Hollywood star Warwick Davis is set to show why the Lake District is his ‘favourite place in the world’.
Famed for starring in Star Wars and Harry Potter, the actor and his family spent a weekend camping in Keswick for an episode of ITV’s Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis.
As a keen ‘staycationer’, Warwick shows his reluctant wife and two children what the British holiday can provide that can’t be found in other parts of the world.
During his trip to the Lake District he tried his hand at Ghyll Scrambling down mountain streams and rocky crevices – even though he cannot swim.
Tuesday 5th April 2011
‘VERY knowledgable’ staff at a popular Kendal attraction are celebrating after securing a top accreditation.
Kendal Museum has been accredited as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction - an assessment run by Visit England and recognises customer service and visitor experience at attractions across the country.
A Visit England assessor praised the strong collections, recognising the effort that has gone into creating a well-balanced wildlife gallery and the considerable effort that has been put into modernising the Wainwright Gallery.
In a report, the assessor said of the museum: “The Wildlife Gallery succeeds in presenting specimens from five continents in an imaginative and lively fashion that can be readily grasped by children”.
Learning facilities for children were also praised along with ‘excellent’ reading books being available.
The Wainwright Gallery was also commended for its cabinets and the assessor said that the staff ‘engaged well and were very knowledgeable’.
The assessor summed up his judgement and reported: “There is a wealth of excellent material in the museum – with the Wildlife Gallery and the Wainwright exhibits showing what can be achieved. The possibilities for mutually beneficial exchanges of skills with college courses and museum qualifications seem exciting. There is huge potential scope for the Museum.”