WELCOME TO DALEMAIN   

 'We are so pleased to be able to open our doors every year to share our house and gardens with you. The house is in the midst of a Spring clean and the gardens are set to look fantastic this year, though covered in a layer of snow at the moment. Our first event of the year, The World's Original Marmalade Festival will be on the 28th February 2015'


Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh


The World's Original Marmalade Festival is held on Sat 28th Feb & Sun 1st Mar 2015

Dalemain has been the home of the Hasell Family for eleven generations, the most recent becoming Hasell-McCosh on the marriage of Robert and Jane Hasell-McCosh.

Visitors can discover and enjoy four centuries of history, five acres of celebrated gardens, historic parkland and home-made food served in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.

Click here to view Dalemain's 2015 Visitor Leaflet

Dalemain is home to 'The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival' held annually in March. www.marmaladeawards.com

Join us for the '10th Anniversary' Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival 2015

The Awards & Festival will be held on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015 - 10am to 4pm (both days) at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens near Penrith in Cumbria.  Adults £4.50 - Full entry fee to Charity - Children FREE  (wellies or strong shoes advisable).  A Great Day Out For The Family!                                             
Please find below our Programme of Events for the Demonstrations taking place at the Marmalade Festival Weekend.  All workshops and lectures are FREE, with all proceeds going to charity.  We are enormously grateful to all lecturers and performers for donating their time in aid of Charity. Please visit our Festival homepage for details of what's happening throughout the day and both days and further information.


Saturday 28th February 2015 

 

09.45 NEW - Marmalade Madness on Ullswater Steamers FREE TRAVEL - for passengers on the 9.45 sailings that bring along a jar of marmalade in celebration of the Marmalade festival weekend at Dalemain Historic Mansion and Gardens, passengers can also enjoy complimentary toast and marmalade served onboard the 9.45 sailings on this weekend. Ullswater Steamers Marmalade Madness
10.00 Festival opens
For children on both days Jason the Juggling Jester, Face Painting, Paddington Bear, feeding the Dalemain Deer, Treasure Hunt in the Courtyard, dedicated Craft Tent for children run by the Girl Guides (highly recommended from last year!) and more......
10.15 Marmalade Question Time - with Dan Lepard (Baking Guru), Pam Corbin (National Treasure and Preserve Maker Extraordinaire), Martin Grant (MD of Mackays), Jonathan Miller (Food consultant) and Jose Fraga (Ave Maria Estates, Seville)
10.45 Launch of International Marmalade Week with a Peel of Bells - Already celebrated in Melbourne and picked up with handbells at Dalemain, culminating at St Mary Le Bow in the City of London.
Both days every hour on the 1/2 hour
Readings from the Paddington Bear Books - Read all about Paddington Bear and his upcoming movie at Paddington's Website
11.00 Winners Marmalade Awards Presentation - with Dan Lepard, Paddington Bear and Stainton School singing at the front of the House. Come and see this year's winners receiving their Gold Awards and prizes.
11.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
11.45 Jose Fraga of Ave Maria Estate - Hear about life on Seville's premiere orange growing estate.
12.00 Commercial Awards Presentations
12.00 Judging of the Marmalashes in the main dining room - 11 Australian marmalades pitting themselves against a British team. Judges to be confirmed very soon. 
12.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
12.45 Cookery Demonstration in the Big Kitchen - Chef from The Inn on The Lake, Glenridding.
13.30 Laithwaite's Wine Tasting Workshop & Wines to go with Marmalades - Laithwaite's Wines  Laithwaites Wines Blog
Both Days, all day every day! Marmalade Tasting - Over 200 competition marmalades FREE to taste in the Corner Barn of the Courtyard. 2,000 jars of competition marmalade on display in the downstairs rooms of the mansion, gardens included in the ticket price and much more please visit our Festival homepage for details of what's happening all day throughout the day and further information.
13.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
14.15 Celebrities of the Marmalade World Question Time - with past winners of the Double Gold Award, Lord Henley, Dr Chong, Blanka Milfaitova,Mrs Rushton and last years winner of winners Sarah Byrne.
14.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
14.30 Honey and Marmalade - A lecture on their linked delights by the Bee Master at Dalemain, Eddie Kay.
15.00 Cookery Demonstration in the Big Kitchen - Sharrow Bay and Mackays
15.00 A Timeline of Marmalade - with Ivan Day. An opportunity for tasting marmalade through the ages.
16.00 Finish 

 
DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS 
The Gardens are included in the entry fee and are lovely in early March with snowdrops and aconites and the House is open free of charge to view the Competition Marmalade Rooms on the ground floor only. 

Sunday 2nd March 2014

 

09.00 NEW Dalemain Children's Warm Up Marmalade Fun Run (1k) - FREE entry, however advance registration is required at Marmalade Run.
09.30 NEW Dalemain Marmalade 10k Trail Race - Advance registration required at Marmalade Run.  Free entry to the awards for all participants.
09.30 Festival Service at St Andrews Church, Dacre - with The Right Rev George Bush, of St Mary Le Bow Church, London
09.45 NEW - Marmalade Madness on Ullswater Steamers - Free travel for passengers on the 9.45 sailings that bring along a jar of marmalade in celebration of the Marmalade festival weekend at Dalemain Historic Mansion and Gardens, passengers can also enjoy complimentary toast and marmalade served onboard the 9.45 sailings on this weekend.
Ullswater Steamers Marmalade Madness
10.00 Festival opens
Both days every hour on the 1/2 hour Readings from the Paddington Bear Books - Read all about Paddington Bear and his upcoming movie at Paddington's Website
10.30 Cookery Demonstration in the Big Kitchen - with Sharrow Bay and Mackays
10.45 Honey and Marmalade - A lecture on their linked delights by the Bee Master at Dalemain, Eddie Kay.
11.30 Jose Fraga of Ave Maria Estate - Hear about life on Seville's premiere orange growing estate
11.45 History of AGA lecture - Aga Carlisle will be attending to give the story of the AGA cooker as one of award-winning innovation and a proud heritage stretching back to 1922.
11.30, 12.30
Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
13.00 Laithwaite's Wine Tasting Workshop & Wines to go with Marmalade - Laithwaite's Wines - Laithwaites Wines Blog
14.00 Cookery Demonstration with a chef from The North Lakes Hotel
14.00 Marmalade Question Time in the Marquee - with Jane Maggs (Award Winning Cumbrian Jam & Marmalade maker - Wild & Fruitful), Pam Corbin (National Treasure and Preserve Maker Extraordinaire), Jose Fraga (Ave Maria Estate, Seville) and Ivan Day (food historian) 
14.30 Readings from the Paddington Bear Books
Both days throughout the day Marmalade Tasting Over 200 competition marmalades FREE to taste in the Corner Barn of the Courtyard. 2,000 jars of competition marmalade on display in the downstairs rooms of the mansion, gardens included in the ticket price and much more please visit our Festival homepage for details of what's happening all day throughout the day and further information.
14.30 Band in Marquee
16.00 Festival Closes 

DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS 
The Gardens are included in the entry fee and are lovely in early March with snowdrops and aconites and the House is open free of charge to view the Competition Marmalade Rooms on the ground floor only.

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