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What’s on in the Lake District in August 2017?

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Sarah Twist

Written by: 5th August 2017

Estimated time to read: 2 minutes


If you’re staying with us at Thanet Well Lodge Retreat and looking for things to do in the Lake District this August, we have you covered!

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat offers amazing views of breathtaking and newly crowned World Heritage Site, the Lake District National Park. You can relax on your private decking in this tranquil holiday park while soaking up the scenery from your sumptuous hot tub. There are endless activities to discover this August in the Lake District.


Summer Activities

At: Wordsworth House & Garden, CA13 9RX

When: Throughout the Summer, 11am – 5pm

Prices: Adult £8.40 / Child £4.20 / Family £21

The beautiful National Trust location has a range of activities on throughout the summer, including a walk on the wild side while exploring the garden with Fletch the Pencarow. Go wild like William and Dorothy use to with the Dumbledore and Horniegoggle trail, get cooking in the kitchen and a messy time making clap bread, as well as exploring the world of Georgian leisure at Playthings and Pastimes. Have fun in this stunning historic building.


Summer Events

At: Whinlatter Forest, CA12 5TW

When: 2nd – 31st August, 10am – 5pm

Prices: £20 – £55 (Discovery Pass prices)

There are lots of things to do at Whinlatter Forest, from endless walking trails, mountain bike trails and Go Ape tree top adventures to explore. Download the free Gruffalo Spotters app and follow clues to collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo! As well as a cricket taster day, family fun run, junior rambling, landscapes photography workshop and an orienteering fun competition. Become a Gruffalo Nature with regular Warty Wednesday activities!


Open days at Force Crag Mine

At: Force Crag Mine, CA12 5TW

When: 9th September

Only open 5 days throughout the year and is just outside of August, but definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area. Walk the gently rising mine track and marvel at the winding beck below and sheer dark face of the Force Crag. For over 200 years the isolated area has been mined for lead, barites and zine. Learn about the fascinating and extensive history of the mine.


Lowther Show

At: Lowther Castle & Gardens, CA10 2HG

When: 12th – 13th August, 8.30am – 6pm

Prices: Adult £16 / Child Free (Day Tickets)

Bringing together the finest showcase of country life in the UK. From the world’s most prestigious field sports competitions for the biggest prizes available to relaxing and enjoying the fabulous surroundings, there will be something for everyone. Wander the 250 trading stalls and visit all the different showcases, including horse driving trails, hound shows, gun makers, clay pigeon shooting, the Folk Roots Festival, the beer and food festival, family entertainment and so much more going on at this family fun event!


Don’t miss these fantastic events in and around Thanet Well Lodge Retreat, after a long day of exploring and having adventures in the local area, you can retreat back to Thanet Well and relax in your luxurious accommodation, surrounded by the stunning mountainous views.

Happy August

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