Family Friendly Activities

We do everything we can to make families feel welcome and included. See below for special events or activities available which families can enjoy together.


bairden = bairn = a child (Cumbrian dialect), bairn den = a place for children to gather, bear den = a place for teddy bears to meet
'Bairden' are FREE weekly storytelling sessions which take place every Friday from 10.30am to 11.15am at the Theatre.

For children under 5 and their parents, these sessions run in conjunction with the bookshop Bookends in Keswick.

  • Listen to a new story each week
  • Bring a teddy bear to join in the fun
  • Teddy bears may be invited to join in with some acting – a theatre is where stories come to life!
  • Free to attend and no need to book in - just turn up on the day
Upcoming Bairden dates:
Fri 14 June at 10.30am - 11.15am: This week at Bairden, we're reading The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. This week's session is led by practitioner Becky Cole and held on the Mezz at Theatre by the Lake.
Don't worry about booking ahead – all you need to do is turn up!

Cost: Free