What's on in Kendal?

3 August 2016

At just six miles from the M6 and a stone’s throw away from the coast, Kendal is perfectly placed to cater to the needs of just about all holidaymakers.

Of course, the beauty of Kendal is that, while it offers stunning scenery and views to die for, there’s also a plethora of events and things to see and do throughout the year for people of all ages. Over the summer months, the town plays host to the following:

Westmorland County Show

Where: Westmorland Country Showground
When: Thursday 8th September, 8:00 – 17:30

Britain’s oldest livestock show returns to Kendal, and features a variety of rare breeds, equestrian events, artisan crafts and food stalls, the ever-popular Parade of the Hounds, as well as Cumbria’s very own unique sport – Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling! Mill House Cottages, situated in the heart of the Lake District, are just half an hour away, so there’s no excuse!

Ragtag Circus Holiday Workshops

Where: Kendal Green
When: Wednesdays between 3rd August and 14th September, 18:00 – 20:00

Ever wanted to stilt walk, unicycle or juggle? Well now you can, with this workshop hosted by professional circus entertainers. All abilities are catered for and people of all ages are welcome.

Lakeland Maize Maze

Where: Raines Hall Farm
When: 16th July 2016 – 25th September, 10:00 – 18:00

The Maize Maze is a challenge to complete and features Roald Dahl’s BFG. Upon escaping the maze you can take part in trampolining, outdoor karting, wall climbing and more.

Alexander’s Ale Festival

Where: Castle Green Hotel
When: Friday 30th September/Saturday 1st October 17:00 – 23:00

Enjoy a fabulous local tipple or two and enjoy the great entertainment from a variety of top bands. Great local food will also be on offer, making this a must-visit event.

Murder at the Moulin Rouge

Where: Castle Green Hotel
When: Friday 14th October, 19:00 – 23:00

An evening of murder mystery over a three-course meal where song, dance and comedy are the order of the evening.

What's more, a number of these events take place annually, so whatever you miss this year, you can come back for next!

If you’re thinking of visiting Kendal this year, why not contact us? We’re certain our 5 star holiday cottages will provide you with everything you need and more during your jaunt to The Lakes.

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