30th November, 1st & 2nd December 2018 10am - 4.30pm

Our annual Christmas Market, the must visit festive event in the South Lakes took place December 2017, and we're now looking forward to this year's event.  All the usual YTB offerings, PLUS over 40 quality stalls join us throughout the barn and in our heated marquee selling crafts, art, food and drink.  Each day we have live music with Andy Webb on the piano, and in the afternoons our regular 5 piece Jazz Band, with a guest appearance on Sunday of the Kendal Revellers!

Please keep checking the website for more details, including a list of stallholders who will be coming.

In the front courtyard we have a variety of stalls including alpacas, (yes, live ones!) John Law with his blacksmith's forge, and Harry's CafeBar outside catering doing fabulous bbq food and drinks.  All the other stalls are hosted in the main marquee, and upstairs in YTB, along with our regular artisans, Gary Eccles (Furniture Restorer) Schofield & Schofield (Antiques & Vintage stall) Jolly Folke Furniture,  Harry's CafeBar offered a special Christmas Market menu, which was much appreciated.

This year we introduced a new free shuttle service offering  park and ride which was very  useful, so will become a regular feature each year. Blue badge holders are welcome to arrive at the main gate where  stewards help you park in designated spaces close by.

Please note that the Christmas Market is now established for 3 full days.

2018 Dates - 30th November, 1st December, 2nd December



Please see the list of stallholders who attended the 2017 Christmas Market.                   

(2018 list to be published soon)



Heart & Home Hand Made

Needlepoint designer, maker, restorer and seeker/seller of vintage treasures.

Web: heartandhomehandmade.com

Instagram: @heartandhomehandmade

Facebook: @heartandhomehandmade

Contact: 01539532880 / lancashire.lass@talktalk.net


Valerie Wood

Drawing in Graphite, Coloured Pencil and Pastel depicting wildlife.

Web: valeriewood-lakes.co.uk

Facebook: @Valerie Wood

Contact: 07975 786626/ valeriewoodlakes@sky.com


Vanda at Mad Hatters (Cumbria)

Bespoke hand-made Fascinators for weddings and special occasions 

Web: madhatterscumbria.co.uk 

Instagram: @ vandalambton 

Contact: 07766 592108/ madhatterscumbria2017@gmail.com


Oubas Knitwear

British made luxury knitwear and accessories. Based in Halecat House in Witherslack, items are produced in our workshop and in collaboration with Scottish knitwear mills

Web: www.oubasknitwear.co.uk

Instagram/ Twitter: @oubasknitwear

Contact: 01539217214 / kate@oubasknitwear.co.uk


Nicholas Leigh Art

Nicholas Leigh is a Landscape Painter based in Kendal. He uses Oil Paints to create original 1930's style paintings. He also produces prints, cards and other gifts featuring his works.

Web: www.nicholasleigh.co.uk

Instagram/ Twitter: @NickLeighArt/@nickleighart

Facebook: @NicholasLeighArt

Contact: enquiries@nicholasleigh.co.uk


The Bespoke Home Co.

Penrith based Cabinet Makers.  A range of bespoke wooden furniture and soft furnishings for you and your home.  Commissions undertaken

Web: www.thebespokehomeco.uk

Instagram/ Twitter: @thebespokehomeco

Contact: 07786271147/ enquiries@thebespokehomeco.uk


Owen Jones Oak Swill Basket Maker

Weaves traditional Cumbrian oak swill baskets, oak gates, hurdles, benches, besoms etc all from locally coppiced wood.

Web www.oakswills.co.uk

Contact: 01229 885664/ owenjones2008@btinternet.com   


Amanda Graham

Paintings, Printed and Handmade Cards inspired by the Natural World. 

Contact: 07752 649 890/madebymand@gmail.com


Paul Martyn Furniture Maker

I am a bespoke fine furniture maker; I create a wide range of individually designed pieces to commission, focusing on locally sourced hardwoods 

Web: www.martynfurniture.co.uk

Contact: 015394 33165/0777 456 5486  paulmartyn@onetel.com


Annabel Jane Humber Jewellery

Using traditional techniques I create original jewellery in which my love of nature is reflected.

Web: annabelhumber.com

Contact: 01539 728600 silverajh@yahoo.com


Judth Favret Paper Maker

I produce handmade papers, each piece is unique obtaining its texture and colour from the original plant or natural dyes. Using these papers I create pieces including lampshades, tea lights, decorations and earrings. 

Facebook Judith Favret Paper Maker

Contact: 07828846748 judithfavretpaper@yahoo.co.uk


Why Not Alpacas

Alpacas for Breeding/Pets. Also many Great Christmas Gift Ideas: Raw fleeces for Spinners/Felters; Yarn for Knitters; Hats/Berets/Scarves/Wristwarmers/Knee Rugs,  and lots of colourful cosy socks. 

Web: www.whynotalpacas.co.uk

Twitter @whynotalpacas

Contact: 015396 21246 / 07812 158641 robin@whynotalpacas.co.uk


Tricia Lyon

Small decorative Lakeland animals who love to dress up and do things, especially partying and crafts. Also exquisite Xmas Angels

Twitter @Millarae

Contact tricia.lyon@yahoo.co.uk


Town End Yarns

Luxury alpaca and wool yarns, accessories and socks from the Lake District.

Web: www.town-end-alpacas.co.uk

Instagram town_end_alpacas

Facebook Town End Alpaca Yarns

Twitter @@TownEndAlpacas

Contact: 015395 68341 info@town-end-alpacas.co.uk


James Hake Ceramics

James makes a range of ceramic stoneware, thrown at the potter’s wheel.  His work is decorated using oriental glazes and fired in a gas kiln 

Web: www.jameshake.co.uk

Instagram @jameshakeceramics   

Facebook jameshakeceramics

Contact: 07769945487/info@jameshakeceramics .co.uk


Bill Robinson RPT

Specialist segmented woodturner

Contact: 01539 725309/07531262474 bill@segmentedwoodturner.co.uk


Jessica Elleray Artist

Jessica Elleray creates unique artworks inspired by the relationships between people and places. Her paintings, made using copper and chemical, take weeks to develop in the studio. 

Web: www.jessicaelleray.com 

Instagram @jessicaelleray

Facebook jessicaellerayartist

Twitter @ jessicaelleray

Contact 07419122484/artist@jessicaelleray.com


Helen Golding Miller, Handbound By Helen

Bookbinder and Conservator. Recycler of all things books and paper related.


Facebook /HandboundByHelen

Contact 015395 60334/07729125314 hgoldingmiller@gmail.com


Coco Baroque

Coco Baroque is an artisan bakery and chocolatiers who produce small batches of delicious, handcrafted cakes, brownies and chocolate 

Web: www.cocobaroque.co.uk

Instagram @cocobaroque

Facebook CocoBaroque chocolates

Twitter @CocoBaroque

Contact info@cocobaroque.co.uk


Sarah M

Preserves, Hampers and Christmas Fayre - cakes, puddings, mince pies, gingerbread houses and Mol's Teaser to name a but few. 


Contact 01539621896/07974733902 sarah@sarahm.co.uk


Gren’s Shed

Bird Feeders, Nest Boxes and Bird Baths made from upcycled vintage china and crystal.

Instagram @grensshed

Facebook grensshed

Contact 01229 716615 grenward@btinternet.com


Artigiano Glass

I am a glassmaker & designer inspired by the mountains, lakes & coastline that surround me.  Fusing glass is an artistic creation that takes advantage of the fluidity of glass when influenced by heat.

Web: www.aritgianoglass.co.uk

Contact: 015395 58315/07788811203 diane@artigianoglass.co.uk


Nicki B Ltd Children’s Wear

Beautiful dungarees and pinafore dresses designed to last for years, and a variety of fleece 'bunny& bear' hats for babies and children up to teens.

Web: www.nickibltd.co.uk

Facebook Nicki B Dungarees

Contact 016974 76745  nickibltduk@btinternet.com


Bespoke Aroma

Natural luxury hand blended skincare and bathing products.

Web: Bespoke Aroma

Facebook joevansatbespokearoma

Twitter @bespokearoma

Instagram bespokearoma

Contact 07782 329903 joevans@bespokearoma.co.uk


Linda Cameron Hannalin Crafts

Wool products and spun yarns.

Contact hannalin@hotmail.co.uk


Casey Allum, Artist and Illustrator

A range of beautiful limited edition pencil works, fine bone china, cards, wrapping paper and more.

Web: caseyallum.com

Twitter @Caseyallum

Facebook @caseyallumartist


Contact 07772321043  caseyallum.artist@gmail.com 


Herdwick Ltd

Bags, accessories and home furnishings hand produced in Cumbria using Herdwick tweed which we have woven from fleece sourced from National Trust Cumbrian farms; genuine quality and true provenance.


Contact 01539 436629/07808 934175 herdwicktweed@gmail.com


Fat Flour Bakery

Hand made artisan breads


Unsworths Brewery - Cartmel

Locally brewed ales


John Gibbs - Artist

Original Pencil drawings and prints

Web: John S Gibb

Contact 07946 576310 johnsgibb@msn.com


Jan Huntley Peace

Figurative porcelain sculptures, portraits, small vessels and jewellery, using print/ textiles and bird imagery.  Jan started her career in couture dressmaking with Zandra Rhodes, Jean Muir, David and Elizabeth Emmanuel and has exhibited widely. 

Winner of the New Light purchase prize 2017.  Shortlisted for C – Art Cumbrian artist of the year 2017

Web: janhuntleypeace 

Contact 07554 957 525 <jan.huntleypeace@hotmail.co.uk>


Julie Parker, Jewels and Desires


Ann Martindale

Unique Hand Embroidered Pictures Christmas Textiles and cards for all occasions.

Web Craftsofthenorth.co.uk/Ann Martindale
Contact 01697343767 <ann_martindale@hotmail.com>


Sally Moon

Designer & Vintage jewellery



Lauren's Cows

Cow artist selling art prints, cards and tableware from original artwork by Lauren Terry
Facebook: Lauren's Cows
Twitter @laurenscows
Contact 01768 353638  Jude@laurenscows.com



Cartmel Cheeses

Web: Cartmelcheeses


Lakeland Fragrances

Perfumes, aftershave and fragrant gifts made by hand in the heart of the English Lakes.

Web: Lakelandfragrances 

Contact 015394 46076 info@lakelandfragrances.co.uk


Jane Bradley

Based in Witherslack, I am a basketmaker working in rush and willow. At this time of year I love making festive wreaths and decorations from natural materials.
Instagram @janeybasket

Contact 015395 52371 janeweaves@gmail.com


Barn Owl Bakery

Home made muffins and Fudge


The Light Engineering Co.

We specialise in the design and making of unusual lighting and CNC machined and laser cut clocks.

Web: thelightengineeringcompany.co.uk

Contact 0781 7796493 designtechnology@live.co.uk


Debbies Shed

Stained glass


Loraine Mason

Hand crafted kiln-formed glassware, including dishes, candle holders, jewellery, coasters & Christmas decorations.
Contact 07955668676


Palanquinflair - Judith Smith

Stylish clothes and accessories



I use vintage fabrics, embroidery, antique buttons and felted cashmere to make purses, bags, bunting, soft toys, baby/christening gifts, Christmas decorations and accessories. I also sell vintage jewellery, bags, scarves and toys. 

Facebook: Tatiqueuk


Comments (1)

I love coming to WRS, especially at Christmas. I was wondering if you could help me? There is always a lady at the Christmas market who makes intricate silver wire jewellery – necklaces, bangles & rings etc. Some have little beads intertwined within the wire. I am fairly certain she also makes things out of old pieces of pottery. Please can you tell me which stall holder she is. Her stall was upstairs on the run opposite the bannisters. (It is not Annabel Humber – I have some of her jewellery). Many thanks, Dianne McMillan

Dianne McMillan

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