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Win your “perfect day” out in Allerdale

Luke Stamper

Luke Stamper

Posted on 15 June 2022

Following its popularity over the past two years, people are once again being given the chance to win their ‘perfect day’ in Allerdale, a beautiful part of Cumbria.

The district of Allerdale is home to a large part of the stunning Lake District, the scenic Solway Coast, as well as the western end of Hadrian’s Wall. But it doesn’t end there – the area offers fantastic shopping trips in thriving market towns, cultural experiences in galleries and theatres, and a host of taste-tingling eateries and drinking spots.

The team at Visit Allerdale - part of Allerdale Borough Council - has partnered up with competition sponsors Alp Kit, Newlands Adventure, Lakes Escape, Leathes Head Hotel, Tithe Barn, The Bank of Silloth, and Solway Cycle Hire to provide a fantastic prize for one lucky person and their friend. The lucky winner will win an outdoor bundle from Alp Kit, a choice of ten activities provided by Newlands Adventure, one escape game at Lakes Escape, and a luxury overnight stay at Leathes Head Hotel. 

The main prize will see the winners get to experience a perfect day in Allerdale for free alongside a family member or friend. 

The night before their Perfect Day, the lucky winners will check in at the stunning Leathes Head Country House Hotel to get some rest and take in some stunning views of Borrowdale Valley. They’ll wake up to fantastic hotel breakfast, before being swept off to Newlands Adventure where they can choose from one of ten activities. After a morning of adventures, the winners will have the chance to relax with a picnic at Curwen Park before travelling to Workington to put their brains to the test in one of the Lakes Escapes escape rooms. 

Once they have made their escape, the winners will be driven to Silloth, where they will have the opportunity to soak up the stunning Solway Coast via bike. Not stopping there, the winners will park up their bikes to enjoy an evening meal at The Bank of Silloth, before being driven back to Cockermouth to check in at the Tithe Barn Hotel and to reflect on a perfect day spent in Allerdale. 

The day will be filmed by professionals and a short film will be posted on to inspire others and showcase what the area has to offer visitors. 

Runners up prizes for the competition include a £50 Explore the Lakes voucher, an Always Swimming Wild intro session for two people, a weekend for two at the Ferrier Apartments at Silloth, and a two night stay in one of Castlerigg Hall’s family pods. 

The submission process for this year’s Perfect Day in Allerdale competition differs from that of the previous two years. To enter the competition, entrants are being asked to post a piece of creative writing about Allerdale, an image, a video, or their own artwork of their favourite place in Allerdale on Facebook or Instagram. This could be a piece of creative writing about Keswick, an image of Cockermouth Main Street, a time-lapse video of Silloth Green, or a piece of artwork featuring Maryport harbour.  

All entrants are being reminded to use the #perfectdayinallerdale hashtag for their entry to be valid and to tag Visit Allerdale’s social media accounts.

To tag Visit Allerdale on Facebook please tag “Official Allerdale Tourism”. 

To tag Visit Allerdale on Instagram please tag “@visitallerdale”. 

The closing date for entries is midnight on August 17. The competition is open to anyone in the UK who are 18 years of age and over.

Allerdale Borough Council have produced a video of last year’s “Perfect Day in Allerdale” competition winner.

The video showcases Charlotte, from Norwich, experiencing her idea of a perfect day in Allerdale. To celebrate her Perfect Day, Charlotte spent time enjoying open water swimming in Derwentwater, guiding Alpacas at the Lingholm Estate, enjoying lunch at Bassenthwaite Station, taking in the sea life at Maryport Aquarium, absorbing literary history at Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, and savouring the signature beef Wellington at Embleton Spa to end the day.

This was the second “Perfect Day” competition Allerdale Borough Council has hosted. The competition was designed to shine a spotlight on the huge array of things the area has to offer – whether its places to stay, the food and drink, or the visitor attractions which have something to offer everyone.   

Councillor Tony Markley, the Council’s tourism portfolio holder, said: “We’ve ran this competition for two years now, and we are always met by a great response, receiving entries from all over the country. It is clear that Allerdale is a special place to many people, and I’m looking forward to seeing this years’ entries flooding in.”

Take a look at the Perfect Day in Allerdale competition terms and conditions.