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 16 August – A special Rucksack of Rhymes storytelling session for the under 5s is taking place at Theatre by the Lake at 10.30 - 11.15am. This is brought to TBTL by our lovely friends at The Wordsworth Trust.
Please note that from Friday 23 August, Bairden is on summer holidays. New term dates to be confirmed shortly, please check this page for updates.
Cost: Free