As the county’s official Destination Management Organisation Cumbria Tourism is rolling out a month-long campaign to help attractions throughout the month of June.

Attractions have had a tough two years from Covid.

With prolonged closures and being forced to run at reduced capacity, businesses are continuing to feel the effects long after the pandemic is over.

To help support these attractions Cumbria Tourism is hard at work promoting our brilliant county wide offers through a range of activity on behalf of its members including day-out itineraries being promoted across our 311,000 strong social media followers, promotion via our database and guides as well as website. Cumbria tourism offers a local resident discount card scheme that is exclusive for residents with CA or LA postcodes giving them exclusive savings on attractions throughout the county year round.

Sue Clarke, Marketing Manager at Cumbria Tourism says ‘Our aim is to not just get visitors experiencing the great attractions Cumbria offers but to get the local residents to explore what’s on their doorstep. With many tourism operators gearing up ready for the main summer period it’s important we support our members as much as possible between the busy periods.”

From historic country homes to fascinating museums, steam trains to lake cruises, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to planning a day out in The Lake District, Cumbria.

Perhaps you want to follow the footsteps of your favourite writers by exploring the famous homes where so many inspirational pieces of work were created.

If you want to explore some of our extreme offerings around the county, from cliff camping, off-roading experiences and white water rafting The Lake District, Cumbria will certainly get the heart pumping.

On the western coast, Rosehill theatre is a fantastic place to sit back relax and watch a show. The intimate theatre is often described as a “rose-red silk-lined jewel box” that has delighted generations for over 60 years.

Deanne Shallcross, Executive Director at Whitehaven's Rosehill Theatre, said: "It has been well documented that participation in creative activities plays a part in helping people to lead happier lives, from attending live shows to film screenings, from craft workshops to exhibitions and more.

"Cultural organisations are still experiencing the effects of the pandemic. As visitors return, they can really help to drive economic growth, boost pride in communities, and support jobs and training opportunities throughout our sector."

To the east of the county, the Rheged Centre is a great all in one visitor centre for families with a gallery, café, cinema and shopping venue based on the edge of the Northern Lakes.

Claire Logan-Stephens, Head of Programming at Rheged says “Supporting artists both local and from further afield and sharing their work is fundamental to Rheged. Lockdown presented an opportunity to have a revamp of our gallery, café, and meeting spaces.

"There’s a chance to see the new exhibition Matisse and contemporary paper artists, which features 35 lithographic prints alongside 200 works by 42 British Paper Artists.

"There’s nothing more nourishing for the soul than lunch with friends followed by looking and experiencing art in person. It’s simply wonderful to welcome art lovers back to Rheged.”