5 Things to do in the Lake District in February

Things to do in the Lake District in February

Here we review 5 things to do in the Lake District in February 2020. As well as the regular attractions, there are also annual events and activities. So, whether you are planning a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend, or have booked a last-minute spa break there’s, plenty to see and do this February.

5 Things to do in the Lake District in February

  • Dove Cottage Poets
  • Horseracing at Carlisle Racecourse
  • Valentine’s Day in the Lake District
  • The Lake District Wedding Fair
  • Keswick Film Festival

As winter starts to come to an end, it’s the ideal time to enjoy a last-minute spa break outside the holiday season. While the Cumbrian countryside really comes to life during Spring, February is a chance to explore before the crowds arrive.

Dove Cottage Poets

The romantic poet William Wordsworth is one of the Lake District’s most famous past residents. His once family home, Dove Cottage, sits on the edge of Grasmere and opens its doors to visitors. Once a month passionate writers join like-minded individuals for an afternoon of poetry.

The next event takes place on 6th February 2020, whereby new members are invited to attend. The relaxed meeting welcomes those who may only be passing through, while on holiday.

Horseracing at Carlisle Racecourse

Just on the outskirts of the Lake District is the famous Carlisle Racecourse, which during February hosts 3 big horse racing days.

The first of which is Fabulous February on the 3rd, while the Winter Warmer takes place on 17th February 2020. Then the last Friday of the month, 24th February 2020, there’s a full day of jump racing at Carlisle.

Valentine’s Day in the Lake District

One of the most popular things to do in the Lake District in February, is to book a romantic weekend break in Windermere. As such, our spa hotel in the Lake District is perfectly located within a short distance of Lake Windermere itself.

Not only can you enjoy the luxury of a spa suite with hot tub, but guests can make the most of their wonderful surroundings. Which include romantic walks along the water to some of the best fine dining restaurants in Cumbria.

The Lake District Wedding Fair

If romance is in the air, then the Lake District Wedding Fair, held on the 22nd and 23rd February 2020 is filled with ideas for your big day. Exhibitors include everyone from catering and hospitality to hair and makeup.

As well of course, designers for your all-important wedding dress and photographers on hand to help capture the celebrations.

Keswick Film Festival

Each year 100’s of film enthusiast descend on the Lake District during February, ready for the annual Keswick Film Festival. Now in its 21st year, the event has grown considerably, attracting global recognition.

It also includes the prestigious Osprey Short Film Awards, which helps showcase some of the Lake Districts local talent.

Book a Spa Break in the Lake District

At the Windermere Tranquil Retreat, we have a wide selection of spa suites and hot tubs available for your spa break.

As well as those at our other Windermere Hotels – Aphrodite’s Lodge, Windermere Boutique Spa Suites and Rose Cottage.

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