With two bank holidays, May in the Lake District offers the perfect weekend break. It’s a chance to visit Cumbria outside of the main tourist season of the summer. Not only that but all without having to take too many days off work.
Why visit the Lake District in May
There are so many things to do in the Lake District in May, from all the regular walks and tourist attractions to special bank holiday events.
If the Easter Bank Holiday weather is anything to go by, then it’s certainly worth booking a last-minute package break in Windermere for the May bank holidays. While English weather is notoriously unpredictable, the Lake District in Spring is rather special regardless.
With the countryside comes a wash of colour. As daffodils and bluebells blossom among the everchanging leaves upon the trees. While many of the public and private gardens are in full bloom as they open their gates to the public.
What’s on this May in the Lake District
Things to do in the Lake District this May range from organised walks in the country to motor shows and food festivals. Here are just 5 of our suggestions for what to do in the Lake District in May:
May Day Woodland Walk – 1st May 2019
Here’s a chance to experience just one of the walks that may have inspired Arthur Wainwright to write about the Lake District.
Cumberland Sausage Festival – 4th to 6th May 2019
Taking place at Muncaster Castle, visitors can enjoy not only the wonderful surroundings but also one of Cumbria’s most famous exports.
Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival – 9th to 12th May 2019
If you prefer a hotel than a campsite for your music festival in the Lake District, why not stay at a spa suite in Windermere? Tickets for the annual Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival are available now. Check the official website for a list of artists performing.
Cumbria International Motor Show – 19th May 2019
While we’d recommend enjoying the fresh air while on a break in the Lake District, you may prefer cruising the country lanes in your car. If that’s the case, then why not join fellow enthusiasts at the Cumbria International Motor Show near Kendal.
Taste Ulverston – 25th to 26th May 2019
Even on a detox during your spa break in the Lake District, you can still enjoy the local produce. There’s a variety of food to choose from at Taste Ulverston.
Package Break in the Lake District
With plenty of things to do in May in the Lake District, start planning your spa break in the Lake District. Book a package break in the Lake District at the Windermere Boutique Spa Suites and experience a taste of luxury.
As well as spa suites with private hot tub, you can book a range of beauty treatments. Alternatively, treat yourself to a massage at Aphrodite’s Lodge Spa Hotel. The facilities at the main hotel are included as part of your package break in the Lake District.