Lake District Hotels Ltd, a group of seven family owned and run hotels are calling for the general public to nominate their favourite Cumbrian charity, community project or initiative to become Lake District Hotels Ltd’s Charity of the Year 2016. Act now to ensure your charity is in the running!
Back by popular demand, the Starkey School of Theatre Dance will once again herald the start of the Christmas events at the Lodore Falls Hotel, with their performance of the classic comic ballet Coppélia on Sunday 22nd November. This will be the 6th year that the school has performed at the Lodore Falls Hotel, with the first three year’s performance, the ‘Nutcracker’ and the following two years ‘Swan Lake’. The shortened version of the ballet will be performed by over 30 talented young dancers, aged between 9 – 24, followed by a themed afternoon tea, where guests can relax and enjoy the Winter Wonderland decorations and the stunning views across Derwentwater.
Was 2015 the year Britain went as crazy as the Americans over Halloween? It certainly seemed that way in Keswick, as spooks, vampires, witches and zombies were out in force, at our 3 Halloween parties. Halloween has been a major event in America since the 19th century and seems to be growing in popularity across the UK, as huge amounts of money is being spent on crazy costumes, decorations, nights out, parties and trick-or-treat gifts.
BBC Children in Need event to take place in Keswick… An exciting party of music, entertainment, late-night shopping and the festive switch-on of the Christmas lights is being planned for the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal – North East & Cumbria Show extravaganza on Friday 13 November 2015 which is being broadcast live from Keswick.
Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotels; Long Meg, her sisters and Captain Lacy – a walk through the valley of Eden
Since we have our own walking book (Hike & Bike with Lake District Hotels – available to buy in each of our hotels or online here) we thought we’d put it to some use and go exploring last weekend. With myself, husband, 10 month old baby, off-road buggy and two dogs packed into the car we set off for Little Salkeld, roughly 7 miles north east of Penrith on the search of a stone circle and some caves.
Halloween is set to be a big annual event in Keswick this year with 3 of the town’s most popular venues hosting a Halloween party. Over the years Halloween has grown in popularity in the UK, due to the increasing quantity of ghoulish fancy dress outfits and grisly goods on offer, as well as US scary films and sitcoms, making the festival the third biggest money-spinning event in the UK calendar after Christmas and Easter.
Did you spot Derwentwater in the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? You would think we would have noticed TIE Fighters and X-Wings flying through the valley…
October’s recipe of the month comes from Dan Grimshaw, Head Chef at the Kings Arms Hotel. Dan has a passion for good recipes, and good quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy… the below recipe is really easy to prepare and works well in a slow cooker, making it the perfect dish for days when you don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen.
Winter wedding fayres with Lake District Hotels are the perfect way to get inspired, as you start to plan your special day…
With the festive season drawing ever closer, why not take advantage of our 2 night Christmas shopping break in the beautiful Lake District and enjoy a new relaxed way of finding Christmas presents for your loved ones, with high quality gifts at discounted prices… Make your Christmas shopping experience an unforgettable holiday, not a stressful chore.