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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Coniston

26
FEB
Mitch Benn - Don't Believe A Word
The Beggar's Theatre

Im a skeptic. But dont take my word for it. Or indeed anybodys. For anything. and this is the basic premise of Mitchs new critically acclaimed show. Its a show that will make you laugh a lot and think a bit…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01229 775677
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02
MAR
Omid Djalili Live 2016
The Beggar's Theatre

Omid loves The Beggars Theatre so much that before leaving his gig here in 2014 he asked to return in 2016 And true to his word here he is Dont miss out on this wonderful comedian who never fails to have you…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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17
MAR
Jenny Eclair - Guide to being a middle aged woman
The Beggar's Theatre

Professional grumpy old woman Splash Survivor amateur soup maker and novice knitter Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine too young to die but too old to stand near the edge in case she gets dizzy and…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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07
APR
The Fell Walker
The Beggar's Theatre

The Fell Walker is a fast paced thriller with a battery of twists and turns. One night in the Keswick Hotel local journalist Ben Foxley is somehow enticed into a web of intrigue and suspicion by a woman he has never met…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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08
APR
Dane Baptiste - Reasonable Doubts
The Beggar's Theatre

The last 18 months have been nonstop for the Independents Face to Watch in 2015 Dane Baptiste. After the incredible success of his debut show Citizen Dane which saw him nominated for Best Newcomer at both the Fosters Comedy Awards at 2014s…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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22
APR
Nelson - The Sailors Story
The Beggar's Theatre

Inspirational hero. Flawed maverick. Tactical genius. Rebel. Amidst Trafalgars shot smoke and din the crew of the Victory strive to destroy the Combined Fleet of France and Spain. On New Years Eve 200 years later Nelson surveys the world from his column…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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29
APR
Mark Watson - I'm not here
The Beggar's Theatre

Mark Watson multi‐award‐winning star of numerous TV shows including Daves Road to RioBBCs We Need Answers Live At The Apollo Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You and his own cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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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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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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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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