Spring fair at Wordsworth’s home

A spring fair will be held here in the house and gardens at Rydal Mount, the home of the poet William Wordsworth.

The event, on the weekend of April 30/May 1, follows a highly successful inaugural Christmas fair at our historic house near Ambleside.

Moongazer cards

Stalls selling locally made crafts and other goods, cards, jewellery and much more will be based on the ground floor of the house, and others will be in garden gazebos. The entire house will be open for ticket-holders to look round.

The Rydal Mount tea room will serve coffee, tea and cakes, and there will be an outside caterer providing hot snacks.

Following feedback from visitors at Christmas, ticket prices have been reduced and will now cost £4 if booked in advance and £5 at the door on the day. Ticket booking is available on the website www.rydalmount.co.uk. Limited free parking will be available at the house and on the lane, with other car parking at Rydal Hall and Pelter Bridge nearby.

Tilly Mint silver

The house and gardens at Rydal Mount are also available now to be booked for weddings https://www.rydalmount.co.uk/weddings/

One of the owners of Rydal Mount, Christopher Wordsworth Andrew, the great great great great grandson of the poet, said that the Christmas Fair had shown how well the house could come to life with celebration events. “We are very pleased to be able to host the many talented artists and craftspeople here in Cumbria, but also to bring an entire new audience to appreciate the home, spirit and work of Wordsworth,” he said.

A few stalls are still available for booking; please email events@rydalmount.co.uk for details.

Lorna Singleton, basket weaver

Christmas fair at Wordsworth’s home

A Christmas gifts and craft fair will be held in Wordsworth’s home at Rydal Mount in December.

The two-day event will feature some of the county’s best artists and makers of glass, ceramics and jewellery along with cards and prints.

Copies of poetry and other books signed by members of the Wordsworth family will also be on sale.

The fair – on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday December 11 and 12 – will have live music, mulled wine and mince pies in the tea-room, and it’s hoped that craft workshops will be staged in the garden gazebos.

Lakeland Stitch

Among those signed up to take part are Jane Exley of the Woolly Rug co, Letty Ashworth of Lakeland Stitch, and Sally Anne Lambert of Moongazer Cards.

The great-great-great-great grandsons of William Wordsworth, Christopher Andrew and Simon Bennie, are organising the fair. Christopher said: “The house and gardens are the perfect setting for a Christmas celebration.”

Advance tickets £8 can be booked here: https://www.rydalmount.co.uk/rydal-mount-christmas-fair/ Or pay at the door on the day, £10.