After more than 12 months of uncertainty, businesses across Cumbria are finally opening – or preparing to open – their doors to customers once again.

A succession of lockdowns, tier systems and ever-changing restrictions have made it difficult for many businesses or venues to trade.
While there have been Government grants and entrepreneurial owners have devised new and ingenious ways of serving their communities, nothing compares to welcoming loyal – and new customers – back.
Buildings have been given a new lick of paint or a revamp during lockdown, pubs have established new outdoor seating areas and venues are offering new attractions.
To help celebrate the beginning of a return to normality, Newsquest Cumbria – publisher of The Westmorland Gazette, News & Star, The Cumberland News, Times & Star, The Whitehaven News and The Mail – is offering a free advert to every local business who wants one.
We are working in partnership with the high street to help attract people back to the shops, a move which is vital if independent businesses and the county’s unique shopping experiences are to survive.
But it is about more than just shops. 
The Cumbrian economy also revolves so much around entertainment and leisure, with tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants, cafés and hotels all now facing a fight for survival.
April 12 saw the first major stepping stone on the road to recovery for traders, with many others focused on May 17 – the next step in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s road map to recovery. 
Vanessa Sims, regional group editor for Newsquest Cumbria, said: “We understand how hard the coronavirus pandemic has been on businesses across our county.
“The idea behind the We’re Open for Business initiative is simple: we want to play our part in helping our economy back on its feet, supporting those traders and businesses who have so often been a lifeline during these difficult past 12 months.
“And now we are asking you, our readers, to embrace your local businesses and stay local.”

Here’s a list of the businesses opening or due to open soon and all the details you’ll need.

Lakes Beauty and Nails
Studio C, Beauty & Soul, Rayrigg Farm Studios, Windermere, LA21 1BW
Opening Monday 12th April Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 4pm
Lakes Beauty and Nails is a small beauty salon situated on Rayrigg road which is just a 5 min walk from the Centre of Bowness, or 1min drive with plenty of Free Parking. We pride ourselves on offering a service like no other , ensuring each treatment is tailored to your individual needs. We pride ourselves on using the very best Vegan and Animal-Cruelty Free Natural products used only by Professionals. We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure your safety and ours, all appointments are scheduled to avoid contact with other clients. Looking forward to welcoming new and existing clients back.

The Original Man
63 Quarry Rigg, Bowness-on-Windermere

Open every day from Monday 12th April, 10-5.
The Original Man can’t wait to welcome back all our lovely customers and new ones too, to our multi-award winning hot shop for cool man stuff, and shed loads of gender-neutral stuff too.
Gifts for men, comfy undies, sassy socks, games, gadgets, grooming products, books, man cave and loads more!
We’ve given the shop a complete makeover during lockdown, with a new layout and loads of great new products!
For more information visit Facebook page @theoriginalmanshop, and at

Reopening on Tuesday 13th April Opening hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-5 Thursdays 11-7 and Saturdays 10-2
Message for customers – I can’t wait to be back in my salon doing what I love and catching up with you all again! I’m so excited to welcome everyone back.
A small, professional and affordable beauty salon offering treatments that are tailored to suit you! Plenty of free parking right outside too.
Contact: 07763931279 or Find us on Facebook:

Calvert Lakes
Little Crosthwaite, Keswick, CA12 4QD
We reopen to residential guests on 21st June.
Message for customers – We’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be reopening our outdoor activity centre on Monday 21st June. After a long fundraising campaign, we’ve managed to secure our immediate future and are delighted to announce our reopening.
Outdoor activity courses for people with disabilities
We’ll be welcoming a range of supporters, including those who have fundraised and donated to our urgent appeal, for a special ribbon-cutting reopening ceremony. This will include the Voysey family who helped raise over £200,000 and some of our other fantastic supporters in the local community.
Call us on 01768772255.

Heaths Toymaster
76 Dalton Road, Barrow

Opening Date is Monday 12th April, We will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday Sunday closed
Message for customers – We can’t wait to welcome customers old and new through our door again.
We sell toys, games, models, jigsaws, stationery, printer inks, office supplies, arts and crafts, maps and local interest books
We have lots of special offers, including the following : Spend £50.00 on Lego and get a Classic transparent brick box worth £27.99 Buy 3 Push Popper to stress toys and get a metal Fidget spinner for free worth £3.99 All offers have a limited availability.
Tel 01229 820435 email [email protected].

System People
English gate plaza, Botchergate, Carlisle CA1 1RP

We are open to receive apprenticeship applications and inquiries from April 12th, and available to contact us with any questions from 8.30 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.
Message for customers – At System People, we offer the following apprenticeship courses and will match you with a suitable employer: • Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship • Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship • Teaching Assistant Level 2 – 12 Week Course • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship • Business Admin Level 3 Apprenticeship • Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship
We are creating a variety of case study videos with our current apprentices who will be sharing and documenting their experience as part of our apprenticeship recruitment campaign. We will also be sharing various materials and tips for prospective apprentices, and how they can reach their career goals. This will include bi-weekly zoom calls open to the public, with our specialist tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions about apprenticeships. Starting 20th April. Parents also welcome to join – please email us for the link.
Contact [email protected]

Halo Beauty
Lowther Went. Cockermouth

Open Monday -Saturday 9am – Late
Message for customers – We can’t wait to welcome everybody, and get back to doing what we love. Kim, Hayley & Leah
Online booking App. Halo beauty & co

Vintage at Maysons
33 Lake Road, Keswick, CA12 5DQ

Opening date: Monday April 12. Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm; Sunday 10am-5pm.
Message for customers – We’ve missed all our lovely customers and look forward to welcoming you back for the first time in 2021 now we’ve restocked with lots of rare and collectable vintage items.
Selling Clarice Cliff, Whitefriars, Liberty, KSIA, Beatrix Potter, glass, brass, china, vinyl, cycle shirts, pictures: everything retro & vintage
A sale offering 10% off everything – but only to in-cumbria customers!
Contact 017687 71186 or visit our shop in beautiful Keswick (take a stroll between the town centre and the lake)

The Pheasant
Flookburgh Road, Allithwaite, Grange-over-Sands

Serving food and drinks every day from 12pm onwards.
Message for customers – Looking forward to welcoming you back on 12th April. Please try and book ahead. Visit our website for menu;
We’ve put up a marquee to bring the pub outside and to provide some shelter from the Great British weather.
Contact Facebook; @Thepheasantallithwaite email; [email protected] tel; 015395 32239.

Key Organs
3 London Road Carlisle CA1 2JU

Opening Monday 12th April 10am Mon-Sat 10-6pm
Message for customers – Our Botchergate showroom will be opening and will be stocked with a varied range of quality new and pre-owned organs, keyboards and digital pianos
20% off for first week
Contact 01228 535088 [email protected]

Saddlers bakery and bistro
3 West View Front Street, Alston

Opening date and hours – 13/04/2021 Tuesday to Saturday 10 till 3
Message for customers – So glad to be reopening looking forward to seeing our customers back in Alston
Contact 07494129845.

Sweets Aplenty
66 Crellin Street, Barrow LA14 1DS

10th February 2021 Open as usual Monday to Friday 9am until 6pm and Saturdays 10am until 5pm.
Message for customers – Sweets Aplenty is a new sweet shop selling retro and traditional sweets. We also sell sweet boxes, movie boxes, sweet cones, Goody Bags and Gifts.
Find us on Facebook and Instagram email [email protected] or call 07415011550.

62-66 Denton Street, Carlisle, CA2 5EH

Opening Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm
Message for customers – We are excited to be reopening our doors on Monday 12th of April at 9am. Cornerstone will be selling takeaway drinks and snacks and has a very large selection of pre-loved books and DVDs. The Christian Resource Centre will also be open selling pre-loved Christian books and brand new Bibles and resources.
Takeaway drinks and snacks, books, DVDs, CDs, games, puzzles, greetings cards and Bibles
Find our more by following us on facebook:

Belle Âme Beauty Lounge
25 London Road, Carlisle, CA12JZ

Open Tuesday 9-5 Wednesday 9-5 Thursday 9-8 Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-5
Message for customers – I can’t wait to reopen and see everyone and make you all look and feel fab again! Everyone deserves a little treat, especially after this lockdown!
Beauty treatments – lashes, nails, brows, tanning
I have rebranded and spruced the salon up ready for reopening, as a fresh start to mark hopefully the end of the restrictions would be great!
Contact Facebook – Belle Âme Beauty Lounge , Instagram – belleame.beautylounge.

Just Messin
Unit 4, englishgate plaza, Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumbria,Ca11rp

Open 7 days a week-9.30-5pm Running sessions-9.30, 11.30,1.30 and 3.30.
Message for customers – Just Messin! A brand new childrens creative play centre! Opening 17th May 2021. Includes a baby sensory area, Lego and craft station, Role play areas and older kids chill zone.
Are you doing anything big to mark the occasion?
Official opening day 17th of May, holding free entry competitions on Facebook.
Contact Facebook-@JustMessinCarlisle and email [email protected]

K9 Klipz Dog grooming
34 Main Street,Frizington ,CA26 3SA

Open Tuesday-Friday 10 o’clock — 6 o’clock By appointment only
Dog grooming by appointment only
Contact 07507014915.

Oven Wizards Cumbria
Open now Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Message for customers – We clean your oven so you don’t have to. Is it time for your oven, hob & extractor to have a bit of TLC.
Professional oven cleaner
Contact 01768 868336 Mobile: 07437582583 Email [email protected].

Hawkshead Relish Company Ltd
The Corner Shop, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Open Daily 9.30 – 5pm
Message for customers – Hawkshead Relish will be re-opening next door to our normal shop due to structural repairs which we are undertaking, the shop used to be the National Trust Shop in Hawkshead and will be the new home of Hawkshead Relish for the time being. We will have the full range of Relishes, Pickles and Preserves, including the new Sauce range developed and launched in 2020.
All things Relish – Pickles

Reays Coaches Limited
Strawberry Fields, Syke Park, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 9NE

We are open Monday to Friday from 08.30-17.30
Message for customers – Good news, our holidays and day trips are starting in May. We have a variety of day trips and holidays available. Whether you’re looking for a day out or planning a perfect staycation, we have something for everyone. For a copy of our brochures please visit our website at or contact us on 01697349999 or [email protected].

Eden Taxis
Friargate, Penrith

We will be extending our hours to include evenings on 12th April.
Message for customers – We would like to welcome new and old customers. We have screens in most vehicles and our drivers are tested for Covid-19 twice a week.
We provide a Taxi Service in and around Penrith
Please remember that face coverings must be worn in taxis unless an existing exemption applies.
Contact (01768) 867890 or (01768) 865432 [email protected]

Glyndale Kennels and Cattery
Castle Gardens, Workington

Open 8am until 6pm.
Message for customers – Hope to see old and new customers back when holidays resume
Contact 01900 602959.

Manor House Bar & Restaurant
Edderside, Alloby

Opening 17th may 2021. Come join us with great drink deals.
Message for customers – Bar meals open Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday carvery will be starting in due course when ready.
Live music every Saturday with cash bingo.
Contact Facebook page or call bar.

Octopus Intelligence

Open now and in the future to answer the questions you just need to know.
Message for customers – Octopus is a Competitive Intelligence & Strategy consulting firm creating certainty, insight, competitive advantage & growth. We Answer the questions when you just need to know. Run by fellow Cumbrians.

The Baby Bit
18/19 The Market Hall, Carlisle CA3 8QX

Open Monday 12th April 10 – 4 Tuesday 13th April 9.30 – 4 Wednesday 14th April 9.30 – 4 Thursday 15th April 9.30- 4 Friday 16th April 9.30-4 Saturday 17th Ap 9.30 -4 Sunday 18th April Closed
Message for customers – Adorable and Affordable baby clothes and accessories with spring and summer collections. Excited to welcome back old and new customers back into store. Please continue to shop and support small and local.
Social media competition for reopening on 12th Ap 2021.
Contact Facebook Page – The Baby Bit.

Online business

Open most days 10am till 8pm.
Message for customers – Please feel free to contact me to talk about your project.
Award-winning international illustration for brand building, advertising, children’s publishing, design, toys and merchandise.
mail [email protected] or call 01539 533463.

Brampton Holiday Homes
33 Main Street, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1SB

Reopening 12th April 7 days a week Check in 4pm to 11pm Check out before 10am
Message for customers – Three individually styled self-catering apartments in a central location with parking, WIFI and laundry facilities. Ideal for holidaymakers, walkers and cyclists and more We offer three cosy and immaculate self-catering apartments, which are nestled in the market town of Brampton. The apartments are all within a few moments walk from the fantastic array of independently owned shops, Cranstons Food Hall, pubs, restaurants and cafes and don’t forget the antique shops. Why not head up to Talkin Tarn Country Park for a walk around the glacial lake and a coffee in the tea room or try your hand at fishing on the pond at New Mills Trout Fishing Farm which you will find 5 minutes along the road. Further, a field you will find Carlisle’s Historic Quarter with the Castle, Cathedral and the award-winning Tullie House Museum. We also benefit from being located between two World Heritage Sites, Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District plus the Scottish Border is only a stones throw away.
Contact [email protected]

The Create Escape (Cumbria) Ltd
Hale Green Farmhouse, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7BJ

Farmhouse Cookery and Creative Workshops will re-open in July.
Message for customers – We are delighted that we can open the Farmhouse doors from July with a full range of cookery and creative workshops – special days to enjoy. We will continue to run our zoom cook-a-longs through to the end of August 2021. Visit the website for a full list of courses:
Contact us by email: [email protected] or telephone: 015395 63410.

Old Courthouse Gallery (OCG)
Market Place, Ambleside

Reopening Wednesday 14th April Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4
Message for customers – Come & browse in our newly extended gallery, there’s plenty of space to spread out! A huge range of unique art and hand-crafted items from over 140 fantastic artists is on display, with prices to suit every budget. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Contact 015394 32022.

Mia Bella Hair & Beauty

12th April 9.30am.
Hair & Beauty based at home, optional mobile
Contact Facebook Mia Bella Hair & Beauty.

Lothlorien – Kents Bank Holiday
Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands

Always open
Message for customers – We invite you to stay at Lothlorien Check our availability at:
Holiday accommodation in South Lakeland
Upgraded property to mark the opening after the lockdown.

Re opening 12th April Monday to Saturday 9-5 Sunday 10-4
Message for customers – We offer a wide range of valeting packages to suit every vehicle big or small. From a spruce up to a full valet. Booking essential We are pleased to announce our brand new hand car wash will also be open for business – no need to book

The Kitten and The Goat
9 New Shambles, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4TS

Opening Tuesday 13th April – back to normal hours Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday – 10am to 4pm
Message for customers – Opening with a huge stock room clearance of art supplies.
Knitting shop – selling yarns and accessories
Clearing out art supplies – paint – paper crafting – storage – books – jewellery making – all at silly prices.
Email [email protected] – facebook – the kitten and the goat.

Opening 19th April 2021
Message for customers – Fascinators 4U would like to welcome all our lovely customers back ! We cant wait to see you again. Looking for meeting lots of new customers too.
Fascinators, Hats, Bags, Seasonal Wreaths, Corsages, Bridal headgear, Bridesmaids hair accessories.
Discount to the first 3 ladies who book in!
Text 07743 793881.

Jess Longrigg PT (JLPT)
Whitehaven, Cumbria

Varied Times Mon-Fri and occasional weekends
Message for customers – I am so excited to announce the return of fitness classes – I’m sure many of you are also excited to get active! As of 29th March regular outdoor fitness classes have resumed ranging from Circuits and Bootcamps to Aerobics and new for 2021 PomFit. We would love to have you join us! If you’d rather wait for indoor classes, these will resume 17th May subject to government guidelines remaining as they currently are! Alternatively, you can book one-to-one training sessions from April 12th. More details for all these are available on my website:
On Instagram or Faceboook: @jess.longrigg_pt or via email [email protected]

The Fairydust Emporium
8 Eden Street Silloth

Fairydust is reopening May 17th at 12.00 Booking is highly advisable via our Facebook page on messenger or calling the shop on 016973 31787 and leaving a message. We are dog friendly and child friendly and would love for you to spend a day at Silloth with us.
Message for customers – After what feels like forever we are finally back. We want to thank everyone who has kept in touch and kept our spirits high and we cannot wait to see you and your dogs, bikes, munchkins and family. Ice cream sundaes and Afternoon Teas are back and as always booking is essential. See you soon.

Vintage Tea Room in Silloth
We will be rolling out the red carpet for our customers and bringing back our ice cream sundaes and Mrs Fluffy ice cream served with cakes and treats.
Contact mobile 07842062118 Facebook Messenger on the Facebook page.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Main Street, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW

Daily service will resume from Tuesday 27th April 2021. Trains will run between 9am – 5pm every day until 31st October.
Message for customers – We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on the tracks from Tuesday 27th April. Please note, tickets must be purchased in advance on our website before you visit.
Visit our website:

Charles Menswear
16 King street Whitehaven

Opening Monday 12th April
Message for customers – So pleased to be reopening to welcome you all, All new stock arrived Fred Perry, Guide, Fratelli Mish Mash jeans etc
Exclusive Menswear
Offers on call in and see.
Contact on the Facebook page, or our new website Charles

Bluebell Office Services Ltd
Offices in Gosforth and Low Seaton

Opening Tuesday 6th April 2021 – 8.30am
Message for customers – Bluebell Office Services Ltd is a friendly, professional, family-run business providing a comprehensive Administration, PA/Secretarial, Typing Service and also a Photo/ Negative and Audio Visual Conversion service.
We offer all types of secretarial / administration and business support services, including typing, plus we scan photographs and negatives into digital format (DVD, SD card and Cloud) as well as cleaning and restoring old photographs. We also convert VHS, Betamax tapes and Cine reels to DVD and old cassette recordings to CD.
Business as usual, although we might have a cake!
Contact us via our website – or by email at [email protected]. Or by phone at 019467 25195 or 07795 578473.

Caffe Riva
St Martins Square, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3EF

Opening daily from 12 noon until late from Monday 12th April
Message for customers – Caffé Riva offers much-loved Italian dishes with the menu and wine list offering diners a true taste of Italy. Well sourced, quality ingredients simply prepared and served with warmth and gusto. Opening for alfresco dining on the terrace in the heart of Bowness.
Italian meals, pizza, pasta, panini and more.
Contact [email protected]

The Arts Bar
Brantfell Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3AE

Opening daily from 12 noon until late from Monday 12th April.
Message for customers – The Arts Bar offers fantastic seasonal food, made using only the finest, freshest locally sourced ingredients. Serving a fantastic selection of creative cocktails, specially crafted by our talented and highly trained mixologists, who take inspiration for around the world. A full bar of spirits, wines, and a selection of premium lagers and ciders provide a drinks offering for all. Opening for alfresco dining and drinks on the terrace in the heart of Bowness.
Contact [email protected]

The Yewdale Inn
2 Yewdale Road, Coniston LA21 8DU

Opening daily from 12 noon until late from Monday 12th April
Message for customers – The Yewdale Inn is a traditional family friendly Lakeland pub, offering fantastic seasonal British pub classic dishes alongside local cask ales, wine wines, and a selection of premium lagers and ciders. Opening for alfresco dining on the terrace and pizza takeaway from 12th April.
Classic British pub meals, wood-fired pizza & drinks.
Contact [email protected]

Restore Cumbria
Shops in Morton, Harraby and Penrith

Our shops will be open from 12th April, from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. We will also be opening our new shop at Petterill Bank in May.
Message for customers – We will be pleased to see our volunteers and customers alike returning to our shops. We are excited about the future and as always are looking for willing volunteers and suitable donations for us to re-use and give a second life to.
Clothes, Furniture, Crockery, Books, DVD’s, small appliances, hidden treasures
We will be wearing big smiles to greet our customers with!
Contact [email protected]

The Flying Fleece
Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9AN

Opening daily from 12 noon until late from Monday 12th April
Message for customers – The Flying Fleece is a traditional family friendly Lakeland pub, offering fantastic seasonal British pub classic dishes alongside local cask ales, wine wines, and a selection of premium lagers and ciders. Opening for alfresco dining on the terrace in the heart of Bowness.
Classic British pub meals & drinks.
Contact [email protected]

The Flying Pig
Rayrigg Road, Bowness, Cumbria, LA23 3BZ

Opening daily from 12 noon until late from Monday 12th April
Message for customers – The Flying Pig is a traditional family friendly Lakeland pub, offering fantastic seasonal British pub classic dishes alongside local cask ales, wine wines, and a selection of premium lagers and ciders. Opening for alfresco dining on the terrace in the heart of Bowness.
Classic British pub meals & drinks.
Contact [email protected]

Mr. T’s Ice Cream
Haverigg beach front, Marina Village, Millom, Cumbria

Opening April to mid September. 12 PM till 5 PM. Daily. Summer months until 7 pm weather permitting.
Message for customers – Award winning Lakes Ice Cream. 27 flavours including non dairy and vegan. Iced lollies, cold drinks and sweets. On the beachfront at Haverigg. Lovely sea views , by Hodbarrow Nature Reserve. Lovely walk around the sea wall.
Ice cream, iced lollies, cold drinks and sweets.
Contact 07545928342.

Glamorous Butterfly
Suite 1, Hensingham business Park, Hensingham, Whitehaven

Video Consultations Telephone Consultations
Message for customers – We will be offering video and telephone consultations with a courier service.
Medical wigs and hair pieces for women
Contact [email protected] /

Lowes court gallery
2 Main Street, Egremont

Opening Tues -Sat 10am-1.30pm
Message for customers – We are looking forward to welcoming back customers. We support local artists and crafters.
Crafts, gifts, art, maps, books, and lots more!
Find us on Facebook. Telephone 01946 820693 during open hours.

Sally’s Cottages
7 St John’s Street, Keswick, CA12 5AP

We are open 8.30am to 9.00pm every day and are available for appointments in the office if needed. Please book appointments in advance to make sure that someone is available.
Message for customers – We’re looking forward to welcoming people back to the Lake District soon! If you have a holiday cottage that you’d like to let through us, please do get in touch for a friendly chat about our managed and non-managed services. We’re a family-run business with local people who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Lake District and Cumbria.
Get in touch on 017687 80571 or email [email protected].

Make New and Mend
51 Wellington Street Millom Cumbria LA18 4DG

Opening 13th April Standard hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-2 All other times by appointment
Message for customers – We are welcoming customers old and new to our beautiful fabric and haberdashery shop in the centre of Millom…we stock a wide range of fabric and haberdashery as well as Simplicity patterns and run sew socials and lessons on request. We also do alterations, repairs and new makes, cushions, blinds and curtains.
Fabric and Haberdashery.
Opening our doors and welcoming people with coffee and cake!
Contact 01229 208779 Facebook:Makenewandmend

The Hair Gallery
2 Market Square. Millom LA184HZ

Open Tuesday 9 till 3 Wednesday 9 till 3 Thursday 9 till 3 Saturday 9 till 12
Message for customers – Our business hours are only on shortened days until Lynn is back working in the salon.
Just being able to open our salon doors to our wonderful clients is an occasion .
Contact 01229 770814.

Darling Manor
Re-opening May 17th for all services including princess parties & baby showers with a fairytale events list coming soon! Current services include Fairytale Character visits including birthday coronation ceremony. Take away afternoon tea, cakes and goodies & The Manor To Go – click and collect service for gifts, fairytale children’s costumes & toys!
Message for customers – The Darling Manor team would like to thank all customers old & new for their support during the pandemic. We are looking forward to bringing a little magic into every day life once again! Love The Fairy Godmother.
Fairytale character appearances, afternoon tea, cakes, goodies, toys & gifts.
Keep an eye out for our events list coming soon, we can’t wait to celebrate the magic with you!
Contact us via social media or The Fairy Godmother direct on 07547813136.

The Rum Story Shop
27 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7DN

The shop will re-open on the 12th April 2021 Open times are 10am – 3pm (Monday – Saturday)
Message for customers – We take great pleasure in announcing the re-opening of the Rum Story Shop. A new chapter has begun and we are excited to announce that the Rum Story Shop will embody the best of the Jefferson’s Rum Brand. Not only will we stock our own Jefferson’s Rum but we will also stock a variety of world class rums along with an exciting variety of locally produced products.
Our very own Jefferson’s Rum and a variety of world class rums. Along with the always popular ranges from Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Ennerdale Brewery, The Lakes Distillery, The Cumbrian Tea Company, Y-Tea, John Watts Coffee, Claire’s Handmade, Wild and Fruitful and Vies Jamaican Rum Cakes to name just a few.
To celebrate the re-opening we are offering the first 100 customers a chance to win a one off hamper which will include a variety of the local products we currently sell. The first 100 customers will be given a raffle ticket, automatically entering them into the prize draw, one entry per person per day.
The Rum Story Shop can be contacted on 01946 592933.

Sunnyhill pub
Victoria Road, Whitehaven, CA28 9NF

Open everyday from 11.30 am Home cooked Food served 12-7 pm every day ( normal service times will resume when indoor dining is allowed ) Booking is advisable
Message for customers – From the 12th April we would like to welcome you back to the Sunnyhill Pub.Outside dining only until restrictions are lifted for indoor facilities . All covid guidelines are adhered to , please try to book in advance .
Home cooked food , well stocked bar.
We will have some special offers available from the bar
Telephone 01946 692291 or Facebook page.

Studio 5 By JK Photography
5 Beck Road, Belle Vue, Carlisle CA2 7QL

Appointments only available 7 days a week.
Message for customers – Thank you all for your continued support through what has been very difficult times for small local business. I am delighted to be opening Studio 5 again. Offering timeless portraiture photography. From Newborn to families and pets. I also contract to professional school photography. if it’s important to you I’ll capture it.
Professional photography.
Wearing the biggest smile and planning lots of great fun sessions and exciting events.
Contact 01228 819141 or 07588537729 email: [email protected]

Glitzi Handcrafted Jewellery
North Street, Carlisle

Online (so never closed)
Message for customers – My name is Lynn make affordable memorial jewellery do you can always keep your loved ones close.
Memorial jewellery using ashes/hair/fur/quills/fibres/snakeskin etc.
10% off orders over £100
Contact Facebook: , website:, or phone no 07788673919.

Coniston Stonecraft
Mines beck, Coniston

Opening 19th Aprils Monday to Thursday 9-4 Fridays 9-2
Message for customers – Slate homeware and signs made from locally hewn slate by Cumbrian craftsmen on the slopes of Coniston old man Made to order or from our famous shed shop
Slate homewares and signage.
Call 015394 41236.

Penningtons Tea & Coffee Ltd.
Unit 12, Kendal business park, Appleby road, Kendal. LA9 6ES

Open 9 – 5pm Mon – Thur. 9 – 4.30pm Fri.
Message for customers – We are open to all customers old and new. Online click & collect or call in person.
Coffee, ground & beans. Tea, loose & bagged. Hot chocolate etc. Note – We don’t sell hot drinks.
Order online, signup to our mailing for 10% off your first tea & coffee order.
Contact 01539728090.

The Herdwick Inn
Penruddock , Penrith, CA11 0QU

We are open from 12th April outside. Sunday-Thursday 12pm – 11.00pm Friday- Saturday 12pm- 12am
Message for customers – The Herdwick Inn presents: The Herdwick Out!! We are open outside in our covered and heated beer garden serving food and drinks all day. We look forward to welcoming you all back to the pub!
Beer, wine and spirits. Hot and soft drinks. Three meat Spit Roast every Sunday. Lunch and evening meals.
We are launching our newly renovated outside space.
Contact us on 017684 83007.

Daisyroots Book Shop
Main Street, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6DP

Open Monday 12th April Open Monday – Saturday 09.30 – 16.30
Message for customers – New range of Lake district books, maps and, walking guides. You will find an extensive secondhand fiction and literature section including everything from early PAN pulp fiction, through modern paperbacks and Penguins, to collectable first editions. Other frequently visited shelves are Railways, History, Lake District, Ladybird, Observers, Military, and Mind, Body, Spirit.
Second-Hand Books. Also a new range OS Landranger and Explored Maps and local new books
We have reorganised and rebuilt the first floor of the shop for the new selection of local publications
Contact 01539538817 internet or [email protected].

Christmas & More
10 Market Place, Kendal LA9 4TN

Back open 12th April at 9.30-5
Message for customers – We are looking forward to seeing all our lovely customers again.
Everything to bring the festive season into your homes despite the time of year.
We are having our January Sale in April! So there will be lots of fabulous bargains.
Contact 07802625311.

Warwick Mill Business Village
Warwick Bridge, Carlisle

Open 8.30 to 5 Monday to Friday
Message for customers -We are delighted to welcome back our office based clients as well as our meeting room and “hot office” users. For those who never want to see their home office again, or organisations looking for more flexible office spaces and leases to match their new working patterns, our serviced office space with superb connectivity, masses of free parking and use of meeting rooms could be just the answer you are looking for.
Serviced office space, meeting rooms, virtual offices, hot-desking and hot office solutions, industrial workspace.
We are looking forward to the return of our Easter Bun Run to all our onsite clients and the introduction of our meeting room and hot office loyalty programme.
Email: [email protected] or call 01228 564400.

The Villa Levens
Brettargh Holt, Levens, LA8 8EA

The Villa Levens is planning to reopen for business as usual from Monday 17th May 2021, 12 pm. We will be following government guidelines. Please visit our website for more information.
Message for customers – A warm, friendly, welcoming and professional manner awaits all our guests new and existing to The Villa Levens. We are 4 Star Hotel with a 2 AA Rosetted Restaurant, serving food daily from 12 pm We would like to reassure you that the hotel continues to be fully Covid-19 compliant for all customers, guests and staff. Our staff are trained on all aspects and other measures including social distancing. Please check the Customer Notice on our website The Villa Levens has an AA Covid Confident Accreditation and this shows that the hotel has completed Covid-specific risk assessment. We are all looking forward to a great summer this year. Did you know? The Villa Levens boasts an abundance of space throughout the hotel along with several outdoor patios and terraces! You can take advantage of the beautiful parkland with Alfresco dining and private dining is also available upon request. Each dining room has its own separate entrance, no need to use the main entrances and we have ample car parking spaces.
Please visit our website for more information;
Call 01593 980 980 or email [email protected]

CG Fitness Body & Mind
Moryn House, The Square, Dalston

Open Monday – Saturday 7.30am – 8.00pm
Message for customers – Please to let you know that I will be starting PT lessons and Qigong 1-2-1 on 12th April. Group classes including stick mobility will resume the week commencing 17th May.

Windermere outdoor adventure centre
Windermere outdoor adventure centre, Rayrigg Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1BP

Open everyday 10.30am – 5pm
Message for customers – Come and enjoy the great outdoors by hiring one of our kayaks or Paddleboards on Windermere. After a brief induction from one of our instructors, head off on your own adventure on England’s largest lake.
Kayak and Paddleboard hire.
Two hours for the price of one for the whole of April when Quoting “April 21 offer”.
Email: [email protected] or phone 01539447183.

Lakeside Hotel & Spa
Lakeside Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge, LA12 8AT

Our Lakeside Terrace will be open from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th April and then Wednesday to Sunday from the 21st April – 10.30am-4pm Morning Coffee with homemade shortbread 10.30am – 12noon Lunch and Afternoon Tea from 12noon – 4pm (pre-booking essential) Also, exclusive Spa Days available to book – maximum 6 guests per day
Message for customers – Join us as we welcome day visitors back to Lakeside. Spend the day relaxing in our spa and spa garden or take a seat on our terrace for Morning Coffee, Lunch or Afternoon Tea.
Morning Coffee, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Spa Days available to book.
Book online at or Call 015395 30001.

Hideaway Loft (Tithe Barn) self-catering accommodation
Laversdale, Nr. Carlisle, CA6 4PJ

Open 12th April 2021
Message for customers – I am delighted to welcome guests, old and new, to Hideaway Loft, Laversdale, now being able to reopen after lockdown. For details, please visit
Self-catering cottage for 2 people, cleaned & maintained to Airbnb “Enhanced Cleaning Standards”
Please feel free to contact me : Mob. 07966524302 or [email protected]

Get Ahead Hats
Wood Close Farm, Penrith

Open by appointment from 12th April from 9am – 5.30pm Monday-Saturday
Message for customers – Now that weddings are allowed with more guests we have a lovely new selection of hats , Perchers & fascinators to hire or buy.
Hats , Perchers & bags & jewellery
Contact 017684 84740 or email Beverley or message through our Facebook page Getaheadhatspenrith

Enable Success
Low Galiber, Drawbriggs Lane, Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria CA166HT

Open Monday to Friday
Message for customers – Through Covid the world of technology has taken on a totally new ‘persona’ it is now everywhere. And even though we want to get back to the face to face interaction we have learnt that all things Digital are not always bad! There are less technophobes out there. And these include your customers. So do you want to help Technology Empower your business? Are you up for investigating how the digital world can transform your business? Please contact us [email protected]
Digital Transformation Consulting (words of wisdom)
I am launching my website – LinkedIn etc. mine is a virtual working environment.
Please email us [email protected]

TDVS Tuning

Back open from 9am till 5pm Mon-Fri Sat Open from 9am till 3pm Sunday 10am -12
Message for customers – Professional ECU Tuning service. Genuine tools and software, Carlisles only PROFESSIONALLY trained Mobile ECU Tuner. Improve your vehicle’s efficiency and economy
Ecu tuning / remapping.
10% off to all customers for the whole of April.
Contact on Facebook via our page TDVS Tuning.

R Gill Photography
Old School House, Sedgwick, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0JP

From 31st March, 9:00am til 5:30pm. Outdoor Landscape Photography workshops
Message for customers – The Lake District is a fabulous location for anyone interested in landscape photography. This experience is for beginners and intermediates who would like to improve their skills and get to know your cameras better. I will teach you about the best camera settings, composition techniques and give advice on techniques you can use to improve your photos. We will visit two stunning carefully selected locations, where you will get the chance to photograph a woodland stream and waterfalls, lakeside views, and panoramic views of the lake district mountains. I will point out the best place to get a great composition as well as some interesting features for those detailed close ups. You will also get the time to explore each location to make your own unique pictures.
Photography Tuition
Tel: 07557 780336 or email [email protected]

Haig Embroidery Services
A19 Haig Enterprise Park, Kells, Whitehaven CA28 9AN

Re-opening to our customers on 12th April at 9.00am
Message for customers – Look forward to seeing you through the doors again after such a long time.
We have been stocking up on our school uniforms in preparation with Jericho, St. Begh’s, Bransty, Moresby, Monkwray, St. Gregory & St. Patricks, Mayfield and St. Bees all available and many others as well.
Please phone 01946 328036, email [email protected] or Facebook message us with your requests.

Tattersall Bailey
14a Main Street, Cockermouth / 3 Fisher Street, Carlisle

Reopening the doors Monday 12 April. Office hours: Monday – 09:00-17:30 Tuesday – 09:00-17:30 Wednesday – 09:00-17:30 Thursday – 09:00-17:30 Friday – 09:00-17:00
Message for customers – We are delighted to reopen our offices in Cockermouth and Carlisle and welcome our clients back. As has been said by Paul Bailey, “Working remotely has its place but there’s nothing like meeting someone face-to-face.” At Tattersall Bailey, we work with our clients all-year-round, building lasting relationships. “Our clients know the value of having someone there who you know and can trust to look after your best interests,” says Luke Tattersall. Behind every tax return and set of accounts is a person running a business, raising a family or planning for the future. We understand this and through taking the time to get to know you, we adapt our service to meet your needs. The Tattersall Bailey team looks forward to seeing you soon.
Contact 01900 826111 / / [email protected]

The Keswick Boot co
2 Station Street , Keswick , Cumbria

We’re open everyday except Wednesday from 10am until at least 5 pm
Message for customers – We’re a multi Award winning Independent business in the heart of Keswick specialising in quality outdoor footwear and brands with a difference.
Quality outdoor footwear including different width fittings and half sizes
Email [email protected] or phone 017687 80794.

Appleby Travel
16 Boroughgate, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6XB

We are re-opening on Monday 12th April and we will be open Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s.
Message for customers – Call us for all your travel needs and dreams!
We are an ABTA bonded, independent travel agent offering a huge range of holidays all over the world, with friendly, professional service.
Call us on 017683 52220 or E-Mail us: [email protected]

CeX Entertainment Exchange
78-80 Dalton Road, Barrow LA14 1JH

Open Monday to Saturday 9:30 – 5:30 and Sundays 11:00 – 4pm
Message for customers – We will be pleased to welcome you back into store for buying and selling your gadgets, games, mobiles and gadgets. For those who prefer minimal contact we will still be doing our Click & Collect and Drop & Go services.
Video gaming, mobile phones, computing and Blu-rays

Beauty By April Corrie Mobile Beauty Therapist
I’m mobile so I come to you

Open Monday 9.30am until 2.30pm Tuesday 9.30am until 6pm Wednesday 9.30am until 7pm Thursday 9.30am until 6pm Friday 9.30am until 2.30pm
Message for customers – I cannot wait to welcome all my lovely clients back. I am all ready to reopen on Monday 12th April I hope you are all ready to get pampered. My diary is open until September so far so if you would like to book in advance you are more than welcome as I am getting booked up fast.
Beauty Treatments.
I will have special offers Available again from May.
Call me on 07708098938 or contact me on Facebook or Instagram beauty by April Corrie Mobile Beauty Therapist.

StagedRight Youth Theatre
Shaddonmill, Shaddongate, Carlisle

Infant & Juniors: Monday Evenings – Youth Theatre: Friday Evenings
Message for customers – Very limited places available to join Cumbria’s award winning youth theatre for students aged four to 18. StagedRight was voted ‘Best Amateur Theatre Group in Cumbria’ by Cumbria Life Magazine. Visit our web site and leave us a message –
The very best in Musical Theatre training and performance opportunities for young people
Join us on Saturday 3rd July at The Sands Centre, Carlisle when our students take to the stage to present the Broadway hit musical, WEST SIDE STORY.
Email: [email protected]

NIC Services Group
High Hesket, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 0HS

Open Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 8:00pm Saturday – 8:00am to 12 noon
Message for customers – We welcome the opportunity to discuss the restart of our services with existing customers and new business enquiries for regular cleaning and deep cleans. We will tailor our services to meet your requirements.
NIC Services Group provides commercial cleaning services to businesses throughout Cumbria, including offices, health centres and schools.
Contact us by calling 016974 73216 or email [email protected]

Freedom Clean
High Hesket, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 0HS

We are open now: Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm Saturday – 8am to 2pm
Message for customers – We would like to welcome back all our customers who have been unable to use our services over the last 12 months during the pandemic. We are also open for new customer enquiries for our regular domestic cleaning services and spring cleans. Our work routines have been adapted in accordance with Public Health England and Government guidelines. We have prepared new COVID-19 Risk Assessments for working during the pandemic.
Freedom Clean is a family run domestic cleaning business covering the county of Cumbria.
Contact us by calling 016974 75667, email [email protected] or go to

The Chopping Block
5 Two Lions Square, New Squares, Penrith

Open Tues – Sat 9:00 – 15:00
Message for customers – We’re very lucky we’ve been able to trade throughout the past year, but we’re so excited to see a few more friendly faces out and about again! Our fresh meat & deli counters are open and the coffee machine is always on – so pop by if you fancy a coffee or breakfast sarnie to go. We’ll once again be opening our Cafe from Thursday 29th April and have been working on a brand new, seasonal menu, showcasing the very best produce from our shelves. We can’t wait to see what you think and host your quick catch-ups and leisurely lunches with friends & family once again.
Deli, Butcher & Cafe showcasing the best of British cheese, dry aged meats and seasonal produce.
Are you doing anything big to mark the occasion?
If you have any questions get in touch at [email protected] or 01768 899092.

Crooklands, Nr Kendal

Open outside for drinks & snacks Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 15th April. 12pm-8pm Open fully from Monday 17th May
Message for customers – We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Crooklands.
Restaurant. Inn. Hotel.
Email: [email protected] tel: 015395 67432.

Squirrel, A Store of Buried Treasure
43 Market Street, Ulverston LA12 7LS

Open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5 pm
Message for customers – There’s so much to discover at Squirrel – A Store of Buried Treasure! With lots of exciting new products as well as old favourites back in stock. Get ready for Spring and refresh your home and garden. There’s new tableware, plant pots, rugs, furniture and more for indoors and don’t forget our wide selection of seeds and planters for the garden too! We can’t wait to see you all on Monday the 12th of April!
Squirrel is a store of buried treasure. Gifts for all ages. Accessories to transform your home.
Come and see the new Squirrel shop front ready to welcome you back! Explore our new webshop – | 01229 588028.

Treetop Lake District
Brockhole on Windermere

Open daily 9-5pm
Message for customers – Treetop Lake District is now OPEN, bringing our award-winning high ropes adventures back to the trees. On the spectacular Treetop Trek, you can weave your way through the tree canopy across 32 breath-taking aerial obstacles, ending with a thrilling 250m Triple Zip descent to the shore of Windermere or for a tremendously fun outdoor adventure, run wild on the giant bouncy nets at Treetop Nets.  
We offer 2 aerial adventures for all ages: Treetop Trek and Treetop Nets. Our Climb & Zip is also running throughout the Easter school holidays

Keswick Adventures
Unit 5, Keswick Cookery School, Sunset Hill, Keswick, CA12 4RN

Reopening from the 1st of April for single-household groups and from the 12th of April for groups of up to two households.
Message for customers – We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the Lakes for some exciting outdoor activities in our beautiful landscape! Our staff have been training hard to get ready to take you on some epic adventures. See you soon!
Outdoor adventure activities
Get in touch on [email protected] or 07712 162088.

Kevin Graham Driver Training
30 Etterby Lea Crescent, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9LE

Open April 12th Monday – Friday 9am – 6:30pm Saturday 9am – 1pm Sunday – Closed
Message for customers – We are open for business from April 12th delivering professional driver training in and around the Carlisle area
Driving Lessons Carlisle.
It’s all systems go from April 12th, book your place early to guarantee your first driving lesson slot as we expect to be incredibly busy
Tel : 07899902607.

Auradaze Japanese Ambleside
2-3 Old Post Office, Millans Park, Ambleside.

We are currently open for takeaway and deli. Dine in the Deli from 20th May (10 seats only) relaxed dining.
Message for customers – All safety measures in place for your well-being.
Authentic Japanese food takeaway, deli, Japanese grocery’s, fresh fish and restaurant.
Unique relaxed dining atmosphere the Japanese way in Ambleside, Bring your own alcohol.

Butterfly Moments Newborn Photography
1 Esk Street, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 5PU

Appointments available on request
Message for customers – We are working as efficiently as we can to get all the lockdown babies photographed as soon as possible. We can photograph your baby at any age so don’t feel deterred or like you have missed out. Get in touch and we can talk about what we can do for you and your baby.
Bespoke Newborn & Family Photography.
Contact 07532426884 or

Peter Barlow Photography
97 Wigton Road Carlisle CA27EP

We will re-open on Thursday 15th April and we will be open on a Thursday from 1.30-8.30 and a Saturday from 10.00-5.00 any other days and times strictly by appointment only
Message for customers – We will be contacting customers who were already booked in and then anyone who has made an enquiry from 30th MARCH if you want to make an appointment please send a message via our Facebook page. Thank you
We offer portrait sessions for families, children, newborn babies and pets in our studio
We will have some special offers on which will be advertised on our Facebook page
You can contact us via our Facebook page, our email [email protected] or telephone 01228 409407.

Windermere Lake Cruises
Glebe Road, Bowness – on – Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3HE

Opening Tuesday 29th March for Self Drive Hire at Bowness and Waterhead, operating daily. Resuming daily sailing services between Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside Piers from Wednesday 30th March.
Message for customers – To ensure that we are operating in a COVID-19 secure manner, we have a range of COVID secure measures in place. Booking online is essential, to ensure we can allocate your seat/boat to comply with social distancing regulations.
Self- drive boat hire from Bowness and Waterhead. Daily boat trips between Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside.
You can book online at or call 015394 43360.

Drovers Rest Inn
Monkhill, Carlisle

We’re opening from Tuesday 13th April for outside dining. Tuesday- Sunday Open 12- till it gets dark (last bookings at 7pm to begin with) 12-6pm for Food Bookings
Message for customers – We’re so pleased to be re-opening soon and can’t wait to have you back! Join us in our spacious beer garden for drinking and dining! We will have covered and uncovered tables, available for booking. With a few ‘picnic spots’ perfect for walkers and cyclists who are passing and fancy a pint!
Treat yourself to one of our homemade, hot-smoked hot dogs from our Dog House Menu, or pair your pint with our new Beer Tapas Menu. Snack-size treats perfect with any pint!
Call us; send us an email or via social media should you wish to book.

Home and Garden Crafts
8/9 Market Hall Scotch Street Carlisle CA3 8QX

Open April 12th 9.30am to 5pm Mon to Sat
Message for customers – We have some great new item’s in stock. Looking forward to welcoming you back.
Woodcraft and Gifts.
We will be having a clearance sale on opening.
Contact us on Facebook.

Keswick Climbing Wall & Outdoor Activities Centre
Keswick Climbing Wall, Goosewell Farm, Keswick, CA12 4RN

Open 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm with last entry 5pm
Message for customers – Keswick Climbing Wall is delighted to be able to offer outdoor adventures for families, groups and individuals from the 3rd April. We are a Good To Go centre, with covid procedures in place. Booking is essential, so please do call us to make any enquiries and to book.
Rock Climbing / Kayaking / Canoeing / Ghyll Scrambling / High Ropes / Field Archery / Zipline / Abseiling / Indoor Climbing Lessons / Archery / Mountain Walking
Booking is essential so please call 017687 72000.
It is web-based
Open 10.00-3.00pm Mon-Fri
Message for customers – If you want tuition for singing, or learn how to write your own song give me a call.
Singing tuition. Free starter lesson , free advise
Call 07484709008.

Cumbria Crystal
Unit 4, Canal Head, Ulverston, LA12 7LB

Opening from Tuesday 13th April. 1pm to 4.30 pm (closed weekends).
Message for customers – Watch crystal being blown, using 2000 year old production techniques, in Britain’s last luxury crystal factory (Free). Browse the factory shop. Glassblowing experiences are anticipated to resume from June/July.
Watch glassblowing. Production & sale of luxury hand-blown crystal glass. 01229 584400, e-mail [email protected]

Owen Bayliss Digital CCTV
1c Crakeside Business Park, Greenodd, South Lakes LA12 7RT.

Open Mon – Fri 9am until 5pm
Message for customers – We are currently using a telephone messaging system to contact our engineers. Call leave your name and telephone number and an engineer will contact you within the hour, during normal business hours.
Security Alarm Systems, IP Digital CCTV,
Free no obligation consultation and advice.
Call 015394 66002.

Centric Office Solutions Ltd
Unit 2 Andrews Court Andrews Way Barrow LA14 2UE

Our showroom reopens on Monday 12 April, and we’re open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday for all your office furniture needs.
Message for customers – Centric Office Solutions Ltd is based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria and offers ergonomic office furniture solutions including full fit-out to a wide range of customers. Centric Office Solutions Ltd is one of the longest established office fit-out and furniture suppliers in the North West, with over 30 years of industry experience.
Office furniture and ergonomic assessments
We’ve got new stock and are ready to assist with any of your furniture needs, from fitting out full offices to providing ergonomic assessments to ensure you and your staff can operate safely.
Call 01229 821212 or visit

Absolutely Nice Vintage
2nd Floor, Atlas Works, Nelson Street, Carlisle, CA2 5NB

Open Tuesday 13th April, 10am – 5pm.
Message for customers – Our general open hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm. We are often out and about sourcing new stock so it is best to pop us a message before you plan to visit just to make sure we are in.
Sellers of quality mid-century modern vintage furniture. Specialists in homeware, home decor, lighting and artwork based in Carlisle Cumbria.
Contact [email protected] / 07590060458

Mimosas Florist
3a Buddle Road Clay Flatts Ind Estate Workington Cumbria CA14 3YD

Open Monday 9:30am – 4:30pm. Tuesday 9:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday 9:30am – 2:30pm Thursday 9:30am – 4:30pm Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 9:30am – 2:30pm Sunday – Closed.
Message for customers – We are so pleased to welcome everyone back into our shop. Thank you to all of our customers old and new.
Fresh flowers for all occasions.
Call 01900 63727.

Ambleside Forest & Garden
Knott Street, Ambleside. LA22 0EB

Open Mon – Sat 8.30 – 5pm
Message for customers – Looking forward to welcoming Customers back old and new. Call and see us and discuss your gardening machinery requirements. Husqvarna & Stihl Auto Mowers in stock. Free site survey and fitting. Prices from £699. Great offers on Husqvarna Riders.
Main dealers. Stihl and Husqvarna, SALES, SERVICE, HIRE AND REPAIRS.
Call 015394 33683.

The Clock Works
3a Upper Brook St Ulverston Cumbria LA12 7BH

Open Saturday 17th April 10am until 4pm or Private Appointments/ Viewings
Message for customers – Antique clocks conservation, restoration and repair wide selection of restored antique clocks for sale. Authority on Lake District Longcase clocks, sympathetic painted dial restoration and re slivering. Member of BW&CMG established in 1991 all work fully guaranteed
Antique clocks, Longcase, Fusee, Bracket, Mantel, Carriage clocks all fully guaranteed
Telephone 01229 822680.

Precision Max Detailing
Emlyn Street, Barrow

Open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6pm
Message for customers – We are a newly formed family run valeting and detailing business. From valets through to ceramic coating, with over 20 years in the business your vehicle is in the safest hands. Already have a huge amount of happy customers, and we are now booking 3 weeks in advance.
Vehicle detailing and valeting.
We are still celebrating the opening and being successful in such trying times.
Contact us at Sarah 07534594744 / Eddie 07540798328

Lakeland Beauty
86 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BD

Open Monday 12th April Monday – Sat Late nights Wednesday & Friday
Message for customers – Brand new Beauty Salon offering all the relaxing treatments you need. Late-night appointments available
Beauty Treatments & Skincare products
Contact 015396 34173.

RMC Cleaning and Maintenance Services
Kendal, LA9

Open 24/7 as required by the customer.
Message for customers – Now that you’re open and welcoming customers, we are available to keep your extraction system and ducting clean in your kitchen.
TR19 Kitchen Canopy and Ducting cleaning
25% off for new customers with LA postcodes, valid for bookings taken before 01.05.21
Email [email protected]

Top to Toe tanning and beauty
29 Fisher Street, Workington

Open Tuesday 9.30-5.30 Wednesday 9.30-7pm Thursday 9.30-7pm Friday 9.30-5.30 Saturday 10-3
Message for customers – We are back open! For all your Beauty needs, please call for an appointment 01900 872009
Beauty treatments
Call 01900 872008.
1C Crakeside Business Park, Greenodd, South Lakes, Cumbria, LA12 7RT

Open 24hrs
Message for customers -24/7 live streaming webcam service with superb views of Black Combe, Duddon Estuary, Walney Island Coastline, Isle of Man, Piel Island, Roa Island, Blackpool and the Lakeland Mountains, Hills and Moors and much more.
Black Combe Weather Cam is a free service
Contact @blackcombeweathercam (Facebook), Messenger, [email protected]
Hospice At Home West Cumbria – Charity Shop
Old Kings Arms Lane, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9LS
Opening Tuesday 13th April 2020, 10am – 1pm. Open every Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 1pm.
Pop in and see us or call 01900 821431.

Hospice at Home West Cumbria – Charity Shop
54 Pow Street, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3AB

Open Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 3.45pm.
Message for customers – Our charity shop in Workington is back open and ready to welcome customers old and new. Selling top quality pre-loved ladies, men’s and children’s wear, books, dvd’s, games and a variety of household items. There’s always a treasure to be found.
Top quality pre-loved ladies, men’s and children’s wear, books, dvd’s, games and a variety of household items.
Our volunteers have worked hard to get the shop ready to reopen and will be waiting to greet customers old and new.

Makeup and Training by Amy Brown
58 Main Street, Windermere

Open from 12/04/2021
Message for customers – Following lockdown I am now offering my makeup, beauty and training services at Ellie B’s salon in Windermere. Amy’s training is fully accredited and verified. Group beauty classes are also running from Kendal Rugby club.
Makeup and beauty services and training
20% off salon bookings in April and a gel nail giveaway via social media ‘@makeupbyamybrown’
Please contact Amy on 07783995890 or [email protected]

Niki Matthews Osteopath
Willowsway Country Estate, Stainton, Kendal LA8 0LE

Please call to make an appointment
Message for customers – Niki Matthew Osteopath BSc Ost (Hons), BMAS, BHSAI Cert Ed Accredited Coach is based at Willowsway Country Estate. Experienced professional Osteopathic treatment for Adults, Children and Babies. Registered Acupuncturist for Human treatment (BMAS). Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. It is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together. Osteopathy can alleviate a wide range of disorders including back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain, headaches, arthritic pain and digestive disorders. Also treats Equines and Canines
Osteopath for Humans, Equines and canines
Free Spinal Health checks for Horse and Rider available in April Free New-Born Checks
Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07917 971297.

VR Gateway
Unit 8b, Englishgate Plaza. Carlisle. CA1 1RP

Opening from 22nd May. Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-6
Message for customers – We have socially distanced, single and multiplayer VR games and experiences. Perfect for parties and work events. Suitable for ages 10+.
Virtual Reality gaming and experience sessions
We have added motion simulators and new games for our re-opening.

More Handles Ltd
Unit 3 Grearshill Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle

Open Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm Saturday: 8am – 1pm
Message for customers – We are so happy to finally welcome our customers back to More Handles. The showroom is now open! We look forward to seeing you in-store soon.
Ironmongery, hardware and lighting.
Special offers and discounts are available in-store
Telephone: 01228 516 516 Email: [email protected]

I am … sewchristine)
Wigton / Cumbria area

Back in business now
Message for customers – I am … back up and running!! Sewing alterations for weddings ( bride, bridesmaids, mothers’ outfits or fathers trouser hems, guests etc). Also other general sewing and seamstress work.
All types of seamstress work and sewing projects.
Looking forward to helping some lovely people to ensure everything is ready for their event (big or small).
Call me on 07778 623131 or email [email protected]

Devonshire House Denture Solutions
51 Spencer Street, Carlisle, CA1 1BB

Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Message for customers – We are delighted to announce that we are open for all face to face denture work, Denture Assessments, Denture Repairs, and all normal Dental Laboratory Work. We are once again offering a FREE Denture Consultation. Infection control and patient care has always been our highest priority. We will be using all the necessary PPE and updated laboratory and clinical protocols to keep all our patients and staff safe.
New Dentures and Denture Repairs.
The patient journey will be slightly different to how it was before lockdown but still with a friendly smile. We have put together a summary of what to expect when you attend. Our Reception team will explain everything you need to know when booking your appointment.
Telephone 01228 529128.