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This annual event which is organised by the Cumberland Agricultural Society features a livestock show with many classes of horses (including clydesdales, hunters and ponies), cattle, sheep and goats. Other shows include dogs, rabbits, poultry and tractors. The main ring stages a range of exhibitions inlcuding the Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team, craft demonstrations and cookery. There are competitions for schools and a range of activities (quad biking, paintball, face painting) for all ages. Open: 9am - 5pm Tickets: Adult £8 Child: £3 There is parking (£2 per car) at the site
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
After a recent expansion and refurbishment this attraction brings the characters of all 23 of the Beatrix Potter stories to life in the form of tableaux and statues and utilising music, lighting and sound effects and smells. Highlights include "Peter Rabbit's garden" which follows him through the garden gate, "Jemima's Adventures" in the woodland glade and "Mr. McGregor's Greenhouse". A virtual tour guides the visitor around the parts of the Lake District which inspired the author. Simultaneous translations into French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese are presented. The Tailor of Gloucester Tea Room serves family and children's menus hosted by Simpkin the Cat and an "army of mice". There is also a gift shop selling a wide range of themed merchandise. Group discounts are available and there are car parks in the vicinity. Drop off facilities are also available for the disabled. Opening Hours (Closed Christmas and New Year): 10am - 5:30pm (Summer) 10am - 4:30pm (Winter) Admission: Adult: £6 Child: £3
The Rheged Centre ("The Village In The Hill") is named after the ancient Celtic Kingdom of Rheged. It was constructed from a disused limestone quarry and is covered over with the largest grass roof in Europe. Inside are a number of activities and attractions to suit every age. "Giant Movies" is the home of a large format cinema which rotates seven feature films on such diverse subjects as "Vikings: Journey to New Worlds" and "Africa: The Serengeti". "Discover" is a permanent exhibition and information centre covering the history of the region from the Ice Age to the present. It also houses the National Mountaineering Exhibition. The Centre hosts live music, fairs and childrens workshops. There is a play centre, a cafe and a shop which sells local produce, beers and crafts. Opening hours: 10am - 5:30pm Daily Entry to the Centre and on site parking: free "Giant Movies" Adults: £5.95 Senior, Student: £4.95 Child: £4 National Mountaineering Exhibition: Adults: £5.95 Senior, Student: £4.95 Child: Free Family and combination tickets are also available Bus services stop at the Centre's main entrance There is easy disabled access and shopmobility scooters can be provided.