Things to do in the Lake District in July 2018

Things to do in the Lake District in July 2018

With one of the hottest Junes on record coming to an end, it’s time to start planning things to do in the Lake District in July. If you’re staying in a Spa Hotel in Windermere, then you can easily reach the following events.

Skelton Show

Following in the footstep of the prestigious Cumberland Show is the Skelton Show in Penrith. Country shows are a popular pastime in the Lake District National Park. The Skelton Show in particular now celebrating over 130 years of family fun. Expect to see everything from prize-winning cattle to homegrown fruit and veg.

Derwentwater Regatta

What better way to experience the Lakes than getting close to the water. While your spa hotel in Windermere overlooks the water, there are plenty of other lakes to explore. How about a visit to nearby Derwentwater, where across the 7th and 8th July 2018 you can watch their annual regatta.

Northern Craft Beer Festival

If the hotel minibar doesn’t grab your fancy, you can always head over to Hawkshead Brewery for some British ale. What’s more, if you’re looking for things to do in the Lake District in July then they have a beer festival on from 19th July to 21st July. With over 80 beers to choose from and plenty of live music, you’ll be looking forward to spending the following day recovering in your Windermere hot tub!

Coniston Country Fair

We’ve already mentioned the Cumberland Show in the Lake District, but the Coniston Country Fair is as traditional as they come. It really is a traditional Lakeland Show, celebrating traditional Lakeland life. Furthermore, it’s in an ideal location to jump on board a Windermere River Cruise, ready to enjoy the fun of the fair.

Ambleside Sports

With over 5 hours of sport, there’s something for everyone at the Ambleside Sports event. Gates open at 12pm on Thursday 26th July. However, if you’re after things to do in the Lake District in July next year, the event always runs the last Thursday of July. Speaking of running, there’s fell and guide races for both junior and senior categories. Alternatively, why not get in the ring for a spot of Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling.

Kendal Calling

One of the biggest music festivals in the Lake District takes place 26th to 29th July at Kendal Calling. This years line-up includes big names such as the Libertines, Run DMC and the Wailers playing alongside legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash.

Lake District Summer Music International Festival

Elsewhere in Cumbria throughout the month are over 40 separate music events. The international festival includes a variety of string and classical concerts, as well as ukulele jazz at the popular Zeffirellis in Ambleside. Book a spa hotel in Windermere, where you can enjoy the comfort of your own hot tub and much more. After all, even with the unpredictable British weather, there’s always something to do in the Lake District.
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