August Bank Holiday in the Lake District
The Lake District is wonderful to visit all year round. However, August Bank Holiday in the Lake District can be pretty special. It’s often the heat of the summer, the tourists have descended on Cumbria and there are plenty of local events to enjoy.
Of course, there’s more to the Lake District than the countryside, but it’s certainly a fantastic place to start. You can step out of your spa suite and you’ll only be a short walk away from the largest body of water in the region. Lake Windermere is a great location to sit and relax, taking in your beautiful surroundings. Then there’s the chance to embrace the water. Take a cruise on the lake, dive in and enjoy a swim or pack a picnic and chill out along the water’s edge.
Country Shows and Festivals
Wherever you stay in the Lake District this Bank Holiday, you won’t be too far away from a traditional Country Show. It’s an ideal time of year to thoroughly understand Cumberland life, taking part in some of its long-standing traditions.
In fact, they don’t come much more traditional than at events such as the Keswick show on the Bank Holiday Monday. What’s more, Keswick is fairly close to Windermere and provides one of the most popular events in Cumbria.
Expect to find farmers showing off prize-winning animals, along with the locals selling their arts and crafts. If you fancy a smaller rural show, then Bootle Village hosts the annual Black Combe fair each year. The principle is much the same, along with the fell running and other competitions.
On the Bank Holiday Friday, the Broughton in Furness Show also focusses on country life. While elsewhere the Kentmere Sheep Show and Patterdale Dog Day are very much for the animal lovers out there.
Events in Windermere, Bank Holiday Weekend
If you’re after what’s on in Windermere this August bank holiday, then there are a number of events taking place. As such you won’t need to venture too far from your Windermere Boutique Spa Suite in search of entertainment.
For instance, the life and times of Beatrix Potter are being celebrated at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Throughout August the Old Laundry Theatre is hosting it’s very own musical, dedicated in honour of the famous child author.
If you fancy something a little more romantic for your Windermere Spa Break, then take a summer evening cruise. Windermere Lake Cruises are offering a night of live music, along with a 2-course buffet.
Book a Lake District Spa Hotel
Book a spa suite at the Windermere Boutique Spa Suite, you have the chance to enjoy a taste of luxury. With your own cinema room, hot tub and Swedish hot room it’s the perfect way to unwind after a day out in the Lake District. Not only that, but the spa facilities at Aphrodites Lodge are also included. So during your stay why not upgrade your holiday to include a full spa treatment, body massage or even just a dive in the pool.