Lakes Alive Festival 2017

Our town plays host to several award-winning festivals each year and one such event, which is fast approaching is Lakes Alive Festival. Following a great event last year, Lakes Alive will be returning to Kendal from Friday 8th through to Sunday 10th September 2017. Building on the Lake District’s success in achieving World Heritage Status earlier […]

Fabulous Kendal = Fabulous shopping!

They say ‘variety is the spice of life’ – and we couldn’t agree more, here at Elephant Yard. Kendal as a town offers a superb (and often surprising) variety of action and adventure, culture, shopping, food and drink, and magnificent outdoor space. There’s always something to do and see, which is just one of the […]

Blok Abstract comes to Kendal’s Signature Gallery

Head to the Signature Gallery in Kendal this summer to see local artist David Almond’s fantastic new exhibition – ‘PLAY’ by Blok Abstract. Blok Abstract David created the Blok Abstract style in 2015, having spent 15 years experimenting with different styles. Blok Abstract aims to avoid a ‘flat’ canvas by using a combination of paint […]

Kendal Calling Festival 2017

Kendal Calling is almost upon us, kicking off this Thursday 27th July. The event started in 2006 by a group of music lovers and was held in Abbot Hall Park in Kendal but quickly grew into a huge annual event which outgrew Kendal town centre and is now held outside of the town in the […]

Elephant Yard Competition

The Elephant Yard shopping centre is located in the centre of Kendal and boasts great shopping including a mixture of high street brands and local names. This summer Elephant Yard are running their biggest competition to date, enter and you could win £250, £100 or £50 worth of vouchers to spend at the Yard! How to […]

Sing for Summer

Celebrate the summer months by joining one of our local singing events. Whether you are a trained vocalist, love to serenade the shower or prefer to sit back and listen. Kendal offers something for everyone. Love to sing, but worried about your talent? The Dawn Chorus of Growing Singing is an informal drop-in group where […]

Kendal gin wins top award

A NEW gin made with juniper berries plucked under moonlight from the Lakeland Fells has scooped a top award. Pennington’s Lakeland Moon Gin, a traditionally distilled London Dry Gin, won a silver award from the International Spirits Challenge 2017, in which a team of professional tasters test drinks from all over the world over seven […]

Shopping for so much more than Mint Cake!

by Elizabeth Yeowart of What Lizzy Loves. I never forget how fortunate I am to live in Skipton, a small market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, popular with tourists from around the globe. I’m not a native of the town, (or even of the county of North Yorkshire; I was […]

The Quirky Traveller’s Take on Kendal

Travel back in time in Kendal by Zoe Dawes Did you know that the ‘K’ in ‘K Shoes’ stands for Kendal? Or that Postman Pat came from Kendal? This attractive town in north west England on the edge of the Lake District is a treasure trove of hidden secrets and fascinating facts. I’ve worked here for […]

Stargazing from Kendal Castle

Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm and head outdoors for a night time adventure and see the night sky in all its glory. Look up to the sky and see amazing constellations of stars, planets and galaxies – and if you’re lucky enough – the Northern Lights or a shooting star. Kendal […]

Wool Heritage & Current Couture

Kendal boasts an incredibly diverse range of businesses including Horsley Couture, who pride themselves on high-quality British manufacturing inspired by the wool heritage here in Kendal. Here’s more from owner Elle: We make all the garments ourselves, in our factory in Kendal, Cumbria, where we have a dedicated team of accomplished ladies stitching away to […]