Rob from Chapters & Adventures has recently returned from a relaxing babymoon at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, read his reasons why you should book yours with us below…


why Wareham?

4 Reasons Why Wareham Forest is Perfect for Your Babymoon. Words and Photos by Rob Haggan

More than half of the entire county of Dorset is classed as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and three quarters of Dorset’s coastline is categorised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With credentials like that it’s no surprise that it’s a beautiful location that draws in around 18 million visitors a year. When it comes to choosing a destination for your babymoon, you’d struggle to find a county more suited, with its variety of bustling seaside towns, quaint rural villages, rugged coastline and stunning beaches, there really is something for everyone.
Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is located in the heart of Dorset within easy driving distance of its popular towns, villages and beaches.

Here are our four reasons why Wareham Forest makes the perfect place to book your babymoon.


1. the beautiful forest location

After weeks, or even months, of morning sickness and exhaustion, your babymoon should be all about relaxing, recharging and spending some time with your partner before your lives turn upside down with your new arrival.

When it comes to relaxation, Wareham Forest is the perfect spot. We all know that getting outside and being active is good for us, but did you know that spending just 40 minutes in a forest has measurable benefits for your wellbeing?

In Japan, there is a popular therapy known as ‘shinrin-yoku’ (forest bathing) and researchers have found that spending just 40 minutes in a forest can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, lower blood sugar, improve immunity and increase vitality.

What better way to look after yourself and your bump than sitting on your lodge’s decking area, or taking one of the many local walks, soaking up the forest surroundings.


2. there’s so much to do

The ideal babymoon is a happy mixture of adventures and afternoon naps. There may be days when you want to get out and explore, or there may be days when you just want to sleep in and enjoy a lazy breakfast in your lodge.
For the days when you are feeling fit and ready to explore, there are opportunities for adventure in every direction.
If it’s a walk in the fresh coastal air that you fancy then take the cliff top walk out to Old Harry Rocks and check out the iconic chalk cliffs. Or, for a more relaxing stroll, head to The Blue Pool, just a few minutes’ drive from Wareham. This pool varies in colour from bright blues to emerald greens and is surrounded by 25 acres of woodland for you to wander through and enjoy the views.
If all of that walking has worked up an appetite, then head to Corfe Castle and enjoy a cream tea in the gardens overlooking the castle, on a sunny day it’s probably one of the best spots in Dorset to sit and enjoy a coffee.
If retail therapy is more your thing then head to nearby Poole to enjoy a morning shopping before grabbing a harbour-side lunch and watching the yachts go by.


3. the family that retreats together, eats together

With an ever growing list of baby related things that you need to buy over the course of the next few months you may be conscious of trying to stick to a budget when on your babymoon. At Wareham Forest our lodges have fully equipped kitchens, meaning that you can sit with your feet up while your partner does his best Jamie Oliver impression and cooks you up a feast, and you don’t need to go out and over-spend on meals each evening.

Just think of all of those cute little outfits you can buy with the money you’ve saved from eating in.


4. life’s a beach

Many pregnancy books and websites note that Vitamin D is particularly important during pregnancy and the best source of Vitamin D is sunlight. Vitamin D is produced in the body when skin is exposed to sunlight and it helps to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
If that’s not a fantastic excuse to slap on some sun cream and head to the beach for the day then I don’t know what is.

Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast has an abundance of incredible beaches and coves to explore and whether it’s the golden beach at Sandbanks, or the picturesque Lulworth Cove, you will definitely find the perfect spot to sit and soak up the sun.

Durdle Door is a ‘must-do’ for anyone that visits. The famous limestone arch is one of the most photographed stretches of coast in the UK and is a firm favourite for many of the amazing photographers you see on Instagram. Remember to use #darwinescapes when sharing your beautiful beach photos.

Just a few days away will recharge, refresh and reenergise you for the next stage of your pregnancy, and whether you’re looking to explore or just relax, Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat is the perfect starting point.


Huge thank you to Rob from Chapters & Adventures for writing this wonderful post about the perfect babymoon at our brand new, luxurious Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat. Book your retreat now and enjoy a relaxing escape in Dorset!

Enjoy your babymoon at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat!

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Showcasing the brand new food hall in the heart of the show ground. The Kent County Show runs from 7th – 9th July, at the Kent County Agricultural Society, only 30 minutes from Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat. At the Kent County Show, the food tent is an incredibly important part of the event; it helps to provide a diverse selection of stalls and has been moved to a larger and more permanent place for 2017. Ensuring that the show offers different local, national and international cuisines, so there will be something to everyone tastes. Visitors can taste and buy what’s on offer, so why not take a treat back to your holiday home at Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat and enjoy it in style?

something for everyone

With a huge range of stalls, there will be something for everyone to get excited about, including a range of gluten, egg and dairy free baked treats, as well as organic tea which is high in antioxidants.

Visit the Kentish Ciders, and marvel at a new range of sparkling ciders, along with fruit ciders and liqueurs from a variety of other companies. Don’t miss Rubis chocolate win, who will be showcasing their award-winning, luxurious chocolate wine, made from Spanish tempranillo red wine and blended in the UK with decadent chocolate.

Visitors can also buy a range of quirky products that are either sold only at the show or online. For example, The Garlic Farm will be travelling from the Isle of Wight, and bringing their unique Garlic Beer to sample and purchase. Also keep an eye out for the Biltong Bros, originally from South Africa, who will be showing off their delicious, traditional and home-made biltong.

Cheese lovers unite at the dedicated cheese and wine marquee, which will be hosted by Biddenden Vineyard, and housing some of Kent’s finest produce. Visit Blacks Cheese and Lymn Bank Cheese who will have up to 20 different smoked and flavoured cheeses to test your taste-buds. The French Comte Ltd will also be on hand, bringing their comte cheese from Normandie.

produced in Kent

Visit the ‘Produced in Kent’ area of the food hall, where over 40 stalls will be showcasing Kent’s finest small producers. Taste mouth-watering cakes and savoury dishes, or visit Little Brittany for sweet and savoury crepes as a perfect treat while browsing the show. Pork & Co will be on hand to offer delicious pulled pork sandwiches, and the Gourmet Griddle will be cooking up a storm of gourmet bangers and burgers.

Wash it all down with a milkshake or a serving of Kentish ice cream from two of the county’s finest experts, Simply Ice Cream and Solleys Ice Cream.

If you’re visiting our beautiful Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat in the first week of July, don’t miss out on one of the best county shows in the country! The Kent County Show is only a 30 minute drive from our wonderful retreat, and makes for a fantastic few days out for the whole family!

Enjoy the food extravaganza!

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The beautiful Lookout Lodge is coming soon to Aberconwy Resort & Spa, have a sneak peek inside below! Aberconwy Resort & Spa is a five star location on the North Wales Coastline, offering spectacular coastal views, while being just a stone’s throw from the Conwy Morfa Beach. Aberconwy is a holiday home ownership experience like no-other, home to the award winning, Michelin recommended Signatures Restaurant, as well as luxurious Aromatherapy Associates treatment available at the on-site Aberconwy Spa.

Aberconwy Resort & Spa is all about luxury, relaxation and indulgence, making it the ideal place for the iconic Lookout Lodge from Prestige & Homeseeker. With the floor to ceiling windows and doors throughout the lodge, the 990 square foot holiday home is bathed in natural light, and making the most of the unrivalled coastal views at Aberconwy Resort & Spa.

Take a sneak peek inside from the images below:

Interior shot of the dining area in the Lookout Lodge

Interior shot of the lounge in the Lookout Lodge

Interior shot of the kitchen in the Lookout Lodge

Exterior shot of the Lookout Lodge

This luxurious lodge from Prestige & Homeseeker is coming very soon to Aberconwy Resort & Spa, where the elevated lounge, including bi-folding doors, really makes the most of the outstanding costal views.

Sleeping six comfortably, with a sumptuous master double bedroom including a walk-in wardrobe and wet-room style en-suite, along with a spacious double bedroom, family sized bathroom and luxurious pull-out sofa bed (imagine waking up to those views!). This lodge is the perfect size for all, from a couple who like to spoil their family now and again, to a full family who holiday together, there is enough space for all in this luxurious lodge.

Protected by a 10 year warranty, Prestige & Homeseeker have created the perfect holiday home, offering sumptuous stylings and relaxation at Aberconwy Resort & Spa, with outstanding coastal views.

For ownership enquiries at Aberconwy Resort & Spa, please contact our friendly and dedicated Ownership Team on 01745858010, or via our live chat service.

For press enquiries about the Lookout Lodge, please contact Lucy Mason at Mason Media on 01512395050, or email:

Are you excited for the Lookout Lodge at Aberconwy? Me too!

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Is holidaying from your sofa really as great as it sounds? Having your very own VR app that lets you holiday anywhere you want from the comfort of your own sofa, how does that sound? But think really hard, that means you will never leave your sofa, you’ll never truly experience the wind in your hair atop of Snowdon or the sand in your toes in Devon. As great as VR is, there is no substitute for the real thing.

Spending quality time with your loved ones is what holidays are really about, getting together, discovering new places and playing family games (even all the arguments that Monopoly brings) is what Darwin Escapes is all about, creating memories!

All our lodges offer family games for creating these memories, from Connect 4 to Monopoly, as well as some locations having game consoles with games, all so you can challenge your family to the ultimate game off!

you can’t beat the real thing

You really can holiday anywhere with Darwin Escapes, except at the top of Everest, but some of our locations are only a couple of minutes’ drive from Snowdonia! You also can’t holiday under the sea but you’ll be right next to it at our Beach Cove Coastal Resort, and we are still working on holidaying on the moon, give us a chance, I’m sure we will get there!

Nothing beats the real thing, discovering all the UK has to offer and feeling the wind in your hair and the sand between your toes, while returning to your beautiful holiday home

At Darwin Escapes’ locations, you can experience all the adventure that Dad wants by climbing the Cheddar Gorge, as well as relaxing at one of our many onsite spas, just what mum wanted! And with lots of hot tub units, children’s activity programmes and fantastic Go Active activities, including archery, water walkerz and body zorbing, everyone will have the adventure they want! But the beauty of experiencing it in real life, is that you can do it all together and experience, laugh and discover at your own pace!

Becoming and owner at one of our Darwin Escapes locations means you can enjoy all the holidays you want throughout the year, while discovering new places and exploring all your handpicked location has to offer at your own pace. Get in touch with our Ownership Team now and learn more information about locations all over the UK, chat with an adviser through our live chat service or call on 01745858010!

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Known as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, Hawkchurch Resort & Spa offers luxury accommodation in a beautiful setting


Surrounded by the breath taking countryside scenery of the magical Axe Valley, Hawkchurch offers a fun family environment, with a touch of elegance and relaxation thrown in. And being a short distance away from the historic harbour town of Lyme Regis, means you can easily explore the region and all it has to offer this Easter.


alice in wonderland easter egg trail

At: Forde Abbey Gardens When: 14th – 17th April

Beautiful Forde Abbey will be transformed into a fantasy landscape with elegant tea parties, an apprehensive white rabbit, the maddest of all Hatters and a whole host of characters from the pages of childhood books. So why not a take a trip down the rabbit hole for a chocolate filled, fun family day out!


easter open studios

At: Flat 3, Church House When: 14th – 17th April

Known as the place for art and culture, Lyme Regis offers some fantastic studios to witness and learn from some of the best artists in the UK. St Michael’s Studios artists have been very busy getting ready to welcome you into their work spaces over the Bank Holiday weekend. You will get to see their artwork and find out about their artistic practice, ideas and the many future projects of these talented souls. Artists include Kit Glaisyer, Charlotte Miller, David Brooke and Cardine Ireland.


wild goose chase

At: Montacute House When: 3rd – 17th & 10th – 13th April

Visit the Montacute House & Gardens for a fun outdoor activity for all the family. Grab some activity sheets and explore the gardens and parkland, wild geese are on the loose and they need you to help hunt them down!


Visit Lyme Regis, Axminster and see all that the magical Axe Valley has to offer this Easter!

Enjoy your Easter 2017 holidays in Lyme Regis!

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Health Benefits of the Beach, the Sea Air & Coastal Views. Back in the good old Victorian days, heading down to the beach was a frequently recommend treatment for a number of health conditions. Although, thankfully, diseases like smallpox are no longer a huge problem in the UK; stress, depression and various auto-immune conditions are…we look at some of the health benefits associated with the beach and examine how modern science and research is beginning to reinforce the positive benefits of traditional treatments for enhancing physical and mental wellbeing.

A quick word of warning though before you read any further; this article has been written for information purposes only and we recommend visiting your doctor if you are suffering from any health issues highlighted in this post.

walking barefoot reduces stress

The practice of walking barefoot, is often referred to as “grounding”.

Grounding is a simple, yet scientifically proven way to reduce stress and improve sleep. All you need to do is walk, or stand with your bare feet in contact with the Earth. Studies have shown that when the body is grounded, or ‘earthed’ – the electrical potential becomes equalised with the Earth’s. This in turn, leads to a number of health benefits, related mainly to reduced stress hormones and inflammation.

Walking on the beach barefoot, as close as possible to the sea, is thought to be the most efficient way to practice grounding.

the beach encourages and enhances the positive effects of exercise

Research has concluded that in terms of mental health – exercising outdoors can lead to greater benefits than exercising indoors.

One study concluded that:

“Access to natural environments for physical activity should be protected and promoted as a contribution to protecting and improving population mental health.”

In addition, a study conducted on fifteen families who lived in coastal regions of South England, made the following findings:

  • Families report children engage in a variety of physical activities at the beach.
  • Families are active together as parents join in activities with their children.
  • Families perceive beach visits as having health benefits for children and parents.
  • The primary health benefits perceived by parents and children are psychological.

It would appear that living by the coast not only enhances the benefits of exercise, but tends to increase levels of participation as well.

sun exposure in appropriate & measured timeframes has many health benefits

Obviously, it’s very important to be sensible in the sun, but at the same time we should also acknowledge that it does provide a number of health benefits (in moderation). The sun enhances mood through the release of endorphins, helps to treat certain skin conditions and helps the body make Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth and repair, immune function and for reducing inflammation.
For more information on how to get enough vitamin D without risking sun damage, please visit the NHS website.

sea air and negative hydrogen ions

I bet you didn’t know that the smell of the seaside is actually caused by the romantically named substance – dimethyl sulphide gas.
Negative hydrogen ions found in the sea air help to neutralise damage caused by ‘free radicals’ and can help to balance levels of serotonin – a hormone related to happiness. This has led to a number of studies looking at the potential use of negative ions as a treatment for depression. The same negative hydrogen ions, are also scientifically proven to help promote sleep and are currently being researched as a way to combat allergies.

coastal living is associated with better overall health

Research conducted by American scientists on data from New Zealand, found that the health benefits of living besides the seaside, were so substantial, that they went on to recommend more houses and flats being built along shores; allowing more people to benefit.

Researchers found that in particular, having a view of the ocean from one’s home, was associated with improved mental health.
Additional research carried out by the European Centre of Environment & Human Health, examined data from the UK census – concluding that the closer respondents lived to the sea, the better their general health tended to be. This trend remained true, even when social and economic differences were accounted for, suggesting that living near to the coast has direct health benefits.

It would appear that the Victorians may have been on to something with their prescribed trips to the beach to help alleviate certain pains and illnesses. Thanks to the negative hydrogen ions, the relaxing sounds of the sea and the sun exposure, there are many health benefits to be enjoyed.

If you can’t get to the seaside, there is also a growing body of evidence confirming that just being ‘amongst nature’ also has a number of cognitive and physical benefits. These benefits include – improve memory, stress relief and reduced inflammation – so take a stroll in the woods, the hills or out in the fields whenever you can.

Anyone who is considering purchasing one of our holiday homes by the beach will stand to benefit from this also, giving yet another reason to consider purchasing your home away from home at one of our stunning coastal locations such as Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park and Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park.

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Darwin Escapes has the most fun events in and around Cheddar for Easter 2017, with everything of egg-cellent extravaganzas to a country music festival! Cheddar Woods is one of the most popular holiday, and holiday home owners, destinations in the UK. With the rolling Mendip Hills surrounding the park and a 5 minute walk from the historic Cheddar Gorge, it’s easy to see why. With endless activities on park, including and indoor family entertainment area, indoor heated swimming pool, delicious restaurant and the full Go Active programme with archery and rock climbing, you may not want to leave. But, in the event that you want to explore the surrounding local area, here are some fun family events in Cheddar this Easter…

spring bunny museum trail

At: Haynes International Motor Museum When: 1st – 17th April

Haynes International Motor Museum is fun for all the family, it will be filled with Easter delights for children, young and old! Follow the Springtime Baby Bouncy Trail and challenge the families navigational skills and find all the soft toy creatures hiding around the exhibitions, and earn your chocolately prize at the end.

easter eggstravaganza

At: Fleet Air Arm Museum When: 3rd – 21st April

Follow the trail around the museum and help Penelope the Brave Carrier Pigeon find her lost eggs! Take part in the Big Bunny Drop and make a parachute that will land your chocolate bunny safely into the drop zone area! Craft and chocolately fun awaits this Easter at the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

country & western music festival

At: Brean Leisure Park When: 7th – 10th April

The UK’s biggest Country festival is back this Easter! This annual event offers fantastic food, a great atmosphere and some of the best Country & Western musicians playing live! The Country & Western marketplaces are back this year, offering delicious locally produced food to taste and purchase. And there will be a variety of activities on offer, including line dancing, re-enactments of the old west including shoot outs! A fun event for the whole family.

easter fun at the Abbey

At: Glastonbury Abbey When: 10 – 17th April

Family fun Easter Celebrations at the Abbey with their annual Easter egg hunt, creating a fun way to explore the rich history of the Abbey and grounds, with a tasty chocolatey prize at the end. Join in with the Medieval Fayre over the 15th and 16th April, featuring jousting, a battle re-enactment, archery, and plenty of children’s activities! Fun for all the family at Glastonbury Abbey this Easter!

medieval falconry

At: The Bishop’s Palace When: 14th April

Help Bishop’s Palace welcome the fantastic Raptor Foundation, who will be offering a day of flying displays with entertaining information, and stunningly beautiful birds. The displays are suitable for all ages, and show birds who would have been used in Medieval times – sit back and marvel at their skill and training during the fabulous shows!

With so much going on in the local area you will be spoiled for choice for fun, family activities in Cheddar this Easter!

Enjoy your Easter holidays at Cheddar Woods!

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Surrounded by beautiful meadows, with luxury accommodation and a local area filled with family fun half term activities along the south coast of Cornwall


Located near the most southern park of mainland UK, the Lizard Peninsula, Mullion Cove is the perfect base for you to explore the region and the many family friendly things to do during half term!


family fun day

Where: Penlee House
When: 17th Feb

Try the House of Treasures workshop, perfect for 7 – 13 year olds, next to an exhibition of amazing paintings and objects collected over the past 20 years, called ‘A Casket of Pearls’ where you can pick up inspiration before your workshop. Artist Kim Pilgrim will help you to make a cabinet of curiosities where you can keep your very own collection of artefacts, artworks and special treasures! Also pop into the Gallery where there will be a different family activity every week!


half term tours

Where: Pirate Quest
When: 11th – 19th Feb

Pirate Quest is fun for all the family – be one of the first to explore a brand new adventure to see if you have what it takes to escape the Pirate Hunters! This brand new storyline will be holding preview tours for February half term. In 1721 a Pirate Hunter’s shop called the ‘Royal Anne’ left England with the intentions of sailing to the Caribbean to capture Pirates. But the ship didn’t make the voyage and ended up wrecking off the coast of Cornwall, and this is where your adventure begins! A real live Pirate will rescue you and lead you through the mystical caves and murky 18th Century streets, in the hopes of escaping the Pirate Hunters who are hot on your tail! This family fun, interactive activity is one of the most popular in South Cornwall, once you have got a lead on the Pirate Hunters you will be invited to the Tavern, where you will decide if you are brave enough to enter the ‘scare section’ of the tour, or want to finish up eating some delicious grub!


cBeebies chris & pui show

Where: Hall for Cornwall
When: 13th Feb

Everyone favourite CBeebies show is on tour around the UK, with hosts Chris and Pui taking the reins and being joined by all your regular favourite characters, including Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald and Humpty. You’ll catch the Gingerbread Man, marvel as the Ugly Duckling becomes a beautiful swan, sing along with your favourite songs and laugh at the fantastic comedy sketches, all with a dash of magic!


seal pup season

Where: Cornish Seal Sanctuary
When: 11th – 19th Feb

The Sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seals and seal pups that are discovered around the Cornish coastline. When someone spots a seal in distress – a member of the public will give them a call, alerting them to a seal in need of help. They then attend and assess the situation, sometimes providing swift medical care and sending the healthy seal on its way, or for more serious cases returning to the sanctuary with seal in tow, ready for treatment, rehabilitation and release back into the wild. Sometimes they are called to take in a seal pup, who through many reasons maybe lost on the coast, and pups need a lot of attention and fish! Pup season is called so because over 60 seal pups are rescued almost every year along the Cornish coastline. Book a Breakfast with Seals experience and join the team and seals before the Sanctuary is open, enjoy a full cooked breakfast, a VIP tour and feeding session with the seals!

happy half term exploring ladies & gents!


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Our beautiful owner’s exclusive Aberconwy Resort & Spa is set along the North Wales Coastline, a short trip away from some of the most stunning seaside towns in the UK. Half term is just around the corner; being open for 12 months of the year means you can enjoy your Aberconwy luxury holiday home in North Wales at any time of the year, as well as the many events that take place along the coastline.

Llandudno arts & craft fair

Where: St John’s Church Hall
When: 18th Feb

You can find exciting, handmade crafts and interesting art pieces at this beautiful seaside fair, with homemade produce to take home and enjoy, as well as drinks and snacks to enjoy while you stroll around the church halls and look through the many stalls.

Llandudno antique & collectors’ fair

Where: Town Hall
When: 18th Feb

A friendly and relatively small antique and collectors’ fair in the centre of Llandudno, with a wide variety of goods on sale, including vintage fashion, jewellery, silver, china, glass, collectables, paintings and so much more! So why not drop by and have a browse around, or see what’s available to buy, with prices to suit everyone.

model railway show

Where: National Slate Museum
When: 22nd – 24th Feb

Visit the National Slate Museum and enjoy this steam-stilled spectacular Model Railway Show. There will be countless activities available for the whole family, including free ride for the little ones on miniature steam engines! Throughout there will be daily demonstrations, talks and various layouts of all shapes and sizes on display, the show will also include trade stalls for you to buy items to take home. Make sure not to forget your own 00 gauge trains to have a go on the test track layout!

valentine’s day meal

Where: Signature’s
When: 14th Feb

Make sure to book your meal at Signature’s now to avoid disappointment! Dine at an award winning restaurant this Valentine’s Day, indulge in a 3 course meal, starting with extra Champagne and canopies on your arrival! Pick from a choice of 6 starters, including Bacon Confit, Wild Mushroom Soup or Goats Cheese and Honey Mousse, luxury mains include Extra Mature Welsh Sirloin Steak, Duo of Welsh lamb or Roasted Vegetable Tagliatelle. Make sure to book your romantic Valentine’s meal now as there is limited availability left at this glorious restaurant.

Happy Half Term Exploring Ladies & Gents!

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Hidden away on the edge of the Lake District, Thanet Well is the picturesque place to visit for a relaxing escape in the Cumbria countryside

Half term can be spent exploring the outdoors of the Lake District, with events for the whole family, there will be something to capture everyone’s interest!


fantastic creatures

Where: Rheged
When: 18th Feb

This family workshop is run by Cumbrian Artist of the Year, Karen Babayan, who will help you develop the craziest creature you can think of to print! Here you will learn the basics techniques of relief printmaking, and you will be inspired by all sorts of fantastically freaky creatures to help you create your own character print using Styrofoam. All materials are provided, so drop in and have a go at this fun and creative workshop!


screen printing

Where: Rheged
When: 21st Feb

At this workshop you will discover a different way to print, you can make lots of amazing pictures by repeating the same design! You will learn how to screen print and put your own design on a tea towel to take home with you the same day and show off to all your friends and family. It’s recommended that you visit the Great Print Exhibition in the Rheged Gallery before hand, you can see over 380 Printmaker styles, giving you a wide variety to be inspired by for the activity ahead.


make a wooden sword (and shield)

Where: Rheged
When: 21st – 23rd Feb

This workshop is back by popular demand, a lovely place where all would-be Knights can make their very own wooden sword, as well as their own shields, or if you are more of a peaceful creature you can also create a beautiful heart decoration for friends and family.


alice in wonderland

Where: Rheged
When: 24th Feb (11.30am & 3pm Shows)

The Immersion Theatre Company present this family show of Alice in Wonderland, where you will follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful adventure like no other! You’ll meet a host of outlandish characters, as well as your old favourites such as the troublesome Tweedle Twins, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and of course, the best of them all, the Mad Hatter! Fancy dress is thoroughly encouraged when coming to watch this fantastically fun show!


Happy Half Term Exploring Ladies & Gents!

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