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Join us for One Great Fun Day on Saturday 29 June!

We will be hosting a day of fun, games, workshops and more as we raise money local charity, Cash for Kids and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Join in our slime and bath bomb making for only £2 per activity. Sessions will be in the old Hawkins unit at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Get creative in Centre Square with Artventurers and for only £2 per activity, you could make unicorn charm bracelets, unicorn foam masks, dragon racers or dragon eggs!

Practice your circus skills with Entertrain in the old Hawkins unit. Visit us from 10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm and for £2, you could take part in a hour long circus skills workshop!

Visit the Big Fun Bus, take time out and let your kids go wild in this unique soft play for only £3!

The amazing Madeleine Mitchell will be here from 10am – 4pm. Get your little ones face painted for only £3!

Also joining us are the amazing Bruce and Lukes, Grasmere Gingerbread, Pie Demand, Truly Scrumptious and XO chocolates selling their fabulous products on the day!

Please note that for Saturday 29 June, we will be charging a minimum donation of £1 for entry to our play area.

How would you like to win £500 cash (courtesy of Carlisle Window Systems), a £100 Debenhams voucher, spa days, meals, concert tickets and more with our One Great Giveaway competition? Click here for more information and how to enter!

Join us as we celebrate Environment Day with a range of FREE fun-filled activities this half term!

Tuesday 28 May – Trade in your plastic bag for a cotton shopper and decorate it for free with Artventurers.

Wednesday 29 May – Join in our nature quest with story telling, crafts, games and more with Rainbow Jelly.

Thursday 30 May – Reduce, reuse and recycle and make your own sun catcher with Artventurers.

These events will run from 11am – 3pm in our Park in the City in Centre Square.

Please note that these events are ran on a first come, first served basis.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Lanes at our Mum and Me event on Saturday 30 March!

Enjoy a day of food, workshops and Prosecco! Attend one of our workshops or buy from one of our local, independent stalls and you will receive a token for your FREE glass of Prosecco, available at The Tipsy Filly in Centre Square.

We will be hosting a series of workshops designed for you and your Mum to pamper, spoil and treat including:

10am-11.30am – The ever popular Refunk’d will be here and you will get the chance to make your own lampshade to take home. The cost for this workshop is £30 and spaces are limited. Book online now.

11.30am – 12.30pm – Pamper your skin with our Clarins workshop. With demos, samples and advice on essential skincare for all ages. This workshop is free but spaces are limited. Book online now.

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Experience the new Mother’s Day range from Lush first hand, enjoy a hand and arm massage and make your own bath bomb to take home for yourself or as a gift. This workshop is £10 and full payment must be made on the day. As spaces are limited, book online now.

2.30pm – 4pm – End the day on a high with Tipsy Filly takes over at The Lanes. You will enjoy a drink on arrival, a full size cocktail and three tasters in this cocktail demonstration with the talented and hilarious Helen from Tipsy Filly. This workshop is £12.50. Book online now.

Alongside these workshops we will be welcoming local, independent food, drink and gift stalls including:

  • Bruce and Lukes
  • Molly Rose Lemonade
  • The Lilypad Florist
  • Eva Organics
  • Hawkshead Relish
  • Grasmere Gingerbread
  • The Good Sister
  • Wavy Grain
  • Whole and Local
  • Betsyville
  • Kin Vodka
  • Refunk’d
  • The Tipsy Filly
  • Hotel Chocolat

Make Mum a gift – Artventurers will be returning to The Lanes once again, entertaining your little ones and giving them the chance to make Mum a FREE gift to take home.

Join us in Centre Square this February half term for FREE Lego themed fun!

From 11am until 3pm on Tuesday 19 February until Thursday 21 February, we are hosting Lego activities to help keep your little ones entertained this half term.

  • Tuesday 19 February – Join us as we welcome back Artventurers and you will get to decorate your own Lego character
  • Wednesday 20 February –  Rainbow Jelly will be here with Lego themed games, tower building competitions and much more
  • Thursday 21 February – We will be joined by Iced Gem events with Lego games, building and even the chance to decorate your own Lego mask!

Please note that these events are on a first come, first served basis.

Christmas is now only weeks away, as is the start of late night shopping!

Late night shopping starts on Thursday 22 November and to celebrate we are having a day of festive entertainment, food and drink.

From 9am – 9pm we will have a range of independent food and drink stalls throughout The Lanes offering hot food, drinks and unique gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Stalls include Bruce and Luke’s doughnuts, Stonehouse Smokery, Tipsy Filly, Refunked, Grasmere Gingerbread, Wavygrain, Hawkeshead Relish and lots more.

From 5pm, we will have entertainment, music and Santa will be in his grotto in Centre Square.

Don’t forget to visit Tipsy Filly in Centre Square to claim your free glass of mulled wine before they are all gone!

What’s more, we are offering FREE PARKING for one night only! Come from 6-9pm and you won’t pay a penny parking in The Lanes car park.



We know how hard it can be to entertain your kids over the Summer holidays! That’s why we are very excited to announce that this Summer we will be launching our new play area within The Lanes.

Located in Centre Square, the free play area will have football, sandpits, toys and much more to entertain so you can put your feet up for five!

Open from Saturday 21 July until Monday 3 September from 10am – 4pm everyday.

Alongside this we will be running our Crafty Wednesdays. Artventurers will join us from 11am – 3pm every Wednesday from 25 July up to and including 22 August.

Activities will include:

  • 25 July – Make your own pirate or mermaid treasure chest
  • 1 August – Fly your own kite with make your own paper bag kites
  • 8 August – Head down to the seaside and make your own colourful fish wand
  • 15 August – Ensure you’re beach ready with your own beach windmills
  • 22 August – Make your own jingly jangly jellyfish

Join us on Saturday 21 July for the official opening along with CFM for your chance to dig in our treasure pit and the chance to win lots of exciting prizes!

To get you in the festive mood, we have teamed up with Taste Cumbria to offer you an evening of food, drink, fashion and entertainment!

On 23 November, a selection of stalls will be open from 9am offering locally made, food and drink gifts. From 4pm, we will be holding a range of demos from cocktail making, to creating the perfect wreath! There will also be a fashion showcase with the must have trends for Christmas and beauty demonstrations giving you the must have tips for perfect Christmas make up.

It’s the perfect excuse to get inspired for Christmas, take advantage of the late night shopping and get yourself in the mood for the upcoming season with a free glass of Prosecco on us!

Timings so far are:

  • 4pm Bruce and Luke’s Coffee – Awesome!
  • 5pm Hallsford Farm Produce – Festive meat treats
  • 6pm Gardenalia – Festive floral styling
  • 7pm COM-FORT Street Eats with Alan
  • 8pm Tipsy Filly – Christmas cocktails with Helen