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  Events for August 2019
  • Space Mobiles
    Join Judith to make a space mobile out of recycled materials. Children over 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  1st August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Space Rhyme Time
    Space themed rhyme time and craft. Children under 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  1st August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  1st - 30th August 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:29
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
    VENUE: Maryport Library
    DATE:  1st - 30th August 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:30
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  1st - 30th August 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:30
  • Ulverston Festivals Town-Author Talk with Graham Whalan
    A new book by Graham Whalan celebrates the history and development of the Ulverston Festivals from the early 'Hospital Parades' of the 1900s and the modern Carnival to the many arts, music, heritage and comedy festivals of today. Free event but please book a place with the library 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston
    DATE:  1st August 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • When We Walked on the Moon
    When We Walked on the Moon - Free family event. Refreshments included. Book on 01539 713520 Using newly-processed images from the Apollo missions we'll remember the mighty Saturn V rocket that took astronauts to the Moon and see them exploring its desolate landscape in more detail than ever before. There will be an opportunity to see and hold some meteorites - including a piece of the Moon itself. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  1st August 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:00
  • High Hills and Mighty Mountains Rucksack of Rhymes
    Explore a short poem about bounding over the mountains like a deer by William Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with including many birds, animals and insects you might see on a Lake District fell and create an animal mask or headband to do some more hopping, leaping, and clambering of your own! Morning session from 10.30 to 11.30 am on 2nd August 2019. Suitable for children aged up to 5 years.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  2nd August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • High Hills and Mighty Mountains Activities and Crafts
    William and Dorothy loved climbing mountains and writing about the amazing things they saw in their poems, journals and travel accounts. Dorothy also climbed Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, and wrote about it in a letter to a friend (the earlier known account of an ascent of Scafell by a woman!). Join us to learn about their adventures in the hills and make an outdoors diary with space for writing and sketching as you go on your own adventures! FREE event for children aged 4 and over from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm on 2nd August 2019.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  2nd August 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Mini-Marras Family Fun Days at Moorclose Library
    These family fun days are on 2nd August, 16th and 30th August from 1 - 3 pm. Activities include Summer Reading Challenge, Feed and Read, Crafts, Slime Master Class & a Nature Walk Special guests including, The Fire Service, The Children's Centre, Workington Nature partnership, Royal British Legion, and Community Learning and Skills. (Activities and visitors will vary on the different dates) Please note children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  2nd August 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, 'Rucksack of Rhymes', consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 015394 32507
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  2nd August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Ford Park Family Fun Day
    Come along and enjoy a fun day for all ages, whilst helping to raise money for Ford Park Community Group - the charity which runs and cares for this amazing place. Free entry - however a donation will be appreciated.
    VENUE: Ford Park
    DATE:  3rd August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Musical Theatre Summer Course
    After our successful Easter courses, we are pleased to announce that Cumbria Curtain Call will be running a number of summer holiday programmes for all ages. From 5th to 10th August we will be holding our Musical Theatre course fun packed full of singing, dancing, drama and games. Activities develop self confidence, creativity and expression, all while having lots of laughs. At the end of the week the group will perform a mini musical show to showcase what they have done to an invited audience of friends and family. All of our holiday courses are open to anyone, not just our regular Curtain Call students. All experiences and abilities welcome. Early morning club from 8:45am also available. For more information please contact us and book a place ASAP to avoid disappointment.
    VENUE: Victoria Hall
    DATE:  5th - 10th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 17:00
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last 1/2 hour. 5years +
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  5th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 10:30
  • Wordsworth Trust, Summer Garden Rucksack of Rhymes
    Come and explore with Wordsworth Trust using stories, songs and crafts. Suitable for 0-5 years.
    VENUE: Whitehaven library
    DATE:  5th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Wordsworth Trust summer garden activities and crafts session
    Come and explore with Wordsworth Trust using stories, songs and crafts. suitable for 4+ years. Booking essential contact 01946 506400 to book a place.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  5th August 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 12:30
  • A Tourist Guide to the Universe
    Join us for a guided tour around our universe with amateur astronomer Stuart Atkinson Family event. Please book in advance -limited spaces.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  5th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Children's Activity Sessions
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Workington Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 706170.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  5th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Alien Extravaganza
    Make some fun and funky alien puppet friends! Children over 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  6th - 10th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  6th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt Story Walk
    Tuesday 6th August 10.30am Craft activity in the library followed by a walk (weather dependant) and stories in Castle Park. 3 years upwards, booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place. Suitable clothing and footwear required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  6th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Falls Prevention Drop in Session
    Carlisle Library 6th August from 1 to 3pm. come along for a chat to find out more about staying steady. Fact sheets will be available to take away.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  6th August 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Galaxy Slime
    Come along and create some Galaxy Slime Children's Activity for 5 years+ Limited spaces, Please book in advance. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  6th - 8th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years
    VENUE: Barrow Libary
    DATE:  6th August 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Rocket back packs
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  7th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Lego Club drop in
    Lego fun for children aged 5 to 11 years. Under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person. Contact Kendal Library for more information 01539 713520.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  7th August 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Junk Model Rocket
    Create a giant rocket from junk materials with your fellow space cadets. Children over 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  8th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Intergalactic experiments at Workington Library
    As part of Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase we will be conducting experiments at Workington Library. On Thursday 8th August we will be building terrariums from 2-2.30. Please book via Workington Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 706170. All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  8th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • Wordsworth Trust Children's activities and crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Wigton Library either at the counter or by ringing 016973 42729.
    VENUE: Wigton Library
    DATE:  9th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Space Chase drop-in craft session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Ages 4 - 11 years.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  9th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre and Library Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 822634.
    VENUE: Cockermouth Library
    DATE:  9th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • The Lowther Show
    With plenty of activities that the whole family can get involved in, Lowther in 2019 has a superb line-up of entertainment and features that all ages will just love. In 2019, we welcome lots of new features, including the return of the Countryside Arena, traditional fieldsports with demonstrations on all of your favourite past times. With over 200 exhibition stands, live music, arena entertainment, food and drink and lots of activities for the kids to get involved with, be sure not to miss out on the Lowther Show in 2019.
    VENUE: Lowther Castle
    DATE:  10th - 11th August 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Storytelling Fun for Children
    Drop in to see Claire Griffel at Kendal Library. Storytelling for tiny tots, brothers, sisters and their adults. 2 sessions: 10am and 11am, each 30-45 minutes long.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  10th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Chalk Pictures
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  10th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Moss Bay Family Fun Day
    Join us at Moss Bay (in a marquee near Jane Pit) for our FREE family fun day on Saturday 10th August from 1pm-4pm. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storytelling and much more. Watch this space for more information, but for now, get the date in your diary! We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 20 April - Moorclose Community Centre Sat 27th July - Harrington Marina Sat 24th Aug - Vulcan Park For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk. For other Town Council events check out our website www.visitworkington.co.uk.
    VENUE: Moss Bay
    DATE:  10th August 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Solway Spinner
    The Solway Spinner sportive should definitely feature on your 2019 calendar! This classic route in north Cumbria offers some of the flattest roads in the county, but you don't need hills to get great views here. The Solway and coastal roads offer sights of Scotland and the Irish Sea as you ride west from Carlisle towards the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route heads through the villages of Port Carlisle and Anthorn, before heading west again at Kirkbride. The feed station awaits you at the seaside town of Silloth, where you can replenish your bidon and then follow the coastal road south towards Mawbray. From here, you will head east via the top tip of Wigton until you get back to Carlisle where a bacon butty and brew awaits you! With under 500m of elevation, this 100km route is perfect for a fast ride out. It's also great for those looking to take on their first kilometre century.
    VENUE: Morton Community Centre
    DATE:  11th August 2019
    TIME: 07:30 - 16:30
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  12th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, 'Rucksack of Rhymes', consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 015394 88945
    VENUE: Windermere library
    DATE:  12th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last ½ hour. 5years +
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  12th August 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:00
  • Lego Club
    Come and join a session of Lego club For 5 years+ Limited Spaces. Please book in advance
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  12th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, "Rucksack of Rhymes", consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 01539 713520
    VENUE: kendal Library
    DATE:  12th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Baby Bounce & Rhyme
    Songs and stories for 0-4 year olds
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  13th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Coding Club
    Step into the future with computer coding! Learn the elements of game design and create your own game. 8-14 years
    VENUE: Roose Library
    DATE:  13th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 015394 88945
    VENUE: Windermere library
    DATE:  13th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Space Explorer
    Create an astronaut helmet fit for a journey into space. Children under 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  13th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Story Walk
    Story Walk Come along to our Story Walk with Barrow Archives at Furness Abbey. Stories, treasure trail and quiz. Meet at Furness Abbey, 13th August, 11am. Free ticket required.
    VENUE: Furness Abbey
    DATE:  13th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Air Rockets
    Come along and make your own Air Rocket Children's Activity for children 5 years+ Limited Spaces Available.Please book in advance. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2-3pm
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  13th - 15th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 015394 32507
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  13th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • REACTioneers Club @ Cleator Moor Library
    Tuesday 13th August, 2-4pm An engineering space challenge as what goes up must come down! Join us for a storytelling session about the adventures of Astromouse and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We challenge you to design and make a rocket and send your own Astromouse into space "Are you up for the challenge?" It will be an opportunity to look at forces - air pressure, air resistance and gravity in a fun way. Ages 4-11 years, booking essential to book your FREE place contact 01946 814523 All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library
    DATE:  13th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Star Threading
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  14th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Kite Making Workshops
    We are running our popular kite making workshops again for all ages! There will be 2 workshops a day; Wednesday 14 August at 11am and 2pm Thursday 15 August at 11am and 2pm Workshops will run for 1 hour and during this time children will learn how to make a kite (which does fly!). Workshops are completely free: we will provide everything you need to make your kite. Workshops will be held at Harrington Youth Club on Church Road. These workshops are very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. To book visit www.visitworkington.co.uk/kitefestival
    VENUE: Harrington Youth Club
    DATE:  14th - 15th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Story Walk from Seascale Library
    A family story walk starting from Seascale Library followed by pebble painting activity at Seascale beach (weather dependant).
    VENUE: Seascale Library
    DATE:  14th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 015395 63040
    VENUE: Milnthorpe library
    DATE:  15th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Meet the Artist: Linda Mellin
    Linda Mellin will be at Cook House Gallery to launch a new original painting of the Lake District and a new print. Visitors on the day can enter a competition to win a copy of Linda's new framed print.
    VENUE: Cook House Gallery
    DATE:  15th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with space themed crafts. Age 4 -11 years.
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library
    DATE:  15th August 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  15th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Coffee and Craft Event
    Adults - enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake whilst the young ones enjoy a bit of Space craft. Suitable for children aged 4 - 11 years. To coincide with the Summer Reading Challenge, the theme is Space. Free event but please book on 01229 407373
    VENUE: Dalton Library
    DATE:  16th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Commotion in the Ocean Story Walk
    Craft activity in the library followed by a walk (weather dependant) and stories on the harbour side. 3 years upwards, booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place. Suitable clothing and footwear required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  16th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Star Wars Hour Of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  16th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Mini Marras Family Fun Day at Moorclose Library
    These family fun days are on 2nd August, 16th and 30th August from 1-3 pm. Activities include Summer Reading Challenge, Feed and Read, Crafts, Slime Master Class & a Nature Walk Special guests including, The Fire Service, The Children's Centre, Workington Nature partnership, Royal British Legion, and Community Learning and Skills. (Activities and visitors will vary on the different dates) Please note children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  16th August 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Aspatria Local Link Library either at the counter or by ringing 016973 20515.
    VENUE: Aspatria Local Link
    DATE:  16th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Sand Pictures
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  17th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Tidelines Literary Festival
    Tidelines Literary Festival is a first in Grange-over-Sands, taking place 17th and 18th August 2019 on The Esplanade, where the world of words will be celebrated. We have an exciting line-up, where there will be activities for all ages and families can enjoy the day looking out at our unique, picturesque view of Morecambe Bay. We hope to see as many of you attend our FREE literary festival, please register for your tickets on Eventbrite. Follow our instagram page @tidelines_grange to keep up to date with the festival plans. We encourage everyone to bring along picnics and to anticipate all weather conditions as we will go ahead rain or shine!
    VENUE: Thornleigh Hotel Garden
    DATE:  17th - 18th August 2019
    TIME: 10:15 - 20:15
  • Allhallows Art Exhibition
    The annual Allhallows Art Exhibition opens on Saturday 17th August in Fletchertown Community Centre. It features a superb display of art and craft by leading Cumbrian painters, sculptors, potters, textile artists and woodturners, including several artists from Wigton's Fountain Gallery. A special attraction in this year's show will be all 24 of Brian Campbell's original paintings from his 2018 and 2019 Wigton calendars, on view for the first time. The Allhallows Exhibition is open daily 11am to 4pm, ending Monday, 26th August, admission is free.
    VENUE: Allhallows Community Centre
    DATE:  17th - 26th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Harrington Kite Festival
    Join us at beautiful Bellaport Marina in Harrington for a huge kite display by international touring company SmileFactor10. In addition to the display we have a fun fair, children's entertainment, and face painting. Free event (small charge for fun fair) and suitable for all ages. Other activities... Fly a kite: Bring your own kite and fly with the professionals. SmileFactor10 will be guiding you through the best way to fly your kite to get the best results. Flying teddy bears! Ever wanted to see your Teddy fly? Bring your favourite cuddly toy and see how high they can fly on our zip wire! Travel: If you are visiting the festival why not beat the traffic and get the train to Harrington? Check out train times here www.thetrainline.com/train-times/workington-to-harrington For further information, contact Workington Town Council office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk or 01900 702986 Visit www.visitworkington.co.uk/kitefestival
    VENUE: Harrington Marina
    DATE:  17th - 18th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  18th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Musical Theatre Summer Course (Ages 11 to 16)
    After our successful Easter Courses, Cumbria Curtain Call are pleased to announce that we will be we will be running a number of summer holiday programmes. Fun packed with singing, dancing, drama and games, our 5 day musical theatre course for 11 to 16 year olds will be held at Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands from 19 to 23 August 2019. The course develop creativity, self expression and confidence through general and performance based activities. At the end of the week the group will perform a mini musical to an invited audience of family and friends to showcase what they have been up to. Early morning club from 8:45am available. For more information please don't hesitate to contact us. Due to limited availability please book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment.
    VENUE: Victoria Hall
    DATE:  19th - 23rd August 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 18:00
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last ½ hour. 5years +
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 10:30
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Moorclose Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 602736.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Star Wars Hour Of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 015395 32749
    VENUE: Grange library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Lego Club
    Come and play with the lego in the library For 5years+ Limited spaces so please book in advance.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Seaton Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 68441.
    VENUE: Seaton Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  19th August 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Summer Baby Bounce and Rhyme - singing and stories for 0-4 year olds.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  20th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Magical Moons
    Decorate a magical moon complete with glow in the dark stars. Children under 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  20th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Constellation Tubes
    Come and learn about the night sky and constellations by making a constellation tube. Drop in craft activity for children. All welcome.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  20th - 22nd August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month the theme is Victorian Life. Why not pop along and celebrate our local history in Victorian times.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archives
    DATE:  20th August 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Galaxy Playdough
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  21st August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Space Rhyme Time
    Space themed rhyme time and craft Children under 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  21st August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Star Wars Hour of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 2 sessions at 10.30am and 11.45am
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  21st August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Extra Terrestrial Fruit
    Come along and create some healthy space snacks in partnership with ASDA. Family Event
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  22nd August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Summer Guidance Day - Kendal College
    Thursday 22 August 2019 10am to 4pm @ both our Milnthorpe Road and Arts and Media Campuses Appointments are available with tutors to discuss our courses and opportunities. To book contact Student Services: 01539 814700 / hello@kendal.ac.uk
    VENUE: Kendal College
    DATE:  22nd August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Lego and Duplo
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  22nd August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Intergalactic space experiments at Workington Library
    As part of Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase we will be conducting experiments at Workington Library. On Thursday 22nd August we will be building Lego space crafts from 2-2.30. Please book via Workington Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 706170. All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  22nd August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • Space Mobiles
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials and scrap paper. All Welcome. Suitable for children 5 years up.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  23rd August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Wordsworth Trust high Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, 'Rucksack of Rhymes', consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  23rd August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Suitable for ages 4-11 years.
    VENUE: Whitehaven library
    DATE:  23rd August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Wordsworth Trust
    Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains Activities and Crafts (for Children age 4+) William and Dorothy loved climbing mountains. Join us to make an outdoors diary with space for writing and sketching as you go on your own adventures! Barrow Library, 23rd August, 2pm and 3pm
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  23rd August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Big Sports Weekend
    Grab your friend, brother, sister, colleague, parent or grandparent and join us for Kirkby Lonsdale's sport event of the year! Entries are now open for teams of 10 (mixed gender) to compete against other teams at sports including; crown green bowls, netball, badminton, hockey, touch rugby, golf, foot golf and cricket. Beat the competition and collect the most points to be named champions of the first ever Big Sports Weekend!!
    VENUE: Lunesdale Sports Centre
    DATE:  24th - 25th August 2019
    TIME: 08:00 - 00:00
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Rocket on a Stick
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  24th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • History in half an hour at Carlisle Library
    Call in to Carlisle Library for "History in half an hour" on Saturday 24th August. Librarian Stephen White will be giving a talk on "Carlisle; The City Walls" at 11am. No tickets needed, just drop-in and listen!
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  24th August 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Vulcan Park Family Fun Day
    Join us for a FREE family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storytelling and much more. Taking place on Saturday 24th August from 1pm-4pm in Vulcan Park. We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 20th April - Moorclose Community Centre Sat 27th July - Harrington Marina Sat 10th Aug - Moss Bay (by Jane Pit) For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk. For other Town Council events check out our website www.visitworkington.co.uk.
    VENUE: Vulcan Park
    DATE:  24th August 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Eco Camp
    This ecology themed camp on the edge of Windermere is ideal for 7 to 11 year olds interested in protecting the environment. During the week children will investigate and focus on the ecology of the lake and become Environment Champion. During this week they will gain a Superstar CREST Award. This is an adventure, so they will need clothing for all weathers and a packed lunch
    VENUE: Windermere Jetty
    DATE:  27th - 30th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Summer time Baby bounce and Rhyme - singing and stories.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  27th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:00
  • Moontastic Mobiles
    Moontastic Mobiles Join the waste prevention team as they show you how to transform and recycle to create your very own Moon Mobiles. 5+years
    VENUE: Askam Library
    DATE:  27th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Solar System Scratch Art
    Create your own Space picture using Scratch Art. Children's drop in Activity - All Welcome.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  27th - 29th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed Crafts. Suitable for ages 4-11 years.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  27th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Salt Dough Mobiles
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  28th August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Shakespeare's Macbeth - Wigton
    A fast moving - abridged - version of Shakespeare's most popular tragedy. Actors from the local Wigton Theatre Group - ranging from young children to grannies play this gruesome play. The three witches play a pivotal part in the show and there will be plenty of lightning effects to enjoy. Come and see this community theatre play in Cumbria's friendliest theatre.
    VENUE: John Peel Theatre
    DATE:  28th - 30th August 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Coding Club
    Step into the future with computer coding! Learn the elements of game design and create your own game. 8-14 years
    VENUE: Roose Library
    DATE:  29th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Music Quiz Night - Vinyl Cafe Carlisle
    Test your musical knowledge at the monthly Vinyl Cafe Music Quiz! With fiendish general knowledge (music) questions, song clips, picture rounds and more there's something from all eras.... from Bach to Burt Bacharach, Aaliyah to ZZ Top and everything in between. Entry is only £1 per person, in teams up to a maximum of four people, with a possible cash jackpot and other prizes, including vinyl goodies, gig tickets and more. The venue is the brilliant Vinyl Cafe - full of gorgeous vinyl records, with a licensed bar, coffee and cakes to keep everyone fuelled up.
    VENUE: Vinyl Cafe
    DATE:  29th August 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Wordsworth Trust - Space
    Wordsworth are here again to do two space themed sessions - singing, stories and crafts. The first session 10.30-11.30am is for under 4's The second session 11.30-12.00pm is for 5 years+
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  30th August 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Mini Marras Family Fun Days at Moorclose Library
    These family fun days are on 2nd August, 16th and 30th August from 1- 3 pm. Activities include Summer Reading Challenge, Feed and Read, Crafts, Slime Master Class & a Nature Walk Special guests including, The Fire Service, The Children's Centre, Workington Nature partnership, Royal British Legion, and Community Learning and Skills. (Activities and visitors will vary on the different dates) Please note children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  30th August 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Keswick Library either at the counter or by ringing 017687 72656.
    VENUE: Keswick Library
    DATE:  30th August 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Furness Abbey Fellowship Medieval Fair
    Furness Abbey Fellowship welcomes all ages at our 7th Medieval Fair-we have something to suit everyone. Iron Shepherds Living History Group, Trouvere Medieval Minstrels, Brother John and Brother Patrick, Albert Harvey alchemist and traditional crafts including basket making and wood turning can be seen. Abbey Mill Cafe will be hosting their tea tent and Mansergh Farm provide delicious hog roasts. A highlight of the day is the Silverband hawks. Add to this craft stalls, games and a gargoyle trail and you have great family day out. English Heritage members free, Barrow Council Tax payers £2/children free. Usual entry fees apply. Parking at Barrow Sixth Form and Blue Badge holders/drop off only at the abbey car park
    VENUE: Furness Abbey
    DATE:  31st August 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Classic Car Rally and Vintage Fun
    Enjoy a day of much-loved classic vehicles and some vintage fun £2.50 donation entry for adults, free entry for children
    VENUE: Ford Park
    DATE:  31st August 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 16:00
  Recurring events in this month
  • Free! Carers Benefits Clinics
    Come along to one of West Cumbria's free benefit clinics, last Thursday of every month by appointment. For more information and times follow this link: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/542/827/41925102127.pdf
  • Workington Library Reading Group
    Would you like to join a reading group? Workington Library Reading group is looking for more members. We are a friendly group and meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm. For more information contact Workington Library on 01900 76173
  • Storytots
    "Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Barrow Library We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2:00pm - 2:45pm Come and join us!"
  • Macmillan Drop-In
    "Drop in session where help is available from a Macmillan volunteer. Every Wednesday 10 - 12am."
  • Silver Surfers
    "If you would like some help using the computer, laptop or want to learn something new, then this is the session for you. Free refreshments and a friendly atmosphere here at Barrow Library. Every Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407375 for more details."
  • Seaton Library - Poetry Parlour
    Come along to Seaton Library on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm - 5:00pm to share in your love of poetry
  • Citizen's Advice at Aspatria Local Link
    Citizen's Advice is at Aspatria Local Link every Wednesday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book an appointment please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Cockermouth Library Reading group
    Cockermouth Library Reading Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 1.30-2.30
  • Tech Time at Workington Library
    Do you have any questions about technology? Keyboard skills, internet safety, job search, completing online forms, emailing. Yes? Then book a session. Tech time is every Monday from 9.30-11.30 at Workington Library. To book call in at the library or ring 01900 706170
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Mr K. Thompson will be speaking on "Industries and Businesses in and around Maryport" at the Maryport Heritage Society meeting in Maryport Library. Admission: members £1, Non-members £2.
  • West Cumbria Carers at Maryport Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library on Thursdays 1-4pm for a weekly knit and natter to show off your latest work or learn new skills. Beginners and experienced crafters welcome!
  • Distington Big Local are hosting a Job Club in the Library.
    Every Wednesday 10-12 noon. *Friendly drop in support *Help with job searches *CV Writing * Form filling *Letter writing *Online applications *Interview techniques * IT skills *Guidance and support *Help with Universal Jobmatch For more information contact 01946 834297
  • Rhyme Time
    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session. Every Friday.
  • Reading Groups
    First Monday of every month. Contact 01229 407373 for more details about this and other reading groups.
  • Distington Fare Share and Food Bank
    Citizens Advice Copeland, Distington Big Local, Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union, are hosting a FareShare and Foodbank every Tuesday in Distington Library. Event held when the library is closed.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Wednesday between 10.15am and 1pm. No booking required.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.15 am and 12.15 pm. No booking required.
  • IT Drop In Sessions
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from10.00 am to 12 noon on the second Friday of the month.
  • Reminiscence Club
    Come along and step back in time with us. Bring along old photographs and share your memories. Everyone welcome
  • Singalongababy
    Singalongababy is a group for babies and parents and carers to share songs and stories. The group meets from 2-3pm on Mondays during term time. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information
  • PCSO Drop-Ins
    The PCSO will be at Maryport Library every Wednesday from 10-12. They are happy to discuss a wide variety of topics from crime prevention, reporting crimes and anti-social behaviour to gathering information on other organisations which may be of help to the community
  • Relaxing with Yoga for Seniors
    Relaxing yoga for seniors is open to all. The sessions are on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. The library is closed on Wednesday but is open for the yoga session. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Wigton Library's reading group meets on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30-11.30am. New members are most welcome. Contact Wigton Library on 016973 42729 for more information.
  • Citizen's Advice
    Citizen's Advice is at Maryport Library every Thursday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Carer's Benefit Clinic - Wigton Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carer's allowance? We can help with applications for: Carer's Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Wigton Library. Appointments take place on the last Thursday of every month from 2-4pm. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976.
  • Scrabble Club
    Scrabble is not only a great mental exercise, but a social game too. Most of all Scrabble is fun to play. Join us at Silloth Local Link every Friday from 10.30-12.30.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic - Maryport Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Maryport Library Reading Group
    This reading group is always looking for new members. Telephone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or drop into the next session which is always on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm
  • Shared Reading Group
    This reading group meets at Seaton Library on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm. Phone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop in to the next session.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic - Keswick Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Keswick Library. Appointments take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Chatterbooks
    Are you between 7 and 11 years old? Do you love reading? Then this is the group for you. Places are limited so please contact Maryport Library to book your place. Chatterbooks is on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm.
  • Tech Time
    Do you have any basic questions about technology, for example Keyboard skills, Emailing, Browsing the internet, Internet safety, shopping, using auction sites such as Ebay, social media, accessing health information or using various devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones? Yes? Then book a session! Thursdays fortnightly 2.00-4.00 (half hour bookable sessions)
  • Poetry Parlour
    This poetry group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm and is always looking for new members. Telephone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyming session for toddlers with their parents/ carers Free drop in no need to book Every Monday 10.45am to 11.30am
  • Storytime at Grange Library
    Storytime at Grange Library for pre-school children with parents, grandparents and carers. Come along and enjoy some lovely stories. Storytime is termtime only, check with Library for dates.
  • Pins and Needles
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
  • Who Do You Think You Are Family History Group
    Join us for our FREE monthly Family History group session. It's a great opportunity to get tips on using Find My Past and Ancestry and to share information and ideas with others. No need to book, just drop-in on the second Monday of the month, 10am - 12noon.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free (Every second Monday in the month) 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • IT Drop In
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from2 to 4 pm on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Dementia Awareness Drop In
    A friendly drop-in session with a volunteer from The Alzheimer's Society - for anyone affected by Dementia. Monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month. 11am-12pm 01229 404151
  • Falls Prevention with South Lakeland Age UK
    A drop-in session with advice on staying steady. Monthly on the last Tuesday each month. 10am-12pm 015394 88945
  • Silloth Local Link Reading Group
    This Reading Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 11-12. New members are always welcome. Please contact Silloth Local Link on 016973 31944.
  • Toddler Tales
    Come along and join us at this free weekly event for preschoolers and their adults! Stories, songs and rhyme to enjoy at this half hour session. No need to book just turn up! Every Monday.
  • Seaton Breastfeeding and Peer Support Group
    Starting on Monday 4th February from 1-3pm we will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • West Cumbria Carers at Workington Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by Carers Allowance? Get free information and support at Workington Library. We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance, attendance allowance, personal independence payment, council tax discounts, access to grants and other funding. Appointments take place on the 1st Tuesday of every month between 10am and 1.oopm. Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Knit and Natter
    Bring along your knitting, crochet or needlework and join us for a coffee and a natter in Café West at Workington Library. Swap patterns, show off your handiwork and meet new people. Beginners welcome. Interested. Come along every Thursday from 10-12
  • Knit and Natter
    Are you interested in sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet and much more. Come along, bring your project and share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people or learn new skills. Refreshments provided. Come along on the first and third Friday of every month from 1-2.30.
  • Lego Club - Workington Library
    This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11am to 12pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme. Booking is essential as places are limited. Places may be booked by calling in to Workington Library or telephoning on 01900 706170.
  • Distington Book Club
    We are a friendly group and meet on the third Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. New members welcome
  • Autism Sensory Sessions
    Enjoy our fantastic sensory resources including dark den, fibre optic lights, bubble tube, light table and our new interactive colour catch combo and multifinity explorer panels. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm and Every Saturday 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm
  • Crafty Ladies
    Bring along your knitting and crocheting. All welcome. Every Thursday 10am - 11.30am
  • Storytots
    Storytots is aimed at pre-schoolers and parents/guardians. Come and join us for a lovely time reading a story. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Thursday from 2.00-2.30pm.
  • Friday Jig
    Drop in and relax helping complete a communal jigsaw. Every Friday
  • Craft Group
    Free drop-in for people wanting to be creative or who want to develop their crafting skills, with a regular friendly group. Every Friday 9.30am - 12noon
  • Poetry Group
    Every 1st Tuesday of the Month. All Welcome.
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm (Held in the pop-up Library until main Library re-opens).
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential. Every Wednesday
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Monday Makers Craft Club
    "All manner of craft activities. Knit, crochet, weaving Come along and join in!"
  • Knit and Natter
    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free Every second Thursday in the month.
  • Age UK Computers for Beginners
    Computer & tablet training & advice. Free drop in session with free WIFI. Use the Library resources or bring your own laptop or tablet. Every 2nd Friday of the month. Contact Jan 01946 828100 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Another Chance to Join a Reading Group Every 3rd Friday of the Month 10am - 11am
  • IT Help Drop In
    Pop in to Ulverston library on Tuesday afternoons for all your IT enquiries with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer. 1pm-3pm
  • Music, Rhythm and Rhyme at Wigton Library
    Join us for Rhymetime at Wigton Library 10.30-11 on Fridays from Friday 14th June. These sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers and run every Friday (Term time only)
  • Roots - exhibition
    Green Door, the region's leading artists collective, is returning to Farfield Mill in Sedbergh for a group exhibition which showcases a wide variety of two and three dimensional work on the theme of 'Roots'. The exhibition will see paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood and glass on display from the group's members and provides a great opportunity for visitors to see the breadth of members work in a stunning setting. Standard admission - £4.05 (£4.50 gift admission with 10% donation) Free for children and students
  • The Summer Reading Challenge
    Summer Reading Challenge! Drop in and sign up anytime throughout the summer! Read six books, collect rewards. Get entered into our competition to win a tablet!
  • Community Learning and Skills - Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the Local History Room in Workington Library on Monday afternoons from 2-5 to find out more
  • Junior Chess Club
    Join our friendly drop-in sessions for children and families over the summer holidays. Suitable for complete beginners and beyond. each Tuesday, starting 23 July for 5 weeks.
  • Drop in Craft Table
    Drop in Craft Table at children's library. Thursdays from 25th July - 29th August 10:00 - 12:00
  • Gallery in the Library
    Free sessions for under 5s which explore art through the senses at Kendal Library
  • Rocket Gliders
    Colour in rocket Gliders- Craft Drop in Activity All Welcome Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Space Rhyme Time
    Space themed rhyme time and craft. Children under 5
  • Space Mobiles
    Join Judith to make a space mobile out of recycled materials. Children over 5
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
  • Feed and Read
    A brand new cosmic scheme for Allerdale. Come and feed your mind and your body for free! As part of the Summer Reading Challenge Maryport, Moorclose and Workington libraries will be offering free packed lunches throughout the School Summer holidays. Children will come to the library to read or exchange a book they've read, take part in activities and receive a healthy lunch. Feed and read is at Workington Library on Mondays and Thursday at 1.30, Maryport Library on Mondays at 1.30 and at Moorclose Library on Fridays at 1.30.
  • When We Walked on the Moon
    When We Walked on the Moon - Free family event. Refreshments included. Book on 01539 713520 Using newly-processed images from the Apollo missions we'll remember the mighty Saturn V rocket that took astronauts to the Moon and see them exploring its desolate landscape in more detail than ever before. There will be an opportunity to see and hold some meteorites - including a piece of the Moon itself. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person.
  • Ulverston Festivals Town-Author Talk with Graham Whalan
    A new book by Graham Whalan celebrates the history and development of the Ulverston Festivals from the early 'Hospital Parades' of the 1900s and the modern Carnival to the many arts, music, heritage and comedy festivals of today. Free event but please book a place with the library 01229 404151
  • High Hills and Mighty Mountains Rucksack of Rhymes
    Explore a short poem about bounding over the mountains like a deer by William Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with including many birds, animals and insects you might see on a Lake District fell and create an animal mask or headband to do some more hopping, leaping, and clambering of your own! Morning session from 10.30 to 11.30 am on 2nd August 2019. Suitable for children aged up to 5 years.
  • High Hills and Mighty Mountains Activities and Crafts
    William and Dorothy loved climbing mountains and writing about the amazing things they saw in their poems, journals and travel accounts. Dorothy also climbed Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, and wrote about it in a letter to a friend (the earlier known account of an ascent of Scafell by a woman!). Join us to learn about their adventures in the hills and make an outdoors diary with space for writing and sketching as you go on your own adventures! FREE event for children aged 4 and over from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm on 2nd August 2019.
  • Mini-Marras Family Fun Days at Moorclose Library
    These family fun days are on 2nd August, 16th and 30th August from 1 - 3 pm. Activities include Summer Reading Challenge, Feed and Read, Crafts, Slime Master Class & a Nature Walk Special guests including, The Fire Service, The Children's Centre, Workington Nature partnership, Royal British Legion, and Community Learning and Skills. (Activities and visitors will vary on the different dates) Please note children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, 'Rucksack of Rhymes', consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 015394 32507
  • Ford Park Family Fun Day
    Come along and enjoy a fun day for all ages, whilst helping to raise money for Ford Park Community Group - the charity which runs and cares for this amazing place. Free entry - however a donation will be appreciated.
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last 1/2 hour. 5years +
  • Musical Theatre Summer Course
    After our successful Easter courses, we are pleased to announce that Cumbria Curtain Call will be running a number of summer holiday programmes for all ages. From 5th to 10th August we will be holding our Musical Theatre course fun packed full of singing, dancing, drama and games. Activities develop self confidence, creativity and expression, all while having lots of laughs. At the end of the week the group will perform a mini musical show to showcase what they have done to an invited audience of friends and family. All of our holiday courses are open to anyone, not just our regular Curtain Call students. All experiences and abilities welcome. Early morning club from 8:45am also available. For more information please contact us and book a place ASAP to avoid disappointment.
  • Wordsworth Trust, Summer Garden Rucksack of Rhymes
    Come and explore with Wordsworth Trust using stories, songs and crafts. Suitable for 0-5 years.
  • Wordsworth Trust summer garden activities and crafts session
    Come and explore with Wordsworth Trust using stories, songs and crafts. suitable for 4+ years. Booking essential contact 01946 506400 to book a place.
  • A Tourist Guide to the Universe
    Join us for a guided tour around our universe with amateur astronomer Stuart Atkinson Family event. Please book in advance -limited spaces.
  • Wordsworth Trust Children's Activity Sessions
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Workington Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 706170.
  • Credit Union Advice
    Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union at Distington Library. If you live in the Distington area, you can speak to their friendly Adviser about any issues affecting you or your family. These may include benefits, housing, employment or debt difficulties.
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
  • Alien Extravaganza
    Make some fun and funky alien puppet friends! Children over 5
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt Story Walk
    Tuesday 6th August 10.30am Craft activity in the library followed by a walk (weather dependant) and stories in Castle Park. 3 years upwards, booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place. Suitable clothing and footwear required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Falls Prevention Drop in Session
    Carlisle Library 6th August from 1 to 3pm. come along for a chat to find out more about staying steady. Fact sheets will be available to take away.
  • Galaxy Slime
    Come along and create some Galaxy Slime Children's Activity for 5 years+ Limited spaces, Please book in advance. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Rocket back packs
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Lego Club drop in
    Lego fun for children aged 5 to 11 years. Under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person. Contact Kendal Library for more information 01539 713520.
  • Junk Model Rocket
    Create a giant rocket from junk materials with your fellow space cadets. Children over 5
  • Intergalactic experiments at Workington Library
    As part of Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase we will be conducting experiments at Workington Library. On Thursday 8th August we will be building terrariums from 2-2.30. Please book via Workington Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 706170. All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wordsworth Trust Children's activities and crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Wigton Library either at the counter or by ringing 016973 42729.
  • Space Chase drop-in craft session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Ages 4 - 11 years.
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Cockermouth Tourist Information Centre and Library Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 822634.
  • The Lowther Show
    With plenty of activities that the whole family can get involved in, Lowther in 2019 has a superb line-up of entertainment and features that all ages will just love. In 2019, we welcome lots of new features, including the return of the Countryside Arena, traditional fieldsports with demonstrations on all of your favourite past times. With over 200 exhibition stands, live music, arena entertainment, food and drink and lots of activities for the kids to get involved with, be sure not to miss out on the Lowther Show in 2019.
  • Storytelling Fun for Children
    Drop in to see Claire Griffel at Kendal Library. Storytelling for tiny tots, brothers, sisters and their adults. 2 sessions: 10am and 11am, each 30-45 minutes long.
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Chalk Pictures
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Steam over Shap
    Events at Shap to commemorate the 175th anniversary of commencement of construction of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway over Shap. Exhibition of railway archive materials, artefacts, art and photography. Admission Free Donations appreciated Open daily but times vary, check our website www. theoldcourthouse.org Special events - charges may apply Talk Sat 10th Aug. 7.30pm Talk Mon 12th Aug. 7.30pm Model Railway Exhibition Sunday 18th Aug Talk Mon 19th Aug 7.30pm Walk to railway sites in Shap Sat 24th Aug Music and Spoken Word Sun 1st Sept 7.30pm Places limited on all events - please pre-book visit www.theoldcourthouse.org for info.
  • Moss Bay Family Fun Day
    Join us at Moss Bay (in a marquee near Jane Pit) for our FREE family fun day on Saturday 10th August from 1pm-4pm. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storytelling and much more. Watch this space for more information, but for now, get the date in your diary! We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 20 April - Moorclose Community Centre Sat 27th July - Harrington Marina Sat 24th Aug - Vulcan Park For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk. For other Town Council events check out our website www.visitworkington.co.uk.
  • Solway Spinner
    The Solway Spinner sportive should definitely feature on your 2019 calendar! This classic route in north Cumbria offers some of the flattest roads in the county, but you don't need hills to get great views here. The Solway and coastal roads offer sights of Scotland and the Irish Sea as you ride west from Carlisle towards the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route heads through the villages of Port Carlisle and Anthorn, before heading west again at Kirkbride. The feed station awaits you at the seaside town of Silloth, where you can replenish your bidon and then follow the coastal road south towards Mawbray. From here, you will head east via the top tip of Wigton until you get back to Carlisle where a bacon butty and brew awaits you! With under 500m of elevation, this 100km route is perfect for a fast ride out. It's also great for those looking to take on their first kilometre century.
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
  • Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, 'Rucksack of Rhymes', consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 015394 88945
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last ½ hour. 5years +
  • Lego Club
    Come and join a session of Lego club For 5 years+ Limited Spaces. Please book in advance
  • Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, "Rucksack of Rhymes", consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 01539 713520
  • Coding Club
    Step into the future with computer coding! Learn the elements of game design and create your own game. 8-14 years
  • Baby Bounce & Rhyme
    Songs and stories for 0-4 year olds
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 015394 88945
  • Space Explorer
    Create an astronaut helmet fit for a journey into space. Children under 5
  • Story Walk
    Story Walk Come along to our Story Walk with Barrow Archives at Furness Abbey. Stories, treasure trail and quiz. Meet at Furness Abbey, 13th August, 11am. Free ticket required.
  • Air Rockets
    Come along and make your own Air Rocket Children's Activity for children 5 years+ Limited Spaces Available.Please book in advance. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2-3pm
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 015394 32507
  • REACTioneers Club @ Cleator Moor Library
    Tuesday 13th August, 2-4pm An engineering space challenge as what goes up must come down! Join us for a storytelling session about the adventures of Astromouse and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. We challenge you to design and make a rocket and send your own Astromouse into space "Are you up for the challenge?" It will be an opportunity to look at forces - air pressure, air resistance and gravity in a fun way. Ages 4-11 years, booking essential to book your FREE place contact 01946 814523 All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Star Threading
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Kite Making Workshops
    We are running our popular kite making workshops again for all ages! There will be 2 workshops a day; Wednesday 14 August at 11am and 2pm Thursday 15 August at 11am and 2pm Workshops will run for 1 hour and during this time children will learn how to make a kite (which does fly!). Workshops are completely free: we will provide everything you need to make your kite. Workshops will be held at Harrington Youth Club on Church Road. These workshops are very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment. To book visit www.visitworkington.co.uk/kitefestival
  • Story Walk from Seascale Library
    A family story walk starting from Seascale Library followed by pebble painting activity at Seascale beach (weather dependant).
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 015395 63040
  • Meet the Artist: Linda Mellin
    Linda Mellin will be at Cook House Gallery to launch a new original painting of the Lake District and a new print. Visitors on the day can enter a competition to win a copy of Linda's new framed print.
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with space themed crafts. Age 4 -11 years.
  • Freddie and the Fairy Sign-Along
    Enjoy learning some basic sign language with this fun session based on the much loved book 'Freddie and the Fairy'. Suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Please book a space 01229 404151
  • Star Wars Hour Of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 01229 404151
  • Commotion in the Ocean Story Walk
    Craft activity in the library followed by a walk (weather dependant) and stories on the harbour side. 3 years upwards, booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place. Suitable clothing and footwear required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Coffee and Craft Event
    Adults - enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake whilst the young ones enjoy a bit of Space craft. Suitable for children aged 4 - 11 years. To coincide with the Summer Reading Challenge, the theme is Space. Free event but please book on 01229 407373
  • Mini Marras Family Fun Day at Moorclose Library
    These family fun days are on 2nd August, 16th and 30th August from 1-3 pm. Activities include Summer Reading Challenge, Feed and Read, Crafts, Slime Master Class & a Nature Walk Special guests including, The Fire Service, The Children's Centre, Workington Nature partnership, Royal British Legion, and Community Learning and Skills. (Activities and visitors will vary on the different dates) Please note children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Aspatria Local Link Library either at the counter or by ringing 016973 20515.
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Sand Pictures
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Tidelines Literary Festival
    Tidelines Literary Festival is a first in Grange-over-Sands, taking place 17th and 18th August 2019 on The Esplanade, where the world of words will be celebrated. We have an exciting line-up, where there will be activities for all ages and families can enjoy the day looking out at our unique, picturesque view of Morecambe Bay. We hope to see as many of you attend our FREE literary festival, please register for your tickets on Eventbrite. Follow our instagram page @tidelines_grange to keep up to date with the festival plans. We encourage everyone to bring along picnics and to anticipate all weather conditions as we will go ahead rain or shine!
  • Harrington Kite Festival
    Join us at beautiful Bellaport Marina in Harrington for a huge kite display by international touring company SmileFactor10. In addition to the display we have a fun fair, children's entertainment, and face painting. Free event (small charge for fun fair) and suitable for all ages. Other activities... Fly a kite: Bring your own kite and fly with the professionals. SmileFactor10 will be guiding you through the best way to fly your kite to get the best results. Flying teddy bears! Ever wanted to see your Teddy fly? Bring your favourite cuddly toy and see how high they can fly on our zip wire! Travel: If you are visiting the festival why not beat the traffic and get the train to Harrington? Check out train times here www.thetrainline.com/train-times/workington-to-harrington For further information, contact Workington Town Council office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk or 01900 702986 Visit www.visitworkington.co.uk/kitefestival
  • Allhallows Art Exhibition
    The annual Allhallows Art Exhibition opens on Saturday 17th August in Fletchertown Community Centre. It features a superb display of art and craft by leading Cumbrian painters, sculptors, potters, textile artists and woodturners, including several artists from Wigton's Fountain Gallery. A special attraction in this year's show will be all 24 of Brian Campbell's original paintings from his 2018 and 2019 Wigton calendars, on view for the first time. The Allhallows Exhibition is open daily 11am to 4pm, ending Monday, 26th August, admission is free.
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
  • Musical Theatre Summer Course (Ages 11 to 16)
    After our successful Easter Courses, Cumbria Curtain Call are pleased to announce that we will be we will be running a number of summer holiday programmes. Fun packed with singing, dancing, drama and games, our 5 day musical theatre course for 11 to 16 year olds will be held at Victoria Hall, Grange-over-Sands from 19 to 23 August 2019. The course develop creativity, self expression and confidence through general and performance based activities. At the end of the week the group will perform a mini musical to an invited audience of family and friends to showcase what they have been up to. Early morning club from 8:45am available. For more information please don't hesitate to contact us. Due to limited availability please book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment.
  • YoKids
    Yo Kids Let the space adventures begin with YoKids, time for yoga, stories and fun! Activities last ½ hour. 5years +
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Moorclose Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 602736.
  • Star Wars Hour Of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 015395 32749
  • Lego Club
    Come and play with the lego in the library For 5years+ Limited spaces so please book in advance.
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Seaton Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 68441.
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Summer Baby Bounce and Rhyme - singing and stories for 0-4 year olds.
  • Magical Moons
    Decorate a magical moon complete with glow in the dark stars. Children under 5
  • Constellation Tubes
    Come and learn about the night sky and constellations by making a constellation tube. Drop in craft activity for children. All welcome.
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month the theme is Victorian Life. Why not pop along and celebrate our local history in Victorian times.
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Galaxy Playdough
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Star Wars Hour of Code
    Try computer coding with BB-8, R2-D2 and other Star Wars characters. Even if you haven't tried coding before this is a great chance to find out how to start and play games. Free activity suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. Please book your place. 2 sessions at 10.30am and 11.45am
  • Space Rhyme Time
    Space themed rhyme time and craft Children under 5
  • Summer Guidance Day - Kendal College
    Thursday 22 August 2019 10am to 4pm @ both our Milnthorpe Road and Arts and Media Campuses Appointments are available with tutors to discuss our courses and opportunities. To book contact Student Services: 01539 814700 / hello@kendal.ac.uk
  • Extra Terrestrial Fruit
    Come along and create some healthy space snacks in partnership with ASDA. Family Event
  • Lego and Duplo
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
  • Intergalactic space experiments at Workington Library
    As part of Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase we will be conducting experiments at Workington Library. On Thursday 22nd August we will be building Lego space crafts from 2-2.30. Please book via Workington Library either at the counter or by ringing 01900 706170. All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Space Mobiles
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials and scrap paper. All Welcome. Suitable for children 5 years up.
  • Wordsworth Trust high Hills and Mighty Mountains
    The first hour, 'Rucksack of Rhymes', consists of singing, poems, a story and a craft activity and is aimed at children aged 0-5; the second hour of activities and crafts, is aimed at children 4+ To book, please ring 01229 404151
  • Wordsworth Trust
    Wordsworth Trust High Hills and Mighty Mountains Activities and Crafts (for Children age 4+) William and Dorothy loved climbing mountains. Join us to make an outdoors diary with space for writing and sketching as you go on your own adventures! Barrow Library, 23rd August, 2pm and 3pm
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Suitable for ages 4-11 years.
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Big Sports Weekend
    Grab your friend, brother, sister, colleague, parent or grandparent and join us for Kirkby Lonsdale's sport event of the year! Entries are now open for teams of 10 (mixed gender) to compete against other teams at sports including; crown green bowls, netball, badminton, hockey, touch rugby, golf, foot golf and cricket. Beat the competition and collect the most points to be named champions of the first ever Big Sports Weekend!!
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Rocket on a Stick
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • History in half an hour at Carlisle Library
    Call in to Carlisle Library for "History in half an hour" on Saturday 24th August. Librarian Stephen White will be giving a talk on "Carlisle; The City Walls" at 11am. No tickets needed, just drop-in and listen!
  • Vulcan Park Family Fun Day
    Join us for a FREE family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storytelling and much more. Taking place on Saturday 24th August from 1pm-4pm in Vulcan Park. We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 20th April - Moorclose Community Centre Sat 27th July - Harrington Marina Sat 10th Aug - Moss Bay (by Jane Pit) For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk. For other Town Council events check out our website www.visitworkington.co.uk.
  • Eco Camp
    This ecology themed camp on the edge of Windermere is ideal for 7 to 11 year olds interested in protecting the environment. During the week children will investigate and focus on the ecology of the lake and become Environment Champion. During this week they will gain a Superstar CREST Award. This is an adventure, so they will need clothing for all weathers and a packed lunch
  • Moontastic Mobiles
    Moontastic Mobiles Join the waste prevention team as they show you how to transform and recycle to create your very own Moon Mobiles. 5+years
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Summer time Baby bounce and Rhyme - singing and stories.
  • Solar System Scratch Art
    Create your own Space picture using Scratch Art. Children's drop in Activity - All Welcome.
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed Crafts. Suitable for ages 4-11 years.
  • Summer Arts and Crafts Club - Salt Dough Mobiles
    Join in with our Summer Reading Challenge Arts and Crafts Club. On Wednesdays and Saturdays we will be making some fabulous out of this world crafts. All Sessions 10:00 - 12:00 at Workington Library. No need to book, just turn up. Suitable for children aged 4 and above and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Shakespeare's Macbeth - Wigton
    A fast moving - abridged - version of Shakespeare's most popular tragedy. Actors from the local Wigton Theatre Group - ranging from young children to grannies play this gruesome play. The three witches play a pivotal part in the show and there will be plenty of lightning effects to enjoy. Come and see this community theatre play in Cumbria's friendliest theatre.
  • Coding Club
    Step into the future with computer coding! Learn the elements of game design and create your own game. 8-14 years
  • Music Quiz Night - Vinyl Cafe Carlisle
    Test your musical knowledge at the monthly Vinyl Cafe Music Quiz! With fiendish general knowledge (music) questions, song clips, picture rounds and more there's something from all eras.... from Bach to Burt Bacharach, Aaliyah to ZZ Top and everything in between. Entry is only £1 per person, in teams up to a maximum of four people, with a possible cash jackpot and other prizes, including vinyl goodies, gig tickets and more. The venue is the brilliant Vinyl Cafe - full of gorgeous vinyl records, with a licensed bar, coffee and cakes to keep everyone fuelled up.
  • Wordsworth Trust - Space
    Wordsworth are here again to do two space themed sessions - singing, stories and crafts. The first session 10.30-11.30am is for under 4's The second session 11.30-12.00pm is for 5 years+
  • Mini Marras Family Fun Days at Moorclose Library
    These family fun days are on 2nd August, 16th and 30th August from 1- 3 pm. Activities include Summer Reading Challenge, Feed and Read, Crafts, Slime Master Class & a Nature Walk Special guests including, The Fire Service, The Children's Centre, Workington Nature partnership, Royal British Legion, and Community Learning and Skills. (Activities and visitors will vary on the different dates) Please note children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Wordsworth Trust will be hosting free library activity sessions in libraries in Allerdale. The sessions are split into Rucksack of Rhymes (for children 0-4 years) for the first hour and Activities and Crafts (for children 4 years and older) for the second hour. Please book via Keswick Library either at the counter or by ringing 017687 72656.
  • Furness Abbey Fellowship Medieval Fair
    Furness Abbey Fellowship welcomes all ages at our 7th Medieval Fair-we have something to suit everyone. Iron Shepherds Living History Group, Trouvere Medieval Minstrels, Brother John and Brother Patrick, Albert Harvey alchemist and traditional crafts including basket making and wood turning can be seen. Abbey Mill Cafe will be hosting their tea tent and Mansergh Farm provide delicious hog roasts. A highlight of the day is the Silverband hawks. Add to this craft stalls, games and a gargoyle trail and you have great family day out. English Heritage members free, Barrow Council Tax payers £2/children free. Usual entry fees apply. Parking at Barrow Sixth Form and Blue Badge holders/drop off only at the abbey car park
  • Classic Car Rally and Vintage Fun
    Enjoy a day of much-loved classic vehicles and some vintage fun £2.50 donation entry for adults, free entry for children