Monthly Archives: March 2018

2018 Events in Windermere

2018 Events in Windermere

2018 Events in Windermere

As you start to think about booking your holiday in the Lake District, below are a selection of 2018 events in Windermere.


Running throughout January at the Lakes School, Windermere is the tail end of pantomime season. This year the production is brought to you by the Lakes Players. Helping to bring the community together and welcoming those touring the Lakes out of season.

The Big Sleep 2018

27th and 28th January. It’s not all about home comforts and finding a hotel in Windermere, for the Big Sleep 2018 is an outdoor event that takes place around the country. Visit the Lakes in the last week of January, where you can join the Cumbria Foundation and help raise money in support of those vulnerable during the winter months.

Bowness Bay Blues

23rd, 24th and 25th March. Firstly, forget about larger events such as Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight Festival, Reading and Download and visit Lake Windermere for the ultimate blues festival. Ben Poole, the Jar Family and Gus Munro are among the headliners.

The Blues Cruise

24th March. You can’t visit Windermere without taking a river cruise, so why not make it a blues cruise? An extension of the Bowness Bay Blues Festival, Ian Siegal takes you on a musical tour of the Lakes. Influenced by classic artists such as Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, those lucky enough to book tickets are in for a real treat.

Windermere Boat Show

18th, 19th and 20th May. It’s no surprise that the Windermere Boat Show is a hotly anticipated event. As the largest body of water among the Lakes, this is the perfect chance for exhibitors to showcase fishing boats, yachts and much more.

Windermere Marathon

20th May. If you fancy taking part in the Windermere Marathon, check the official website for details. You will no doubt be in need of some spa treatment when you cross the finish line, so book your room at an Aphrodites Hotel for a range of services.

Lake District Summer Music

Taking place at a number of venues across the wonderful Lake District is a series of classical concerts. Now in its 33rd year, composers arrive from across the world, with a focus on supporting upcoming talent along with masterclasses and fundraising events.

Great North Swim

8th, 9th and 10th June. What better way to experience the magical world of Lake Windermere than to dive straight in. The Great North Swim is open to all levels, from a brief 250 meters to the full 10k. If you don’t fancy getting your feet wet, then book into a Windermere Spa Suite for the weekend instead.

Santa Cruise

December. In the build-up to that very busy time of year, even Father Christmas himself takes time out to visit Cumbria. This may be a child-friendly river cruise, but it will provide wonderful entertainment for the whole family.

Whatever time of year you are planning to stay in the Lake District, why not book into a luxury spa hotel in Windermere and make the most of the facilities. Our list of 2018 events in Windermere are just some suggestions of things you can do during your visit.

Things to do in Windermere, Easter 2018

Things to do in Windermere, Easter 2018

Things to do in Windermere, Easter 2018

It may be out of season but there is still lots happening over the Easter bank holiday in the Lake District. It’s no surprise that chocolate is high on the agenda for things to do in Easter 2018. Easter egg hunts featuring heavily among our things to do in Windermere.

Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

This year the National Trust has teamed up with Cadbury to hold over 250 egg hunts across the country. Several of these are taking place at sites in and around Lake Windermere. Including The Beatrix Potter Gallery, Claife Viewing Station and Hill Top. Events start in the week prior to Easter weekend, check local listings for further details.

Easter Egg Hunt Cruise on Coniston Water

If you’re on a relaxing spa weekend for the Easter Bank Holiday then how about joining an egg hunt on Coniston Water. Sit back and watch the world go by as you enjoy a boat tour from Windermere, drifting along the Lakes. You will see plenty of wildlife and beautiful scenery along the way, as well as the chance to eat chocolate!

Lakeland Maze Farm Park, Kendal

Lose yourself in one of the UK’s largest maize maze’s this Easter. If you’re staying in Windermere, then Kendal is just down the road. Having been closed during the winter months, the maze re-opens from 24th March 2018 with crops growing high just in time for Easter.

Guided Walk – Castlerigg Stone Circle

While there are many self-guided walks around Lakeland, the 31st March you can join a spiritual guided walk through the Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Navigation Skills for Beginners

Ever fancied being an explorer or wanting to try your hand at orienteering? Book a place on the Navigation Skills for Beginners, a course taking place in the Lake District National Park on 31st March. With your new found techniques, you can navigate yourself to a boutique spa hotel, where your private hot tub awaits!

Little Langdale – Fells and Tarns

Another hiking trail will take you over “Little Langdale” as you venture across the Fells (hills) and Tarns (mountain lakes). It’s a well-known walk through the Lake District, but 1st April you can join others on a guided walk. Alternatively, when you’re looking for things to do in Windermere throughout the year, walks in the country should be top of your list.

Hug a Bunny in Bowness

If you’re visiting friends or family in Windermere with small children, then call into the World of Beatrix Potter attraction. The famous childhood author has strong ties with Cumbria. Having spent many a holiday in the Lake District, Beatrix Potter then set up home in the area. With the release of the new Peter Rabbit movie, Peter will be making a very special appearance on the 2nd April.

Where is Peter Rabbit?

Another fantastic event at the World of Beatrix Potter takes place the weekend after Easter on Wednesday 4th April. Visitors are welcomed with open arms, ready to join their biggest ever Easter Egg hunt. If you’re detoxing at a spa retreat, you still deserve to indulge in the chocolate festivities. After all, it’s in the name of charity!

Book a room at a Spa Hotel for Easter 2018, where you can eat as much chocolate as you like in the comfort of your own hot tub.