What to do in the Lake District, August Bank Holiday 2018
Expect the Lake District to get busy this August Bank Holiday. After all, it’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in England.
What’s on in the Lake District, August Bank Holiday 2018?
- Cartmel Cup Day
- Patterdale Dog Day
- Broughton in Furness Show
- Kentmere Sheep Show
- Grasmere Sports
- Windermere Wild Swim
- Keswick Show
- Black Combe Country Fair
Cartmel Cup Day, 25th August 2018
With the first race taking place at 2.15pm and the last at 5.45pm, there’s a full afternoon of horseracing available at Cartmel Racecourse.
Patterdale Dog Day, 25th August 2018
Enjoy a boat trip with the Ullswater Streamers and make your way to a traditional country show. Featuring sheepdog trials, terrier shows and sheep shearing.
Broughton in Furness Show, 25th August
For even more traditional Lakeland fun, head to the Broughton in Furness Show this August Bank Holiday. The Agricultural show focusses on rural country life, so if you want more out of your spa weekend in the Lake District, there’s plenty of fun for everyone.
Kentmere Sheep Show, 26th August
It’s all about the sheep near Kendal this August Bank Holiday in the Lake District. Taking place at Millriggs Farm in Kentmere, judging for the competition takes place from 1 pm. What’s more, if you’re staying in a spa hotel in Windermere, then you won’t be too far from the day’s proceedings.
Grasmere Sports, 26th August 2018
Traditional games take place in Grasmere, with Cumberland wrestling, fell running and dog hound trails. The popular Bank Holiday event now in its 168th year.
Windermere Wild Swim, 26th August
If you fancy taking place in the Windermere Wild Swim, you have right up until the 24th August to register. The 5km swim gives competitors the chance to experience the great lakes first hand. Do you think you’re in with a chance of winning or just looking to challenge yourself? Either way, you will certainly benefit from staying in a Windermere spa hotel afterwards!
Black Combe Country Fair, 27th August
As for the August Bank Holiday Monday, take a trip to West Cumbria and the small village of Bootle. There will be a number of competitions throughout the day, along with fell racing and several trade stands.
Keswick Show, 27th August
Agricultural fairs are as standard in the Lake District as the hills and lakes themselves. Why not round off your August Bank Holiday with a trip to the Keswick Show. It’s only a short drive from Windermere and features a range of horticultural, arts and crafts, market stalls and local farmers showing off their prize animals.
Whatever you decide to do in the Lake District this August Bank Holiday, how about staying in a Spa Hotel in Windermere. You can stay in a spa suite and enjoy the luxury of your own hot tub and much more.