There are some fantastic restaurants in Kendal, all within walking distance from School House.


These include Déjà Vu, New Moon, Sawadee Thai and the Castle Dairy to name just a few. We also love the Brewery Arts Centre and Paulo Gianni’s.

There are three golf clubs close by to choose from, the Kendal Climbing Wall and an eclectic mix of year round theatre, film and cultural events available at the Brewery Arts Centre.

We have lots of information available on local walks for all abilities both in Kendal and further afield across the Lake District National Park.

We love visiting our fab local National Trust properties such as:

We have had many a great day out at Brockhole Visitor Centre, Lakeland Maize Maze, Levens Hall and Low Sizergh Barn.

The Abbott Hall Art Gallery here in Kendal is a real treasure and the local farmers market is held on the last Friday of each month in the Market Place in the town centre. Not forgetting the famous 1657 Chocolate House.

We’re so lucky here in Kendal to have a festival timetable suitable for all tastes and interests:

March: Kendal Food Festival

May: Comedy Festival

June: Westmorland County Show

July: Kendal Calling

July: Wake The Lakes

July & August: Lake District Summer Music Festival

August: LakesAlive

September: Kendal Torchlight Parade

October: Comic Arts Festival

November: Westmorland Beer Festival

November: Mountain Film Festival