1: Wordsworth House: This Cockermouth property was the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth. Visit this beautiful Georgian home with its period garden

2: Cockermouth is also celebrating the life of Wordsworth’s sister,  Dorothy. Che Kirkgate Arts Centre to see what is on.

3: Over 25? You might enjoy a mini-festival the Bengal Boogie festival running from 2pm to 11pm on Saturday. If disco or punk are your things check this out and buy tickets from: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Workington/Rivendell/Bengal-Boogie-festival-over-25s/36099167/

4: If you fancy a trip along the coast, stop in at Allonby and head to Silloth detouring to Bank Mill Nurseries, the Silloth Motorbike museum and Silloth itself with its beach, play area and games arcade


5: If it is rainy be sure to visit the Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport where the aquarium resembles a sunken boat and the café overlooks the harbour.


6: While in Maryport visit the Senhouse Roman Museum. This is an intimate museum where families can see an internationally important collection of Roman altars, dress up as Romans and even play Roman games.


7: For a family adventure, stay in Maryport and go to the Wave to challenge yourself on the Clip ‘n’ Climb feature of Cave in the Wave – a caving experience without the cold and wet. Bookings are essential.


One of the most adventurous places in West Cumbria might be the Whinlatter Forest Park with its mountain bike and walking trails, high climbing trail and, for the not-so-adventurous, the café where visitors can enjoy some refreshments while watching the tiny siskin birds.


8: Buttermere: This is a doable walk for people of most fitness levels. The scenery is gorgeous and there are two cafes with plenty of pick-me-ups after or during the walk.


9: For the film buffs, Top Gun: Maverick is still playing  at the Ritz in Workington and has had rave reviews from all ages. The special effects and action reflect the change in cinema technology since the original Top Gun and Tom Cruise does not seem to have aged a bit!

10: If Top Gun has whetted your appetite for speed and daring, head to West Coast Karting in Maryport for some four-wheeled adventure.

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