, Cumbria, visit www.golakes.co.uk