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April 10 2019


10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm

Back in the days when matches had yet to be invented, fire was made by rubbing pieces of flint together. Lily Horseman of Kindling Play hosts an Easter workshop using ‘dragon sneezes’, primitive flint and steel fire lighting techniques. Workshoppers will learn how to build and light a campfire, then cook delicious pancakes on it. This is a hands on practical workshop. Tickets are for children age 6 and over (with an accompanying adult) or adults who want to get fully involved in the activity.

Gluten and dairy free options available. The sessions are one hour long each.

£11.00 per child for Castle, Garden and Workshop

£12.00 per adult for Castle, Garden and Workshop

£5 per child or adult for annual pass holders


The site of Lowther Castle has been occupied by the same family since 1150. Several different buildings have occupied the spot, the last of which was the castle itself. It was commissioned by William, 1st Earl of Lonsdale in 1806 and designed by the architect Robert Smirke, later responsible for many great civic buildings in London including the British Museum. In its heyday, the castle boasted a room for every day of the year. There was a grand art collection and the house was a celebrated beacon of the north.

Lowther Castle and Gardens has recently undergone an extensive restoration programme. The history of Lowther Castle has now come full circle. From grandeur to extravagance to abandonment to demolition, the castle has become of the most popular tourist destinations in Cumbria. Open to families of all ages every day, there is plenty do to and see for everyone at Lowther Castle and Gardens. The Story of Lowther exhibition takes a look at the 850 year history, offering an insight into the different generations of the Lowther family and the different castle structures. High in the treetops there’s a large adventure playground – the Lost Castle – a replica of the castle itself, with the addition of turrets, zipwires, walkways and slides.



Lowther castle
Lowther Castle
Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2HH United Kingdom
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