MANNA House Annual Garden Party takes place on Saturday (July 14) from 2pm-6pm, at St George’s Walk, Gooseholme, Kendal. Join the team for a fun afternoon of tasty food and drink, craft stalls, live music and traditional garden party games.

For more information call 01539-725534.

LAKELAND Maize Maze is open every summer from Saturday (July 14) to September 2, at Raines Hall Farm, Sedgwick, near Kendal. Every year the maze, which is part of Lakeland Maze Farm Park, has a different design and this year’s theme is Wildlife (Spider). As well as the mazes, there are many other activities at the farm park, including trampolines, outdoor karting, tractor and trailer rides, soft play, climbing wall, pets’ barn and more. The farm is open daily 10am-6pm, but from September 3 the park is open weekends only.  During the Maize Maze season a Mini Maize Maze especially for younger (and older) visitors is open, it is much smaller and doesn’t take too long to complete, this one incorporates a mouse!

ALLITHWAITE Community Carnival (from noon), now in its 68th year, the procession, which includes the Carnival Queen, retiring Queen, Carnival Princess and entourage, will take place on Saturday (July 14), departing from The Pheasant Inn (12.30pm). A Car Boot Sale will also be held on the playing fields together with various stalls, amusements, face painting, bouncy castles and inflatables, food and refreshments. Following the carnival a music festival will be held during the evening.

Admission: Adults £2; children free.

RETRO Rendezvous is a fab weekend of retro fun, taking place in the old market town of Ulverston, from tomorrow to Sunday (July 13, 14 & 15). A gaggle of eclectic events are planned which include the Velo Retro old school cycling events, Uncle Tim's Parisian Flea Market, Lakes Wedding Magicians, an exhibition of privately owned classic cars and motorcycles in New Market Street, as well as live music by Micky Finn, Dave Wearing's Swing Four to name but two, as well as food, drink, vintage market, cinema, DJs, fashion show, dance and so it goes on. So, don your retro clothes and step back into Ulverston's vintage past.

Photo: Steve Fleming

CLASSIC car show The Car's The Star, takes place on Sunday (July 15) at Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel. Organised by Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club, there will be classic cars representing all decades together with classic motorbikes, owners club displays, motor club stands and there's a prize for the Best Period Dress. Awards for each class will be judged by the entrants themselves, with the Best in Show being chosen by representatives of the motor club. Also, there'll be trade stands, autojumble and arena displays. Opening times 11am-4pm.

For further details call 015395-60269.

Admission: Adults £6; children under 16, free.

FURNESS Tradition Folk Festival 2018 coincides nicely with the Retro Rendezvous event which takes place on the same weekend from tomorrow to Sunday (July 13-15), at Ulverston. In celebration of the festival's 20th year, the cobbled streets of the Cumbrian market town will be packed to the gunnels with fabulous music, by artists such as Rachel Hamer Band, Stooshie and the super quirky Weirdstring Band (pictured). Also, Furness Tradition Community Band - Tumbling Tom Big Band, provide exciting and infectious music for traditional social dancing. Complimenting the music events, there will be dance and displays by the England's Glory Ladies Morris, Furness Morris, Perree Bane Manx Dancers and many more. Storytellers Dominic Kelly, Ian Douglas and Mark Borthwick will entertain and captivate us with their own styles of performance storytelling.


Tickets range from £10-£45 also weekend ticket from