Kendal Castle

Staycation destination for 2021

Posted on 3rd March 2021

Staycations are firmly back on the map and with many of us missing out on holidays in 2020, accommodation in popular UK resorts is filling up fast for summer 2021. Kendal makes the perfect destination for your 2021 staycation, whether your looking for a weekend of retail therapy and fascinating heritage or an adventurous week […]

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Beer, Wine & Food Trail

Brewery Arts Evolves

Posted on 25th February 2021

Brewery Arts are preparing to relaunch their iconic venue, thanks to the near completion of an ambitious refurbishment programme. Aiming to become Cumbria’s first centre for cross artform innovation, Brewery Arts can now bring together film, live performance, hybrid and livestream events, talent development and digital media production in one location. The fully refurbished venue […]

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Westmorland Shopping Centre

Free parking for those getting vaccines in Kendal

Posted on 19th February 2021

Anyone receiving their Covid vaccination at the Westmorland Shopping Centre here in Kendal will be able to park for free in the Westmorland Shopping Centre car park. South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) has agreed to make free parking available to people attending the NHS facility in the shopping centre. If using the car park, you can […]

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Spotlight on… Family Sculpture Alphabet Trail

Posted on 12th February 2021

Located in Kendal’s beautiful Serpentine Woods, close to the centre of town, is a fun alphabet trail. The trail weaves through the woodland in a circular 1.2 mile walk and along the way you will find sculptures to match each letter of the alphabet, with the following clues to help: A will grow one day into a […]

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for lockdown

Posted on 3rd February 2021

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and with the country still in lockdown, most traditional date night ideas aren’t attainable this year, but there are plenty of ways to show your loved one how special they are. Takeaway Night Dress up like you’re heading to a fine restaurant, light the candles, decorate your table and book […]

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dark skies

Dark Skies Festival lights up Cumbria

Posted on 26th January 2021

Kendal and the wider Lake District and Cumbria area offers some of the most spectacular and precious skyscapes in England and this February you have the opportunity to explore our dark skies with astronomers, astrophotographers, authors, filmmakers, lighting and design professionals, performers, poets and outdoor adventurers. There are over 17 virtual dark skies events taking place in February, tickets […]

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Active & Adventure

Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

Posted on 13th January 2021

The South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership invite you to join them to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW). The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are. Allowing for these groups to become […]

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comic art 2020

Apply to exhibit at Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2021

Posted on 7th January 2021

If you’re a budding illustrator or publisher, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to invite exhibitors to the 2021 festival. The event is scheduled to run from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021 with exhibitors on show within the Comics Clock Tower on Saturday and Sunday. The Comics Clock Tower takes place […]

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Local cafes and eateries open for takeaway

Posted on 2nd January 2021

As we enter another lockdown, the makers, bakers and wonderful local business owners here in Kendal have prepared exciting take-away treats for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Below you’ll find an overview of who is currently open for business. Each name opens the business Facebook page so you can delve into their […]

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Late Night Shopping

Late-night shopping and free parking in Kendal

Posted on 7th December 2020

Nestled amongst majestic fells and with our striking castle, cobbled streets and meandering river, Kendal offers a unique Christmas shopping experience. The independent shops of Kendal have come together to bring you additional opportunities to shop local when purchasing Christmas gifts this year.Our friendly business owners will be opening their doors late on 3rd, 10th & 17th […]

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Ivy Bank

Spotlight on… Ivy Bank Home and Gift

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Ivy Bank Home and Gift are an independent store focusing on unusual gifts with a social conscience. They’ve recently moved into beautiful new premises on Finkle Street, at the very heart of our bustling town. Find all you need for the festive season in this fantastic shop with a wide range of products including ceramics, eco friendly […]

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Light up Kendal

Light up Kendal window trail for the festive season

Posted on 4th December 2020

Light up Kendal is a campaign spreading across the community here in Kendal to spread festive cheer by encouraging residents to add lights and decorations to their windows and gardens for neighbours and visitors to enjoy. 2020 has been a difficult year for many people and twinkling lights and impressive Christmas trees can help everyone […]

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