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KONG Adventure Escape Room

KONG Adventure: An Escape Room With A Difference!

The West Cumbria Guide team recently got to grips with KONG Adventure’s latest attraction – an exhilarating escape room. Paul McGuirk describes how we got on. While I was an avid fan of The Crystal Maze as a child, I’d never fancied the prospect of an automatic lock-in, so it was with some trepidation that […]

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Free Family Fun at Harrington Marina This Saturday

Workington Town Council will be hosting a free family fun day at the beautiful Harrington Marina on Saturday 28th July 2018 from 1pm – 4pm.  The fun day will be the first of three fun days taking place over the summer and will include pirate and flower crafts, birds of prey, animals, sports, face painting, glitter tattoos, hook […]

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Summer Activities At Cumbria’s Museum Of Military Life Announced

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle have announced this week their summer family friendly activities programme. The events are linked to the Museum’s Exhibition programme exploring the theme of remembrance. The Remembrance 100 Open Art Exhibition runs until 2 September featuring local artists from Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway. It has been extremely […]

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World Heritage

The World At Your Feet: Top 10 Destinations In The Lake District World Heritage Site

This summer you’re not a world away from unparalleled experiences and show-stopping sights. Make the most of the internationally renowned attractions right on your doorstep, with our top 10 must-visit places in the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a world of adventure and still be home in time for tea. Wastwater It’s a […]

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Talkin Village Summer Gala

Get Ready For Talkin Village Summer Gala

By Sarah Lewis-Briggs Every summer, Talkin village and the surrounding communities come together for a day of traditional family fun. The village of Talkin, approximately 10 miles east of Carlisle, is set in beautiful Cumbrian countryside, nestled below Talkin Fell in the northern Pennines and just a short distance up a winding country lane from […]

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Senhouse Roman Museum Is Best In Cumbria

Senhouse Roman Museum Wins Prestigious Cumbria Tourism Award

Senhouse Roman Museum has beaten off stiff competition to land the title of “Visitor Attraction of the Year” at the 2018 Cumbria Tourism Awards. The museum is situated on the Maryport coastline, overlooking the Solway Firth, right next to a Roman fort thought to have been founded in the first century AD. The fort was […]

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Honister Slate Mine Ferrata Run

Bring Out Your Adventurous Side At Honister

Start your Lakes District adventure at Honister slate mine near Keswick. It’s a great place to come whether you’re 6, 16 or 60+, offers indoor and outdoor activities for a range of ages and abilities and is brilliant for a group day out. Explore the craggy, steep sides of the mountain with one of the […]

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Cumbria Coast

Get On Board and Make the Most of the Cumbrian Coast Line

A new Sunday service for the Cumbrian Coast Railway Line opens up an opportunity for weekends spent exploring the spectacular west Cumbrian coast. Last month a new train timetable introduced a Sunday service for the Cumbrian Coast Train Line for the first time. The Line which stretches from Carlisle, all the way down to Barrow-in-Furness, […]

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Cumbrian Coast: Black Combe

A fell with all of the beauty, but none of the crowds of its counterparts, Black Combe is worth a visit on your trip down the Cumbrian coast. Tucked away to the South-West of the Lake District is a set of some of the oldest fells in the region. Formed through sedimentary processes some 500 […]

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Random Acts of Wildness at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is challenging families to take part in as many Random Acts of Wildness as they can at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday 16 June as part of 30 Days Wild. The free event, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, is part of the Big Wild Weekend, to mark the middle of the 30 Days Wild challenge. More than […]

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