Get going (in a relaxed manner) to Grange-over-Sands this June

Grange-over-Sands, a delightfully relaxing town on the Cartmel Peninsula transformed from a small fishing village to a thriving Edwardian town by the Furness Railway back in the 1850’s. The town still exudes Edwardian style but at a much slower pace than in its heyday. What brings so many to visit and live in Grange-overSands is the climate, one of the warmest in Northern England.

Now visitors are also treated to exceptional food in the town as well as in neighbouring village such as Cartmel so too arts and music events.

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As summer approaches, festivals and outdoor events are occurring left, right and centre with Grange being no exception. June 11th is a particularly big day this year for Grange-Over-Sands with the annual Edwardian Festival taking place, now in its 23rd year. This festival celebrates Granges Edwardian heritage with music, acts and dancers as well as over 40 stalls selling gifts, crafts and foodie produce from local suppliers and makers. Best Edwardian dress and best stall competitions will be run during the day and refreshments in various forms will be plentiful to purchase.

Onto Sunday’s throughout the summer starting on May 29th, “Music in the Park” concerts. The bands include local brass, retirement and junior players and the location, the Park Road Gardens bandstand in Grange-over-Sands. If the weather is inclement, the concerts will be held in the Victoria Hall but fingers crossed for sunny Sunday’s in Grange!

So it’s never a better time for visitors to Grange-over-Sands to stay over either for the full weekend or even just a Sunday night stay after the “Music in the Park”. Bay Villa operates a Slow Life policy and makes an ideal place to stay on a Sunday evening. For information and room availability, visit http://www.bayvilla.net.


Two outstanding outdoor events taking place in Cumbria this weekend

June is nearly here and Cumbria is playing host to two massive events seeing in the month in style and fun with a choice of weekend festivals.

Firstly starting Friday 3rd June and running through until Sunday 5th June is the annual Holker Garden Festival. Such a lovely setting in the grounds of historic Holker Hall at Cark in Cartmel near Grange over Sands and with stalls galore ranging from arts & crafts to garden supplies and plants, outdoor furniture and leisure accessories as well as local Cumbrian food producers and suppliers.

Onto Country Fest which is taking place on the County Show field Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th. All things outdoor, county, food and farming will be showcased here along with entertainment, dog shows and food and craft stalls. Continue into the evening with live music from Tone Junkies and a beer tent.

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The forecast for the weekend is looking excellent but it’s never a bad idea to pack a waterproof too, these events are in Cumbria afterall! Food though will definitely not need to be packed. Both festivals will be crammed with food to devour whilst walking around as well as to purchase and take home. Local breweries will be providing real ale beverages as well.

Tempted and in the need of accommodation? The Lakeland Cottage Company for Lake District cottages near to Holker Hall and for easy access to the County Show field for Country Fest. 3 night weekend or full week breaks available including 1 Woodheads at Grange Over Sands, a 5 star property with views over Morecambe Bay, sleep 4 and reduced to £479 for 3 nights.