King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta 2019

A weekend of family fun on and beside Derwent Water. In the spirit of the eccentric 18th-century owner of Derwent Island, Joseph 'King Pocky' Pocklington, if you like messing around on the water with the whole family, then this is the event for you.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

A join-in-and-take-part event with low cost watersports for beginners and FREE family activities on our free to access parkland. Taster sessions in sailing, canoeing, paddle boarding and more, plus all the fun of a traditional summer fête, water play, balance bikes, wild art, side stalls, refreshments and competitions.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The fête, stalls and activities are taking place on Crow Park. The post code for your sat nav is CA12 5DJ.
What to bring and wear
If you are joining in the boating activities you should bring a change of clothing in case you get wet. If you are jumping over waves you might need wellies; and the park can get muddy if it's wet.
Accessibility
Crow Park is a grass field sloping down to the water's edge.
Other
Crow Park is within easy walking distance of several car parks in Keswick, the nearest one is Lakeside Car Park (CA12 5DJ). There is a regular bus service (Stagecoach) which stops near Crow Park. Free entry and activities; charges apply to taster sessions, which are bookable in advance. Dog owners and those with young children please be aware the regatta includes living history demonstrations and the firing of a canon.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
6 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 July 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
North Lakes Office
Email
northlakes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 017687 74649

Upcoming events

King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta 2019

Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
A weekend of family fun on and beside Derwent Water. In the spirit of the eccentric 18th-century owner of Derwent Island, Joseph 'King Pocky' Pocklington, if you like messing around on the water with the whole family, then this is the event for you.

Canoe the View - Part of King Pocky's Derwent Water Regatta

Sat 06 Jul 2019
16:00-18:30
See the Borrowdale valley as you've never seen it before canoeing on Derwent Water with a National Trust ranger as your guide. From a rafted canoe you can get close to the wildlife, land on Lord's Island and discover more about its mysterious past

Crow Park sports day

Wed 17 Jul 2019
11:00-15:30
Join us for some good, old fashioned family sports fun at Crow Park this summer!

Force Crag Mine Open Day 2019

Thu 25 Jul 2019
10:30-15:00
Discover what they did with a ‘grizzly’, what is a jaw crusher and could you have carried the explosives box? Find out more quirky facts at this fascinating secret located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick.

Derwent Island House Open Days 2019

Thu 01 Aug 2019
10:15-12:45
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.