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

1. The Globe Theatre comes to Cumbria

The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of a Shakespeare play at the Parish Church in Kirkby Stephen. 

This is part of their Globe on Tour where the production team put on performances of Julius Caesar across the UK. 

The performance will be on Sunday, June 19 and tickets are £15 at full price, £5 for under 26s and free for students.

2. Another Fine Fest

This weekend, head down to Ulverston for Another Fine Fest. 

The event will run throughout the town from Friday to Sunday on several outdoor stages and within multiple partner venues, festival organiser Dave Crossley has confirmed.

All shows are free but include a donation bucket to 'pay as you feel' if you enjoy the show.

There will also be food stalls, singers and free shows throughout this week.

3. 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.

The Westmorland Gazette: CROWD: Thousands attend Ulverston for Another Fine FestivalCROWD: Thousands attend Ulverston for Another Fine Festival

4. Lakeland and District Cat Club Annual Cat Show 

Head down to Kendal Leisure Centre for the Lakeland and District Cat Club Annual Cat Show. Doors will open at noon and there will also be stalls.

Adult tickets are £3 and children and concession tickets are £1.50.

Remember to bring with you proof of covid vaccination and a mask. There will also be free parking and it is on first arrival bases.

5. Jen Brister and David Mills

Prepare to laugh until your face hurts in The Coro’s contribution to Ulverston’s funniest festival, Another Fine Fest.

Headlining is the ‘outrageously funny’ Jen Brister, a rising star of the British comedy scene. Opener David Mills is another class act. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, his jokes are ‘beautifully crafted, sparkling little missiles loaded with wit’.

The show will start at 8pm on Saturday, June 18 and the tickets are £20. 

The Westmorland Gazette: Dickon Tyrell as Julius Caesar. Photographer: Helen MurrayDickon Tyrell as Julius Caesar. Photographer: Helen Murray

6. Street Market

This weekend, 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.

7. Dovetailing

Head down to the Windermere Jetty Museum for an immersive installation composed of suspended sculptural works, alongside film and sound, to create a multi-sensory experience.

Sculptor Juliet Gutch has responded to the shapes and forms of stringed instruments with a series of suspended wooden mobiles.

The exhibition is open between 10am and 5pm and tickets are free.

8. Mini- Mighty- or Mega-Mountains

Give the family an adventure you are sure to remember.

Choose from three different days of activity, based around four different mountain sports – rock climbing, abseiling, scrambling and navigation.

Alternatively, ask us to put together a bespoke day or half-day to fit in with your requirements and time.

Tickets are from £40 per person and you will meet at the National Trust Car Park, Stickle Barn, Great Langdale near Ambleside.

The Westmorland Gazette: Dove CottageDove Cottage

9. Writer, Sister, Friend

This weekend head down to Dove Cottage for Dorothy Wordsworth’s story, told in her own words from original manuscripts in celebration of her 250th birthday.

Dorothy Wordsworth was more than William’s sister. She was a writer, friend, collaborator, aunt, pioneering walker, local philanthropist, inspiring gardener, and – perhaps most famously – author of the Grasmere journal.

10. Barbara Nicholls

Another event at the Windermere Jetty Museum this weekend. Head down for a spectacular display of large-scale watercolours, reflecting the Lake District’s dramatic environment.

These watercolours emerge from a process of manipulating coloured pigment in large quantities of water. The pigments behave in a variety of ways; some gather in dark, opaque pools, others are translucent, lapping at the paper to form gentle tidal marks.

The exhibition is free with standard museum entry and is open from 10am till 5pm.