4th: LEGO, Bowness – on – Windemere

Do you have a Lego lover in your household? Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House is the perfect place for you to visit this September! See the Lake District built out of Lego, including Derwent Water, Buttermere, Crummock Water, and the model continues to grow! Why not buy a little gift and bring it back to Heron Beck to construct and admire with a lovely dinner after a long busy day. For more information and how to book head to:


30th: Two-day wilderness survival course, Windemere

The Lake District is the perfect spot for outdoor wild camping! To make sure you are fully prepared for all future nights out in the outdoors, why not book a wilderness survival course to learn all things necessary! From shelter, food, fire, water, navigating, medical to signalling and tools to create an opportunity that will last a lifetime! To be in the wilderness head to for more information for more information..



15th: Cockermouth Indoor Sunday Market and Car Boot

Worried the weather may not be on your side? Don’t worry, Cockermouth hold a lovely indoor Sunday Market and Car boot sale that goes ahead no matter the weather! From craft stalls to homemade Cumbrian bakes the Sunday Market has everything you’ll need and more. Why not buy lots of crafts and bakes and head back to Heron Beck for afternoon of fun and food finished with a beautiful roast dinner.


27th: Tin Man Dance Performance, Kendal

A stunning dance performance for families are children aged 7+ that retells the classic story of the Tin Man finding his heart again! With a full performance from design, fabulous costumes and dramatic choreography, the Tin Man is something you don’t want to miss! Book your tickets now


4th: Dark Sky Canoeing on Coniston Water, Coniston

Starting the canoeing tour in daylight, you will explore the hidden coves and islands before the moon comes up and provides perfect starry view! A stop will be made in a beautiful bay to enjoy a hot brew and toasted marshmallows whilst the sunsets over the mountains! After a night of star gazing, be sure to head back to Heron Beck for a warm bubble bath and reminisce over the perfect night you have just experienced! Book the sky canoeing now

17th: 3 day residential sewing retreat: sew your dream dress with Charlotte Newland, Whitehaven

Do you have what it takes to create your own dress? Led by the sewing bee champion herself, learn how to sew the perfect dress made to fit you perfectly! The stay includes home comforts at Moresby Hall and a number of tools and dress patterns to choose from. Head to for more details and how to book.



The perfect time for a festive break! To truly get in the Christmas spirit head through to Keswick for the outdoor markets and beautiful Christmas decoration that light up the whole town! After a busy day in the town, why not stop at Derwent Water with a hot chocolate and listen to the waves and admire the snow-covered mountain tops. Keswick is only 10 minutes’ drive from our beautiful holiday cottage Heron Beck with access to lots of transport including car parking spots both at Heron Beck and in the town of Keswick and bus routes from our cottage to Keswick.

A family Christmas trip to the Lakes? Be sure to take the kiddies to Threlkeld Mining and Museum where you will experience a beautiful winery train ride where you may even spot Santa with his sack of gifts! Head to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum to book! The Threlkeld Mining Museum Santa train ride is perfect for children and adults! Continue your Christmas adventures back at our rental cottage with Christmassy crafts and a movie or two!

Heron Beck offers a lovely fire which is perfect for a night snuggled on the sofa with family or friends, watching a Christmassy movie with lots of snacks and hot chocolate! If you ask us, that sounds like a perfect way to wind down after a fun filled day no matter what you’ve been up to.