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Peter Rabbit: Mischief & Mayhem Exhibition

12Apr

Until Sunday 3 June

Bunnies will be bouncing all over our Gallery, as Cumbria’s most famous literary character Peter Rabbit jumps right off the page in this interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter’s first creation.

This exhibition tells the story of the creation of Peter Rabbit and includes original artworks and manuscripts which are rarely exhibited. It also reveals a fresh insight into the innovative way Beatrix Potter developed Peter Rabbit toys and games.

Children can play like Peter in an interactive learning area. Activities include a giant board game, playing shop, and performing scenes from the Tales. Will your little bunnies help Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle hang out the washing, or aid Mr. McGregor planting carrots in his garden?

The New Shower Block

04Apr

New for 2018
Location – Ullswater

On Wednesday 4 April 2018, the much-loved comedian, Johnny Vegas returned to Hillcroft Park to open an impressive, new facilities block.   Hillcroft Park became Johnny’s Lakeland ‘Home from Home’ for six weeks in 2017 during filming for the BBC series ‘Home from Home’ which will air soon on BBC1.

Johnny opened the brand new facilities building including a shower block that must be one of the most impressive in the UK when it comes to camping bathing facilities.  Many of the fixtures and fittings would not be amiss in a luxury bathroom at home!  Not content with high quality showers, basins, taps and tiles – campers will also be able to enjoy panoramic Lakeland scenes thoughtfully installed within the facilities themselves as well as a custom made Lakeland soundscape of dawn chorus, sheep and of course, water.

For families who prefer a little more privacy, we also have two private bathrooms that can be hired for the duration of guests’ stay that include generous bath and walk in showers.

Enjoy!

The Dalemain Marmalade Awards and Festival 2018

24Jan

Saturday 17 March

The World’s Original Marmalade Festival will be returning on Saturday 17th March, so put the date in your diaries and get ready to go orange! Join us for a weekend of marmalade celebrations with demonstrations, talks, exhibitions and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take the nation’s marmalade to your heart.

Portland Lodge

02Oct

Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater
Sleeps: 4

Luxury is the word that springs to mind for the Portland.  A two-bedroom lodge that has contemporary furnishings, its open plan layout  is spacious but cosy.  The lounge has freestanding sofas, with dining area and freestanding dining table and chairs and dresser unit.  The kitchen is unique with a double-width larder unit, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave.

The master bedroom has a King Size bed and a mirrored dressing area and en-suite shower room. The twin bedroom has single beds and there is a family bathroom with bath and overhead shower.

Double outlook doors open onto the decking area with patio furniture to sit and enjoy the surroundings.