Events at Queens Head

We love hosting events. From gin tastings to pub quizzes, you'll find everything happening at Queens Head right here. We're always updating so keep your eyes peeled to this page or our social media channels for more information.

Events Around Us

There's always something happening around Queens Head. Take a look below and why not book a stay with us to start and end your adventure around Ambleside and beyond.


Bowness Bay Blue Festival

31st March - 2nd April - Bowness Bay Blue is a one of a kind iconic blues cruise on lake Windemere. - Find out more

May, September

The Lap - Running Events

The Lap was created to provide a gateway event for runners and walkers to step up to ULTRA distance, without the worry of navigation, food or exposure to really bad weather. A beautiful 47 mile fully signposted trail ultra marathon on some of the most stunning and runnable trails in The Lake District - Events happen throughout the year with May and September 2023 available online now - Find out more

Every Wednesday and Sunday

Hawkshead Ghost Walks

Every Wednesday and Thursday -Join the Director, teller of Cumbrian Folklore, and original horror stories, to traverse the haunted alleyways of this traditional Lakeland village. Behind the seemingly normal facade of shops, pubs, and cafes, something eldritch walks... Find out more


Keswick Mountain Festival

19th - 21st May 2023 - Keswick Mountain Festival returns in 2023 with sporting events galore, outdoor activities and Festival Village packed with fun child-friendly activities, delicious food and drinks as well as live music in the evenings. So whether you’d like to try your first 5K trail run, enjoy a gentle cycle sportive or kick back with a beer and listen to live music, there’s something for everyone! Find out more


Country Fest

3rd - 4th June 2023 - A celebration of all things countryside, local food & drink, live demos, a true countryside experience for the family - Find out more


Lytham Festival

28th June - 2nd July 2023 - Lytham festival returns this year with another incredible lineup- Jamiroquai, George Ezra, Sting, Blondie, Keiser Chiefs, Lionel Richie, Motley Crue and Def Leppard. There's something for everyone! - Find out more


Hawkshead Show 2023

Tuesday 22nd August - With plenty of attractions for people to see all day - The Hawkshead Show has the judging of all horse classes ranging from the miniatures to the heavy horses, Private driving (horse & small carriage) and jumping classes, Judging of a large variety of sheep along with dogs & cattle. The Horticultural is a must to see. With home produce, flowers vegetables, arts & crafts. A great day out for the whole family - Find out more


Westmorland County Show

13th - 14th September 2023 - Attracting over 30,000 visitors and with its heart firmly in agriculture, the Show’s livestock sections take the spotlight. Westmorland Show also boasts one of the largest locally produced Food Halls in the North West, as well as a spectacular Women’s Institute Marquee, Rural Crafts, Forestry Arena and over 400 trade stands plus so much more - Find out more


Kendal Torchlight Carnival

22nd - 23rd September 2023 - Kendal Torchlight Carnival has, since 1970, entertained and excited adults and children alike with its variety of amazingly creative Carnival Floats, Dancers, Bands, and other processionists - Find out more


Lakes International Comic Festival

29th September - 1st October 2023 - The Lakes International Comic Art Festival based in Kendal, Cumbria, celebrates great comic art from across the world. It is the only one of its kind in the UK taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District - Find out more


Hawkshead Christmas Fayre

2nd & 3rd December 2023-Visit the Hawkshead Christmas Fair to help celebrate their traditional weekend of Festive Fun in the picturesque village of Hawkshead when the two-day extravaganza turns the picture postcard setting into a feast of entertainment for all the family - Find out more

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Things to do around Queens Head

There's plenty to see and do around Queens Head. We've pulled a list of our favourites together right here!

Staying with us

Spend the night with us

There's nothing better than climbing into a cosy bed at the end of a busy day. With 13 brilliant rooms, the Queens Head is a great place to rest your head after a busy day exploring.

13 Brilliant Bedrooms

Comfortable and beautifully designed, our en-suite accommodation is ideal for relaxing after a busy day.

Great Food and Drink

You can't climb a fell on an empty stomach. Join us for delicious food and drink at the start and end of your day.