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what’s on in Keswick in august 2018?

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August 15, 2018

Darwin Escapes’ luxury location in the Lake District offers outstanding holidays in the newly crowned World Heritage site.

Indulge in an Aromatherapy Associates treatment from fully trained therapists at the onsite Ammara Spa, and enjoy a mouth-watering meal at The Copper Fells while enjoying the views of the stunning Cumbrian mountain landscape. Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is ideally placed to explore the local area, and we have the information on the must-see events in Keswick in August.


bog in a box!

At: Keswick Museum, CA12 4NF
When: 21st August. 11am – 1pm
Prices: £2

This fun family activity is back by popular demand at the Keswick Museum! You can create your very own bog in a box to take home and show all your family and friends, fill it with all kinds of creepy crawlies and beautiful butterflies.


adventure club

At: Whinlatter Forest, CA12 5TW
When: 20th & 29th August. 10am – 4pm
Prices: £25 per day. To book call 01768 778127

These fun full day Adventure Clubs were such a hit that they are back by popular demand! There will be activities for all ages, including den building, camp fires, pond dipping, orienteering and so much more going on, the club is ideal for ages between 7 and 12. Clothes and shoes suitable for outdoor adventures are a must for this daily camp and booking is essential.


sing along: the greatest showman

At: Keswick Alhambra Cinema, CA12 5AG
When: 30th August. Start 5.30pm
Prices:£5.50 – £7.50

Enjoy the most entertaining film of the year in a whole new way with this fantastic sing along edition! All your favourite songs will be waiting for you to sing (or scream) along to from, The Greatest Show, This Is Me and Never Enough. Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite Showman character and fully enjoy one of the greatest sing along movies.


rocks & fossils

At: Keswick Museum, CA12 4NF
When: 11am – 4pm
Prices: £2

This family fun event will have you searching out rocks and fossils all over the museum and even your own garden when you get home! You will learn all about rocks and how to sort them like a Geologist, as well as finding out how fossils are formed and being able to make your own fossil before viewing and handling the museum’s fossil collection.


keswick agricultural show

At: Braithwaite, CA12 5TD
When: 27th August. Starts 10am.
Prices: Adult £8 / Child £2

The Agricultural Society was founded in 1860 and is one of the oldest societies in Keswick. The aim of the show is to encourage improvements in the Breed of Stock, management of land and in the general promotion of agriculture. At the show, there are cattle, ponies, horses, dogs, sheep and poultry as well as an industrial marquee for home produce, handicrafts, art and crafts and a unique vintage display. Enjoy Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling fell races and children’s amusements. Plus there will be over 60 trade-stands to stroll around and find yourself a bargain.


Photo Credits: Dick Thomas Johnson, Diliff

The Lake District one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, with Keswick Reach being one of the most luxurious retreats to stay in the area so book your Keswick Reach holiday break today. Perfectly placed to explore the local area you can discover all that Keswick has on offer this August.

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