Spectacular seasonal events coming to Lowther Castle


A SERIES of spectacular events is coming to Lowther Castle, celebrating Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

From The Fields, the organisation behind Kendal Calling, has teamed up with the castle to create a tantalising series of experiences this winter.

With a focus on great music, delicious food, engaging art and culture, ale and gin bar and a cinema, Night at the Castle presents a unique night out at a truly spectacular location.

Thriller – a frightful Halloween special at a truly spooky location - will take place on Friday October 27, from 5pm to midnight.

Guests will be thrilled and chilled throughout the ruins of Lowther Castle itself and within its spooky woodlands as part of the ghostly ‘Scare Trail’. Children of all ages can enjoy weaving through the creepy woodland walk until 8pm when things turn dark and ghoulish for those 14 and upwards.

The woods morph into a trail of horror with the unexpected lurking behind every twist and turn.

Families can also get involved with the bone-chilling festivities with fancy dress and best pumpkin competitions, all soundtracked by haunting Halloween hits, soul, Motown, disco, 30-piece drumming band Batala Lancaster and more live music to get the eerie party going.

Punch & Judy meets Hollywood in the Pop-Up Puppet Cinema, performing adaptations of hit movies, lovingly mocked and condensed into live puppet performances, bringing a frightfully humorous element to the evening, and there will also be fearsome fire acts, ethereal and chilling walkabouts, plus an early evening showing of family favourite Ghostbusters and a late screening of the classic 1976 American horror The Omen.

On Saturday November 4, Fire and Feasting brings a reimagining of Bonfire Night, with flickering fires, sizzling street food and a fireworks spectacular – all from within the breathtaking and atmospheric setting of Lowther Castle.

Under The Stars, on December 8, 9, 15 and 16, will be steeped in Christmas spirit.

There will be a wide range of hearty winter food offerings, stunning illuminations, market stalls, bands and DJs, plus a special guest will also be making an appearance.

The curation of the new Night at the Castle series by the From The Fields team builds on their already reputable and successful portfolio, which includes Kendal Calling, Bluedot Festival, Off The Record, Electric Fields and Live At Jodrell Bank.

Ben Robinson, festival director at From The Fields, says: “We are thrilled to announce that you won’t have to wait until next summer year to join us back on the Lowther Estate to enjoy an exciting mix of music, arts, food, drink and our Kend-ale Calling real ale bar.

"Lowther Castle is a unique and inspiring venue that we just couldn’t resist bringing to life in the winter evenings. Come and join us for a series of winter warming knees-ups for all the family."

Simon Bosner, general manager at Lowther Castle, adds: “All the staff at Lowther Castle are extremely excited about this new collaborative venture with the team behind Kendal Calling. Lowther Castle is spooky and spectacular – a thrilling setting for night-time events to delight young and old.”

All performances and events during Lowther Castle’s winter programme will be suitable for all ages.

Early booking is advised, and there will be return coaches from Penrith available.

For more information, tickets and VIP bookings, visit www.lowthercastle.org/night-at-the-castle

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