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What’s On In The Lakes This May?

Our list of the best things to do in the Lake District this May - 2019

· Food and Drink,Attractions,Family,Culture

Forget Easter weekend! If you want a nice quiet stroll in the Lake District, or if you’d prefer not to struggle through the crowds at the quaint, little weekly street market- early May is the perfect time to visit the Lake District.

And, what’s even better is that there’s loads to do too! So, here’s our run down of the best things to do in the Lakes this May:

Thu 2 May - Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour, Kendal

The ‘Greatest Showman’ style circus is in town! This fantastic spectacle is well worth a visit to the Lakes in early May!

Until Mon 6 May - Ulverston WalkFest, Ulverston

Celebrate the wonders (or is it wanders?) of walking by joining in with the annual Ulverston Walkfest. Guided walks and activities until the 6th May.

9-12 May - Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival, Keswick

The annual Keswick Jazz and Blues fest is fast growing in popularity; becoming well-known for its talented musicians and top line-up!

Sun 12 May - Plant & Food Fair, Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith

Two things us Cumbrians are good at! Plants and food – get your fill at Hutton-In-The-Forest this May.

Sun 12 May - Carlisle Colour Run 2019, Carlisle

Join thousands of other fundraisers at Cumbria’s biggest and brightest 5km event - in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw.

Sun 12 May - Prom Art, Windermere

Sun 26th 2019 – 10am-4pm – Prom Art, Grange-Over-Sands

Showcasing fine art and crafts, from some of the regions most talented artisans along the Victorian Promenade at Grange-Over-Sands, and the Lakeside at Bowness-On-Windermere, in dates throughout Spring and Summer.

17-19 May - Keswick Mountain Festival, Keswick

Promising another fun-filled weekend of events, music, great food and fine-fells, in Keswick- Do Not miss Keswick Mountain Festival this year!

One of the North West’s most exclusive motor shows and glamorous social occasions. With exhibitors, entrants and visitors from all over the country.

If that’s not enough- Theatre by the Lake in Keswick have just released their Summer schedule, and it’s looking like a scorcher!!

Theatre by the lake, Adams Family play

Shows on in early May in Keswick:

The Addams Family, A New Musical

Showing Tue 30 April – Sat 4 May, 7.30pm (2pm on Sat 4)

All of our guests at Dale Head Hall Lakeside Hotel receive £3 off each ticket at Theatre by the Lake- Look out for your unique discount code in your booking email!