With August Bank Holiday in the Lake District just over a month away, it’s time to book a last-minute break. Even though many hotels and spa suites in the Lake District will be fully booked, nows the time to benefit from those last-minute deals.
August Bank Holiday in the Lake District
If you’re thinking of visiting the Lake District this August Bank Holiday, it’s the ideal time to make the most of a long weekend. After all, a package break in the Lake District is something special at the best of times. However, visiting the Lakes in August are something else.
It may well be towards the end of the tourist season, but that’s another great reason to book a package break in the Lake District. While many will have already had a week’s holiday in July or August, the last weekend catches the tail end of the holidays.
For those working 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, then the long weekend will come as a welcome break from daily life. It’s the chance to treat yourself, a loved one, friend or family member before the shorter days start to creep back in. By staying at our Boutique Spa Suites in Windermere, you can unwind and enjoy a spa break in the Lake District.
What to do August Bank Holiday in the Lake District
Some of the biggest events in the Lake District this August take place over the Bank Holiday. So here we take a brief look at two of them. In particular Grasmere Lakeland Sports and the Cartmel Cup Day, both appealing to those who love the outdoors.
Grasmere Lakeland Sports
Grasmere Lakeland Sports takes place Sunday, 25th August 2019. Agriculture and country shows are popular within the Lake District all year however Grasmere Sports is one of the most renowned. Attracting 1000’s of visitors each year, the annual show has been running since 1852. It’s the chance to take part in a number of traditional Cumbrian sports, such as Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, fell running and hound trails.
Entry on the day costs £12 for adults and £5 for children aged 5 to 14. If you are taking part, it’s a good time to focus on your personal fitness, although it doesn’t leave you long to start training!
Cartmel Cup Day
Another regular date on the Cumbrian calendar during August Bank Holiday is Cartmel Cup Day. Cartmel racecourse is set against a beautiful backdrop, with races once run by the monks of Cartmel Priory.
The August Bank Holiday meet is on both Saturday 24th August and Monday 26th August. During which the best horses and riders hoping to take home the prize fund. Prices for each day vary, depending on the enclosure and if you buy your ticket on the day or in advance.
Book an August Bank Holiday Spa Break in Windermere
Enjoy a long weekend break in the Lake District at our Boutique Spa Suites in Windermere. Book online, ready for that well deserved weekend away.