Go Go Go to Grange for a Classic Vehicle Show in Cumbria

The organisers and Grange over Sands residents are not wrong in saying this classic car & bike show is the most scenic you’ll find in the North West, even the whole of the UK.

Set the date for the diary, Sunday August 11th and the annual Dales & Lakes Historic Vehicle Day at Yewtree Playing Fields overlooking Morecambe Bay Grange over Sands. A one day festival celebrating, showing and admiring cars and bikes from the 1920’s right through to the 1990’s and even more modern classics.

There are eight classes that can be entered with the main categories of Cars and Light Commercials, Convertibles, Motorcycles & Bicycles. Over 250 vehicles will be attending and entering so a real spectacle and enjoyment for all visitors, those who bring their classic vehicle or those who are just there to view.

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Along with the huge array of some of the finest classic cars and bikes from enthusiasts across the North of England, there will also be autojumbles and trade stands along with local food & drinks stalls and a licensed bar. Being a festival for the whole family entertainment will also feature. Commencing at 10.00am and finishing at 4.30pm with the awards at 4pm, the event is a full day out and full of entertainment for just £5 per adult, free for children under 16. It is even more important to note this event is a not for profit with the organisers giving their time for free to out this event on. More info can be found on their brand new website here, https://classicsoversands.org/.

For relaxing, post walk or run accommodation that appeals equally to vintage lovers is the boutique B&B Bay Villa Bed and Breakfast on Main Street, Grange over Sands also with views over Morecambe Bay. Large rooms, super service and stunning breakfasts. To check availability visit http://www.bayvilla.net


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. And since the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter two years ago in 2016, the popularity of this famous writer and artist has not decreased. 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 during the summer until September 2nd with either 2 or 3 performances, 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4pm 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?


The Lakes are Alive in September

Kendal will be coming alive in September being the setting for Lakes Alive, the cultural events programme and festival. Starting on Friday September 7th until Sunday September 9th, enjoy spectacular happenings showcasing contemporary culture in the backdrop of the fells and the historic market town of Kendal.

Locations are both indoor venues including the Brewery Arts Centre, The Factory, Abbot Hall Park, The Birdcage Highgate, Fletcher Park Kendal Castle and Kendal Town Hall to name just a few.

Diverse, creative, intriguing, interesting, exciting, educational, hands on and fun is what Lakes Alive is all about. Whether you’re into music, sculpture, dance or crafts, the arts are covered with something to entertain the whole family, those new to the arts as well as professional artists. All events are free during the three days to make is accessible for all.

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The stand out event of the proceedings is at Kendal Castle once again. After dark, award-winning artist and British Composer of the Year, Ray Lee has created an extraordinary installation and community performance bringing together over 80 drummers in a colossal meeting of the elements Thunder.

It is naturally going to be a busy weekend in Kendal with limited hotel rooms remaining for visitors outside of the county. Riverside Hotel in the centre of Kendal has a small number of rooms left for the weekend starting from £125 including breakfast. Book direct and receive a £10 voucher to spend in the hotel either in their restaurant or bar.

For a great way to spend the final weekend of the school summer holidays, Kendal and Lakes Alive is most definitely #theplacetobe
For full programme and line up visit http://lakesalive.co.uk/