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Things to do in the Lake District this February

Posted on 30th January 2017 by Peter Durbin

If you’re heading to the Lake District for a holiday this year then there are plenty of one-off, special events and activities you can try. Whether you’re travelling with the family at half-term or just planning to enjoy a weekend in the area, there are plenty of things to keep you busy. Below are just some of the events you can get involved with this February.

Tea with Peter Rabbit

Throughout the year there will by nine tea parties at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere and two of them are in February. On both 18th and 25th, these tea parties will give you the chance to enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch and a guest of honour will read a story from Beatrix Potter’s wonderful collection. After the tea party there is plenty of time to explore the attraction and visit Pete Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-duck and many more of Potter’s famous creations.

Winter Wildlife Survival Trail at Brockholes

Follow the fantastic trails around Brockholes, using the specialised trail map and find out all about how local wildlife survives the cold winter months. There are activities to complete along the way as well as the chance to win prizes. From hibernating to food stockpiling, the wildlife in and around Brockholes have ingenious ways of surviving the winter months.

Conservation Days with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust

cumbria-wildlife-trust-logoThroughout the whole year, the Cumbria Wildlife Trust organises beach clean-ups, conservation days and the chance to give something back to the environment. Throughout February there are events at Brown Robin Nature Reserve, Eycott Hill Nature Reserve and Orton Moss Nature Reserve. These are just some of the many events planned throughout February so if you’re interested in giving something back to the environment and getting involved in really worthy (and messy) conservation work, this is your chance.


Keswick Film Festival
Keswick Film Festival

From 16th until 19th February the Theatre by the Lake will host the Keswick Film Festival. With a foundation in the landscape and beauty of the Lakes, this year’s festival is taking visitors and festival goers to landscapes of great beauty around the world. Films will cover everything from 16th century England to South American in the 1900s. It is possible to buy a pass for the entire film festival as well as enjoy individual events.


Coastal Bird Identification Workshop

If you’re a wildlife enthusiast then this special course is a chance to enjoy some expert tuition both in-class and outdoors, spotting waders, wildfowl and identifying many species you may not have seen before or known in this Coastal Bird Identification Workshop. The session is organised for 12th February 2017 and will cost £49. It’s taking place at South Walney in Barrow in Furness, just outside the Lakes. It’s a course specially designed for avid bird watchers looking to improve their skills.

The Great Print Exhibition at the Rheged Centre

February is your last chance to see this year’s Great Print Exhibition at the Rheged Centre. It is the largest exhibition of original prints in the whole of the North of England. Over 60 artists are features and there are over 350 original prints to explore. As of 19th February the exhibition will be over for another year so this your very last chance to go and see.

Montane Trail 26 in the Grizedale Forest

On 5th February, the very first trail of the Trail 26 running events series will take place in Grizedale Forest. Not far from Hawkshead the route will take you through a mixture of gravel, trail path and fire roads through the forest. There are both half marathon and full marathon options and it is a great experience to go and watch even if you’re not involved.