1st: Burden of Paradise Concert
Want to experience the ultimate chilled night full of jazz, folk, and blues music? The Burden of Paradise is the event for you! The three-man (and woman) band was formed in 2006 and is loved for their unique interpretations of evocative songs! After a night of fun and losing yourself in the sound of sax, head over to Heron Beck to relax and wind down in our beautiful free-standing bath continuing the fun with a nice glass of bubbly! Click here for more information and to book tickets: www.threlkeldvillagehall.org
5th and 12th: Pottery and Raku Firing
Raku firing has to be the most daring way to fire pottery. This process helps to create special signs and patterns on your piece. Raku is Japanese and loosely means ‘happiness in the unexpected’ – happiness in the unexpected can also be found within the walls of Heron Beck, with the heart of the Lakes right beneath your feet, whether you are enjoying your first break in the Lakes, or you are a regular visitor, happiness is always found in the Lake District. To book, see www.cowshedcreative.co.uk/product-page/raku-pottery-2-day-course
10th: Outdoor Opera
After a morning cuppa watching the world go by through our telescope, why not head to the Battlebarrow House Gardens for an afternoon of Shakespeare, Arthur Ransome, and Opera highlights! Enjoy a picnic in the gardens whilst watching an array of performances, perfect for all the family. Head to Outdoor Opera – Visit Cumbria for more details.
29th July – 7th August: Lake District Summer Music Festival
Summer = Music!
Spend the week singing and dancing the days away! Hoping the weather is the perfect summer sun we are all praying for, head down to Kendal for a range of events and ensembles to start the summer holidays! 2022 Festival is celebrating Vaughan Williams and his music so book now to avoid disappointment https://www.ldsm.org.uk/. You are sure to have achy feet after full busy days, so make sure to have booked Heron Beck ready to fall into that wonderful King size bed!
18th August: Beatrix Potter Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour from Grasmere
Ever wanted to learn all things, Beatrix Potter? As you may know, we are Potter Fanatics, and this is the perfect way to learn why. Spend an entire day exploring Potter, her home village, and many aspects of her life. Not only do you visit her home and artwork locations, but you will also visit museums and learn how she helped protect and preserve the Lake District National Park. A great part about this Tour? Pick up is minutes away from our beautiful Heron Beck rental cottage! To book tour tickets go to Many Lives of Beatrix Potter: Full Day All-Inclusive Tour | GetYourGuide
27th August: The Patterdale Dog Day
Calling all dog lovers! Spend the day watching dogs of all breeds showing off their skills. This show is focused on an open sheepdog trials competition. Alongside the dog trails, there are many other attractions and shows to keep all entertained – how could anyone get bored when in Ullswater! After the ultimate dog day, head back to the cottage and cook a feast for all the family, it sure can be hungry work. For more information head to HOME | patterdaledogday
29th: Keswick Agricultural Show
Town Meets Country! Keswick is known to be the hotspot for tourists, especially in summer with the breath-taking Derwent Water! However, that does not stop one of the oldest shows from going ahead. The Agricultural Show is a full day of entertaining the family including the showing of Classes of Ponies, Horses, Sheep, and Dogs. Make sure to head over and check it out keswickshow.co.uk/. Keswick is only 20 mins from our rental cottage, where a bus route is on your doorstep… quite literally.
Date TBC: The Lake District Protection Society Food Festival
Are you a real foodie? Head over to Grasmere and explore the world of food at the LDPS Food Festival. Not only do you get to enjoy the foods available, but you do not have to feel guilty indulging as it is all for Charity! Do I need to say much more? After you have entered the ultimate food coma, head over to Heron Beck for that much-needed after food nap on the sofa by our lovely log-burning stove. More details for the food festival can be found at LAKE DISTRICT PROTECTION SOCIETY
11th: Winton Park Gardens
Winton Park Gardens began in 1990 and it is currently five acres of gardens yet forever evolving. The gardens are open, over the Spring and Summer on selected days with lots to offer; the mountain views and marvellous plants are not something to be missed! Be sure to book our cottage on a date the Gardens are open! Dates are times are on wintonparkgardens.co.uk
18th: Buddhist Group of Kendal
Need a place to relax after the hectic summer holidays? Be sure to book with the Buddhist Group of Kendal for many different types of meditation to rest and unwind, all led by Lay Teachers authorised by the Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks! Head to www.buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk for all the details.