Cottages in Lancashire, Cumbria and the Lake District

March - April events

Dalemain Marmalade Festival, Dalemain - 17th March 2018

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards and Festival will be returning on Saturday 17th March, so put the date in your diaries and get ready to go orange! Join us for a weekend of marmalade celebrations with demonstrations, talks, exhibitions and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take this classic British preserve to your heart.

The Mansion will be open with a full display of all the marmalade entries in the state rooms, as well as hundreds of Artisan marmalades from all over the world available to taste, Marmalade demonstrations, Question Times with the experts and an array of marmalade inspired delicious food in the Great Barn and Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.

Penrith will be Going Orange once again in 2018, and the ‘Penrith Goes Orange’ events will take place in Penrith town centre alongside the Festival at Dalemain. The whole town is preparing to go marmalade mad, with food markets, music and entertainment, including magicians, musicians, dancing and storytelling, as well as a visit from everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear! Visitors will also find quirky activities such as a teddy bear zip line, a marmalade trail and a whole host of orange windows, with special orange offers from lots of local residents! Whether you’re a fan of marmalade or not, this is a day to be enjoyed by everyone.

A FREE shuttle bus will run between Dalemain and Penrith Town centre throughout the day.

Lancaster LitFest - Dates TBC

Lancaster's annual literature festival returns for its 38th year with a great mix of events for everyone!

Easter Egg Rolling in Preston

Easter Egg Rolling, Preston - 2nd April 2018

With a traditional Easter bonnet competition, live music and entertainment and a variety of workshops to take part in, Preston's annual Easter Egg Rolling is a great annual event for all the family.

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Wray Scarecrow Festival, Wray - 22nd April to 1st May 2018

This annual Scarecrow Festival which includes a 10K Road Race, Vintage Market, Giant Scarecrow Parade, Car Boot Sale, Classic Car Show and Classic Bike Night, Fun Fair and lots more.