WoW Festival

If you fancy taking to the water rather than walking around it, biggest festival to ever happen in the Lake District gets underway this month on and around England’s longest lake. The two-day WOW event - Windermere On Water – features over 50 events over the weekend of June 8-10th. Headline acts from France and Africa; a major fireworks display along with dozens of have-a-go watersports activities for adults and children.
The fun begins from 9am each day and goes on until 9.30pm. For details of the full programme go to www.golakes.co.uk/wow. Windermere – inspiration for the famous children’s book Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome – will see Pirate-style island treasure hunts for kids through to taster events in sailing, canoeing and kayaking on the 10-mile-long lake.