Make your heart sing

Published on: 21 May 2014

No need to go back to the 1960's pop scene to relive The Troggs classic Wild Thing, families can make everything groovy in a looming Lake District special.

Visitor attraction Rheged, at Penrith, is hosting a really wild gathering on Tuesday, 27 May, when the Lake District National Park team will be showing just how exciting things can get.

From 11 to 1 and 1.30 to 3, a whole raft of events and opportunities will be highlighted in a display flagging up why 15 million visitors a year flock to the Lake District, many looking for adventure and fun.

An epic for the day comes from filmmaker David Bond in a 3pm screening of full-length feature classic, Project Wild Thing. Waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing and screen dependence, threatening to turn children into glassy-eyed zombies.

He says like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors, not like it was in his day, and has decided to get back to nature – literally.

LDNP learning co-ordinator, Anne Blackburn, said encouraging young people to get out and explore some of the country's best landscape helped foster a lifelong appreciation of the countryside.

She said: "During half-term there will be many families looking for something a bit different and this promises to be a great day. They can see for themselves what truly amazing adventures are on offer."

Check out www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/events and http://www.rheged.com/events

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