FREE taster sessions in rowing, kayaking, yoga, paddle boarding and open-water swimming will be on offer at Fell Foot Park, near Newby Bridge, this Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, as part of the National Trust's Outdoor Festival.

There will also be adults' and children’s tug-of-war, children’s crafts, balance bikes, a treasure trail, a Parkrun, and the chance to simply relax on the park’s extensive lawns for a picnic with a view.

Crepes, ice cream and wood-fired pizza will be available.

Fell Foot’s state-of-the-art changing rooms, the Active Base, will provide hot showers and secure lockers for anyone wanting to dry off before they head home.

Claire Brady, active outdoors development officer, said, “The Outdoor Festival is a perfect place to try a new sport or activity under expert guidance from our friends at South Windermere Sailing Club, Windermere Rowing Club, Ulverston Canoe Club, Mere Mountains and many others.

"This is a great opportunity to drop in and have a go if there’s something you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t been sure where to start.”

The festival is free to enter but there is a charge for some other activities, and entry to the Active Base is £2.

Car parking is pay and display or free for National Trust members.

For full details and a complete timetable, see