Whether you’re treating yourself, your loved ones, or just looking for a reason to gather and chat, everyone deserves a special Afternoon Tea.
No matter what the Cumbrian weather brings, our unique alternative afternoon tea at The Greenhouse Restaurant is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.


Alternative Afternoon Tea – £28.95 per person

Every Sunday in June and July from 12pm-5pm

Booking essential 24 hours in advance


A £10 deposit is required at the time of booking.

To view the Alternative Afternoon tea menu please click here


To book please call us on 01539 734000



Lakeland Book of the Year celebrates top quality writing inspired by the Lake District, Cumbria. Over the past four decades, this prestigious annual competition has seen authors create an incredible catalogue of books covering a range of rich and varied subjects, from landscape and tradition to literature and poetry.

Founded in 1984 by prolific author, journalist and broadcaster Hunter Davies OBE, all entries for Lakeland Book of the Year must be set in – or feature – Cumbria in some way. Grace Dent, Rory Stewart and James Rebanks are among the many talented writers who have previously scooped the overall title of ‘Book of the Year’.

The 2024 Awards will be held at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.

Date: Tuesday 9 July

Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

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Sunday 22nd September 2024

All of the wedding spaces will be set and dressed for a wedding by Flowers by Arrangement and Mr & Mrs Jones Wedding and Events Designers to help envision how your own day could look at Castle Green Hotel.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly to celebrate your engagement whilst you take a venue tour with one of their Dream Makers, followed by a Cream Tea in the Greenhouse Restaurant and up to 2 hours access to the Health and Fitness Club.

To book an appointment please email weddings@castlegreen.co.uk

They look forward to seeing you!


Saturday 30th November 2024

Includes a 2 course meal and entertainment from one of the UK’s leading ABBA tribute acts, Planet ABBA.
The atmosphere will be filled with nostalgia and excitement as fans of all ages come together to celebrate the timeless music of ABBA. Expect glittering costumes, infectious melodies and irresistible dance beats; an ABBA tribute night is guaranteed to be a night of pure joy and entertainment.
Formed in 2002, Planet ABBA have gained a renowned reputation playing venues time and time again. They have performed alongside several named artistes including 911, Chesney Hawkes, The Four Tops and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name just a few.

Tickets are £39.50 per person

To book email laura.carrie@castlegreen.co.uk , alternatively call us on 01539 73400


Saturday 25th January 2025

Could it be magic as you get together with your friends or colleagues and shine at our party night with the UK’s number 1 Take That tribute band?
The ONLY tribute show in the land to have ever been praised by Take That’s lead singer, Gary Barlow himself. The band have performed at many star-studded events including a private party for Coldplay, ITV1’s Daybreak and outdoor festivals in Barcelona, Austria and Germany to name but a few. Singing all your favourite hits including ‘Never Forget’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Relight my Fire’, ‘Pray’ and many more, this event is sure to be popular with fans.
Includes a 2 course dinner.

Tickets are £39.50 per person

To book email laura.carrie@castlegreen.co.uk , alternatively call us on 01539 734000


Windermere Lake Cruises

Experience Windermere Lake Cruises

Discover the beauty of Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises, a must-do activity in the Lake District. Offering a variety of scenic voyages, you can choose from short trips to full lake tours, each providing a unique way to enjoy the stunning landscape.

Take a 1.25-hour return cruise from Bowness to Waterhead or a 1.5-hour return journey from Bowness to Lakeside. For a more comprehensive experience, embark on a 3-hour round trip that covers the entire lake.

Windermere Lake Cruises boasts a diverse fleet. The modern MV Swift offers bars, view stations, and full wheelchair accessibility. The historic MV Teal and MV Swan provide charming promenade decks and partially accessible facilities. The flagship MV Tern combines history and comfort, featuring centrally heated saloons and a licensed bar.

For a more intimate experience, choose from traditional and modern launches, ideal for shorter trips or group outings. If you’re looking to explore other lakes, consider the Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water, Keswick Launch on Derwentwater, or Ullswater Steamers on Ullswater.

Enhance your visit by exploring Lakeside Station near Newby Bridge. You can travel to Haverthwaite on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway or visit the Aquarium of the Lakes. Combined tickets are available for a seamless adventure.

Check timetables, fares, and more details to plan your perfect Windermere Lake Cruises experience!

To book your tickets click here


Various Dates from March to November 2024

Embark on a journey through time as you uncover the captivating narrative behind the creation of the renowned Brockhole Gardens by esteemed landscape architect Thomas Mawson.

Available on selected dates from March to November 2024, the tour offers a duration of 45 minutes, providing a profound insight into the rich history of the estate, meticulously crafted in the late 19th Century.

As part of the experience, indulge in a traditional cream tea featuring homemade scones.

Tickets: £6

Location: Brockhole on Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria

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First Race Saturday 25th May 2024

Experience an unparalleled adventure in a breathtaking setting at Cartmel Races. Offering an unforgettable blend of heart-pounding jump racing and a laid-back party vibe, this destination draws crowds year after year, making it perfect for families, friends, and special occasions.

During nine exhilarating race days each season, witness horses from across the UK and Ireland compete in thrilling races on a close-knit course, immersing you in the excitement as the majestic animals soar over hurdles.

Immerse yourself in the celebration, complete with a resident DJ, a delightful family funfair, and easy access to the charming village of Cartmel. Here, you’ll discover a treasure trove of fantastic dining spots, cozy bars, and one-of-a-kind shops.

Location : Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QF

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Saturday 22nd June 11 am-2:30 pm

Learn about the practical uses and folklore origins of the plants, flowers and berries found locally with this guided walk around the Arnside and Silverdale area.

Join your guide Iain McNicol and discover the history of the flora hidden around the spectacular landscape.

The walk will cover moderate terrain and is recommended for experienced walkers.

Tickets: £3

Location: Heron Corn Mill, Mill Lane, Beetham, Milthorpe, Cumbria

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Whether you’re a novice gearing up for your first climb or a seasoned climber seeking to enhance your skills, The Lakes Mountaineer provides tailored courses to meet your needs.

Specializing in climbing Lake District routes, their offerings range from single-day group activities featuring climbing and abseiling to advanced self-rescue techniques.

Whether it’s guiding, instructing, coaching, or personal exploration, they are dedicated to empowering climbers with the necessary skill set to explore further heights.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

For more information click here 





Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society has eight concerts planned for its 2023/2024 season.

While two of these will feature our very own Lakeland Sinfonia orchestra (November and March), we will also have four visits to Kendal by Royal Northern Sinfonia – including an October visit with their Chorus and a special Christmas by Candlelight concert in December – and performances by the Hallé in September and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in April.

You can download the season brochure here as a PDF.

Lakeland Sinfonia would like to encourage as many regular concert-goers as possible to become Members or Friends and to book several concerts, if not a full season ticket. There are significant ticket price discounts available to Members purchasing tickets for several concerts, starting at 5% and going up to 20% if you book a full season ticket, ie tickets for every concert in a single transaction. Find out more here.

Fuller information on each concert is available on the Lakeland Sinfonia website.



Lakeland Arts’ much-loved art collection includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture ranging from the 1700’s to the present.

Historic artists and subjects will be shown alongside works from modern and contemporary eras, telling a diverse story of people; their lived experiences, conflicts and shared commonalities.

Contemporary artists, such as Kendal-based artist Lela Harris have been invited to exhibit alongside the Abbot Hall collection.

You’ll be able to see The Great Picture which depicts the accomplishments and family history of Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676). Painted during the English Civil War, it is a rare celebration of the life of a woman from that period. Through a combination of portraits, words and symbols it represents Anne’s fight for her rights, her intelligence and her talent as a writer.

The collection galleries are situated in galleries 1-4, on the main floor of Abbot Hall. All our exhibitions and displays are included with gallery admission. Members go free. Other concessions available.

Prebook your TICKETS to guarantee your preferred entry time.

Location: Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal, LA9 5AL

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A playful environment filled with vibrant colours, ambient sounds and digital creatures, inspired by ecosystems found in nature.

Immerse yourself in the Microworld and discover a space where creatures respond to each other and to you. Each Microworld is a celebration of a new type of living art that encourages experimentation and collaborative play.

Designed for all ages, you can play, explore, experiment, discover, collaborate, create and learn. Microworlds are inclusive, requiring no specialist knowledge. As soon as you walk into a Microworld, you start affecting it.

Included with museum admission. Members go free. Concessions available.

Microworld is designed and programmed by Genetic Moo and produced by Lumen Art Projects. Genetic Moo is a collaboration between creative coding duo Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup. Since 2013, Genetic Moo has been working on Microworld, an ambitious digital ecosystem project. Lumen Art Projects specialise in curation, production, installation and maintenance of art and technology-based artworks and exhibitions.

Location: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 1BN

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