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Eyecott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith

Become A Nature Detective This Half-Term

Become a nature detective this half term and see how many mini-beasts, flowers, birds, and mammals you can discover as you venture through the boggy and rocky terrain of Eycott Hill Nature Reserve near Penrith. The free family event on Wednesday 30th May (10:00am – 3:00pm) will be led by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Cumbria Biodiversity […]

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Honister Slate Mine Introduce Multimedia Mining

A brand new multimedia mine tour is ready to explode into action at Honister Slate Mine.   Honister Slate Mine, England’s last working slate mine, has announced that its brand-new multimedia mine tour is now open and ready to bring the mines history to life through storytelling, music, light and – most importantly – explosions.   Daily guided tours […]

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Cumbrian Coast: Allonby  

With history and fun, all-in-one, Paul McGuirk explores why Allonby is a must-visit for tourists . Despite its diminutive stature, the coastal village of Allonby proves that size isn’t everything. With its rich history, multitude of attractions and picturesque sea views, this often-overlooked Cumbrian community has plenty to offer visitors of all ages.  The village is thought to have been developed between […]

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Easter Egg-Tivities

If they can tear themselves away from the chocolate eggs over the Easter holidays, there’s plenty going on to keep them busy.  Tullie House, 31 March – 14 April   This Easter holidays, Tullie House will host an array of crafts and activities inspired by their China exhibition. From egg decorating and making easter sock bunnies to traditional […]

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Have A Cracking Easter

Have a break from the Creme Eggs and make the most of your Easter weekend, with plenty going on around the city.   Far more than summer – when most of us head off to lie horizontal on a hot beach – the Easter break is a time for ‘staycations’, day trips and having the family […]

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Museum Gearing Up For A Cracking Easter

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle is gearing up for a busy Easter Season. The Museum located in the heart of the historic quarter within the grounds of Carlisle Castle tells the story of Cumbria’s County Infantry Regiment and its soldiers past and present. The Museum now moves into its Summer Season and […]

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Easter at The Beacon Musuem

The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven has a host of arty activities on offer for the Easter break. The busy fortnight includes prominent local artists and a brand new exhibition. Currently Pirates Pants and Wellyphants, a witty interactive art exhibition, is proving a massive hit with younger families. Children have been designing pants in an effort to catch […]

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Cumbria Coast: Haverigg 

On our next port of call along the Cumbrian coast, Dave McMillan explores the spectacular sand dunes of Haverigg. Nestled on the edge of the Duddon estuary, just a stones throw from the town of Millom lies the peaceful fishing village of Haverigg. Tucked away under the shadow of Black Combe, this rare gem is […]

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Honister Slate Mine Shortlisted for National Heritage Crafts Award

Honister Slate Mine – England’s last working slate mine has been shortlisted in The Heritage Crafts Awards – in the prestigious Made in Britain category. The Heritage Crafts Awards celebrate and highlight the traditional living crafts made in the UK that contribute to our national heritage and where there is a significant degree of hand […]

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Art For All At The Derwent Pencil Museum

The Derwent Pencil Museum is offering local children and their families huge discounts, in a bid to make art accessible for all.  The local attraction is encouraging creativity in Cumbrian children by giving their family the opportunity to purchase a yearly admission ticket to the Pencil Museum for just £10. The ticket, which includes two […]

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