You might like to check the official Cumbria Tourism website for details. This will tell you about special events, festivals and loads more.
For more local information you can check some of the pages I've written such as Things to do in Ambleside and 10 things to do in Grasmere for ideas.
One of the top things to do in Ambleside is to visit Zeffirelli's Cinema and restaurant. We have some very sophisitcated American guests with us right now who went to see The Place Beyond the Pines last night on a meal deal. They were amazed at the qualilty of the cinema, the meal, and the all round experience of being able to see a hot newly released film in our little town of Ambleside.
We still have Room 2 available for this Bank Holiday weekend- email me asap if you would like to book. Plus , we are offering greatly reduced rates for 3 night midweek stays until 24 May. See our website for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for our best Grasmere special offers.
Here's how our terrace looks in summer. Let's hope the sun umbrellas are needed in May.