What’s on in 2020 in the Lake District

Are you back to work and planning how you’re going to use those precious days off and bank holidays in 2020? 

There’s nothing quite like a long weekend to get us through the week and a short work week is just the best too. 

Now that we’re into the new year, it’s time to get planning how you’re going to use those golden days off. Here’s what not to miss in the Lake District for 2020.

Peter Rabbit 2: the Runaway

Join the lovable Peter Rabbit on another epic adventure in the sequel to the 2018 Peter Rabbit movie. Take a pick of these top cinemas in the Lake District: Alhambra Cinema in Keswick, Zeffirellis in Ambleside, Royalty Cinema in Bowness-on-Windermere. These are some of the quirkiest independent cinemas in the UK and are a must-try when visiting the Lakes as an alternative to the cinema chains that we are used to. Perhaps make homemade popcorn in your cabin to take with you and plan to visit one of the nearby Lake District eateries for a post-film treat. New tricks. Old mischief!  We can’t wait! 

Browse Keswick lodges and Bowness-on-Windermere lodges to book your Lake District runaway.

Bookworm Festival 2020, Keswick

Words by the Water is a 10-day festival running from 6-15 March 2020 at The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. The festival of words is the place to celebrate the pleasure of books, words, and ideas. It’s for readers and talkers! For 2020, there’s a jam-packed line-up of over 100 events, both day and evening. Comedy is on the menu again this year with hilarious events and readings.

Have you put reading more on your 2020 resolution list? Plan a relaxing and tranquil holiday in a Lake District lodge and secure yourself some valuable alone time with just you, the birds, water lapping on the lakeshore and the prequel to The Hunger Games – The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collin, which takes you back to Penem, 64 years before The Hunger Games events.

Afternoon Tea at The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness

The World of Beatrix Potter, in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, is a magical recreation of the Lake District landscape that is the setting for the famous Peter Rabbit stories. This award-winning attraction’s tea room is being refurbished over January, opening in spring 2020 with a new look. Keep an eye on their website or Facebook page for the eagerly-anticipated opening and be the first to try the new-look Peter Rabbit and Friends tea room. A little bunny also reminded us that tea and cake would be a great idea for spoiling mum this Mother’s Day too!

Sizergh Castle

Enjoy a New Perspective

Welcome in the new decade with a new view in the Lake District. Tours up and along the rooftop of Sizergh Castle, Kendal, open for the first time in spring 2020. The castle’s famous Solar Tower has been standing since the 14th century and is a view to behold! Sizergh Castle is one of many Lake District estates now preserved by the National Trust for future generations to enjoy. There are lots of events across National Trust properties in 2020 to enjoy as the Trust celebrates its 125th birthday this year.

Take the Plunge

Ideal for when you can’t guarantee the weather but are sure of a thirst for adventure! The Climb the Mine experience at Honister Slate Mine, Keswick, is the only one of its kind in England. It is the ultimate adventure experience that will make 2020 the year of adrenalin. Are you prepared to head deep into the heart of a mountain, passing long narrow corridors and through a network of high caves? Grab a helmet and find make this the year that you find out what you’re made of!

Brand New Windermere Lake Cruiser

Brand new for 2020 is a 300-seater steam cruiser on Lake Windermere, launching from Bowness Bay sometime after Easter 2020. MV Swift is the largest boat to be launched on Windermere for 80 years. She is an impressive three decks high, giving great views of England’s largest lake. The new cruiser has been specially designed to she can access some of the harder-to-reach parts of Lake Windermere so a trip on ‘Swift’ is sure to be a new experience for 2020.

Bluebell Watch

A carpet of heavenly scented bluebells is a sight to behold. The UK is actually home to half of the world’s bluebells, yet they are a rare sighting. There are several of the UK’s top bluebell sighting spots here in the Lake District. Start your love affair with our native ‘wild hyacinth’ or ‘fairy flower’ with a walk through one of our protected ancient woodlands this spring. Here are some to choose from that are nice and easy to get to: enjoy a romantic ramble from Ambleside centre into Skelghyll Woods where you’ll also chance upon Britain’s tallest trees towering above the bluebells; Dorothy Farrer’s Spring Wood, between Kendal and Windermere, is at its best between April and July and is a haven for wildlife lovers; 2020 is the 125th anniversary of the National Trust and Brandlehow Wood, Keswick, is one of the conservation charity’s first-ever purchases – a great year to enjoy the bluebell walk there.

We hope we’ve helped you start packing the dairy with adventures for all the family for 2020.  Call 015394 46748 or email info@lakedistrictlodgeholidays.co.uk for help booking your 2020 adventure.