What’s On - Events and Festivals in and around Arnside

Here's your comprehensive guide to what's on in Arnside! Explore the action packed calendar of events and festivals in Arnside. Whatever the weather, there's events to enjoy in Arnside with your friends and family all-year round. Find all your Arnside events below!

Party in the Park

Thank you to everyone who came to 'Party in the Park' to support and fundraise for RNLI. In total we raised £2753.59. Thank You.


Steam to the Hills with an LDNP Ranger

Enjoy a guided walk with a Lake District National Park Ranger after riding on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway. Meet at Ravenglass Station at 10:15am, take the 'Ratty' steam train from Ravenglass at 10:25am to Eskdale Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell with a ranger. The walk is 9.6 km, 5.9 miles and lasts 5½ hours. Well behaved dogs permitted and appropriate footwear essential.

3rd August 2017 View more info


Beatrix Potter Mini Musical in Bowness

Where is Peter Rabbit? is the Beatrix Potter mini musical adventure stage show at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness, which brings to life Beatrix Potter’s favourite characters in a not-to-be missed visual spectacular. Exploding with life, music, special effects, dance and show-stopping songs, the smash-hit stage show stars 'Beatrix Potter' as the storyteller alongside Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Brock, Mr Tod, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Squirrel Nutkin and, of course, the world’s famous rabbit, Peter!

Saturday 10th June 2017 to Sunday 3rd September 2017 View more info


Westmorland County Show

Come and join us for the 218th Westmorland County Show on Thursday 14th September 2017.

Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see.

Come and meet the foxhounds, get up close to magnificent cattle, marvel at the show jumping, discover the interactive displays in our Learning for Life Marquee, get inspired by the WI’s crafty creations, or cheer on your favourites in the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.

Be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall, or drop the children off at our creche and enjoy the Show at your own pace.

With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, as well as seeing some of the country’s top quality livestock, shop till you drop amongst hundreds of trade stands or get involved with our Rural Craft have-a-go areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s Show.

Winner of the Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2015, Westmorland County Show is not to be missed

Thursday 14th September 2017 View more info


Apple Day

The Arnside & Silverdale AONB Partnership will be holding its 7th Apple Day on Saturday 30 September 2017 at Orchard Barn, Briery Bank, Arnside. Come along and find out all about our orchards and the wildlife they support.

This is a great family event with lots of traditional orchard-themed games and activities for both young and old! Join in the fun, make your own hedgehogitat, apple pie or even your own broomstick!

Experts will be on hand to talk about bees, birds and little beasties that live and feed in our orchards. Enjoy a guided walk around the 250 year old traditional Westmorland orchard to learn about the work that goes into maintaining it and if you are unsure of the variety growing in your garden, then bring along 3 or 4 apples and a sprig of leaves for identification.

There will be demonstrations of woodland crafts and last but not least, lots of delicious orchard produce to taste and buy.

So put the date in your diary and we look forward to seeing you there!

Entry: £2.00 per adult, children free

Venue: Orchard Barn, Briery Bank, Arnside, Cumbria LA5 United Kingdom

Saturday 30th September 2017 View more info


Useful Links


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New Barns Road