Things to do in the Lake District, February 2019
When it comes to things to do in the Lake District, February can be considered a quiet time of year. However, for many, it’s the perfect time to visit. You can discover the Lakes without the crowds, while many of the main attractions are still open their regular hours.
As for special events taking place in the Lake District in February 2019, there’s everything from art and festivals, to live music.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal
There are 2 exhibitions, in particular, being held at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, that are worth noting in February 2019.
Firstly, there’s Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour, running until 16th February. It’s as much an insight into Perry’s own mind as it is an intriguing art installation. The lead character is subject of narration by Grayson Perry himself, with a visual display dedicated in honour of fictional character, Julie Cope.
In contrast, there’s the John Harden exhibition open until 28th February. The works of John Harden focus on 19th century Lake District, long before the National Park became a recognised World Heritage Site.
Lake District Wedding Fair
23rd and 24th February, Rural Auction Centre near Kendal. If you’re staying in a hotel in Windemere near the train station, Kendal is only a 15-minute journey away. Taking the train is far less stressful than driving, it’s more romantic too!
If you are on a package break in Windermere with your fiancée, the Lake District Wedding Fair is the place to be. You’ll find everything from a venue in the Lake District for your perfect day to a printer for your invites.
Keswick Mountain Festival
The annual festival takes place on 28th February 2019, with its main purpose being to inspire visitors to embrace the countryside. So if you’re visiting the Lake District in February, it’s the ideal time to head out into the fells.
Whether it’s an inspirational speaker, live music or you’re looking for something more challenging, Keswick Mountain Festival has it all. Visit the official website and you will find something for everyone.
Keswick Film Festival
28th February to 3rd March is another of Keswick’s well-established events, the prestigious Keswick Film Festival. The first event was organised in the year 2000, hosted by the Keswick Film Club and has grown from strength to strength ever since.
Featuring both local and national films, the festival provides the chance to see up and coming producers alongside classic blockbusters.
Summer Jobs Recruitment Day
24th February, Bowness Pier. If you fancy trying out something different this summer, then get in their early at the Windermere Lake Cruises recruitment day. Take the opportunity to see any work available during the popular tourist months.
Book a Package Break in Windermere
If you’re after a package break in Windermere, Aphrodite’s Lodge can provide a choice of spa suites complete with hot tubs in the Lake District.