Things to do with kids in Cumbria

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Summer 2021 edition OUT NOW! As venues start to re-open, please remember to check and book ahead as there may be limited availability to comply with current restrictions.

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Outdoor Events

Archaeological Excavation Tours

5th July-5th August 2021

Venue: Birdoswald Fort

Address: Gilsland, Brampton, CA8 7DD

Visitors to Birdoswald Roman fort will have the opportunity to see an archaeological excavation in action. During the tour you’ll hear about the history of the fort and previous excavations, experience...


Archery for Beginners

10th July-5th September 2021

Venue: Talkin Tarn Country Park

Address: Talkin, Brampton

Join us for an Archery beginner class for adults and kids from age 10 years and up. Learn to shoot a bow and arrow at Talkin Tarn near Carlisle. Your private group session will cost £85, that works out...

Arts & Crafts

Drop in Craft Sessions

17th July-28th August 2021

Venue: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1 to 4pm. Tullie House are running drop-in craft sessions in their Community Room. Sessions include Pipe Cleaner Octopus, Origami Whales, Wooden Spoon Mermaids, Ocean...

Indoor Activities

Storytelling - Driggsby

19th July-30th August 2021

Venue: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

Every Monday during Cumbrian summer holidays, at 11am in the Border Galleries. Discover the story of Driggsby with Ali McCaw. Please check the website, for more information.

Outdoor Events

Sensory Stories

20th July-24th August 2021

Venue: Wordsworth Grasmere

Address: Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH

Pick up a sensory story bag and spend time in the outdoors as a family. We’ll introduce William and Dorothy Wordsworth as we take you on a journey around the Sensory Garden, taking stops to play games...

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Primary Times explores the importance of a good night's sleep and how parents can make bedtime less of a battle.

Sing! Dance! Act!

Sing! Dance! Act!

Primary Times explores how the performing arts benefits our children, and how parents can get involved at home.

Colin the Coastguard

Colin the Coastguard

Emergency at the coast? Call 999 Coastguard. Have fun and stay safe this summer with these HM Coastguard tips.

... throw a great birthday party!

... throw a great birthday party!

Primary Times takes a look at ways to throw a great birthday party on a sensible budget.

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