Things to do with kids in Cumbria

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Welcome to the first edition of 2019. With the clocks not set to go forward until the end of March and plenty of bad weather still a distinct possibility, why not plan a visit to see a show or film where you can keep warm indoors? Check out our Stage & Screen listings on pages 14 & 15 to find out what’s on near you. Enjoy, Clare & Alli

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Outdoor Events

Wildlife Watch Group

28th January-17th March 2019

Venue: Various

Join one of the many Wildlife Watch Groups across the county, set up by Cumbria Wildlife Trust. These groups like to get outside as much as possible and explore the local community and surrounding area....

Outdoor Events

Sizergh Snowflake Trail

9th-24th February 2019

Venue: Sizergh Castle

Address: Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DZ

10am to 4pm. Do you know your needles from your dendrites, or your columns from your plates? Explore the Sizergh Snowflake Trail this winter and learn just how unique these tiny natural wonders really...

Arts & Crafts

The Great Wray Castle Drawing Challenge

16th-24th February 2019

Venue: Wray Castle

Address: Low Wray, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0JA

10am to 5pm. Dramatic views, gothic details and natural wonders – there’s lots to sketch, as the young Beatrix Potter found. Can you complete all of the drawing challenges? Normal admission applies....

Arts & Crafts

February Half Term Drop-in

18th-23rd February 2019

Venue: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

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

1 to 4pm. It's Tullie House's 125th birthday and we will be celebrating with crafts and activities inspired by our amazing collections and fascinating history! Join us during February Half Term to help...

Theatre & Cinema

The Gingerbread Man

20th-21st February 2019

Venue: Theatre by the Lake

Address: Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ

BOX OFFICE 017687 74411. Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea! Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man who finds his feet...

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