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

These include Corner 124, The Moon, Masons Yard 24, Bangkok7, Little Italy to name just a few.

There are two golf clubs close by to choose from, Carus Green PGA Golf Club, Kendal Golf Club. There is a 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.

And there are plenty of National Trust properties to explore, 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. And a short drive away there is a lovely cafe called Two Sisters at Plumgarths, who not only provide lovely afternoon tea, but great breakfasts!

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

May: Kendal Walking 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