Why is Cumbria the place to be for summer 2017?

Posted 01 May 2017

There’s so much to see and do this summer all across Cumbria, so let Trivselhus by Esh be your guide to the events you simply cannot miss.

When summer arrives, Cumbria is always a popular destination for holidaymakers and day-trippers looking to enjoy the delights of the Lake District and the broad range of attractions that have grown in the area. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Cumbria during summer 2017. Make sure your family doesn’t miss out!

The events you shouldn’t miss…

1st – 15th May: Cumbria’s Top 50 Trees Exhibition, Brewery Arts Centre

This exciting exhibition really kicks off the start of the spring/summer season. It features a collection of the county’s stand-out trees, like works of art created by nature itself. Not only does the exhibition take the age, size and beauty of the tree into account, they also have special memories attached to them – as these trees have been nominated by members of the public. You can even vote for your favourite tree!

19th May: The Chimpanzees of Happy Town, Bowness-on-Windermere

The Chimpanzees of Happy Town is Music in the Round’s latest live music concert designed for young children. It’s based on the beloved book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, and features the Round’s Composer in Residence Paul Rissman. The story is narrated by Polly Ives, and is a treat for the eyes and the ears with the work of talented musicians from Ensemble 360 and stunning visuals of projected storybook images. You won’t be able to get the catchy songs out of your head!

2nd – 4th June: Adventure Cycle Festival, Brathay Hall, Ambleside

The adventure cycle festival is a fun event for the active family. In addition to cycling, there are plenty of other sports and fitness forms to try your hand at. For the more ambitious fitness fanatics there is even a cross challenge event, a guided overnight backpacking trip across the lakes, a hill climb challenge, workshops and film screenings. Want another reason to get the whole family involved? Under 16s go free!

29th June – 2nd July: Carlisle Arts Festival 2017, Carlisle

Venues, atmosphere and talent. There’s so much to see and do at the Carlisle Arts Fest, making this one event you simply can’t miss. The Arts Fest is the celebration of all things creative. There are outdoor performances, arts celebrations, theatre shows, live music gigs, skill sessions, workshops, street performances and many more! Better yet, the festival is designed to support the local community, and it’s great for the whole family as it encourages kids to have fun and get creative.

15th July: Comedy Evening at Appleby Castle

If you want a good laugh, look no further than the Comedy Evening at Appleby Castle. The fantastic venue of the old Great Hall is reason enough to come along, but there are also expected to be a variety of hilarious comedians to put a smile on your face. This is definitely one to enjoy with friends.

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