What's on inConiston

Welcome to Coniston

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Coniston - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Coniston to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Coniston

06
MAY
A celebration of Simon and Garfunkel
The Beggar's Theatre

The return of two fantastic musicians celebrating the life and music of the wonderful Simon and Garfunkel. These guys have been twice before and we know how much you love them. Bringing their stories of the famous duo and playing…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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13
MAY
Cumbrian Challenge 2016
Grasmere Sports Ground

The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Woundeds fun and testing flagship annual fundraising event in the Lake District for teams of four with every team that takes part supporting another wounded veteran back into work.Are you and your friends or…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01263 863900
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20
MAY
Craig Campbell - Don't look down
The Beggar's Theatre

With Craig Campbells record Everest base camp show looming www.standuponeverest.co.uk beyond his hip‐reshaping operation and a winter of snowboarding comedy shows the challenge of keeping the wounded Mooses chin up ensures Dont Look Down to be his most appropriately titled show yetThis…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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27
MAY
Labels Worklight theatre
The Beggar's Theatre

Worklights new show charts Joe Sellman‐Leavas childhood in 90s rural England and uses family stories to examine the differences between curiosity and fear the words and numberswe stick on each other and answer where hes really from.Winner of both a Fringe…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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10
JUN
Patrick Monahan - The Disco Years
The Beggar's Theatre

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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18
JUN
Chasing The Sun 2016
The Lake District National Park

Were looking for intrepid explorers to join our fight for every childhood. Are you ready for an adventureEvery mile you trek and every penny you raise will help us be there when a child needs us. Together we can rebuild childrens lives…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02037 729720
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18
JUN
Lake District 6 Peaks Challenge
Buttermere

New and exciting challengeThe Lake District 6 Peaks Challenge is a long horseshoe walk offering some stunning views of ever changing scenery and makes a good challenge for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.This circuit of the Buttermere Valley provides a…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01612 953206
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23
JUN
Kindly Leave The Stage
The Beggar's Theatre

The ensemble go head to head as they play the characters in the play and the actors who are in the play. sound confusing well its not Its a fast‐paced farce which is easy to watch and a lot of fun…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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24
JUN
The Three Half Pints - Bad Guys
The Beggar's Theatre

Derek Ernie and Dick are really bored of being good Its just GOT to be more fun being a baddie. But being an evil scientist pirate or cowboy is trickier than they thought. Can the bumbling brothers learn how to stay out…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01229 775677
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03
JUL
Gyles Brandreth - Word Power
The Beggar's Theatre

No matter how eloquently a dog may bark he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest. Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.Join Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth wit and…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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23
JUL
Rob Beckett - Mouth Of The South
The Beggar's Theatre

ROB BECKETT MOUTH OF THE SOUTHBecketts back with a brand‐new hour of funnies and hes taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread Star of BBC1s Live at the Apollo BBC2s Mock the Week & Channel 4s 8…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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03
SEP
The Dreamers
The Beggar's Theatre

Who remembers the fantastic Freddie and The Dreamers We have The Dreamers Live on stage here in Millom. Excellent night of Live Music and Entertainment from the original band members as well as Steve and Colin Temple from The Temple Brothers.Carrying…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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10
NOV
The Underground Man
The Beggar's Theatre

the 5th Duke of Portland who becomes increasingly frustrated by his own ageing body and bewildered at the world about him.The Duke commissions the construction of a labyrinth of tunnels large enough to take a coach and horses beneath his estate and…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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25
NOV
The Croft and Pearce - Comedy Sketch Show
The Beggar's Theatre

Stars of BBC Radio 4 and Edinburgh Fringe Favourites award winning sketch comedians Croft & Pearce will be on tour in 2016. Croft & Pearce are the breakthrough stars of the last series of BBC Radio 4s Sketchorama Series 3 2014. Their…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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26
NOV
Oh What a Night - The Sherry Baby's Live
The Beggar's Theatre

The Sherry Babys sensational production features many of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons worldwide hits including: Begging Cant Take My Eyes Of Off You Lets Hang On Rag Doll Walk Like A Man Bye Bye Baby Baby Goodbye Sherry Working My…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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Tourist Attractions


Aquarium of the Lakes

From mountain‐top to Morecambe Bay the award‐winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally‐themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout,…

Beatrix Potter Gallery

The exhibition of original sketches and watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children's stories changes annually. Also on display are artefacts and information relating to her life and work beyond the 'Tales'. The 17th‐century building, the model for Tabitha Twitchit's shop, was once the office…

The World Of Beatrix Potter

Would you like to meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix PotterWell, it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima…

Steam Yacht Gondola

The original steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Gondola is a re‐built elegant coal ‐ fired…

Windermere Steamboat Centre

For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. Windermere Steamboats & Museum offers:A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats Steam Launch Trips Shop and Refreshments Swallows and Amazons Exhibition Model Boats boat pond…

Brantwood

Explore Brantwood's 250 acres of gardens, pastures, ancient woods and high moors. Walk among beautifully scented azaleas and bluebells or marvel at magnificent views. Stroll gently through the flower gardens at the lake shore, climb to Crag Head or bring a book to enjoy under a…

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