If you are looking for some plans to keep entertained over the next week, look no further as we have rounded up the events taking place across South Lakeland.

1. Windermere Jetty Museum

On Sunday, May 1 a team of young creatives will be taking over Windermere Jetty Museum with Forge Festival, a day of live performances facilitated by The Knotted Project Theatre Company.  

These short performances will take place in inspiring outdoor and unusual spaces across the museum throughout the day, starting at 11am. The festival is free to attend with museum admission. For this festival anyone aged 16-25 years old can access the student admission price of £7, proof of age or a student card must be shown on arrival.    

2. Street Market

This Saturday, you can head down to the Ulverston street market and grab yourself some bargains and support independent local businesses. The market takes place every Thursday and Saturday.

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3. Kendal Museum Entry

Tickets are now available for Kendal Museum Entry at Kendal Museum, Kendal on Saturday, April 30 between 9:30 - 4:30pm.

Tickets are £5 for adults £2 for 5-18-year-olds and under-fives go free. If you are thinking of visiting as a group, or if you are an official group organiser, give the museum a call, or send them an email to discuss your visit.

4. Spring fair

On Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 head down to Rydal Mount and gardens for the Spring Fair.

Visit the house and gardens where William Wordsworth lived. Craft stalls, food and tour the house and gardens.

Tickets are currently on sale for £4.

5. South Lakeland Zoo entry

Over the weekend head down to South Lakeland Zoo. The Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to learn about the animals on show.

Tickets for adults are £19.99, children go for £15.99 and under-fives go free.

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6. Verbalise

On Saturday, April 30 head down to the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal or online for Verbalise. Doors open at 7:30pm.

In-person tickets are £6 and zoom tickets are £3.50 the night will feature guest poet Rich Davenport.

7. Dorothy: Writer, Sister, Friend

Head down to Dove Cottage in Grasmere for Dorothy Wordsworth's story, told in her own words from original manuscripts in celebration of her 250th birthday.

The exhibition kicked off on Friday, April 1 between 10am and 4pm and will remain through to the summer. Tickets can be purchased on the Wordsworth Grasmere website. 

8. Printfest

About 45 of the UK's finest printmakers showcase their work in the festival championing the original hand-made print. Meet the artists, discover more about their methods, and maybe find something to take home.

The event is held at The Coro on Saturday, April 30 and doors will open at 10am.

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9. Fired Up Furness

This weekend head down to Nirodhah Studio on 13 Market Street for Fired Up Furness, for a pottery, ceramics and sculpture sale.

On Saturday, the event is between 10am till 5pm and Sunday between 10am till 4pm. 

10. Kendal Wall

Climbing is a fun, accessible sport for all the family and a fantastic way to spend time together! Our instructed sessions are perfect for weekends and holiday times to keep the kids entertained.