Are the tickets really free?

Yes tickets for this event are free! Thanks to funding from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, South Lakeland District Council and Eden District Council; Kendal Mountain Festival are delighted to ‘Share the Adventure’ through these open air screenings showing some of our best films for free.

Should I worry if the weather is terrible?

Even though the film screenings are outdoors (and not under cover) they will go ahead in all conditions unless the wind forecast really poses a health and safety risk. Please check the weather forecast in advance and be prepared for the peculiarities of our British summer!
If we need to cancel or reschedule the event, those who have ordered tickets will be notified by email and it will be published on our website and social media sites.

Should I bring something to sit on?

Yes please bring your own camping chairs and picnic mats etc. Gazebo-style tents, awnings or canopies, or any item which could obscure views, are not permitted.

Will it be suitable for my children?

Of course, this is a family friendly event!
Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Will my dog be welcome?

We are happy for well-behaved dogs to come to the outdoor cinema evenings. However, we request that dogs are kept under close control at all times and that owners are respectful of other patrons of the evening. We reserve the right to ask anyone with a dog that is causing disturbance to leave the site.

What time should we make our way there?

Please do not arrive earlier than 6.30pm. These are evening-only events but there will be plenty of time to enjoy the location before the evening’s programme gets under away.

When will it finish?

The films will finish at approx 11pm and the site will close at 11.30pm.

Parking for the cinema

There are two parking options for Ullswater Outdoor Cinema:

A. In Pooley Bridge from where you will have a 15 minute walk to Waterfoot Park

B. In a field adjacent to the A592 near the junction for Pooley Bridge, (this will be signposted). We will have marshalls there but parking is at your own risk.

The walk to Waterfoot Park may be muddy so please be prepared for this.

The map below shows these locations, and the cinema location C.

Unfortunately no parking or vehicular access will be available in or near the caravan park itself apart from disabled access.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Can we bring our own food and drink?

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. If you do bring in any drinks, we ask that you refrain from bringing glasses with you, which can break easily and instead use plastic.

Will we be able to buy food and drink at the event?

Yes - there will be burgers, veggy burgers & bacon butties on offer from Deer & Dexter.
There will also be a licensed bar serving refreshments.

Fires & BBQs

Barbecues, fireworks and bonfires are strictly not allowed on site.

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is permitted, but we ask visitors to move away from the crowd to smoke, out of respect for other audience members.

Where can we stay?

One of the primary aims of the event is to encourage people to come and enjoy the fantastic local hospitality. There are numerous local accommodation options around Ullswater - useful websites are:
Go Lakes
Lake District National Park - Where to Stay
Visit Cumbria


Accessibility can be challenging due to the nature of the sites and their often rural and isolated nature.

Please email us on info@mountainfest.co.uk if you have any access requirements and we will endeavour to cater for your needs.

Photography & Filming

Filming of any of our independently produced adventure films is strictly forbidden.

Kendal Mountain Festival Outdoor Cinema goers consent to being filmed, photographed and recorded.