Hop Skip and Jump to the Lake District this summer

What a time to visit the Lake District. It’s the summer holidays and a staycation has never been so appealing. It is also a very special year for region, the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter. Not only can visitors enjoy the beautiful Lake District but also be entertained with events and activities galore to celebrate one of the most famous children’s authors.

An absolute must thing to do this summer is go and watch the very special production “Where is Peter Rabbit?” Based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter the show features voices of Mirium Margoyles and Griff Rhys Jones with music by Steven Edis and lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn.

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Playing every day except Friday’s from now until September 4th with 3 performances, 11am, 4.30pm and 7pm (7pm during school holidays) at The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness on Windermere. Suitable for children of ages 3+. During the school holidays, the performances are due to be very busy so book ahead and guarantee seats via the website here http://www.hop-skip-jump.com/where-is-peter-rabbit/ or by telephone 08445 040604.

The Damson Dene Hotel, close to Bowness, offers family friendly accommodation in special rooms as well as the choice of booking in the separate family annex. Rooms either have a double and 2 singles or a double and bunk beds. The extensive, landscaped grounds are perfect for nature spotting, perhaps you’ll be able to find some of Beatrix Potter’s characters hiding away?


Gourmet Sunday’s at Grasmere Hotel

You’ve been working all week, lunch is nothing special just a quick bite yet it is still possible to go out in the evening to a restaurant for dinner. Head to the weekend though, two days to make a break from the week day norm and the perfect way to make the weekend special and different is to do lunch.

Enjoy not just dining in the day but also being able to take advantage of lunch time pricing, being anything up to 50% cheaper than the evening menus in the same establishment.

Sunday lunch has been made even more exciting proposition at one hotel in Grasmere. Oak Bank Hotel and their restaurant the 2 AA Rosette The Dining Room is #theplacetobe for a decadent lunch thanks to new Head Chef Gary McDermott. With a menu changing weekly taking advantage of the Cumbrian larder and seasonal produce, expect a true fine dining experience at lunch time. With a choice of three starters, main courses and deserts, the price is just £21.95 for 2 courses, £25 for three providing great value for a fine dining lunch.

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Sunday lunch samples at The Dining Room – Saddle of Lamb and Sirloin of Beef

Afterwards take a wander around Grasmere village with its pretty, independent shops and galleries or perhaps walk along the River Rothay.

Rooms on a Sunday evening at the Oak Bank Hotel in Grasmere start from £128 including breakfast based on 2 people sharing or make a weekend out of it. For more information on the hotel, availability and The Dining Room visit, http://www.lakedistricthotel.co.uk/