What's on inKendal

Welcome to Kendal

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Kendal - 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 Kendal to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Kendal

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Leighton Hall Motorcycle Sprint
Leighton Hall

On the 28th of September Leighton Hall near Carnforth races back to the spirit of 1969 as hundreds of classic and modern motorbikes race up the drive in an exciting Bike Sprint.The hall has a history of motor racing sprints but this…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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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,…

Sizergh Castle and Garden

Originally built in the Middle Ages by the Strickland family, who still live here, this imposing house has an exceptional series of oak‐panelled rooms culminating in the Inlaid Chamber. Portraits, fine furniture and ceramics accumulated over centuries by the family are shown alongside their recent photographs. …

Museum of Lakeland Life

Why not learn a little more about the way Cumbrians lived and worked in the last 250 years, with a visit to the Museum of Lakeland Life at Abbot Hall in Kendal, on the edge of the English Lake District. In 1973 the Museum was the first…

Kendal Museum

Founded in 1796, Kendal Museum's fascinating collections include local Archaeology, History, Geology and a Natural History collection from around the globe. We also have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays, events, walks and talks. To celebrate 2005's museums and galleries month theme, Objects of…

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…

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…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Kendal? See our list of attractions in Kendal, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.