2014 Events at Dalemain

 

February & March Best time to see the Snowdrops & Aconites  
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd March

The World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival held at Dalemain annually.  

 www.marmaladeawards.com

 
May & June Best time to see the Blue Poppies 
w/c 16th June - Blue Poppies are still in flower

Sat 10th May

Fell Pony Breed Show
Starts from 8.30am until approx 3pm on the large field past the house going towards Pooley Bridge & near Lake Ullswater. 
The House & Gardens are CLOSED but provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event.
Visitors of all ages can enjoy a lovely traditional day out, bring a picnic or there is catering provided on site by Katy Edgar. Relax in the historic setting and picturesque surroundings of the Lake District Fells. Entry: Adults £3, Children FREE.

Please click the links to the left for further information about the history of "The Fell Pony Society" or email: fellponysocietysecretary@hotmail.co.uk

 
Sun 11th May North-West Carriage Driving 
Free entry to Show.   10am to 3pm 

The North West Driving Club was founded in 1966 to foster good horsemanship and friendship amongst all drivers of harnessed horses and ponies in the North West of the UK.  For more information on the North West Carriage Driving Club please click on the above link.

The House & Gardens are OPEN to the public at the usual admission price and provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy watching the Horse Driving, bring a picnic or eat at the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.

Entry to the Show Ground FREE.  Free parking and free access to the tearoom & gift shop.

 
Sun 25th May Sheep Dog Trials   
Sun 22nd June

Dalemain Plant, Food & Craft Fair

Celebrating All Things Gardening, Quality Plants, Crafts, Artisan Foods & Children's Activities - 10am to 5pm

NEW for 2014 - FREE Entry to Plant Fair Discounted entry to Gardens £5, House & Gardens £7
Children U-16's FREE

With over 40 Quality Exhibitors attending. Please click on the links below for the Plant Fair Flyer & Selection of Exhibitors & the children's activities.

  • Hand Picked Selection of the Best Nurseries in the North of England.
  • Garden Accessories.
  • Craft & Artisan Food Stalls in the Courtyard
  • Plants from the Dalemain garden on sale
  • Cream Teas, BBQ & Mediaeval Hall Tearoom
  • World's Best Marmalades on sale.
  • NEW: Children's Activities include Arts & Crafts from Creation Station, Pyjama Drama & a Bouncy Castle with Soft Play

Join us for this Quality Event and Enjoy a Lovely Day in the Beautiful Surroundings of Dalemain Mansion & Award Winning Historic Gardens.  

A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

 

June/July

 

Best time to see over 200 old-fashioned Roses Dalemain is a RHS Partner Garden
Sunday 20th July

Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Rally  
VINTAGE TRACTOR RALLY & FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday 20th July 2014 - 10am to 4pm
Dalemain's Show Field, just past the house
 

A TRADITIONAL LOCAL SHOW IN A STUNNING LOCATION WITH SOMETHING FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

This is a non-profit making venture by the tractor club but no expense has been spared to make it a day out to remember so please come along and support a local club that has recently donated thousands of pounds to Eden charities. Not to be missed there will be a large display of vintage tractors, machinery, trucks, classic cars and motor cycles for the public to enjoy.

The main arena feature will be Fun Dog Show, DL Dog Agility Team, Owl Magic and more.

Other attractions include a Car Boot Sale, Stalls & Crafts, Exhibitions and Various Amusements for Children.

Open to the public from 10am to 4pm - Adults £4.50, Children: £1.50, Family ticket: £10 includes free parking.

The whole family will have a great day out:

  • Vintage & Classic Vehicle Display
  • Car Boot Sale Stall & Crafts
  • Fun Dog Show (6 classes)
  • DL Dog Agility Team & Owl Magic
  • Hospice at Home
  • Auto Jumble
  • Catering & Ice Cream
  • Children's Activities

Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens are open to the public at the usual admission fee.

FREE ACCESS to Tearoom, Plant Sales & Gift Shop.

For more info on the rally or the club please contact Brenda Mawson (Club Secretary) on 01768 890926 or email: brendamawson@hotmail.co.uk

 


 

 

 

Sunday 27th July North-West Carriage Driving 
Free entry to Show.   10am to 3pm 

The North West Driving Club was founded in 1966 to foster good horsemanship and friendship amongst all drivers of harnessed horses and ponies in the North West of the UK.  For more information on the North West Carriage Driving Club please click on the above link.

The House & Gardens are OPEN to the public at the usual admission price and provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy watching the Horse Driving, bring a picnic or eat at the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom.

Entry to the Show Ground FREE.  Free parking and free access to the tearoom & gift shop.

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd August

The Lakes Chilli Festival

The team behind www.chillifest-ne.co.uk and www.properfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk including Cumbrian Hot Food maestro Mr.Vikki’s are delighted to announce the return of a chilli festival in the Lakes. www.thelakeschillifest.co.uk

 

DALEMAIN GARDENS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FESTIVAL TICKET PRICE with a special offer of an upgrade to the Mansion at £4 each, Children FREE.

BRINGING THE HEAT BACK TO THE LAKES!

The Lakes Chilli Fest is back! Come and get involved with over 80 producers offering the tastiest & spiciest chilli products, real ale producers, first class entertainment and exciting challenges.

'A Carnival of food & fun at the North West's Biggest Chilli Festival.'

The fun starts at 10am & finishes at 6pm Saturday and Sunday. FREE entry for Children under 16. Dogs Welcome at the festival only. Highlights include: International Street Food Area, ENTERTAINMENT with Live Bands, DJ's, Fully Licensed Bars bringing you real ales, ciders, cocktails & pimms. Free entry to Dalemain Gardens included in your Festival ticket. A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY! We look forwarding to seeing you!

Early Bird Advance Purchase Daily tickets only £4.50 Limited numbers so hurry! £7 each when the early bird allocation runs out and £7 on the day.

DALEMAIN MANSION & HISTORIC GARDENS ARE OPEN SAT 2ND & SUN 3RD AUGUST 2014 10.30AM TO 5PM

Saturday 9th August Fell Pony Breed Show

Starts from 8.30am until approx 3pm on the large fieldpast the house going towards Pooley Bridge & near Lake Ullswater. The House & Gardens are CLOSED but provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a lovely traditional day out, bring a picnic or there is catering provided on site by Katy Edgar. Relax in the historic setting and picturesque surroundings of the Lake District Fells. Entry: Adults £3, Children FREE.

www.fellponysociety.org.uk/forms/2013BreedShowTimetable.pdf

Please click the above link for further information about the history of "The Fell Pony Society" or email:
           
fellponysocietysecretary@hotmail.co.uk   
 
 

Did you know that
Fell ponies are native to the North of England, and are mostly found in Cumbria, in the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, where probably they roamed from pre-historic times. By the Iron Age, equines were in relatively common use in Britain. They averaged 12.1 hh in height and resembled the modern Exmoor breed in terms of overall build. By the later part of the Roman occupation, somewhat later than the improvements in other domestic species, the average height of British ponies had increased to around 13 hh.
Sunday 17th August Wigton Motor Club presents the Cumbria Classic & Motorsport Show
90 years of MG and Lotus Legends. Over 500 Classic Car and One Make Clubs, Autotesting and Motorsport displays. Autojumble and trade stands, Cars for Sale area, Go Motorsport and refreshments. 

 

Adults £7.00 OAPs £5.00 Accompanied school age children £1.00. Free parking!
Ticket Price includes FREE entry to the Award Winning Historic Gardens & upgrade to the Mansion available at £4.00.

No entries accepted on the day.  
Details & entry forms at www.wigtonmc.co.uk
Programmes £1.00

                  Supporting Eden Animal Rescue

Motorsport Displays!
Try your hand at autotesting!
Go Motorsport!

See

Hundreds of classic cars
Classic car clubs
Autotests
Motorsport displays
Classic Cars for sale

Autojumble and Traders
Refreshments

Enquiries: 01900825642
www.wigtonmc.co.uk

Sunday 7th September

The National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens North West Group 

PLANT SALE AT DALEMAIN

On Sunday 1st of September 2013 from 10.30am until 4.30pm.
FREE ENTRY TO PLANT SALE, TEAROOM & GIFT SHOP IN THE COURTYARD

Come and buy interesting plants from a number of Specialist Nurseries and the Plant Heritage North West Group Plant Stall.

FREE ENTRY & PARKING
We look forward to seeing you there.

Dalemain Mansion & Gardens will be open

HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2013

The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.

 

13th - 28th September



C-Artists in residence: Artists David Sims, Jo Mcgrath, Emma J Lock, Linda Moore, Frankie Cranfield and Becky Eden will be based in The Great Barn during the event. Works exhibited and demonstrated include painting, drawing, photography and felt making.

For more detail please visit the C-Art website at www.c-art.org.uk

 
October Apple Celebrations - throughout October   
December - Dates TBC

Dalemain Christmas Lunches In the Mediaeval Hall

A home cooked, locally sourced seasonal treat served in the splendour of the Mediaeval Hall decked out for the Festive Season with a welcoming open log fire. The perfect setting for a traditional festive feast, whether you’re a group of work colleagues, family or friends.  We also cater for larger groups & parties and can book a separate date if required.  

 

Christmas Gifts at Dalemain In the Mediaeval Hall

Dalemain Gift Vouchers:

Gift Vouchers— From £6.50:

  • Full Sandwich Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea
  • House & Garden or Garden Only Ticket
  • Friends of Dalemain 2014 Membership
  • Christmas Lunch

Gifts For Christmas:

A selection of gifts from our gift shop now available to buy in the tearoom.

Marmalade & Pickle Gift Sets

Christmas Gift Sets Starting From  £9.99:

3 Jar Marmalade or Pickle Sets, Marmalade & Emma Bridgewater Mug or Gift Wrapped Jars.

The Dalemain Marmalade Collection and Christmas Gifts are available to taste and buy in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom which is open from 10am to 4pm - Sunday to Thursday.  Closed Friday and Saturday.

The perfect and unique present for a friend or loved one….

Please click the link for Dalemain's Christmas Gifts

 

 

 

NEW VENUE: C-Art at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Dalemain are delighted to be part of this year's Cumbria Artists Open Studios from 13th to 28th September 2014. 8 Artists are exhibiting in The Great Barn in the Courtyard including David Sims, Jo McGrath, Emma J Lock, Linda Moore, Becky Eden & Frankie Cranfield. With a further exhibition by Hermione & Beatrice McCosh in another part of the Courtyard.

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GREAT TASTE AWARDS NEWS 2014

Dalemain Marmalades have excelled at this year's Great Taste Awards.

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WELCOME to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens - Spring & Summer Opening times

The Historic House & Gardens officially opened for the Summer Season on Sunday 6th April 2014.  We are open Sunday to Thursday 10.30am to 5pm.  

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PENRITH REMEMBERS 1914 - 1918

Penrith Remembers Launches The Centenary Programme of the Commemoration of the World War 1 at Dalemain

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Dalemain Wins HHA/Christie's Prestigious Garden of the Year Award 2013

The charming English gardens of Dalemain, nestled in the Lake District, have won the 2013 Garden of the Year Award sponsored by the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s. This prestigious national award, now in its 29th year, is designed to recognise the importance of gardens with outstanding horticultural and public appeal, either in their own right or as the setting for an historic house.  

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Dalemain wins prestigious Heritage Award for best event 2012

Dalemain has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event 2012 - The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.

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