Hunt some heroes
Dove Cottage, the family home of William Wordsworth, is marking the 200th anniversary of Waterloo with a special free event. Head down and help your little ones hunt down all the lost heroes from the Battle of Waterloo; you might even learn a few fun facts along the way.
Go wild for exhibition’s last week
Every year The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition premieres at London’s Natural History Museum before going on tour in museums around the country, but this year it has visited the Dock Museum in Barrow for the first time. It’s being taken down and moving on at the end of half term week so this is your last chance to marvel at the incredible photography on display.
This year’s Muncaster Festival starts on Sunday and there’s a load for the whole family to do. An international jesters tournament, mobile climbing wall, chainsaw carving demos, cupcake demos and much, much more will be happening at the five day festival.
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Have a go at canoeing
If your kids have always wanted to try something a bit different then this is perfect for them. Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, will be offering taster canoe sessions on Tuesday for just £7 an hour.
Meet some other mini beasts
Brockhole will also be holding a minibeast safari on Wednesday where kids will be able to make their own minibeast hotel as well as learning loads of safe ways to catch bugs without harming themselves or the insects.
Go wild at Sizergh Castle
Sizergh Castle is another venue that is taking part in the 50 things to do initiative, but their activities all involve the great outdoors. The surrounding woods are the perfect environment for creating some wild art or making as many objects as you can out of a stick; their imaginations will run wild.
Hop, skip and jump with Peter Rabbit and friends
The World of Beatrix Potter will be hosting a free arts and crafts session on Tuesday so that the kids can bring home something new to stick up on the fridge. If they’re not feeling too creative on the day then worry not, they can also have their face painted for as little as £2.
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Toast some marshmallows
Learn how to make the perfect camp fire at Wray Castle before toasting some delicious marshmallows. This event is happening on Tuesday and Thursday so there’s no excuse to miss out on this sweet treat.
If you and your family are looking to get away from the house this half term then what better way than by going camping? The National Trust are holding a family camping weekend at Fell Foot Woods with loads of activities planned, it’s the perfect excuse to ditch the telly and get some fresh Cumbrian air into your lungs.
Holker Garden Festival
This three day event held on the grounds at Holker Hall is a great excuse for you to treat yourself after a busy week of half term activities. Running between Friday and Sunday the festival gives you chance to make some all important summer purchases, with the very best in gardening, countryside, food and crafts all available.
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