Trains to Kendal Calling

Music, art, and delicious food come together for an amazing experience at Kendal Calling. And with Avanti West Coast, you can find affordable trains to Kendal Calling. Learn more about the unique Kendal Calling festival and see how you can get there on the train.

How to get to the Kendal Calling by train

Kendal Calling takes place in Lowther Deer Park in Hackthorpe. It is 25 minutes north of Kendal and south of Penrith. The closest station is Penrith North Lakes Station and there are plenty of train routes to get you there.

Take your local line to Penrith Station. From there, take a taxi or a shuttle from the station to the festival grounds.

Leave the station and take a taxi to arrive at Kendal Calling festival in only 15 minutes. Or leave the station and head to the shuttle stop. The shuttle will take you to the festival grounds.

What to do at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling may be a music festival, but there is much more to it than live shows. See fantastic performances, a film in the Picturehouse, or get your fill at one of many food stands. The whole family can enjoy the many things to do at this festival.

Catch the vibes at Parkland and hear music from new and old bands. At Calling Out, you’ll meet the next big thing in bands or singers. For fans of hip-hop fans and Afrobeats, you don’t want to miss Chai Wallahs.

Visit the Picturehouse to see blockbuster films while surrounded by the stars. Or explore something never seen before in Lost Eden. The Lost Eden is a creatively driven, artistic experience that’s never the same two years in a row, offering unique sights to take in as you explore.

For food, you can start your day at Tim Peaks Diner. Afterwards, you can grab a bite at one of the many international food stands throughout the day. These offer everything from British favourites to sizzling Mexican food.

There’s also the Ale Festival for adult festival-goers. Here, guests can sample ales, craft beers, and ciders from brewers based in the Lake Districts and the north of England.

About Kendal Calling

The Kendal Calling festival originated back in 2006, spearheaded by a group of music-loving friends. The festival grew to often draw in acts from famous artists, artistic installations, and even world-record-breaking attempts.

In 2023, the festival will take place from the 27th to the 30th of July, with the Kendal Calling festival often taking place in late July. You can stay at the festival with General Camping, or opt to glamp with one of the posher camping upgrades available.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Kendal Calling

Take the train to Kendal Calling and save on your commute. There are plenty of ways to save when you ride with Avanti West Coast trains. Book your tickets in advance, schedule an off-peak journey, or invest in a Railcard for your commute.

When you book your tickets with Avanti rather than through a third party, you can save on booking fees. You can also choose to ride at off-peak times. Off-peak occurs both before and after rush hour, which is considered peak times. Ride off-peak and enjoy a quieter, less crowded ride—and at a lower price.

There are also many Railcard options you can consider. If you’re riding with the whole family, invest in a Family and Friends Railcard. You can ride with up to four adults and four children, saving ⅓ the cost of adult fares and 60% of children’s fares.

Or, if you’re travelling with your partner or a friend, try a Two Together Railcard. You can each save ⅓ the cost of your fares with this Railcard.

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Getting to Kendal Calling

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Avanti West Coast Trains

Penrith (North Lakes) Station