The weather is fine for this time of year. Take advantage and find something to do this weekend.

1 A trip to Workington Hall. Stroll round the tranquil ruins of what was once one of the region’s grandest manor houses.

2 The Helena Thomson museum is right next to Workington Hall, perfect to pop in after an idyllic walk. View the textile collections Helena and her family put together and relax in the gardens round the back.

3 The Carnegie Theatre is a wonderful venue in which to relax and unwind. This Sunday from 5pm they are running a Christmas Carol Service. Featuring free gifts and festive fun. Tickets are free.

4 If you fancy some live music, Scottish musician Steve Mason is performing at the Threlkeld Village Hall in Keswick on December 19. His first time performing there.

5 Visit the Winter Wonderland in Vulcan Park. This Saturday, December 18, there will be Astral Circus, fun fair, face painting, children's entertainment, Santa's Grotto, market stalls, crafts, wreath making, snow and more.

6 Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime. This Sunday at 6pm, live at Muncaster Castle Old Laundry. Tickets are £5.

7 Jane Pit is a beautiful reminder of Workington’s heavy industry, with Gothic Revival architecture. L. S. Lowry drew the pit in the 1960s, so why not go and admire it for yourself? Maybe take some paper and a pencil.

8 The Lake District can never be ignored, no less when the weather is threatening to remain temperate. Hire a bicycle and investigate far into the Lake District – visit Keswick and admire the views of Derwentwater with a picnic.

9 If the skies are to remain clear over the weekend, then why not try your hand at stargazing? The Lake District National Park offers stunning stellar vistas with two designated sites that have been awarded Dark Sky Discovery status. The Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre offers free access to all walkers and cyclists.

10 It is the last weekend to go and get some gifts from the Workington Christmas market. And this weekend the market will feature 6 up-and-coming local artists as well as the Carnegie Choir.