There's so much on offer to do in Allerdale - from thrills to theatre, here is our top picks for the weekend in our special part of the world.

1) Bassenthwaite Ospreys

The magnificent Ospreys fish for food at Bassenthwaite and have now tured into a great attraction for any bird watcher . You can see them in action from viewing platforms at Dodd Wood or via a video link at Whinlatter Forest Park.

2) The Ritz Cinema, Workington

The cinema, which opened last year in the Wilko's building is great for all the family showing a wide variety of films for all ages.

3) The Bowder Stone, Borrowdale

Six times the height of a person, the Bowder Stone is improbably balanced on one edge. Tourists can climb to the top of the stone that can be safely ascended by a wooden staircase.

4) 'Reach Out', Workington

Taking place this Saturday, 'Reach Out’ is a new event for 2022 taking place in Vulcans Park, Workington. The focuses on mental health awareness, support and guidance.

5) Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

As well as the fine mining museum,visitors can see what it's like to be a miner at this historic quarry site. From a trip on a steam train, to a tour of the old mines they have it all.

6)Lakes Escapes Escape Rooms, Workington

Lakes Escapes is Cumbria’s premier LIVE escape room. Groups of between 2 to 6 people have to complete the game room objective with 60 minutes, with a variety of different rooms to see.

7) Solway Coast Discovery Centre, Silloth

Showing off the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its special wildlife, heritage, landscape and communities, you can take a wander from the Ice Age to the present day.

8) Night out in Cockermouth

With everything from quirky cocktail bars to cosy pubs - a night out in Cockermouth is sure to spark enjoyment from all.

9) Calvert Trust, Bassenthwaite

The Calvert Trust is an outdoor centre for people with disabilities providing challenging activity breaks for school, groups, families and individuals.

10) Friars Crag, Keswick

The views are sensational along the lake to the head of Borrowdale. With the crag only being a short walk from the Theatre by the Lake, the view is accessible to all.